Allergies And Allergy Symptoms

In this news peace by the Holistic medical community we discus the allergies. It is not the foreign substance or organism itself that causes this but your body’s own immune system overreacting. Usually this is an overreaction to histamine, a chemical that the body releases to fight microbial invaders.

Hay fever season

One of the most common allergies is to pollen – Hay fever. But many people react to many different everyday substances. The reactions include sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, swelling or puffiness around the eyes, skin rash, hives, asthma or headaches.

Common “solutions” don’t work very often

The conventional handling of allergies is by taking decongestants and antihistamines. Decongestants open clogged nasal passages and have a drying action. Antihistamines suppress the body’s release of histamine.

But both of these are handling only the symptoms of the allergies, not addressing the cause, which is a confused immune system. And both have side affects: Decongestants can cause insomnia and raise blood pressure, Antihistamines may cause drowsiness.

Your diet and quality nutrition is an important factor

Another important factor to allergies is malnutrition. If your diet is lacking basic and vital nutrients you are more susceptible to allergies. Persons suffering from allergies have been found to be woefully deficient in every body requirement except carbohydrates, and when the missing nutrients are supplied, the allergies often disappear.

A healthy cell can prevent harmful substances from entering them. A lack of almost any nutrient, however, increases cell permeability, so valuable nutrients can leak from the cells and toxic material passes into them. Ensure a well balanced diet is followed, high in raw and unprocessed foods, fresh fruit and vegetables especially those high in vitamin C.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very important to a healthy diet and one becomes particularly susceptible to allergens when your body doesn’t have enough Vitamin C. Vitamin C decreases the permeability of cells. It has a powerful anti-histamine action and detoxifies foreign substances entering the body. Typical dosages can be up to 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C with Bioflavonoids three times a day.

The only known side effect of Vitamin C is occasional Diarrhoea if you take too much. So if you develop diarrhoea, cut back on your dosage until you find the correct level for you. Recent scare stories in the press have warned of mega high dosages of Vitamin C. We know of dozens of other stories which strongly recommend taking vitamin C supplements.

What is even better than vitamin C?

A number of major studies have now confirmed what we have been saying for years. Natural vitamin sources are far better for you than synthetic man made vitamins. For more information check the Holistic medical community

We have created a product called Superfood which is 100% natural and contains eleven of nature’s most power packed foods. It is full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. It contains the type of vitamins which your body can absorb easily. This is a great way to boost your immune system and help fight off allergies.

Superfood makes it easy to get the extra vitamins and minerals you need. It is very easy and convenient to use. You can mix a teaspoon into a drink of your choice such as apple juice, orange, carrot, or grape juice etc. or just plain water. Or you can buy it in our vegetable based capsule form if you prefer to take capsules.

Other things you can do

The Holmed trading community suggests that there are other things you could try, either in supplement form or as part of your diet. Garlic, fresh papaya, fresh orange juice, bell pepper, cayenne pepper, poke weed shoots, guava and watercress are all high in vitamin C. Food supplements of Nettle tincture (Urtica dioica) are an excellent idea. For centuries, cultures around the world have used this herb. The leaves of the young plant, best harvested from May to June and before flowering begins, can be used fresh or dried, as a tea. Nettle tea also tastes quite nice and can offer great relief.

Garlic and Onion should be added to the diet in generous amounts. These plants have high concentrations of compounds such as quercitin, which retard inflammation reactions so may be of benefit Garlic is a wonderful boost and fights off infection and helps maintain a healthy heart.