What causes allergies? – Our bodies have a magnificent detoxification system, using the skin, colon, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, blood and lymph system. However, by some estimates, we take in more toxins in one day than our forefathers took in, in a year. Consider this, a baby just a little over two months old, has taken in more toxins that a 72 year old man who live a hundred years ago. An abundance of toxins slows our body’s ability to eliminate poisons because our system is clogged.
We take in toxins through the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. When you take in toxins faster than you can safely eliminate, excess toxins will accumulate and store in your cells, tissues, organs and bones. Today, our bodies simply cannot detox fast enough. Toxins are not only the result of our petrochemicals, but biological contaminants also create toxins that overload our triggering an over reactive immune response. If we can reduce toxins from all sources it will go a long way to alleviate allergic reactions.
Imagine a pitcher with a hole in the bottom and you pour water in the top. As long as you pour a small amount the pitcher never fills up. As you increase the rate of water coming in, the pitcher begins to slowly fill. Eventually it fills and begins to spill over. Similarly, When our bodies cannot detox fast enough, we produce symptoms wherever our weak link is. This is when the cellular health is toxic and the immune system is weak. The body’s response to this injury or irritation is inflammation. This triggers an immune response, causing the white blood cells to spill histamines, cytokines and other inflammatory substances in the fight to clean up the toxemic condition. Symptoms of toxicity will manifest in the person’s weakest link
According to Doris Rapp, M.D. environmental physician and author of “Is This My Child”, states that much of these behavior problems are allergy caused by food, molds, inhalants, chemicals and other allergens. Because the scope of allergies is so wide, allergies can affect almost every system in a child’s body, especially the central nervous system.
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