What is allergy?
An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the body when it comes into contact with a substance that is in fact harmless. An allergy is certain causes, occurs suddenly and is predictable. The hypersensitive response comes from the natural immune system and ranges from a slightly uncomfortable feeling to a fatal anaphylaxis.
Types of allergies
Light allergies are part of everyday life. Allergic rhinitis, hay fever, and so on, are most common. They are often characterized by a runny nose, red eyes and itchiness. Other common manifestations of allergy eczema, urticaria and asthma attacks. Allergies arise from an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin-containing medicines, are very serious and need an immediate medical treatment. If left untreated this type of allergy can be life-threatening. Food allergy causes vomiting, watery stools, rash, Jeuken one galbulten. Substances that cause allergies often are proteins in food, such as milk, wheat, beef, eggs, paus's, and so on. Insect bites can also cause allergic reactions. There are several tests in order to determine the allergy, such as blood tests, skin tests, etc.. All of these tests should be carefully analyzed, however,, since a positive test, from clinically, not always indicates an actual allergy.
The causes of allergy
The substances in your environment that cause allergies, are referred to as allergens. The most common allergens are dust, Pollen (stuifmeel), food proteins, certain medications, cosmetics, latex, etc.. Skin contact with allergens cause skin allergy. When allergens are inhaled, they cause excessive secretions in the respiratory organs, narrowing of the bronchi (axes), asthma attacks, etc.. When the body absorbs food allergen, arise there are symptoms that are similar to food intolerance. How the immune system reacts to allergens, different for each person significantly. Not everyone experiences suffer from, but those who are sensitive to certain allergens, have to deal with allergies. An allergy is a disorder of one's own immune system. Although allergic reactions often occur suddenly and acutely, it is good to explain how the condition gradually builds up on the basis of Ayurveda. What is hereby takes place in the body, is of great importance. Any reaction of the body has a cause.
Ayuvedische declaration of allergic diseases
Ayurveda considers allergic reactions as the malfunctioning of the physicalmoods(Dosha), with in particular the Vata. A weakened Vata disrupts the othermoods: Kapha, I do not Rakta Pitta. This leads to a number of systemic and local (over the whole body) symptoms. Vata and Pitta weakened cause rashes, burning, aqueous onlasting and fever. A weakened Vata, I Kapha Pitta veroorzaken jeuk, dizziness and hives. A weakened Vata and Kapha causing blockages in the bronchi, excessive secretions and asthma attacks. The main cause of the disturbances in this lichaamshumores are our diet and lifestyle.
Prevention of allergy
According to Ayurveda, each person has a unique physical frame. It is 'Prakriti' said. Because we are all very different in this, suits each person a certain type of food and lifestyle. Addition, there are also differences in human susceptibility to certain diseases and illnesses. In the classical texts of Ayurveda describes how certain diets, living patterns and risk factors associated with the different types of Prakriti. Moreover, Ayurveda also gives advice regarding the seasonal and daily regimen and lifestyle. This one may be susceptible to the diseases covered and avoid long, happy and healthy to go through life. By following the correct precepts, avoiding an unhealthy diet or lifestyle, one can avoid allergies learn and learn well to deal. Avoiding an unhealthy lifestyle does not mean you need to make your environment sterile and dust-free. Indeed, if you are no longer exposed to allergens, weakens your immune system is precisely. Recent research indicates that people who live in a very sterile and clean environment, essential immune substances miss everyday allergens along to tackle. This makes them much more susceptible to allergic diseases1. Furthermore, developing children who are excessively exposed at a young age allergen hypersensitivity to these substances. It is very difficult to avoid allergens that spread through airborne contact, such as pollen and dust, especially outdoors. Therefore, the development of a functioning immune system the best way to live allergy free. The following paragraphs provide some general advice for preventing allergy. You can find out what lifestyle and diet is best for you. To do so, visit a qualified Ayurveda practitioner to your physical gear (Prakriti) to investigate.
Some foods cause an adverse or toxic reaction which is harmful to health. Often, this results in an allergy or illness, which persists for a certain time. For people with certain physical constitution certain nutrients can all cause a reaction. Other hand, certain other food combinations or certain ways of preparing food can also lead to negative reactions to everyone. If someone is sensitive to food that can not be avoided, there are ways to promote better to teach them to go. The most allergenic foods cause a reaction because they contain substances that can not coexist well together. They clog the biokanalen of the body and thus weaken the Dosha. When this is the case, is only a small exposure to an unhealthy diet, lifestyle or allergens sufficient to provoke a sudden negative reaction of Dosha. In this way arose allergies and skin. The following combinations of foods you should avoid.
