Allergic reactions have increased in recent years, especially among children. When it comes to curing allergies, it is essential to understand their causes. There are many known factors that lead to recurring allergic reactions, such as underlying infections, genetic predisposition, emotional trauma, a weak immune system, a yeast infection, and parasites.
Allergies can be of different types. Environmental allergies, for example, include pollen, ragweed, mold, and other elements found in the environment. People are also allergic to pets and medicines. Food allergies can range from lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity (often reactions to hormones and antibiotics in milk or pesticides contained in wheat), to familiar foods such as shellfish and peanuts.
If you think food allergies are high profile, you’re not wrong. Supermarkets, restaurant chains, and websites offer a variety of allergen-free products. There is even a law that requires potential allergens to be listed on food labels. Schools are particularly affected as they have to accommodate the specific needs of highly allergic children and prevent the potentially serious health threat that exposure to certain allergens can precipitate. It is now required to have an epi-pen on hand in schools, in case of an anaphylactic occurrence. The tripling cost of epi-pens has distressed parents across the country.
There is no group in the population that is more affected than the youngest among us. Recently, there has been a 400% increase in the incidence of food allergies, according to the book Unhealthy Truth. Private insurance claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions increased by 377% between 2007 and 2016. Allergies are the fifth largest category of illnesses. Author Robyn O’Brien states: “Food allergies are not a niche, it’s a growing epidemic that challenges the way we think about our food and how it’s made. Genetic factors don’t change this quickly, environmental factors do. Are we allergic to the food or what has been done to it?”
The Journal of the American Medical Association states that the cost of food allergies, from medical care to food and pharmaceuticals, is $4,184 per child per year, costing our economy $25 billion, including loss of productivity. Emergency room visits due to food allergies are estimated at 40,000 a year and account for at least 300 deaths a year. This statistic does not include convenient neighborhood urgent care centers.
Many children who suffer from food allergies sometimes present with a variety of different symptoms that are often misdiagnosed and mistreated. This can lead to repeated and unnecessary rounds of antibiotics and even surgeries that don’t solve the underlying problem, which is an allergy. I have seen many children with mold allergies being diagnosed with asthma. This often leads to unlimited use of inhalers and medications. While any item can cause an allergic response, the main culprits are milk, wheat gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, and eggs. Typical symptoms include shortness of breath or wheezing, recurrent infections, nasal congestion, swelling, nausea, and pain. When you see a child who is having an allergic reaction, gasping for air and feeling powerless to stop it, then you understand the severity of the allergy.
If you are experiencing symptoms that cannot be explained, it is likely that you are reacting late to a food. Often the pain symptoms do not appear until the next day. Food allergies can have serious consequences. They can co-create autoimmune problems and chronic conditions like eczema, ADHD, asthma, as well as damage to the digestive system. There are more than seventy autoimmune diseases and wheat gluten is related to all of them.
Currently, there are no medications or injections that address food allergies. The official prescription requires the patient to avoid eating the food, generally for the rest of his life. This can be extremely difficult.
I use a holistic technique that works to effectively eliminate food allergies. I have successfully used this technique for over twenty years in the treatment of infants, young children, adults, and the elderly. My natural approach to allergy elimination is safe, gentle, and most importantly, it works.