Food allergies are unstoppable, rising year after year, so it is necessary to know their causes and appropriate natural remedies.
What are food allergies?
Food allergies are a disproportionate reaction that causes our immune system to a food. It often occurs when we eat but usually enough to touch it or smell it.
They are the same as food intolerance
No, because intolerance usually only cause discomfort (diarrhea, bloating, discomfort, etc.). Instead, food allergies can even cause an aphylactic shock which could even lead to death.
Symptoms of food allergies
Symptoms of food allergies typically occur almost instantly on contact with the food form.
The most common symptoms are:
- Bronchospasm, itching, shortness of breath, swelling (throat, lips, tongue, eyelids), abdominal pain, diarrhea, rhinitis, nausea, etc.
Depending on the amount ingested or we have touched or smelled will be mild or very serious symptoms.
Most dangerous food
Although each person may react to a particular food we can say that the most common food allergies are to milk (i.e. lactose), nuts (especially peanuts and walnuts), eggs, shellfish, soy (soy) and wheat.
Cause of food allergies
Natural medicine as the cause of increased food allergies so worrying is because:
- Artificial feeding instead of breast milk.
- Too early introduction of processed foods to babies. Before the year and there are many babies who eat “everything”.
- Increasing the amount of vaccines and antibiotics are babies.
- Excess chemicals in the home and Environment.
You may also like to read another article on eGoodH: What is gluten intolerance? Symptoms and treatment
Treatment of food allergies
- Avoid food that we are allergic is undoubtedly the first and crucial step. Many food allergies occur in babies even disappear when they are older.
- Taking antibiotics only when the doctor thinks really essential, as prevention or mild cases can take natural antibiotics (echinacea, propolis, garlic, homeopathy, vitamin C, etc.)
- Having a good supply of probiotics and prebiotics as good intestinal flora is vital to prevent or improve food allergies.
- Reduce stress and physical exercise.
- Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Avoid food additives.
- Remove all possible chemicals from our home.
Are there any new treatment?
In some hospitals, specialized in food allergies, the patient (the early days) is given a tiny amount of the food to which you are allergic (e.g. a drop of milk), progressively increasing the amount going.
It is not as easy as it sounds because sometimes it seems that no longer produces reaction and another day you have a serious allergic reaction. For this reason only be done under specialized medical supervision.