A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM IS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ALLERGIES
Do you experience symptoms of sinus or nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing headaches, fatigue, muscle or joint pain? You may be displaying typical or atypical allergy symptoms. Even depression or anxiety can be caused by allergies or intolerances. Allergy triggers come in many different forms such as substances that are eaten, inhaled or introduced through skin contact.
Regardless of the way you are exposed to these triggers, allergy symptoms are a result of the immune system’s inability to meet challenges with all defenses working one hundred percent. Allergies are a result of immune system confusion and depletion.
So How Do We Get Our immune System…Our “Defenses” To Be The Best They Can Be?
Diet, Diet Diet
Although you have probably heard this many times, I am going to say it again. You are what you eat. Before you put anything in your mouth ask yourself, will this provide nutrition for my body and help me to be healthy or will this make my body work harder to counteract the damage it will cause? There are 3 simple rules that you can follow to gauge the nutritional value of your food:
- The more processed a food is the less nutrition it will provide. The fresher and less processed, the greater the nutritional value.
- The more colorful our food, the more nutritional value. White foods have far less vitamins and minerals than brightly colored foods. So. foods like red peppers, apples, and sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes or iceberg lettuce.
- Include super foods in your diet. Super foods are foods that are packed with nutrients that help counteract the aging processes and decrease the inflammation that accompanies allergies and causes symptoms. Super foods include berries such as blueberries, goji, golden berries, or acai.
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Avoid Toxic Exposures
We may not be able to control the amount of toxins we are exposed to in every environment we encounter, but we can control the the toxicity of our home by making reasonable decisions when buying cleaning products, personal care products and yes even the mattresses we sleep on. When you think about how much time you actually spend lying on your mattress, you will realize this makes up a significant amount of your life. Many household cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, under arm deodorants, and other personal care products are manufactured with chemicals that have a detrimental effect on the immune system. They may even linked to severe chronic diseases. Mattresses are also manufactured with highly toxic chemicals. Do your research! Substitutes are available that are just as comfortable, but are manufactured with nontoxic chemicals.
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Become Aware of Helpful Products That Aid in Meeting Immune System Challenges
Sometimes our bodies do not have the resources to fight off infection or meet the challenges of allergy exposures. Our lives have become so complicated that many times we put our health on the back burner. Take advantage of resources available to stay healthy even when our life becomes chaotic. Medicinal mushrooms have proven to boost immune system function and modulate immune responses. Different varieties have different properties. There are mushrooms that help to strengthen the respiratory tract, fight infection and inflammation or aid in anti-aging.
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Himalayan salt inhalers are another great tool for benefiting respiratory health. They help to decrease inflammation of the mucous membranes that can be caused by allergies. Salt inhalers can be used to reduce the symptoms of allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
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We hope this article has been helpful for you, and we wish the best for your health!