HER ECZEMA WAS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES
Tanya was 4 months old when she began to have Eczema that covered her body. Her skin would crack, bleed and get infected. We noticed it would get worse and that the itching progressed when we were outside. Doctors gave us many creams to try and we got no results from them. We heard NAET from a friend and gave it a try. It was really amazing to see her get treated for environmental things such as sunlight, heat, grass, etc. Her skin slowly healed and only a small spot on her thumb brothers her sometimes versus her entire body.
-Parents of Tanya
Allergies plague most people at one time or another. For some, it is an annoying runny nose. For others, it is the inability to live outside of a special room. For a few, it is sudden death.
Rise in number of people going for food allergy test in UAE
More UAE residents are undergoing tests to determine their food allergies and intolerances, according to a private clinic.
“I see more than 100 patients a month with an allergy or food intolerance symptoms and that number is rising,” said Dr Maria Ridao Alonso, Managing and Medical Director, Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre.
Source: Gulf Published: 21:00 July 24, 2013
What could cause our immune systems to perform in such an abnormal way?
What are Allergies?
An allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) that causes the body’s defense system (the immune system) to overreact when defending itself. Normally, the immune system would only react if a harmful substance, such as bacteria, attacks the body. For people with allergies, their immune systems are working too hard and react even when relatively harmless substances, such as proteins we are eating, breathing or coming in contact with.
The severity of an allergic reaction can vary from mild discomfort to life-threatening situations. Allergens can stimulate an immune response when you breathe in or touch the allergen, or by ingestion of food or beverage, or from injections of medication.
Understanding the science behind Allergies
Antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins, abbreviated Ig) are gamma globulin proteins that are found in blood or other bodily fluids of vertebrates and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as bacteria and viruses. Antibodies are produced by a kind of white blood cell called a plasma cell. In placental mammals, there are five antibody isotypes known as IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM. They are each named with an “Ig” prefix that stands for immunoglobulin, another name for antibody, and differ in their biological properties, functional locations and ability to deal with different antigens.
IgA: Found in mucosal areas, such as the gut, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, and prevents colonization by pathogens. Also found in saliva, tears, and breast milk.
IgD: Functions mainly as an antigen receptor on B cells that have not been exposed to antigens. It has been shown to activate basophils and mast cells to produce antimicrobial factors.
IgE: Binds to allergens and triggers histamine release from mast cells and basophils, and is involved in allergy. Also protects against parasitic worms.
IgG: In its four forms, provides the majority of antibody-based immunity against invading pathogens. The only antibody capable of crossing the placenta to give passive immunity to fetus.
IgM: Expressed on the surface of B cells and in a secreted form with very high avidity. Eliminates pathogens in the early stages of B cell mediated (humoral) immunity before there is sufficient IgG.
Note that IgG and IgE are prominent in allergy.
Difference between Allergy(IgE) & Intolerance(IgG)
A 2 min video of the Difference between allergies and Intolerance. IgG is involved with food allergies and IgE with inhalation allergy.
Traditional medicine focuses on the information given above and uses a variety of drugs like antihistamines, decongestants, and steroids to mitigate the symptoms of allergies. Sometimes avoidance of the allergen and/or “allergy shots” are used to attempt to desensitize patients.
The human body is designed so that NO complete protein will be absorbed into the system. The reason is that when the body makes a protein, it knows that it is not an enemy because it made it. However, when a protein that the body did not make is found, it is assumed that it is a foreign invader like a virus, bacteria, fungus, etc. Therefore it makes antibodies against that protein and attacks it with the purpose of destroying it.
Types of Allergies
Food Allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens. Common foods involved include cow’s milk, peanuts, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, rice, and fruit.
Environmental Allergies, are your body’s response to substances you inhale at your home, school or workplace. They can be caused by dust, pollen, mold and mildew and cigarette smoke.
Pet Dander Allergy, a combination of dead skin cells and hair (or feathers), which can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to the allergens.
Insect Sting typically results in pain, swelling, and redness confined to the sting site. More severe reactions include symptoms appearing over a wider area (for example, swelling of your whole arm if you were stung on your wrist) or affecting other parts of the body from where the sting occurred. Common insects involved include ants, bee, beetle, and mosquito.
Chemical Allergy, Common chemicals involved include cleaners, colognes, shampoo, soap, hair dyes, and personal care items.
What are the symptoms of allergy?
Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of a food allergy may include:
- Rash or hives
- Cramping stomach pain
- Itchy skin
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the airways to the lungs
Anaphylaxis is a very serious and potentially fatal allergic reaction that involves a sudden drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and body system failure.
What problems can develop if you don’t treat Allergies?
Is an inflammation and obstruction of the bronchial tubes — the passages that allow air to enter and leave the lungs. During an asthma attack, the muscles that surround the bronchial tubes constrict, narrowing the air passages and making it extremely difficult to breathe. Other common symptoms are wheezing and a rattling sound in the chest.
Medications for Asthma
Long-term control medications, many people with asthma need to take long-term control medications daily, even when they don’t have symptoms. There are several types of long-term control medications, including the following.
Inhaled corticosteroids, Inhalation corticosteroids are cortisone-like medicines. They are used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhalation corticosteroids decrease the number and severity of asthma attacks.
Leukotriene modifiers are also called leukotriene receptor antagonists. These medicines are used for long-term control and prevention of asthma symptoms. Leukotrienes are substances made by your body that act as a trigger for an asthma attack. Blocking the action of leukotrienes helps prevent these attacks from occurring. These medicines are taken in pill form once every day.
Theophylline is used to treat lung diseases such as asthma and COPD (bronchitis, emphysema). It must be used regularly to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthines. It works in the airways by relaxing muscles, opening breathing passages, and decreasing the lungs’ response to irritants. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
Is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it
can appear on any location. Some people report that psoriasis is itchy, burns and stings.
Treatment for Psoriasis
Topicals, one of the most common approach is topical creams and moisturizer that are prescribed by your doctor after you’ve been diagnosed with psoriasis.
Soriatane (acitretin), is an oral retinoid, which is
a synthetic form of vitamin A. Synthetic retinoids was approved in the U.S. in the 1980s. Soriatane is the only oral retinoid approved by the FDA specifically for treating psoriasis. Isotretinoin, another oral retinoid, is sometimes used instead of Soriatane to treat psoriasis.
The exact way that Soriatane works to control psoriasis is unknown. In general, retinoids affect how cells regulate their behavior. Retinoids help control the multiplication of cells, including the speed with which skin cells grow and shed, which increases in psoriasis.
Salicylic Acid, some doctors recommend salicylic acid ointment, which smoothes the skin by promoting the shedding of psoriatic scales. Using salicylic acid over large areas of skin, however, may cause the body to absorb too much of the medication, leading to side effects. Salicylic acid may also cause skin irritation and weaken hair shafts, which can cause breakage and temporary hair loss. The effectiveness of these preparations are modest at best.
Calcipotriene -containing topical ointment. Calcipotriene, which is related to vitamin D, has proven to be effective for treating psoriasis, especially when combined with a topical corticosteroid cream. It’s best to use only limited amounts to avoid side effects.
Is used to describe nasal inflammation that results in rhinorrhea (colloquially known as “runny nose”), congestion, nasal itch, sneezing, postnasal drainage, and in some patients, ocular symptoms such as watering eyes. These symptoms occur when you breathe in something you are allergic to, such as dust, animal dander, or pollen. Symptoms can also occur when you eat food that you are allergic to.
Treatments for Rhinitis
- Saline nasal sprays. Use an over-the-counter nasal saline spray or homemade saltwater solution to flush the nose of irritants and help thin the mucus and soothe the membranes in your nose.
- Corticosteroid nasal sprays. If your symptoms aren’t easily controlled by decongestants or antihistamines, your doctor may suggest a nonprescription corticosteroid nasal spray, such as fluticasone (Flonase) or triamcinolone (Nasacort). Prescription-only corticosteroid nasal sprays are also available. Corticosteroid medications help prevent and treat inflammation associated with some types of nonallergic rhinitis. Possible side effects include nasal dryness, nosebleeds, headaches, and throat dryness.
- Antihistamine nasal sprays. Try a prescription antihistamine spray such as azelastine (Astelin, Astepro) and olopatadine hydrochloride (Patanase). While oral antihistamines don’t seem to help nonallergic rhinitis, nasal sprays containing an antihistamine may reduce symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis.
- Anti-drip anticholinergic nasal sprays. The prescription drug ipratropium (Atrovent) is often used as an asthma inhaler medication. But it’s now available as a nasal spray and can be helpful if a runny, drippy nose is your main complaint. Side effects may include nosebleeds and drying of the inside of your nose.
