How To Prevent Food Allergies Naturally

A food allergy is an inflammatory response to the normal harmless products or food ingredients which are called allergens.  Any type of food may contain a lot of allergens.  As a rule, proteins appear as these irritants, but fats and carbohydrates also can be such allergens.  Food allergies happen when the organism perceives harmless proteins (or other allergens) as an infected agent and the body’s immune system produces antibodies that exceed the norm.

Food allergies occur not so often as food intolerances.  Mainly, the cause of an allergy to food is heredity.  Food allergies among children develop during the first years of life and then they outgrow it safely.  Among the adults suffering from food allergies, almost 80 percent have the food intolerance.  If the immune system isn’t involved in the process of fighting with the allergen, it isn’t a food allergy, it’s a food intolerance.

The food allergy symptoms can appear in a few minutes after eating the food you’re allergic to, or even in several hours.  The food sensitivity may cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itch, hives, eczema, and flushed skin.  Some people can have a runny nose, sneezing or a cough.

It happens when along with the common food allergy the cross-reactivity occurs.  For example, if people have an allergic reaction to strawberries, eventually they can become allergic to other berries such as gooseberries, cherries or currants.  Also, the people who have a shrimp allergy can become sensitive to crabs over time.

Practically, every product can cause the allergy but the most widespread allergens are cow’s milk, eggs, fish, wheat, mollusks, soy and nuts (especially peanuts).

Nowadays more and more people prefer a natural approach to treating the food allergy, as the medical remedies can be aggressive and they certainly have a side effect.  The natural treatment can help not only to relieve the symptoms of the allergy, but it also can prevent the allergic reaction from occurring in the first place.

Natural Ways How to Prevent and Treat Food Allergies

 

Elimination Diet

First of all, if you’re allergic, one of your parents have the allergy to the food.  If the symptoms of food allergy start appearing, the best way will be to avoid all potentially allergenic foods for a period of time (usually for two or three weeks).  This method is an effective one, as you feel better after avoiding the allergenic food without a medical cure.

Lime Juice

Lime is a citrus fruit and its juice is very useful if you have food sensitivities.  Lime juice mixed with honey and water can work as a powerful detoxifying substance.  Drink this mixture for a few weeks and it can eliminate toxins from your body.  This special drink can influence the sort of toxins that can confuse your body’s immune system and cause the problems with your protein digestion.

Food Rich in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a strong anti-allergenic component and it boosts the immune system strength.  The foods rich in this important vitamin such as spinach, sunflower seeds, tofu, broccoli, olive oil, avocados, almonds, and rainbow trout, do not falsely recognize acceptable proteins as irritant substances.  Eat such products regularly to prevent any allergic reactions.

A mixture of Carrot and Cucumber Juice

This drink is known as a very effective treatment for different food allergies, as both these vegetable juices contain anti-allergenic components, and help to relieve food allergy symptoms like watery or itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose very quickly.

Butterbur

One of the useful herbal ways to treat and prevent food allergies is butterbur.  This herb can relieve abdominal pain, facilitate breathing and stop coughing.

Using Acupuncture

Acupuncture belongs to the alternative healing.  It is a very effective way to restore the natural balance of the body, regulate metabolic functions and strengthen the immune system.  The best thing in using acupuncture is that there are no side effects in contrast to the medical treatment.

 

Alkaline & Acidic Foods List to Help Alkalize Your Body

Scientists can tell how foods will react inside the body by incinerating the food and analyzing the mineral content of its ash.  If the mineral content is highly alkaline, then the food will likely have an alkalizing effect on the body, and vice versa.

In other words, how the body reacts to certain foods is what determines what foods are alkaline-forming and what foods are acid-forming. 

For example, lemons are acidic in nature but have an alkalizing effect on the body once they are digested.  Similarly, milk is alkaline outside the body, but acidic upon digestion.  The type of soil used to grow fruits and vegetables can influence their mineral content and test results can vary.  As a result, different charts can report slightly different pH levels of the same foods.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid-forming foods. 

To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods.

Use this alkaline-acid foods list as a general guide and don’t worry if one chart is slightly different from another.

