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Normal and regular people get food allergies, but, food allergies are not normal.
Yes, they are common, but they are not normal of a perfectly healthy body.
An allergic response is when a person's body reacts to certain foods in such a way that the body employs an immune system response. This is because it "believes" the food as harmful. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, respiratory system, or other areas of the body. Some of the most common allergic responses include a tingling sensation in the mouth, vomiting, difficulty breathing, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, swelling of the tongue and throat and can progress to a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and even death. With symptoms sometimes showing withing minutes of exposure that the food, this can be dangerous, especially for younger kids, or people with special needs.
Severe allergic reactions can result in anaphylaxis, the extreme of an allergic reaction which can mean death. It can involve any or all of the areas of the body including, the respiratory system, skin, digestive and gastrointestinal system and the cardiovascular system. In such cases, the use of epinephrine is necessary. Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline. It is available through prescription in forms that can be self administered, such as the Twinject and the EpiPen.
Within the medical industry, they say that there currently is no known cure for food allergies. It is simply said that the best way to avoid a reaction is to avoid the foods to which you are allergic. This may seem like a "duh" to many people. But a lot of people outgrow their food allergies as they get older. However, some allergies are considered to be "lifelong" allergies. Examples of these would be peanuts, nuts, fish and shellfish, all of which are delicous foods that are good for the body. Research is currently being conducted, with a hope to one day find a cure for food allergies, so that everyone can enjoy these foods.
If you just start to remove foods from your diet because you think they may cause allergic reactions, you are likely to wind up with a diet that is not balanced or nutritionally sound. This could result in catastrophic long-term health problems in the long run! You could end up missing out on some very important vitamins and minerals, or other essential nutrients. In fact, it is really recommended that you talk to your doctor and have allergy tests performed, before you start staying away from foods that you only think may cause you to have allergic reactions.
A person could be allergic to any food, such as vegetables, fruits and meats, however, there are eight specific foods that have been found to cause a whopping 90% of all food allergies and food related allergic reactions. These foods are milk, eggs, tree nuts such as cashews and walnuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Some of these foods are relatively easy to avoid but others require more attention. If you are mindful, though, you can still enjoy many foods, by carefully those that cause you reactions.
Hope for Many:
Many people have found that when taking glyconutrients, allergies diminish and in some cases are completely removed. Glyconutrients were recently featured on the 20/20 Television show! The glyconutrient supplements are a new class of nutrients that have shown to help improve immune system function and cell-to-cell contact. With healthy cells, you have healthy tissue, healthy organs, and a healthy body. The results that people have had with glyconutrition supplements have caught the attention of the media, research facilities, universities, and doctors. To learn more about the research and science behind "glyconutrition supplements", visit the site below.
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