Sensitivity & Allergy

If you suffer from allergies and/or sensitivities, you are not alone. Allergies are the number one environmental disease today, with 25 percent of Australians suffering from allergies regularly, and up to 50 percent experiencing seasonal allergies (called seasonal allergic rhinitis and often referred to as 'hay fever').

A lot of people deal with symptoms through medication because they want a quick, “12-hour” fix so they don’t have to think about their sniffling, sneezing or scratching. This approach, however, only takes care of the symptoms but doesn’t actually fix the problem.

To solve your allergy troubles, it is not necessary to take drugs. Adopting a healthy organic whole foods diet and undergoing liver detoxification will go a long way towards reducing allergic reactions, as can supplements, stress-management techniques and lifestyle changes (avoiding known allergens, for example, might involve having to remove all dust collectors, such as carpets, rugs, drapes and pet hair, living away from polluted areas, purchasing a home air filtration system, and/or avoiding perfumes and perfumed products.)

How can natural remedies help?

My naturopath can offer a holistic approach to allergy treatment that addresses the cause of allergies (both internally and externally). Together we can determine the best strategy for you to strengthen your immune system, minimize allergy symptoms, and obtain permanent relief.

Since harmful organisms, toxins, and heavy metals enter our bodies mostly through our digestive system, it makes sense that about 80% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract, where it can defend against these substances. The remainder of the immune system is in the body’s tissues and within the blood.

If your intestinal lining is injured or compromised, the first line of defense is weakened and unable to function properly. This opens the way for all sorts of health problems to take hold. Therefore, restoring the health of your digestive tract needs to take top priority.

4 steps to improve the integrity of your digestive system

Remove offending foods

that are causing inflammation of your gut. Work together with your doctor and your naturopath to have your body and blood tested for particular allergies.

Reduce inflammation

of the intestinal lining. To accomplish this, you can use any or all of the following: Wobenzymes which stimulate the immune system and reduces inflammation; Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fish oil; and an amino acid such as glutamine, which can be effective in stimulating the immune system and reducing inflammation of the digestive tract.

Get tested for yeasts and parasites

living within your intestinal system. It’s imperative to rid your body of those, as they are detrimental to your health and natural immunity.

Rebuild the health of your immune system

by strengthening your intestinal lining. This can be done with a quality acidophilus supplement.