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Allergies

An allergy occurs when the immune system over reacts to a substance that is normally considered harmless.  The most common forms of allergic reactions are skin and nasal irritations (itchy eyes, runny nose) and gastrointestinal disturbances (gas, bloating, diarrhea).

Some skin conditions (like eczema or psoriasis) can be aggravated when exposed to certain allergens.  Common allergies that aggravate these types of skin issues are inflammatory foods such as sugar, dairy and wheat.

Symptoms

  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas and bloating

Resources

PDF information sheets

Anti-inflammatory diet (PDF) Candida Diet (PDF) Acupuncture (PDF)

Approach

The naturopathic Doctors at Health Momentum can work with you in identifying which allergens you are most sensitive to and what nutrition plan would benefit your individual needs.   The naturopathic treatment approach involves reducing inflammatory reactions and histamine release using dietary modifications along with immune enhancing vitamins and herbs.

Solutions

Clinical nutrition:
Many patients see a dramatic improvement in their allergy symptoms when common dietary allergens are removed or reduced. An anti-inflammatory diet not only reduces the burden on the body but also increases cellular nourishment.
Botanical medicine:
Herbal preparations can be very effective when given from a trained professional at a therapeutic dose. Medicinal herbs and supplements can naturally increase the immune system, making the body more tolerant to allergens in the environment or in food.

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