Alternative & Holistic Treatment for Allergies

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Even just trying to look after yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the symptoms of your allergy. Things such as cutting down on junk food, ensuring you have a balanced and nutritious diet and getting regular exercise can boost your immune system and increase your body’s resistance to allergens. Similarly, too much stress can have a very detrimental effect on your health so trying to reduce this could also be helpful. Taking multivitamins will increase your body’s overall wellbeing and in turn strengthen your immune system.

Food allergy treatments

It might be helpful to invest in some digestive enzymes to try and regulate your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, especially if you have various food allergies or it is difficult to eliminate the offending food from your diet. Try to avoid the foods that cause your allergies while initially taking these enzymes and then very slowly reintroduce them into your diet and see whether this has helped improve your overall tolerance to them. Hopefully your body will have been ‘kick-started’ into becoming more able to deal with and absorb these nutrients.

Homeopathic remedies

These work by slowly exposing you to a very small amount of the allergen that is causing you to have an allergy. By introducing this tiny amount into your body it should ensure that it is not enough for you to have a serious reaction, but that your body still recognises that the allergen is there and produces antibodies to try and fight it off. This approach is often very effective at slowly building up your body’s tolerance to specific allergens.

Increasing your intake of flavonoids

Flavonoids are found in some foods and have been found to minimise the symptoms of allergic reaction in many cases. A type of flavonoid, quercitin, is in potato skin and other plants, so increasing your intake of these can help. Flavonoid supplements can also be found in most health stores.

General precautions

Sometimes just being aware of your allergy and its causes can be one of the best preventative measures you can take. For instance, if you are allergic to mould or dust mites, when cleaning or moving furniture, etc. it is a good idea to wear a mask to protect yourself and minimise your reaction and symptoms. If mould and mould spores cause you to have an allergic reaction frequently, installing a dehumidifier could be a good idea. This, combined with keeping your house clean, should help to try and create an environment in which mould does not spread or breed quickly.

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