Food Allergies. Can't live with 'em; can't seem to live without avoiding every food under the sun. And just when you figure out how to replace wheat and dairy with spelt and soy... well, soon enough you are allergic to spelt and soy.
It is bad enough that we live in a society that is extremely dependent on harmful chemicals. We are exposed to these ubiquitous and devious substances every day, hiding in plastics, pesticides, car exhaust, soaps, emulsifiers, health and beauty aids, household cleaning products and a number of other places. However, depending on where you work, your exposure to toxic substances could be intensified, contributing significantly to your health issues.
Asthma is a common condition that leads to breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing. It is caused by a combination of spasm of the small airways of the lung and inflammation, both of which impair the ability of the lungs to exchange air. The severity of asthma symptoms can range from mild wheezing to life-threatening breathing difficulties. It affects about 3% of the US population, with children under the age of 10 being most at risk.
Food allergies are more common than most people think, and can cause of a host of health complaints. The Center for Disease Control estimates that food allergies range from four percent to eight percent of children and two percent of adults. The most common allergen are shellfish, peanuts, eggs, wheat, and soy.
From a naturopathic viewpoint, allergies are often associated with weak adrenal, immune, and digestive functions. Natural treatments are used to support and improve those functions and to alleviate hay fever symptoms. Good health can help ease allergy symptoms, and good health starts with nutrition.
Natural solutions let you breathe deeply, without sneezing or side effects. Imagine - a spring without sneezes or side effects - not a bad prospect!