Information and facts on Allergies

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Allergy is a response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally considered  harmful. Sometimes your immune system identifies an allergen as an invader and the white blood cells may due more harm to the body than to the allergy substance. Common allergic responses are: coughing, nasal congestion, itching, fatigue, skin rashes, headache, and hives. Many people are allergic to mold that is very common around the house, work, or anywhere. Food is another common source of allergies especially: milk, wheat, and even orange juice. Depression can be caused by food allergies. People with allergy problems may also benefit by doing a parasite and colon/intestinal cleansing.

An allergy is a bad response by the human immune system to some substance which is not usually harmful. Your immune system is a very complex defense system that helps fight infection. To do this it  needs to identify "foreign invaders" and mobilize the body's white blood cells to fight them. In some people, the immune system incorrectly identifies a non-toxic substance as an invader, and the white blood cells overreact and do more damage to the body than the invader. The allergic response then becomes a problem just like a disease. Allergy responses are coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue, itching, hives, skin rashes, headache, and wheezing.. Substances that trigger allergic responses are called allergens. Any substance may cause an allergic reaction in different people throughout the world, but the most likely allergens include: pollen, dust, certain metals (especially nickel), some cosmetics, lanolin, animal hair, insect venom, some common drugs (like aspirin or penicillin), some food additives (like benzoic acid or sulfur dioxide), and the many chemicals in soap or washing powder. People are commonly allergic to mold. Molds are microscopic living organisms, neither animal nor insect,  and can live where no other life can. Molds live throughout the house including: under the sink, in the bathroom, basement, refrigerator, and other damp and dark places. Mold may also be in the air, the soil, on dead leaves, and on any other organic matter. Mold can be destructive, but also may be helpful. For example: molds help to make cheese, fertilize gardens, and speed up the decay of fallen leaves, compost, and garbage. The drug penicillin comes from molds. Mold spores are carried by the wind and predominate in the summer and early fall. In warmer areas they live all year round. Cutting grass, harvesting crops, or walking through tall vegetation may cause an allergic reaction. Interestingly, people are at increased risk, who repair old furniture. Foods also can trigger allergic reactions in people. Common foods that maybe a problem include: chocolate, milk / dairy products, eggs, orange juice, shellfish, strawberries, and wheat. Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same problem. People with a food intolerance (like lactose intolerance) are unable to digest and process that particular food the right way, normally because of  a lack of a specific enzyme or set of enzymes. A food allergy, however happens when the person's immune system creates an antibody response to the food eaten. Food intolerance may lead to allergic reaction, however, if  pieces of the undigested food get into the bloodstream and then cause a reaction. Some allergic reactions start as quickly as the person begins chewing the food. Foods that are very allergenic are simple to identify and remove from the diet. A delayed allergenic reaction is much harder to detect. An irritating cough or tickle in the throat can be a sign of a food allergy. It is not known why certain people are allergic to certain substances. However, allergies often run in families, and it there is some evidence that babies not breastfed are more likely to have allergies. There also may exist an emotional cause to an allergy problem as well like stress, depression,  and/or anger, especially if the person's immune system is not working well.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Royal Jelly 10 Royal Jelly can help strengthen your immune system often weaken by allergy problems.
Calcium 9 this mineral helps people with allergies to help with the stress caused to the body by allergic reaction. (See also magnesium)
Magnesium 8 helps reduces body stress and is needed to balance out calcium a good natural multi-vitamin and mineral supplement will have both and maybe even some royal jelly.
B Vitamins 10 B vitamins are very important for the proper function of your brain and nervous system. Supplements with natural vitamin B can help with depression. Also helps with digestion and allergy problems.
vitamin B5   anti stress vitamin as stress normally makes allergies worse and may even trigger the allergy
vitamin B12   required for proper processing of nutrients in the body
Carotenoids 8 these are free radical scavengers that help stimulate immune system and allergy sufferers normally need immune help. Supplements made from fruits and vegetables are a good source of carotenoids.
Bioflavonoids 8 protects the body from allergens and helps to moderate inflammatory responses by the body of the person with allergies. Supplements made from fruits and vegetables are a good source of bioflavonoids.
Reishi 8 Reishi mushroom is a powerful immune system builder and works well in an herbal mixture with echinacea and other immunity type herbs.
vitamin A 8 helps with immune function
vitamin E 8 powerful antioxidant and healing vitamin
vitamin D 8 needed for calcium metabolism
Zinc 7 people with allergies may not be getting enough zinc. Often a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement can help or a good immune system building formula.
Potassium 6 needed for good adrenal gland function.


Record your pulse rate after eating the food being tested. Use a watch with a second hand, sit down and relax for a few minutes. When you are completely relaxed, take your pulse at the wrist. Count the number of beats in 60 seconds. A normal pulse reading is 52 to 70 beats per minute. After taking your pulse, eat the food that you are testing for an allergic reaction. Wait fifteen to twenty minutes and take your pulse again. If your pulse rate has increased more than 10 beats per minute, remove this food from your diet for one month, and then retest yourself again. For testing, it is best to use the purest form of the suspect food available. For example, if you are testing yourself for an allergy to wheat, it is better to use a bit of plain cream of wheat cereal than to use wheat bread, which contains other ingredients besides wheat. This way you will know that whatever reaction you observe (or fail to observe), it is the wheat that is responsible and not something else.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.