The small differences in degree ultimately won’t make a huge difference.  What will make the biggest difference is replacing processed foods with fresh foods and adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Highly Alkaline

baking soda, chlorella, dulse, lemons, lentils, limes, lotus root, mineral water, nectarine, onion, persimmon, pineapple, pumpkin seed, raspberry, sea salt, sea vegetables, seaweed, spirulina, sweet potato, tangerine, taro root, umeboshi plums, vegetable juices, watermelon

Moderately Alkaline

apples, apricots, arugula, asparagus, banchi tea, beans (fresh green), broccoli, cantaloupe, carob, carrots, cashews, cayenne, chestnuts, citrus, dandelion, dandelion tea, dewberry, edible flowers, endive, garlic, ginger (fresh), ginseng tea, grapefruit, herbal tea, herbs (leafy green), honeydew, kale, kombucha, kelp, kiwifruit, kohlrabi, loganberry, mango, molasses, mustard green, olive, parsley, parsnip, passion fruit, peas, pepper, raspberries, soy sauce, spices, sweet corn (fresh), turnip

Low Alkaline

almonds, apple cider vinegar, apples (sour), artichokes (Jerusalem), avocado, bell pepper, blackberry, brown rice vinegar, cabbage, cauliflower, cherry, cod liver oil, collard green, egg yolks, eggplant, ginseng, green tea, herbs, honey (raw), leeks, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, papaya, peach, pear, pickles (homemade), potato, primrose oil, pumpkin, quail eggs, radishes, rice syrup, rutabaga, sake, sesame seed, sprouts, watercress

Very Low Alkaline

alfalfa sprouts, avocado oil, banana, beet, blueberry, Brussel sprouts, celery, chive, cilantro, coconut oil, cucumber, currant, duck eggs, fermented veggies, flax oil, ghee, ginger tea, grain coffee, grapes, hemp seed oil, japonica rice, lettuces, oats, okra, olive oil, orange, quinoa, raisin, sprouted seeds, squashes, strawberry, sunflower seeds, tahini, tempeh, turnip greens, umeboshi, vinegar, wild rice

Now, to clarify, people came to us asking about how to be as alkaline as possible, but it doesn’t work that way as the key is to find balance.

ph levels

The sheer act of breathing has the ability to raise and lower our blood pH mainly due to oxygen and if you can work together with your mind on those breathing exercises the results can be even better.

The human blood pH should be slightly alkaline (7.35 – 7.45). 

Below or above this range means symptoms and disease.

A pH of 7.0 is neutral. 

A pH below 7.0 is acidic. 

A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

An acidic pH can occur from an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload and/or immune reactions, or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients.  The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals.  If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.  An acidic balance will:  decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease its ability to repair damaged cells, decrease its ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.

A blood pH of 6.9, which is slightly acidic, can induce coma/death.

The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs, and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables.  Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks.  We use too many drugs, which are acid forming, and we use artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and very acid forming.  Also on the list, you may see honey as very low acidic (not that bad) instead of alkaline, but the benefits of honey largely compensate.  One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acidic body is to clean up the body, adopt a healthy diet/lifestyle, and alkalize your body.

Very Low Acidic

amaranth, black-eyed peas, brown rice, butter, canola oil, chutney, coconut, cream, curry, dates, dry fruit, fava beans, figs, fish, gelatin, goat cheese, grape seed oil, guava, honey, kasha, Koma, coffee, maple syrup, millet, organs, pine nuts, pumpkin seed oil, rhubarb, sheep cheese, spinach, string beans, sunflower oil, triticale, venison (deer), vinegar, wax beans, wild duck, zucchini

Low Acidic

adzuki beans, aged cheese, alcohol, almond oil, balsamic vinegar, black tea, boar, buckwheat, chard, cow milk, elk, farina, game meat, goat milk, goose, Kamut, kidney beans, lamb, lima beans, milk, mollusks, mutton, navy beans, pinto beans, plum, red beans, safflower oil, seitan, semolina, sesame oil, shellfish, soy cheese, spelt, tapioca, teff, tofu, tomatoes, turkey, vanilla, wheat, white beans, white rice

Moderately Acidic

barley groats, basmati rice, bear, casein, chestnut oil, chicken, coffee, corn, cottage cheese, cranberry, egg whites, fructose, garbanzo beans, green peas, honey (pasteurized), ketchup, lard, maize, mussels, mustard, nutmeg, oat bran, olives (pickled), other legumes, palm kernel oil, pasta (whole grain), pastry, peanuts, pecans, pistachio seeds, pomegranate, popcorn, pork, prunes, rye, snow peas, soy milk, squid, veal

Highly Acidic

artificial sweeteners, barley, beef, beer, Brazil nuts, breads, brown sugar, cocoa, cottonseed oil, flour (white), fried foods, fruit juices with sugar, hazelnuts, hops, ice cream, jam / jelly, liquor, lobster, malt, pasta (white), pheasant, pickles (commercial), processed cheese, seafood, soft drinks, soybean, sugar, table salt, walnuts, white bread, white vinegar, whole wheat foods, wine, yeast, yogurt (sweetened)

Please check out our course on Internal Cleansing if you would like to learn more about how the food we eat affects us.

