Allergy



Allergy symptoms


Almost 40 percent of the human population will suffer from allergies at some point in their lives. Itchy eyes, stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing are among the most common allergy symptoms and they can make any individual feel tired and weak.



Some individuals are born with allergies, and have a genetic susceptibility to them. However, most allergies are acquired after birth.Allergy can be described as a malfunction of the immune system, an exaggerated response to certain substances. Allergies come in all different shapes and sizes, some as benign, but bothersome as the sneezing, wheezing, coughing and watery eyes brought on by pollens, and some whoppers that can actually bring on anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock and death such a bee stings. Allergic symptoms can be brought on by many different things. Some environmental allergens are seasonal pollen such as ragweed, mold, dust, dander from household pets. Others can be brought on by foods, such as nuts or shellfish, and some by medications (prescription or over-the-counter).
Symptoms of food allergic reaction:

Symptoms typically appear within minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he/she is allergic.

1. Tingling sensation in the mouth
2. Swelling of the tongue and throat
3. Difficulty in breathing
4. Vomiting
5. Abdominal cramps
6. Diarrhea
7. Drop in blood pressure
8. Loss of consciousness


What couses allergy

Pollen, Dust Mites and Mold

These substances are well-known for causing allergies.

Genetics

Regardless of how much you are exposed to pollen or other allergy-triggering substances, you may suffer from allergies purely due to genetics.

Low Immune System

If your immune system is too weak to fight off the allergies, you will end up suffering for a good part of the year. Your immune system may be weak for a couple of reasons. First, if you do not get enough vitamins and minerals your immune system will lose its strength and will become ineffective in fighting allergies and other forms of viruses or infections. Also, your immune system may be low due to mental stress. Mental stress can make you physically weak and cause your body to shut-down. When this happens, your immune system shuts down as well. To strengthen your immune system make sure you get lots of vitamins, eat a healthy diet and avoid stress as much as possible.


Natural threatments for allergies

When allergies strike, most allergy sufferers head to the drugstore where they purchase an antihistamine. They take it, and soon their symptoms begin to subside. They’re all set until the next outburst.
Over-the-counter antihistamines are effective but unfortunately, taking them often causes unpleasant side effects such as drowsiness and a feeling of lethargy. If you’re tired of feeling tired when allergies strike, maybe it’s time you reach for natural allergy remedies instead.
Natural allergy remedies come in all forms and are made from many different types of ingredients including herbs, plants, ground up honey bees, and other vitamins and nutrients. Most natural allergy remedies have been designed to either stop histamine outbursts from occurring in the first place, or they act to combat the individual symptoms that occur with the release of histamines.

Obtaining allergy relief involves a 3 pronged attack.

1. Avoid allergy triggers

2. Boost the immune system by using herbs, vitamins and supplements

3.Air Cleaner

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising, sleeping and eating healthy will all play an important role in avoiding allergy symptoms.

Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements



Herbs, vitamins and other supplements can help by boosting the immune system and/or provide allergy relief.

Herbs that may help by boosting the immune system

1. Echinacea
2. Garlic
3.Noni

Vitamins that may help by boosting the immune system:

1.Vitamin A

2.Vitamin C - Very effective at fighting allergies. It is a powerful antioxidant. It promotes immune functions and is natural anti-histamine.

3 Vitamin E - It fights allergies. It is a potent intercellular anti-oxidant.

4.Green tea - Contains EGCG, a potent antioxidant more powerful than vitamin C & E

5.Omega-3 fish oil-Help with allergies

Other supplements

Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin work well with Vitamin C as an anti-histamine to tackle allergens.

It’s important to get your daily vitamins. Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K are all necessary on a daily basis to maintain your health. They contain antioxidants that help your body fight off the negative effects of free radicals – molecules that attack the cell membranes in your body. A lack of these vitamins can result in a range of symptoms, from things as simple as chapped lips to long-forgotten diseases such as scurvy, caused by a lack of vitamin C.

PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE.