Allergies?

When most people think of allergies they think of massive and severe reactions to certain foods or substances. I know the first time I heard about an allergic reaction I was told the following story by a friend who lives in Sydney.

An Extreme Example

Sunday afternoon at a Seafood Restaurant.

The sun glittered across Sydney Harbour. It was a Wednesday afternoon at Doyles Seafood Restaurant in picturesque Watson’s Bay. We’d booked a family table, outdoors, and the warm breeze fluttered across the outdoor section of the restaurant and whipped tiny white caps upon the surface of the water. Nothing too choppy. Just a nice pleasant breeze.

My uncle was 40 and today was his day. We sat around a sun-streaked table and his wife encouraged him to order his favourite – which was lobster. It had been some time since he had eaten it, and on the last occasion he had noticed a bit of tightening around the throat, and a couple of small hives around the mouth, but nothing too undue and certainly nothing to cause significant alarm.

The lobster arrived, fresh and piqued orange. Uncle Bob smacked his lips and dived into the platter like a piscine aficionado. There was no holding back!

Then. Wham. He went bright red in the face and began clutching his throat. He was choking, unable to find enough breath, unable to stop the heaving of his chest. His eyes were bright red and streaming tears.[1]

Fortunately a doctor was present at the restaurant and they were able to administer an emergency treatment for the anaphylaxis.

Of course, this is a worst case severe scenario.

Milder Allergies

But what of milder allergies?

Dana Kington from A Natural Self Clinic in Western Australia says there are many strategies individuals can adopt to improve their allergies to certain foods.

“If you seek out a qualified naturopath who can guide you on the underlying treatment and management of your allergies, you are halfway there,” she states from her Fremantle rooms.

She suggests there are a few supplements that may have a significant impact on certain allergies. Some of these might include :

  • Omega 3’s for skin allergies
  • Arichodonic for hay fever
  • Quercetin for hay fever
  • Butterbur for migraines

Dana also suggests a complete detoxification programme to help with a system cleanout. However, she advises this is best done with the help and supervision of a qualified practitioner who can guide your detoxification programme.

Elimination

She also advises that a thorough a procedure at a natural therapies clinic is also a great foundation for the ongoing identification and treatment of allergy problems.

Some of the methods one can use are:

  • diagnosis
  • Elimination diets

If you suffer from any form of allergies, consult a qualified practitioner who can guide you towards better health and greater quality of life.


[1] http://www.allergy.org.au/content/view/131/134/