Allergies and intolerances or sensitivities are abnormal immune system responses to foods or chemicals in your environment. Allergies to various foods and chemicals can be deadly in some people, and intolerances or sensitivities can be hard to identify, but all can be very detrimental to your health. Allergies can be very stressful for the sufferer as well as their families, as the allergen can be hidden in many foods or meals, despite their best efforts to avoid it.
Symptoms of allergies, intolerances or sensitivities can include frequent sneezing, coughing, rashes, itchy skin, sinus congestion and pain, headaches and migraines, congested throat and nose, digestive complaints of pains and bloating, and other symptoms. If you have these symptoms regularly, it is important to find the cause(s) and prevent worsening of symptoms or developing into more chronic health issues.
Some recent Australian research has been on trying to reduce peanut allergies, particularly in children. The new research is retraining the body’s immune system to develop a tolerance to peanuts using very small amounts and gradually increasing, in conjunction with specific strains of probiotic bacteria!
The new research into probiotics for allergies is very exciting, and again shows the importance of your digestive bacteria to your health! This is one reason why I use targeted probiotic strains for specific health conditions like allergies, intolerances or other conditions, but also together with other techniques and treatments such as herbal medicines and nutritional medicine, healing the digestive system and balancing the immune system, which all plays a part in reducing the effects of allergies and intolerances!
I wouldn’t recommend you just take probiotics for your allergy, as the abovementioned research used tiny amounts of the triggering substance over an 18 month period (under medical supervision) to develop a reduced immune system response. Other aspects of treating allergies, intolerances and their symptoms are needed too!
Many allergies or intolerances/sensitivities can be hard to identify yourself, but I do have access to several pathology tests for checking your responses to 50, 96, or more foods or chemicals with a simple test from a blood spot or blood or even hair sample. This is the easiest and quickest way to identify what might be causing your symptoms.
If you have seasonal hayfever, now if a great time to start getting some help to prevent and reduce your allergy symptoms! I have been seeing quite a lot of allergies, hayfever, hives and other similar symptoms recently, and have seen amazing improvements in all cases!
If you or someone you know suffers from allergies or intolerances, we would love to help you reduce your symptoms and improve your health!