Did you know that the intestinal tract is the largest organ system related to allergies and your immune system?
Even when you’re experiencing seasonal related allergy symptoms, starting in the gut can help alleviate these problems.
- There may be food that you are eating but need to avoid.
It is important to look at the labels and read all of the ingredients for this reason. Often if you are looking for “gluten-free” products, there is an abundance of corn, rice, or other additives which also irritate the body. When we eat too much of a single food on a regular basis, the body can create an allergy toward that food.
- Is there a hidden problem that the body needs to detoxify?
At the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor, we help you find and eliminate what we call “barriers to healing.” These barriers to healing often exist even when you’re eating very healthy, but continue to experience seasonal allergy symptoms. The five most common obstacles to healing are significant food challenges, immune challenges, chemicals, heavy metals, or scars. Without additional whole food nutrition, these barriers may continue to cause havoc in your body, resulting in irritations which may appear as allergy symptoms.
- You may need to work on restoring the nutritional status of your body.
After we work with you to identify what foods you may be sensitive to and detoxify the barriers to healing, finally we work to provide specific nutrition to the body for strengthening and correction to occur.
- Don’t forget the importance of good hydration.
Clean, filtered water helps your body produce and maintain a healthy mucosal lining through the sinuses which provide a barrier to environmental allergens. A healthy intestinal mucosal lining is also essential for proper digestion.
Healthy eating, a healthy gut, and hydration are much more important than just for weight management. It is essential for overall health. If you haven’t started on your journey to overall health, call and schedule your new patient evaluation today!
Sometimes we hold a class on allergies and here you’ll learn more about allergy triggers, foods that can ease allergies, and which supplements, essential oils, and herbal teas may work well with your nutritional program to alleviate allergies.
Yours in health and happiness,
Kristen Clore, OTR, CWC
Nutrition Response Practitioner