Allergies

Allergies mean different things to different people.  There are seasonal allergies, food allergies, pet allergies, skin allergies, etc….  They all have one thing in common, an over-active immune system.

 

When the immune system encounters something that it doesn’t like, it has an inflammatory response.  There are many different substances that can trigger an inflammatory response from the immune system.  The question is, why is the immune system over-reacting to begin with?  Typically, it is a combination of factors.  Gut health is a huge contributor.  80% of your immune system comes from your gut.  If you have an unhealthy gut environment full of pathogenic bacteria, candida, parasites, etc… your immune system is going to be on hyper-alert.  This happens to be the most common way that food allergies and food sensitivities develop, as well.

Your adrenals also play a role.  The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating stress in your body by releasing cortisol.  When cortisol is released, your immune system is put on high alert and will be hyper-sensitive to anything it comes in contact with.  If you tend to live a high stress lifestyle, you will be much more susceptible to allergies.  Heavy metal and chemical toxicity also contribute to allergies.  Metals and chemicals are seen as foreign invaders to the body, and the immune system is constantly trying to regulate them, kicking it into overdrive.  Unfortunately, everyone on this planet has heavy metal and chemical toxicity due to our current environment.

 

With all of these different factors, we have an overworked, stressed-out immune system that is constantly in reaction mode.  While taking some medication may temporarily subdue the inflammatory response, it won’t last and it won’t fix the underlying condition.  Allergies can disappear with the proper protocols to detoxify the body, heal the gut, calm the adrenals, and regulate the immune system.

 

Suggested Labs

Genova NutrEval

Genova GI Comprehensive

Heavy Metal Hair Test

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