Reduce Respiratory Allergies with these Wholistic tips

Reduce Respiratory Allergies with these Wholistic tips

The severity of respiratory allergies can be reduce using a wholistic approach,

Respiratory allergies can make life really miserable. Respiratory allergies that produce Hayfever and sinus symptoms can also be responsible for exacerbating Asthma, and headaches.

Often the only course of action seems to be to take an anti-histamine. While this often does settle the symptoms, not actually helping the body reduce the cause of the allergic reaction.

There are fortunately a number of wholistic alternatives to reducing your respiratory allergic reactions.  Basically to reduce the reactivity of your system improve immune function, reduce the over reactivity of the body to the allergens and reduce stress reactions within the body.

This is done by improving your digestive system’s function; improve adrenal function and reducing overall stress.

This article will focus on improving Gut function; the other aspects of allergy reduction will be covered in next few posts.

 It is really important to strengthen Your Gastrointestinal Ecosystem:

 So what does the digestive tract have to do with the respiratory system?

As it turns out, the two systems have a lot in common. Both the respiratory system and the digestive system act as a barrier and a filter from the outside world. The same type of cell that lines the gut also lines the respiratory tract. The cells that line the digestive system and the respiratory system are kept healthy by the bacteria in the gut.

 One study found a direct link between bacteria in the gut and the development of allergies later in life.

Professor Hans Bisgaard, head of the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, found that in over 400 children there was a “direct link between the number of different bacteria in their rectums and the risk of development of allergic disease later in life.” (2)

Bisgaard discovered that the greater the diversity of bacterial colonies in the gut, the less likely a child was to develop an allergic response in the future.

When the community of microbes is diverse, this means that there are several different kinds of microbes populating the gut, rather than a select few. This bacterial diversity ensures balance within any ecosystem reducing the risk of any becoming dominant.

Not only can an absence of diversity set you up for asthma later in life, but this has also been found to contribute to conditions like obesity. (3)

Research over the last 5 years has found that as much as 80 percent of the immune system health is controlled by gut? This makes it’s absolutely essential to nourish and protect diverse range of beneficial gut bacteria and improving digestive function!

 So just how do you create a healthy immune system and diverse population of healthy bacteria in the Gut.?

Fortunately, like any other environment, the inner ecosystem of the gut can be influenced. The best ways to do this is to:

Eat a wide range of foods that support a healthy inner ecosystem.

Some foods, like refined starches and sugar, will feed only one group of bacteria, and several fungus based organisms such as Candida. A diet high is processed foods, grains and sugars allow them to dominate the gut environment and become pathogenic. Often these same bacteria and fungi cause digestive problems such as bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, thrush, fructose intolerance etc. infection. The best way to combat bacterial overgrowth and infection is to eat a diet that is mostly vegetable/plant based and eliminates processed foods. .

Eat a plant-based diet that adheres to the principle of 80/20.

The principle of 80/20 tells us to eat 80 percent land and ocean vegetables and 20  percent grains, animal proteins, and starchy vegetables. It also tells us to stop eating when 80 percent full. This can be incredibly healing for the entire body.

Eat a daily serving of fermented foods or cultured vegetables, these are probiotic-rich foods that help protect the gut lining and regulate immune function.

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and Kimchi (Korean cultured vegetables) and Kefir (fermented milk or coconut water) are full of a wide range of beneficial micro-organisms. These foods are eaten daily by the longest living people throughout the world.

Take a good quality Probiotic Daily that has at least 5-8 different strains of gut healthy bacteria in each capsule. Please note that most Probiotics readily available over the counter usually only contain one or two strains.

So I hope that this provides with a broader picture of how you can influence the severity of any respiratory allergies that you suffer. Following these steps will also dramatically improve your overall health and sense of wellbeing.

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Sonja

Dr. Sonja Gwosdezki (registered Chiropractor)

Wellbeing Empowerment Coach

Stress Reduction Expert

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