- Oral decongestants. Available over-the-counter or by prescription, examples include pseudoephedrine-containing drugs (Sudafed) and phenylephrine (Afrin, Neo-Synephrine, others). These medications help narrow the blood vessels, reducing congestion in the nose. Possible side effects include high blood pressure, heart pounding (palpitations) and restlessness.
Is a genetic type of rash that makes the skin sensitive and extremely dry and rough. It is a general term for any superficial inflammatory process involving the epidermis. Eczema is a skin condition causing inflammation and intense irritation. On the early stage, it is primarily marked by redness, itching, minute papules, and vesicles, weeping, oozing, and crusting, and later by scaling, lichenification and often pigmentation.
Treatments for eczema
- Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments. These are a type of anti-inflammatory medication and should relieve the main symptoms of eczema, such as skin inflammation and itchiness
- If ineffective, systemic corticosteroids can be prescribed. These are either injected or taken by mouth and are only used for short periods of time
- Medications to treat fungal and viral infections
- Antihistamines that cause drowsiness are often recommended, as these can help to reduce the risk of night-time scratching
- Topical calcineurin inhibitors (a type of drug that suppresses the activities of the immune system) decreases inflammation and helps prevent flares
- Barrier repair moisturizers reduce water loss and work to repair the skin
- Phototherapy can be prescribed to treat mild to moderate dermatitis. It involves exposure to ultraviolet A or B waves, alone or combined, and the skin will be monitored carefully if they are used.
Is an inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes (bronchi), the air passages between the nose and the lungs.
Treatment for Bronchitis
In some circumstances, your doctor may prescribe medications, including:
- Antibiotic: Bronchitis usually results from a viral infection, so antibiotics aren’t effective. However, your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic if he or she suspects that you have a bacterial infection.
- Cough medicine. It’s best not to suppress a cough that brings up mucus because coughing helps remove irritants from your lungs and air passages. If your cough keeps you from sleeping, you might try cough suppressants at bedtime.
- Other medications. If you have allergies, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your doctor may recommend an inhaler and other medications to reduce inflammation and open narrowed passages in your lungs.
If you have chronic bronchitis, you may benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation — a breathing exercise program in which a respiratory therapist teaches you how to breathe more easily and increase your ability to exercise.
What are the symptoms of Intolerance?
When a food irritates your stomach or your body can’t properly digest it, that’s intolerance. You may have these symptoms:
- Gas, cramps, or bloating
- Irritability or nervousness
The most common food intolerance is lactose intolerance. It happens when people can’t digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy. Another kind of intolerance is being sensitive to sulfites or other food additives. Sulfites can trigger asthma attacks in some people.
Do you feel sleepy soon after you eat?
Proteins are made up of small units called amino acids. Think of a Lego as an amino acid. The multiple things you can build from Legos are called proteins.
When you eat a protein, stomach acid must break the proteins down into amino acids. As the digested food reaches the small intestine, the amino acids are absorbed so the body can make and repair proteins. However, if you don’t have enough stomach acid, whole or partially digested proteins reach the small intestine and are absorbed. The body recognizes these as foreign since it didn’t make them. Thus you become allergic to the foods you normally eat! Now about 20-40 minutes after each meal, your body thinks it is being attacked by a foreign protein and attacks it. Thus it is like having a mini case of the flu after each meal!
This is why so many people feel sleepy soon after they eat. They say, “I ate too much and it made me sleepy!” The reality is that their body is attacking the proteins they just ate.
The reason for this allergy is the lack of stomach acid. So why don’t you have enough stomach acid? Making stomach acid requires iodine, zinc, vitamin Bl, water, salt, and carbon dioxide. We don’t eat seaweed regularly and are
deficient in iodine. The amount of iodine in table salt is about 1/1000 of what you need, there is no iodine in sea salt, and our soils are devoid of iodine. About 80% of the population is deficient in zinc. Thus most people have allergies because they can’t make stomach acid! If one of the undigested proteins is used in the formation of a cell, the immune system will still attack it.
When you don’t have enough stomach acid, the digestive process in your stomach creates gas bubbles. These bubbles are coated with stomach acid much like soap coats a bubble. The gas bubble causes you to belch or simply rises up into your esophagus where you taste the acid. It bums your esophagus so you feel discomfort or overt pain. This is called GERD or gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Since it is assumed you have too much stomach acid (and indeed you do have it in the wrong place—the esophagus) you take antacids or drugs that stop acid production. Your GERD stops. However, now you are developing allergies since you can’t digest your proteins!
