Final 3 Tips on Allergies

honeycrisp_apple_5ef02cea-0399-4457-9ae0-a247baf53708_grandeIt’s been an adventure writing about my  allergy symptoms these past few weeks.  All the information I have shared with you  I am using for treating myself.  I think it’s the first time I’ve achieved substantial progress with my health in a number of years. It’s helped  diminish  my joint pain (now more active), reduced my  allergy symptoms  (less paper tissues everywhere) and  regained boundless energy (most incredible). A major  lesson learned is that  I’ve become more aware of a changing  mindset  shifting from “feeling lousy” to a positive outlook  of “I’m healthy” which I believe  makes a huge difference for healing oneself.

I have three more recommendations to share on allergies that applies to everyday living….

First, here’s a  recap of  the six blog topics covered which you can review at anytime:

  • The Big Secret To Stop Allergies– The fundamental issue of gut bacteria and intestinal function controls immune system, mind breaker… plus the BIG secret is CHEWING your food well before swallowing has enormous healing impact – It’s so basic it blows my mind!
  • The Inside Triggers of Allergies – Histamine – The good and bad of Histamine and how it is the major trigger for allergic reactions. Introduction to the low histamine diet.
  • Mold, Fungus and Yeast, Oh My – How mold, fungus and yeast can increase the intensity of allergic reactions from foods and chemicals. All are difficult to eliminate except through a restrictive diet, natural supplements and if more serious from antibiotics.
  • Real Life Moves in Three Planes The role of exercise and how it can improve your lung capacity and overall health .
  • Boost your immunity with these two products supporting your immune system is essential for recovery and eliminating allergic reactions. Two products have made a significant difference for me in restoring my energy, check them out and some delicious zucchini recipes!

Three more tips:

  1. Eating right is key and consuming foods loaded with antioxidants and bioflavonoids is the best medicine such as Quercitin
  2. Supporting the liver for detox waste is critical for eliminating allergic toxins
  3. Managing stress and changing your mindset is fundamental for recovering from allergies and illness.

Eating the right foods….
Always begin your healing with eating the right foods. It’s the first line of defense before starting to take any supplements or medications. You know the adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” well apples contains quercetin, a natural anti-histamine compound also found in onions, garlic, kale, scallions, apples, buckwheat and green tea. It helps treat heart disease, diabetes,  allergies, infections, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other illnesses.

Foods rich in antioxidants help destroy free radicals (allergens and toxins) to protect the body. Veggies and fruit are rich in colour of yellow, orange, red, purple, and green that include bioflavonoids which oxygenates the cells.

shredded_heavenly_salad_grandeSupporting the liver for detoxing toxins…..

Whatever method you use, toxins and waste must to be eliminated out of the body. The liver is the main organ responsible for that job. It has numerous and amazing functions but it’s mostly a filtration system for the blood that removes large toxins and circulates nutrients, glucose, iron and vitamins.  When the liver becomes overwhelmed by pathogens it is less efficient intensifying allergy symptoms which becomes more demanding for the livers to detoxify.

You can also eat more cruciferous vegetable that are  high in sulphur and are great detoxifiers such as  broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts.  Taking additional supplements  helps speed up the process  for supporting the liver’s function such as milk thistle, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, and E and NAC (n-acetylcysteine- take this with a Naturopath’s supervision)

Managing stress and more stress……

Many studies have shown how real stress contributes to illness.  Living with mental or physical stress can be debilitating and detrimental to recovery especially from  the fear of allergic reactions  caused by  foods eaten,  environmental impact and/or stressful relationships. Changing your mindset  can have an enormous impact from how you manage stress.

When the body reacts to stress, it mimics the “fight or flight” response (called sympathetic mode), tensing up and literally  shutting down some bodily functions from operating. When this happens too often such as  in the digestive system, it can cause heart burn, acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome.  In parasympathetic mode, the body moves into “rest and digest”state and the digestive system functions at its best because the body slows down. That is why when eating in a relaxed state, your heart rate and blood pressure calms down, digestive juices are secreted and also releases endorphin’s, the feel good hormone so you can enjoy the food. That’s the best part and happens when you change your  mindset.

Another important factor to stress is the role of the adrenal glands, a tiny almond shaped gland that sits on top of the kidneys. It is responsible for managing the stress hormone cortisol. When we get stressed out cortisol is released into our system to keep us awake and alert. When it overcompensates to make up for lost time, more pathogens circulate triggering greater allergic reactions or fatigue.

Observing how you feel from the foods you eat, how your body eliminates waste and your response to stress are steps to becoming better aware and taking better care of your body. Trust that your body knows what it needs to do and can heal itself. Getting the right information and experimenting with different herbs, vitamins and minerals will empower you to heal yourself naturally.

References:

  • Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostics and Lab Tests, Kathleen Deska Pagana, PhD RN, tmothy J. Pagana MD FACs
  • The Healthy Gut Program, Lorene Sauro

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Here’s a fascinating VIDEO showing the beauty of our inner body space looks like and our connection to the universe inner space and universe by painter Chis Tolworthy.

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He/She experiences self,  thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of their consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” ― Eckhart Tolle

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Spiced-Apple-Chia-Pudding-2-1080x675-250x156Here’s a quick cleanse dish that will make your liver happy:

ngredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp honey (for sweetness)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (ground is easier to digest than whole)
  • 1 cup water

Method

  • Blend all ingredients together except the chia
  • Pour contents of blender into preferred drinking class and stir in the chia
  • Keep stirring the drink until the chia seeds have started expanding (approx. 5 minutes)
  • Drink and enjoy

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Rani