Allergic responses are tricky because anybody can be allergic to anything.  When the body senses an antigen, it triggers the body to have a heightened immune response that causes these common reactions:

  • Nasal Congestion/ Increased Mucus
  • Asthma
  • Red, Itchy, Watery eyes
  • Hives/ Rash
  • Eczema
  • Arthritis
  • Headache
  • Loss of memory
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Death

As scientist continue to research genetics, they have discovered that people with hay fever, asthma, or eczema are more likely to have gut issues and increased risk of their children developing the same allergic issues; after all, our children inherit our gut microbiome and imbalances.  Studies have revealed that individual with hay fever, asthma, or eczema are more likely to have imbalances with in T lymphocytes (white blood cells that scan the body searching for intruders), immunoglobulin A (antibodies in charge of the mucosal lining), and Immunoglobulin E (antibodies that controls allergic reactions). Having an increased amount of T lymphocytes and Immunoglobulin E creates the potential for a reaction to the smallest exposure of an antigen.  Another common correlation between these individuals is lower levels of digestive enzymes and decreased immunoglobulin A in the lining of the gut causing a higher risk for diseases such as SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and intestinal permeability.

For people with this linage of symptoms, supporting the gastrointestinal track is essential.  Physica nutritional supplements such as Glutamine PLG-U and Catazyme-7 can aid in intestinal healing.  Glutamine is an amino acid that supports rapid cellular growth needed within the small intestine and helps balance the mucosal lining.  Catazyme-7 contains digestive enzymes and herbs to ensure that your body will be able to digest the food and properly absorb the nutrients.

Other ways to help heal the gut:

  • Eat fermented foods such as homemade yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.
  • Avoid foods that have a high histamine reaction such as dairy products, eggs, shellfish, strawberries, tomatoes, papaya, bananas, and chocolate.
  • Eat fiber rich foods
  • Drink plenty of lemon water throughout the day
  • Avoid any known food allergies
  • Upon rising, drink lemon water with cayenne pepper

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References:

Parag A. Vaishampayan†,1, Jennifer V. Kuehl‡,1, Jeffrey L. Froula§,1, Jenna L. Morgan,1, Howard Ochman2,3 and M. Pilar Francino,1.  “Comparative Metagenomics and Population Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in Mother and Infant” Genome Biology and Evolution. 2009 December.

“Physica Medica: Bioenergetic Practitioner Repertory.” BioLogical Publishing. Nevada.

West CE1, Rydén P, Lundin D, Engstrand L, Tulic MK, Prescott SL. “Gut microbiome and innate immune response patterns in IgE-associated eczema.” Clinic and experimental allergy: journal of the British society for allergy and clinical immunology. 2015 May.