- Milk + acidic foods, Milk + fruit, milk + screw
- Excessive intake of acidic foods
- Cooking with honey or warmed honey, the consumption of honey i.c.m. hot beverages
- Combination of honey and alcohol
- Junket, late night eating yogurt and cottage cheese warmed
- Combination of hot and cold foods at the same time (eg. coffee with ice)
- Consuming cooled, cold and dry food during the winter months
- Half-cooked or not cooked whole foods, in particular with non-vegetarian food.
Prevention is always better than cure. You can do this by avoiding the above causes, and to follow the season recommendations described in Ayurveda. These opinions are related to diet and lifestyle and help you to better cope with the related seasonal irritations of Dosha. Undergo annually an Ayurvedic ongiftigingstherapie can be very beneficial. Furthermore, a daily Nasya treatment also improves (treatment of the nose with medicinal oils) resistance against respiratory allergies. Also take the following precautions:
- Take a teaspoon of sesame oil into your mouth daily as a rinse , during 5 to 10 minutes in your mouth (after brushing teeth).
- Eat fresh seasonal fruits for your daily dose of antioxidants against the damaging effects of weather, pollution and to prevent allergies
- Always ask yourself before eating the following question: Am I hungry?
Avoid fasting, excessive food intake or eating only a certain type of food.
- Always eat fresh food and avoid food that is prepared with preservatives, dyes or other chemical additives.
- Help a short walk in the fresh air combined with breathing exercises to prevent allergies. Yoga and Pranayama strengthen the natural defense system.
- Avoid exposure to cold wind, wet clothes and a sudden change of temperature (eg. by an air-conditioned office immediately cooled to step in) the hot outdoor environment
- Avoid fermented foods and take late-night heavy meals until you. Dinner should be light digestible.
- Very important! Avoid sleeping during the day. Daytime sleep leads to narrowing of the biokanalen, causing blockages in the metabolic process (combustion).
- Mothers who breastfeed, submit an unhealthy diet and lifestyle to avoid. This fact greatly affect breastfeeding children receiving, and hence the children themselves.
How to deal with allergies
As previously stated, an allergic reaction to an unwarranted unprovoked attack our immune. The best way to deal with them, is to eliminate the root cause. Or more precisely, by calming the irritation in the Dosha, and avoiding unhealthy lifestyles. It is these two factors to irritate the Dosha. Pay a visit to your Ayurvedic physician for detailed information about what you can do best or not it. Rash, hives and asthma are excellent to deal with ayurvedic herbs and ontgiftigingstherapieën. Such supplements remove toxins, clean de biokanalen, soothe the Dosha and strengthen the immune system. Medicines that contain antihistamines suppresses fact only irritated Dosha. While this provides temporary relief, arise and accumulate harmful toxins in your body. As mentioned earlier,, Our environment contains thousands of allergens. Only a few of them bring about a reaction in people. The suppression of the immune system in order to alleviate allergy symptoms, just make someone more susceptible to other diseases and allergies. According to Ayurveda are food allergies, such as lactose- a glutenintoleratie, and intolerance to other proteins and food, due to a defaulting digestion 'Agni'. A good fuctionerende Agni ensures good digestion, uptake and depletion. A recommended way to prevent food allergies and heal, by improving the digestion (Agni) with specific supplements. This can be done by way Ayurvedic ongiftiging and cleaning of the biokanalen of the body. This treatment is known as the Shodhana therapy. In addition, there are several other herbs that help voedingssupplemementen and sensitivity to certain food allergens and reduce. Furthermore, the rejuvenation therapy 'Rasayana' very beneficial and enhances general resistance. A specific focus on certain parts of the body Rasayana therapy, can also reduce allergic hypersensitivity to substances. Before receiving a treat, You must first be examined by a qualified ayurvedabehandelaar. This research is essential, since everyone needs a specific treatment plan that is tailored to his or her individual complaints. On its own initiative taking supplements or herbs, or visiting therapists in your vicinity, does not solve your problems. Indeed, it could be your problem unnecessarily complicated.
Dr. Pranit Ambulkar