Without stomach acid, you can’t adsorb zinc even if you take it. Thus you will become deficient in zinc when you shut down stomach acid production if you weren’t deficient already. If you take drugs that shut down your stomach acid, you will become depressed because you can’t make serotonin. So now you are a depressed person with allergies and chronic fatigue. Now you start antidepressant drugs. These work temporarily but have been shown to increase the amount and frequency of depression when taken long term. They also diminish your sexual performance/desire. Your spouse gets tired of you and your emotional ups and downs, your runny nose, migraine headaches, explosive diarrhea, and lack of sexual interest/performance. You can figure out the rest.
Remember this downward spiral started because of the lack of iodine, zinc, salt and vitamin B 1. The drugs don’t solve the problem—they cover up the problem and create several more problems.
When your immune system is constantly in attack mode, it uses a lot of adrenalin. Soon your adrenals wear out. You should assume that if you have allergies, your adrenals are tired and dysfunctional. To feel better, you will be drawn towards CATS = Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco, & Sugar. They give you temporary relief, but they place additional demands upon your adrenals. You must avoid them.
Types of Allergy Test
Skin tests, this type of testing is the most common and is relatively painless. A very small amount of certain allergens is put into your skin by making a small indentation or “prick” on the surface of your skin.
Scratch test, also known as a puncture or prick test: First, your doctor or nurse will look at the skin on your forearm or back and clean it with alcohol. They’ll mark and label areas on your skin with a pen. Then they’ll place a drop of a potential allergen on each of those spots. Next, they’ll prick the outer layer of your skin to let the allergen in. (It’s not a shot, and it won’t make you bleed.)
Intradermal test, after they look at and clean your skin, the doctor or nurse will inject a small amount of allergen just under your skin.
Patch test, your doctor could put an allergen on a patch and then stick that on your arm or back.
Plan for an hour-long appointment. The pricking part of scratch and intradermal tests takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Then you’ll wait about 15 minutes to see how your skin reacts.
Patch tests take more time, and two visits to your doctor. You’ll have to wear a patch for about 48 hours in case you have a delayed reaction to the allergen.
A very small amount of an allergen is inhaled or taken by mouth. Challenges are done mostly with potential food or medication allergies. It is very important that they are supervised by a physician with specialized training and experience, such as an allergist.
involve taking a blood sample, adding an allergen to the sample, and measuring the amount of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies produced in response to the allergen. Types of allergy blood tests include the following:
- Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
- In vitro basophil histamine release assay
- Radioallergosorbent test (RAST)
EPIPEN – MUST FOR ANAPHYLACTIC
The EpiPen is an auto-injector of epinephrine, the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. When a life-threatening allergic reaction takes place, the injection of this hormone ought to be injected in the thigh immediately, to treat reactions such as hives, redness of the skin, tightness in the throat, breathing problems and/or a decrease in blood pressure.
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Allergic reactions to contacts can be different in each person and may include asthma, eczema, skin rashes, hives, sinusitis, cough, etc. It is apparent that something contacted by the skin can produce symptoms as devastating to the patient as anything ingested or inhaled.
NAET offers the prospect of relief to those who suffer from asthma and allergies by reprogramming the brain to perfect health. Just like rebooting a computer, we can reboot our nervous system through NAET to overcome the adverse reactions of brain and body.
To fully understand NAET, one needs to know some Oriental medical principles since NAET is developed from Oriental medical theories and techniques among others. NAET has taken the acupuncture and Oriental medical theories and developed a technique that can eliminate the reaction from the root.
Addictions can definitely cause illness. Continuous contact with an allergen produces toxins in the body and causes blockages in the meridians. If these blockages are not cleared, reactions to the allergens often produce symptoms that mimic other diseases.
By clearing foods from the basic protocol, we strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and absorption. This allows the body to get the necessary nutrients, which are essential for life.
One allergen is cleared per visit. Each individual has a different genetic makeup and health history so the number of sessions required varies from one individual to another. For some people, allergens are cleared immediately however, for others it may take many sessions to accomplish the desired results.
Some people might raise their eyebrows and ask, “Can you really eliminate my Psoriasis?” NAET answers with a resounding “YES!”
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