Diet Therapy for Allergies
There are 2 methods to become aware of disturbing foods. The first method is the trial -and-error elimination diet. This automatically eliminates many hazards and foods. The patient should keep to organic, untreated, unprocessed foods as far as possible and should do away with another set of hazards such as pesticides, various sprays and other poisons. After having eliminated as many disturbing factors as possible, a self-search should be carried out to ascertain any doubtful symptoms from foods. It is prudent to try a basic diet, not including suspected foods for two weeks until the cause is detected.
The best way, though, to prevent or overcome allergies is to make stronger the overall physical resistance so as not to fall an easy prey to every allergen that comes along. To begin with, the patient should fast on fresh fruit juices for 4 or 5 days. Repeated short juice fasts are to be expected to result in better tolerance to previous allergies. Subsequent to the fruit juice fast, the patient can take a mono diet of vegetables or fruits such as carrots, grapes or apples, for one week. After that one more food is added to the mono diet. A week later the third food is added and so on. After four weeks, the protein foods can be introduced, one at a time.
Cautions for Allergies
The foods which should be barred from the diet are tea, cola drinks, alcohol, sugar, coffee, chocolate, sweets and foods containing sugar, tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked, salted, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken, pickled foods and foods containing any chemical additives, preservatives and flavouring. These foods cause either toxic accumulations or over stimulation of adrenal glands or strain on pancreatic enzymes production or disturb the blood sugar balance.
Nutritional Supplements for Allergies
For preventive purposes, the entire C complex vitamins - known as the bioflavonoid, are recommended. They slowly but surely strengthen cell permeability to help immunise the body from various allergies, in particular hay fever. Multiple allergies may result from poor adrenal gland functioning. In such cases liberal amounts of pantothenic acids help cure them, although the recuperation will take a number of weeks. An adequate intake of vitamin E is also advantageous as this vitamin possesses effective anti allergic properties, as some studies have shown.
Exercise for Allergies
For allergic conditions in which an element of stress is present, it is necessary to employ such methods as relaxation, exercise, meditation and mind control. These methods will lessen or remove stress and in so doing contribute towards the treatment of allergies. Yoga Asanas like Yogamudra, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Sarvangasana, Shavasana and Anuloma-Viloma, Pranayama are also beneficial.
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(Last Updated on : 23-07-2016)
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