Allergies are what we have when our immune system reacts strongly to an irritant, or allergen. Allergens are substances that provoke an allergic reaction by penetrating the respiratory tract, digestive system or the skin. Most allergens, such as dust, animal hair, pollen, drugs, metals, certain foods, such as cow’s milk, corn, wheat or eggs will cause asthma, hay fever or skin irritation.
The reactions are not always instantaneous. Bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, migraines, and arthritic pain are typical manifestations of food allergies. Allergies are more and more frequent due to water, air, soil, food and clothing being polluted and constantly attacking and challenging our immune systems. Not enough babies are breastfed and solid food is introduced too early in the baby’s diet.
Emotional stress can also be a cause for allergies. Candida yeast infections may occur. Finally, allergies have also been connected with problems concerning the permeability of the intestines. Thus, particles not completely digested, will enter the bloodstream and attack the immune system.
To decrease the intensity and frequency of episodes, it is important to keep a strong immune system and eliminate the elements that can increase stress. For example, often being in a sunny environment and clean air. Participating in sport regularly and resting well will also strengthen the immune system. Wear underwear made from natural fibre and avoid pillows and comforters filled with eiderdown also decreases agents that can stress the body.