Note from Jennifer: While I am working on catching up with homework – finals are 2 weeks away!! – and living through a home remodel, I’m happy to have Claire Murray, a naturopath from Australia, share some nutritional therapy from a naturopath’s perspective.
Please extend your warmest welcome and make her feel as warm and fuzzy about my wonderful readers as I do!
A common root in such conditions as allergies, food intolerances, eczema + asthma is an immune system responding inappropriately.
Most of us associate our immune system with uncovering + fighting pathogens in the body (like bacteria or viruses) in the form of a healing cut or cold + flu.
Due to many potential reasons (leaky guy, dysbiosis, vaccination, allergy, heavy metals, nutritional deficiency), the immune system can also become ‘sensitized’ to certain substances such as food, pollen, furs, perfumes.
It begins to believe these normally harmless substances to be on par with the bacteria and viruses + creates a similar immune response to fight them.
This results in inflammation, allergies, intestinal symptoms, eczema, asthma and even autoimmune disease.
So, regulating and retraining your immune system so it no longer reacts to these harmless substances goes a long way in the management, treatment + healing of allergies.
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