Wouldn’t it be great if all of us could eat any food we wanted, and the only reaction we have is the pleasure and satisfaction it gives us? What would our lives be like if we never had to wonder how to get rid of food allergies? And this leads to asking, “Can food allergies really be cured?”
Think about what you or the people in your life need to do to rearrange your lives around food allergies, insensitivities, and intolerances. Your response to spotting food that your body doesn’t like can be a slight inconvenience, like not choosing the strawberries at your friend’s barbecue. Or your response may require calling ahead to every restaurant to make sure they don’t cook in pans with traces of nuts.
Peanut butter toast may cause a foggy brain or a bit of bloating for you, but for your toddler, it could start a bout of wheezing or worse: a quick series of reactions that turn into anaphylactic shock. And when there’s a violent immunological reaction like that, it’s terrifying for you and your child.
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health researchers reported that food allergies are linked to childhood anxiety. They discovered that among children with a food allergy, 57 percent reported having symptoms of anxiety.* That’s understandable.
At Balanced Care, we have a lot of compassion for everyone who rearranges their lives, even to the point of vigilance, for the foods that trigger negative reactions.
We have an alternative to the way you’ve been tolerating food intolerances! Write to us today to get started on a new path of vitality.
Now, do we believe that food allergies really can be cured? The answer is a qualified yes for many foods, and we have clients who’ve followed our guidance and recommendations and been very happy with the results. There are other foods we’ll identify that you will need to avoid the rest of your life.
We qualify our answer a bit because the partnership we form with you, steps you take, and coaching that you follow can make all the difference. You may need to manage a regimen for weeks, months or the rest of your life to see how to get rid of food allergies.
Let’s get to the source of your symptoms
We know how hard it is to say “no” to wonderfully-flavored temptations, especially in those situations where family traditions and memories compel you to eat what you know gives you a headache, makes you wheeze, or puffs you up like a balloon.
What’s unique about naturopaths is that we focus on the causes of your food allergies. So in the end, maybe you can eat that traditional family ice cream dessert because you’ve gotten to the source of the bloating it usually triggers.
We want to create a flow of energy and healing in your body that will have you feeling so much better. And yes, it can mean that some food “allergies” may not bother you again!
Let’s look at a simple example of a very common food reaction. It’s not something that causes anaphylactic shock but can have serious health consequences nonetheless. And most people are entirely unaware of this.
Millions of Americans get heartburn. The typical American response to mild or moderate heartburn or acid reflux is to pop antacids, most of which are lined up right at the checkout counter of every convenience station or drug store — that’s how prevalent the problem is! You can turn to any group of people and ask for heartburn help, and at least one person likely has a roll of antacids.
Heartburn is the awful irritation you feel right beneath your breastbone. It’s easy for people to pop a couple of dissolving tablets into their mouths and feel temporary relief — until they don’t. And then they pop them again. It’s a distressing solution because too much calcium carbonate, the main ingredient in these tablets, can damage our kidneys.
Taking antacid medications can cause issues with B12 and calcium absorption as well.
So what seems like a barely tolerable daily problem can debilitate the functioning of our kidneys, a major organ with the job of keeping our body chemistry in balance all the time.
Kidneys also control our blood pressure, make urine and red blood cells, and help maintain a good pH balance in your system and more.
Taking handy over-the-counter medications that help you avoid dealing with the cause of heartburn, bloating, brain fog, etc. for many common ailments and complaints rob us of our vitality over time.
Naturopathy is an alternative health care approach. Traditional American medical care focuses on symptoms and prescribes drugs to mask them effectively.
Naturopaths look at your symptoms and then ascertain and treat the causes of heartburn, and food allergies and intolerances. We get to the source to eliminate or greatly reduce your symptoms.
A naturopath treats heartburn and food allergies differently
Let’s follow our heartburn example, and you’ll see what we mean.
Naturopaths know that a common cause of heartburn is low stomach acid. This natural, internal hydrochloric acid starts working the minute food reaches our stomachs. It helps us digest our foods, breaking it down, and making the vitamins and minerals available to our bodies. We need these to feel well and perform normal bodily functions.
We’re all born with stomach acid to varying degrees. Its production is impacted by stress, eating too much sugar, inflammation in the lining of our stomach, and more. There’s even a doctor that says that our blood type impacts how much stomach acid we have. There is a lot to know, and we know it.
At Balanced Care, we create a drug-free regimen of digestive enzymes and more. We’ll start with food sensitivity and allergy testing through a simple blood test. This is especially helpful if someone is reacting to food, but doesn’t know what exactly is triggering it.
We don’t prescribe something for your symptoms. We address the root of the problem.
We encourage you to start your natural healing with us at Balanced Care. Contact us today. We’ll work together to restore your health and alleviate food allergy symptoms.
* You may want to read our blog post, 4 Tools For Your Adolescent Child With Anxiety