Allergies rank as the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 8.3 million children (11.1% of all children) in the U.S. have respiratory allergies. Another 4.1 million reported food allergies, 9.5 million have skin allergies. Nearly 55% of the U.S. population tests positive to one or more allergens.
Allergies are characterized by common inflammatory conditions that are systemic. They are characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, including hives, anaphylaxis and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Currently anti-histamines and other anti-inflammatory medications are only targeted to manage symptoms.
Alleriges are often caused by chemicals and allergens from our water, food, and air supply. Many of these lead to toxic buildup internally, overloading our detoxification organs. Genetically Modified Organisms, processed foods and chemical additives also add challenges to our liver, kidneys, lymph, lungs, and skin.
Support of proper protein digestion, avoidance of allergenic foods and other inflammatory substances are a must. Those who have allergies typically also have a dysbiotic gut that is damaged, allowing for undigested food particles to cross into the blood stream. This is at least partially responsible for the heightened immune sensitivity and the over activation of mast cells leading to discomfort.
For any inflammatory response, liver support is often a must. Adrenal gland support is also often required to support the production of anti-inflammatory hormones. The thymus, spleen, liver, and bone marrow also require various degrees of nutritional support to enhance lymph drainage and restore the immune system.
Optimal resolution to allergies requires full function restoration to the stomach, pancreas, spleen, lungs, liver, thymus, bone marrow, small and large intestines. If you have allergies or other exposure related health challenges, investigate which of your organs require nutritional support.