Dr. Michael Levi, an immunologist, believes that an allergy is like a “phobia” of the immune system. In his analogy, an allergy in a person indicates that their immune system has developed an irrational “fear” of a certain substance causing the immune system to “panic” when confronted by that substance. The intense fear you experience… Continue reading Similarities Between Allergies and Phobias
Hay fever can be extremely annoying and can become a serious problem. The symptoms are sometimes so severe that they can interrupt our normal flow of life, many times to the point of keeping us inside the house with the windows closed for most of the summer. The most common symptoms of hay fever are… Continue reading Hay Fever Allergy
I am constantly amazed at how the medical system fails miserably to help people suffering from allergies. What they offer is an injection of a very small amount of the allergen under the skin and then they let the immune system react. The idea here is that if one repeats this injection often enough (which… Continue reading How do allergies really work?
Your digestive tract is actually a tube. If you place a marble in your mouth and swallow it, it will go down the esophagus, pass though your stomach, go into your small intestine, go through the large intestine until it reaches the rectum and exits through the anus. In a sense the marble never actually… Continue reading What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Allergies often develop during times of transition. Such transitions are limitless and can include things such as moving to a new place, becoming pregnant and going through pregnancy, getting married, becoming ill, going through puberty or a divorce/break up, career transitions or promotions, leaving a religion and so on. During these periods of transition, we… Continue reading Allergies Can Develop During Important Life Transitions