 

 

Alzheimer’s Natural Remedies

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s start when a person forgets names, places, and where they put their keys with personality changes and impulsive behaviors; it progresses to forgetting events recently or in the past; lastly people are not remembered, frustration sets in, doors are left open, the stove is left on, and they can’t remember where they are. It also includes poor judgment.

Causes of Alzheimer’s include protein deposits in the brain, heavy metal toxicity, poor nutrition habits, drugs, advanced syphilis, strokes, brain tumors, aluminum poisoning, and amyloidal protein depletion.

For Alzheimer’s modern medicine uses several medications with various results and toxic side effects. Then a person is usually institutionalized.

Diet – remember to remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, sodas, and refined foods.

Supplements helpful for Alzheimer’s include Alpha lipoic acid at 400 – 600 mg a day which provides antioxidant protection; Acetyl-l-Carnitine at 200 to 300 mg a day for brain cell stabilization; Fish oils (salmon) at 6000 mg a day as an anti-inflammatory and brain protector.

 

Herbs for Alzheimer’s

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs for Alzheimer’s in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day. Herbs for Alzheimer’s should be taken for several months.

Bacopa – nerve exhaustion, chronic fatigue, brain herb.

Gingko – herb for Alzheimer’s to help brain circulation as well as antioxidant, for memory.

Holy basil – known from Ayurvedic practice as the mind cleanser. It is also an adaptogen that helps the adrenals as well as the entire endocrine system.

Sage – improves digestion, anti-inflammatory.


Cell Salts to Help with Alzheimer’s

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – brain tissue hardness
#6 Kali phos 6X – to repair brain cells from nervousness and stress
#10 Nat phos 6X – for reducing acidity in the brain


Alzheimer’s Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Hyoscyamus (#1 Homeopathic for Alzheimer’s) – behavior after loss of memories; touching; gestures with fingers, hands; loss of sexual inhibitions; jealous, suspicious, accusing others, agitated, belligerent, hostile, paranoid; person is either passive or manic.

Alumina – loss of memory, confusion as to the identity, inability to recognize relatives, lost in well-known streets; constipation and dry skin; sunken features; losing physical control of body; eye hand coordination- slow response to nervous stimuli; can be bed ridden.

Anacardium – Alzheimer’s when person grumbles and complains continuously, pacing, angry, obstinate, contrary (Lil tig), swearing, cussing, accusing, hostile, huffy, irritable; total loss of memory, amnesia, loss of identity, doesn’t recognize others; people are taking from them (Ars alb), taking their money, their savings, or putting them in an institution; hypoglycemic, feed them and they calm down; history of abuse, suppressed anger; history of family of alcoholism; short periods of lucidity (3 or 4 days a month) and then relapse-sudden loss and return.

Arsenicum album – restlessness, pacing the floor; anxiety about money (people are going to take their money), miserly, selfish; panic, put me into an old folks home, lose trust in family and friends; wringing hands; smoking, restless hands; fears catching colds and infections.

Baryta carb – Alzheimer remedy after stroke, from injuries or brain damage; regression to childish states, behaving like a child; needs favorite blanket or doll, insecure; lost all intellectual functions, can feed themselves; swollen glands, history of infections. Can palliate or reverse Alzheimer symptoms.

Baryta mur – the Baryta with no swollen glands; use if Baryta carb stopped working or didn’t work; especially for swollen tonsils and chronic tonsillitis and sore throats, suppurative tonsillitis.

Conium – softening and drying up of the brain, loss of memory; senility with history of grief.

Kali brom – imbecility, mania, schizophrenic behavior, major epilepsy; chronic severe insomnia.

Kali phos 6X – preventative for 2 years (in old books) is best as a preventative or early stages of senility; use for lack of symptoms; weak memory in sixties or seventies or in nervous persons.

Lycopodium – premature senility; at age 45 looks 65 years old; brain function looks like early deterioration; classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s with other symptoms of gas, bloating, and problems worse on right side.

Picric acid – brain fatigue with total loss of memory from mental overexertion; students take before exams; chemical burns.

Staphysagria (inter current between Anacardium and Hyoscyamus) – Alzheimer’s with anger, belligerence, history of abuse, suppressed anger (staph, anac); loss of memory after argument; chronic anger where fights lead to loss of memory; rotate hyos, staph, and anac.

Sulphur – Alzheimer’s in a ragged philosopher with deterioration of the brain; weird ideas, imagination, goes into senility, inventor that never made it; rambling, staring at the wall and talking nonsense; over work of the brain; shows no concern for personal appearance, no bathing.

