Allergies vs Sensitivity

What are allergies?

An allergy is an immune system response. Your immune system is your body’s defense against invaders of any kind. The body produces an antibody as a response to the stressor. Allergies can be caused by many things including weather changes/environment, food, toxins/chemicals, and other ingredients.

What is a sensitivity?

A sensitivity is an intolerance to something that is typically triggered in the gut. You are typically able to be exposed to a sensitivity but only in a very limited amount.

What is important to understand about both allergies and sensitivities is that they both can cause a lot more harm than just the reaction you feel in the moment. Allergies and sensitivities create a lot of inflammation in the body as well as stress. Antibodies produced from a reaction put stress on the body which tax our adrenals. Adrenals play a major role in producing cortisol, adrenaline, and other sex hormones. Cortisol and adrenaline regulate our fight or flight system in the body. Hormones of all kinds regulate many functions in the body including metabolism. When allergies go untreated, this leads to constant stress on the body which can cause adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, mental imbalances, and chronic inflammation. All of these issues can lead to disease, injuries, chronic fatigue, and many other major health issues.

Allergies can be triggered by stress, food, hormonal imbalances, some prescription medications, birth control pills, yeast in the gut (leaky gut), and bad dietary habits.

How do we overcome allergies?

Get to the root of the problem! A combination of all or some of these things are important in overcoming allergies.

1. Eliminate the stressors in the body

2. Proper supplementation

3. Figure out the imbalances in the body

4. Proper nutrition

5. Allow the body and the gut time to heal

If you feel you suffer from allergies there is so much more that can be done. Fix the root not the symptom!

-Casie

Nutrtion and Wellness Consultant, AFPA

To schedule an appointment with Casie, call us at (952) 500-8477

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