of the primary causes of allergies is an impaired immune
system, which substantially increases the risk of allergic
reactions. "This occurs when the immune system becomes
stressed due to an overload of toxins.
researching allergies, doctors has found that a number
of factors negatively impact the immune system. These
include increased toxic burden due to pollution in all
its forms; disturbance of infant immune systems through
repeated vaccination and immunization; and damage to healthy
intestinal flora due to over-reliance upon antibiotics
and steroids (especially birth control pills).
AND CEREBRAL PALSY
"The immune system may also be weakened by hereditary
problems," states doctor. "Usually this will
be reflected in the gastrointestinal tract, so that nutrients
are not able to be absorbed and utilized properly. This
can then set you up for food allergies." Antibiotics
can cause allergic reactions and feels that in many cases
their use is unnecessary. Antibiotics further add to the
confusion the immune system is facing. Until the immune
system is no longer able to tell friend from foe. When
that happens, it starts reacting to all sorts of things
which are not foes, that then become treated as allergens.
This lead to fatigue and allows viruses, bacteria, and
so forth to come in and play havoc.
causes of food allergies include nutritional deficiencies,
a repetitive and monotonous diet, chemicals in the food
chain due to pesticides and preservatives, and chronic
intestinal yeast overgrowth (candidiasis).
FOOD ALLERGY TIMETABLE
"A repetitive diet can contribute greatly to the
development of allergies. Doctor has found that diets
of allergy patients normally consist of thirty foods or
less, which they eat repeatedly. "These thirty foods
then become the basis for the most common food intolerances,"
says Ddoctor. "If someone eats bread every day, for
instance, he could easily develop a wheat allergy due
to the immune system's continuous exposure to it."
gut syndrome", or excessive permeability in the digestive
tract, is another major factor that can lead to allergies,
according to Doctor. "In these cases," he explains,
"the immune system reacts to the particles of partially
digested foodstuffs (macromolecules) that leak into the
bloodstream through the gut as if they were foreign material."
Among the causes of leaky gut syndrome, Dr. Braly cites
poor digestion, alcohol consumption, the use of nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), viral and bacterial
infections, parasitical infestation, vitamin, mineral,
amino acid and/or essential fatty acid deficiencies, excessive
stress, antibiotics, premature birth, candidiasis, and
radiation. "These are all factors that one should
consider and bring under control as part of an overall
approach for treating allergies," he advises.