Zincum phos – brain fog; sleeplessness; epilepsy.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Anger Management Natural Remedies

Anger is the state of mind that reflects an emotional sensitivity. It is caused from emotional sensitivity or weakness or damage to the liver. This can happen from foods and poor dietary habits, pollution and most commonly from almost all medications.

Common over the counter pain relievers are the most frequent offenders. Physical symptoms can also involve digestive problems, high blood pressure and can come from stress.

The medical field may treat anger issues with counseling and various medications such as anti-depressants and other drugs that may have a temporary effect but rarely treats the cause.

The natural perspective is that anger is an emotional imbalance that when properly helped by feeding the liver and heart, a person can find joy and balance in life.

For anger issues in woman due to hormonal imbalance, see PMS Natural Remedies.

Dietary concerns are spicy and sour foods feed anger as well as stimulants and dietary imbalances. Eliminate liver stressors such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, caffeine, and sodas.

Simply, eat non-stimulating foods such as a vegetarian diet.

Supplements that aid the liver are NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine), glutathione and magnesium would be helpful with the herbs, cell salt and homeopathics. Also carefully consider a good counselor to help guide you through releasing anger.

 

Herbs for Anger Management

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The herbs for relieving anger are generally liver or heart herbs. The liver herbs also address digestive problems. If you get angrier with some of the following liver herbs, then change the herb, or use less as not to aggravate the liver. Healing the heart energy will also rejuvenate the liver energy when liver herbs fail to produce a positive result.

Liver herbs

Dave’s Liver Formula – calms the liver energy.

Dandelion root – gentle and effective liver support and cleanser.

Milk thistle – one of the most effective herbs for liver damage and support.

Schizandra – an adaptogen for liver, respiratory, and adrenal glands.

Cordyceps – superb liver adaptogen, athletic performance and adrenal restorer.

St. John’s wort – known for its anti-depressant qualities is actually great for the liver and the nervous system. (Do not use with antidepressant drugs)

 Heart Herbs

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – calms the heart and mind.

Hawthorn berries – heart tonic rich in antioxidants and cardiovascular, nerve, and antioxidant support. 


Cell Salts to Help with Anger

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

Cell salts work at an energetic and cellular level to treat organs and unbalanced energy. With cell salt we use a combination for best effects.

#2 Calc phos 6X – shy, insecure, irritable, and for children with growing pains.
#7 Kali sulph 6X – liver support, liver spots.
#9 Nat mur 6X – anger and isolation, doesn’t like to be consoled; craves salt.


Anger Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Homeopathics are uniquely specific for individuals. Match the symptoms with the individual and see some incredible results. Most homeopathics address liver weakness but will address other organ imbalances and energetic weaknesses.

Bryonia – ailments from anger with anxiety; silent grief; with violence; when answering questions; also in children; when contradicted; worse evenings; from headaches; when frustrated; red face.

Chamomilla – ailments from anger with anxiety; with grief; irritability, yells; children want to be held but refuses things offered; from suppressed menses; digestive issues; with anxiety; coffee increases anger; with red face; with trembling.

Hepar sulph – anger from noise; from pains; with temper tantrums; from slight annoyances; could do violence to others; very sensitive to cold winds; infections.

Lachesis – ailments from anger; cant stand anything tight around neck; fears of snakes; jealous; easily angry; from disappointed love; temper tantrums; from frustration; can cause violence.

Nux vomica – aliments from anger;  worse from stimulants; #1 liver remedy; with fright and silent grief; can be violent; with anxiety; often seen in children with stomachaches; from fright; worse mornings; wakes up irritable.

Aconite – anger from shock or a fright.

Anacardium – anger with violence; cursing; unable to emotionally connect.

Aurum metallicum – from business or financial worries or failures; also may feel depressed or suicidal.

Causticum – anger from world injustices; warts on hands or face; tendon problems.

Cina – anger in children with hyperactivity or intestinal parasites; grinds teeth.

Coffea cruda – where the mind is overactive and prevents sleep.

Colocynthis – anger from intestinal upsets or anger causes him to double over in pain.

Ignatia – anger with not wanting to be consoled; sighs from stress of grief.

Kali carb – anger with irritability; this person has a black and white mentality and doesn’t tolerate others; weakness.

Mercurius solubis (or Mercurius vivus) – anger with emotional sensitivity; temperature sensitive person.

Nitricum acid – has also a negative attitude; pains have a splinter-like sensation.

Petroleum – with skin problems such as eczema; worse in winter.

Sepia – anger with hormonal issues; skin issues; low sex drive; feels unattached to family.

Staphysagria – anger from being abused or in a frustrating or abusive situation; may have chronic urinary tract infections.

Sulphur – anger with an intellectual disposition; untidy person; fearless; skin problems; hot feet at night.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

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