‘The World Health Organisation claims that 20% – 30% of the global population suffer from some form of allergic disease’
Reducing Your Reaction To Allergies
- Avoid toxins (e.g. smoking) Smoking causes acute and chronic nasal symptoms in adults and children.
- Alcohol consumption (increased alcohol has been linked to allergic responses such as itching, swelling, headache, cough and asthma) Alcohol contains histamine, a chemical which induces the immune response / triggers allergy symptoms.
- Western diet (e.g. dairy / wheat / fried food / processed meats) These foods have been shown to damage the immune system, creating intolerances which are associated with fatigue, joint pain, eczema and acne.
What Foods Can Help?
- Vitamin C & zinc
- Fruit and vegetables
- Omega 3 (oily fish)
- Probiotics (yoghurt)
The above foods help to naturally lower histamine levels, reduce inflammation and offer immune system support. All of which can reduce your susceptibility and reaction to allergies.