ALLERGIES, SENSITIVITIES & INTOLERANCES in Tucson: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
An allergy is when the body’s immune system is overreacting to an otherwise harmless substance, such as pollen, mold and dust mites, called allergens.
You can be allergic to absolutely anything and everything, and it has to do with the immune system. If your defense system is strong, you are healthy and don't react to anything and you won't get sick.
We get our immune system from the foods we eat and how we can absorb the nutrients, so it goes both ways – if we have allergies, we don't absorb the nutrients well, and if the immune system is weak, we can get allergies.
We call almost everything an allergy, but Tucson doctors know there are really three different reactions:
‘Food allergies involve two parts of the immune system. One is immunoglobulin E (IgE), a type of protein called an antibody that moves through the blood. The other is mast cells, which you have in all body tissues but especially in places like your nose, throat, lungs, skin, and digestive tract.
The first time you eat a food you're allergic to, certain cells make a lot of IgE for the part of the food that triggers your allergy, called an allergen. The IgE gets released and attaches to the surface of mast cells. You won't have a reaction yet, but now you're set up for one.‘(WebMD)
SENSITIVITIES in TUCSON
Sensitivities have to do with too little enzymes and bacteria in the digestive system, causing allergic-like reactions. It’s hard to see the difference and the SET Biofeedback Treatment supports resetting the body’s responses for both.
Sensitivity reactions are normally less severe than allergic reactions.
They can also be produced by naturally occurring food chemicals, like salicylate for example. Patients may develop reactions to Aspirin, other NSAIDs and to food where salicylates occur naturally, like cherries, apples, citrus fruit, strawberries, tomatoes, and wine.
Other naturally occurring food chemicals are Tartrazine and Benzoic acid. They can be found in fruits, fruit juices, spices, herbs, nuts, teas, coffee, chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, and wine. Cross-reactions and cross-reactivity include amines, nitrates, sulfates and some antioxidants.
The third is intolerance and they are more difficult to eliminate. Due to the over-consumption of certain foods, the body doesn’t tolerate this substance anymore.
This means, that apart from treating the food or substance through a SET Biofeedback Treatment, you will need to stay away from this food or substance for a length of time. This is the reason occasionally people may still feel bad after consuming a food they’re intolerant to.
We have members who treat the substance, support their Microbiome and Body with the proper Nutrition or Supplemental Support and stayed away from what they reacted to, and finally, get rid of their intolerance.
All three can lead to digestive problems – Leaky Gut, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes, and Weight Disorders and according to Dr. Krohn: “Allergies are not just a nuisance to be ignored until they can no longer be denied—they constitute a health problem that must be treated. Untreated allergies can lead to more serious health problems as we get older. Blood pressure problems, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, arthritis, autoimmune disorders and other degenerative diseases can develop as a result of untreated allergies. If we do not take the time to treat allergies and to get well now, we will have to take the time to be sick later.” - Jacquenline Krohn, M.D., from her book Allergy Relief & Prevention
Other areas affected are your skin, endocrine, brain, and respiratory system.
The symptoms are many and can appear as skin rashes, hives, dermatitis or eczema.
Sinusitis, asthma and nonproductive cough are also symptoms of a respiratory system imbalance.
Mouth ulcers, abdominal pains, nausea, bloating and gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, are common symptoms of a digestive system due to allergies, sensitivities or intolerances. Brain Fog, Memory Impairment etc.
In all cases, enzymes and probiotics are extremely important, but you can even have an allergy to those substances!
What causes any of these diseases?
It seems as if every generation since the ’50s is born with a weaker immune system than the generation before. Everybody had their childhood illnesses and few died from them – on the contrary – it made them stronger!
In the ’50s and the 60’s, the TV dinners came out. These, of course, were processed foods and the family could sit on the couch, bent over, to watch TV and eat at the same time. No need for conversation either!
It was also around this time that the fast-food chains sprang up and soda pop became much more attractive than water to drink.
Eating fruits and vegetables was on the back burner and people didn’t understand how important it was to eat a “healthy” diet – it seemed, as fast food was the answer to the new life, with everybody working and no time to cook at home.
Everything comes in a box now!
Additionally, our Air, Food, and Water is now loaded with poisons so we are being poisoned daily, even the “healthiest” food is 80% depleted in nutrients and minerals and our stress levels are at an all-time chronic high.
Health has gone down tremendously and we wonder why!
Hippocrates said already almost 2500 years ago, that all disease starts in the gut – smart guy!
So, now we have to start to heal going through the gut and the first step is to eliminate basic allergies, so we can start to absorb the nutrients from the food and re-build the immune system.
We also have to change lifestyle! It’s not possible to keep eating fast, processed foods, and indulge in ice cream and sodas, full of GMO sugars and other non-organic foods, to drink in and bathe in toxic water that are also full of pesticide, herbicides heavy metals and other pollutants!
Emotions are another thing that can aggravate any reaction, and that’s why we have multiple treatment options to support your WHOLEistic Healing as we can literally become allergic to anything and anyone.
Each person's health and state of dis-ease is a recipe unique to them, coordinating the pieces of your puzzle is the key to healing: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
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