Sunday, 3 August 2014

Seasonal Allergies: Ditch the wheat and diary.

Being the allergy capital of North America, it is no surprise that seasonal allergies are commonplace to many of my clients. People who suffer from seasonal allergies have one thing in common, a weakened immune system. A little known fact is that 85% of your immune system is found in your small intestines. So, a disrupted small intestine ultimately will weaken your immune system. There are a number of factors that can negatively affect your small intestine, one of the most common in my experience is food sensitivities.
The two most common foods that people are sensitive to are wheat and dairy. These foods for the majority of people represent a significant percentage of their diet and removing them can be a challenge. This being said for those of my clients that I suggest to remove wheat and dairy from their diets to help their seasonal allergies the effect is always positive. Suddenly their seasonal allergies are gone and they can ditch their Reactine and enjoy the summer again. There are, of course, other unexpected benefits from the change including more energy, less pain, better concentration, less headaches and so on.
Seasonal allergies are just like any other symptoms your body throws up, they are your body's way of telling you that you are looking after it. As a Functional medicine practitioner I look for the underlying cause of your symptoms. The cause, very often is you, but if you are willing to change your body will look after itself.


Functional Medicine and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

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