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Food Allergy Homeopathic treatment



Have you ever had a severe reaction to something you ate? Normally, the body's immune system discriminates between good and bad substances in the body. It identifies evident harmful substances and produces antibodies, such as histamines, to fight them. When the immune system reacts bizarrely to fight a substance that typically causes no harm, an Allergy occurs. A Food allergy occurs when the body's immune system reacts to otherwise nontoxic substances in certain foods. While most Food allergies are mild, in some cases they can cause anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening reaction. Common foods that can trigger the allergic reaction are milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, strawberries, melons, pineapple, tomatoes, MSG, preservatives, food colors, etc. Superfluous exposure to any particular food can sometimes give rise to a sensitivity making you allergic to it.

A reaction to food is not always an allergy but could be food intolerance which is more common and easily mistaken for Food Allergy.

Commonly recognized types of Food allergy

The four types are:

Type 1 involves IgE antibodies, which attach to mucus membranes which release histamine. Allergic reactions usually occur within 1 to 60 minutes.

They cause classic symptoms, such as: asthma, rhinitis, (running nose), eczema, hives, red cheeks, etc. It is the most dangerous, and can be life threatening. The best test for this is the modified RAST blood test (IgE). 

Type 2 involves lectin allergens that bind to ABO markers on cells, which include: red blood cells, mucous membranes, intestinal lining, and most other cells. This attracts IgG antibodies and killer cells, which destroy our red blood cells, and may cause anemia.

About 70 known food lectins attach specifically to A, B or O blood types. Most lectins are destroyed by cooking and digestion, and rarely cause serious problems. These allergens have been identified by the scientific literature for each blood type. 

 

Type 3 involves food allergens, IgG antibodies, and neutrophils (white blood cells), which clump together to form large immune complexes in the blood.

These deposit in the organs and tissues, where they cause inflammation and tissue damage, leading to chronic degenerative symptoms or diseases, such as autoimmune conditions, arthritis or kidney disease. The best tests for this are either a modified RAST or an ELISA blood test (IgG).    

Type 4 involves T-Cells in the skin and soft tissues. Macrophages (white scavenger cells) engulf food allergens and transfer these to T-Cells.

Both cells release interleukins (cell messengers) which stimulate the immune system and cause inflammation and tissue damage, leading to degenerative symptoms. The best test for this is the ELISA/ACT LRA blood test. 

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Causes of Food Allergy

          Leaky gut syndrome (outflow of bacteria, toxins and undigested food wastes into the blood stream due to persistent irritation of the intestinal lining of the digestive tract).

  •           Stress.
  •           Abuse of Antibiotics.
  •           Exercise induced.

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Symptoms of Food Allergy

  •           Itchy skin rash (Hives, Eczema or Psoriasis).
  •           Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue and throat.
  •           Dark circles under eyes.
  •           Tingling feeling in the mouth.
  •           Difficulty swallowing.
  •           Hoarse voice.
  •           Sinus infection.
  •           Breathing difficulty with wheezing.
  •           Cough.
  •           Asthma.
  •           Ear pain.
  •           Nausea and vomiting.
  •           Stomach bloating with cramps.
  •           Diarrhea or constipation.
  •           Hyperactive or lethargic behavior.
  •           Becoming drowsy or dull minded after eating.
  •           Hypotension (low blood pressure).
  •           Migraine headache.
  •           Dizziness or fainting.
  •           Arthritis.
  •           Anaphylactic shock.

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Homoeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy pictures Food Allergy as an expression of an interruption in the patient’s immune system. Under stress, the immune system will cause certain symptoms, such as Food allergy. These symptoms are not a disease to be cured in themselves, but a reflection of an underlying, deeper malfunction. Homeopathic remedies treat the entire person with deep acting constitutional approach which will help desensitize, reinforce the immune system and also prevent the recurrence of the problem. Homeopathy maintains all the tissues and organs as well as the emotions and intellectual functioning at optimum level. Homeopathy seeks to naturally stimulate the body's natural defenses against Food Allergy symptoms and situates the body in a position to react less and less to allergens. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances and include specific allergens to gently, safely expose the individual to their specific weak areas. This allows the natural defenses to properly adapt to the allergen and no longer react to it adversely.

Self Care Measures

  •           Breastfeeding your babies will reduce their exposure to foreign proteins, making them less prone to Food Allergies when they grow up.
  •           Know what you are eating, by reading food labels carefully.
  •           Wear a Medical alert bracelet so others know if you have a reaction.
  •           Help cleanse toxins from your body by drinking at least 12 - 15 glasses of water a day.

 

Hence, Constitutional Homeopathic treatment along with a proper diet and lifestyle can help you overcome your Food Allergies and give you the freedom to be able to eat anything.

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About Dr. GS Makkar


Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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