Food Allergies

FOOD ALLERGIES

A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. There are eight foods that account for 90% of
reactions. These are: wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts.  However a person could have a physical reaction to any food.
Although the symptoms can be distressing and uncomfortable, they are most often not life threatening.
 
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death.  Immediate medical attention  is required.





Natural Remedies for Food Allergies

Maintaining a food diary for the period of  a month can be very telling.  Also noting the physical and or emotional response is helpful.  Avoiding the foods that are discovered will obviously help.  On the whole, choosing healthy home cooked food and avoiding fast foods and packaged foods is a good idea so you can maintain control over your diet.

Acupuncture has been found to help with multiple allergies, by quieting the immune system. 

Roman Chamomile, Lemon,  Eucalyptus , and Lavender can help give relief of some reactions. Once you have a reaction, simply add a couple drops of one or more of these oils to your bath, and relax. (You can diffuse in the air also.) If you prefer you can mix a few drops of these oils to a carrier oil and apply to the skin so you can breath them and absorb through your skin..

To learn how you can discover the possible cause of food allergies read how Health For Yourself can help you.


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