What is Allergy

What is Allergy

An allergy is a chronic condition involving an abnormal reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance called an allergen. Allergens can include aeroallergens such as dust mite, mold, and tree weed and grass pollen, as well as food allergens such as milk, egg, soy, wheat, nut or fish proteins. Or in other words we can say abnormal response of the immune system in the susceptible people who have allergic genes to ordinarily harmless substances by producing IgE antibody. When a person having allergic genes are exposed to allergens present in air water or foods then there is first stage of sensitization which can last from few months to few years during which he does not have any symptoms and then there is stage of Allergic Reaction. It is only in this stage of allergic reaction that the person starts having allergic symptoms.

Following is the example of STAGE OF SENSITIZATION WHERE A PERSON IS HAVING GENES OF ALLERGY BECOMES SENSITIZED TO PEANUTS. DURING THIS STAGE HE IS EATING PEANUTS FOR YEARS AND NOTHING HAPPENS. Then suddenly this leads to STAGE OF ALLERGIC REACTION WHEN THE SAME PERSON STARTS HAVING SEVERE REACTION WHEN EVER HE EATS PEANUTS.

Why someone develops allergic diseases early in life and others develop late in life

A person inherits allergic genes from the parents as explained above and the development of allergic diseases depend on three factors is IMMUNE SYSTEM, GENES, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONS AND ALLERGENS PRESENT IN THE AIR WATER AND FOODS.

When the Allergic Genes coexist with the environmental pollutions like smoke, pesticides in air water and foods, insecticides, chemicals like formaldehyde in furniture and carpets etc. then these genes get activated and suddenly person develops allergic symptoms. Immune system of every person reacts in different way some people start reacting early and some may react late so some may develop symptoms early and some may develop late. This also depends on amount of exposure of the environmental pollutions.

ALLERGY & OBESITY:-
Our body gets vitamins, minerals and important ingredients from food to provide energy to body and stay healthy. But if person is allergic to a food and he takes it daily then instead of giving energy it damages the immune system and cannot be neutralized or detoxified by the body defense system. So this food is converted to waste fat and deposited continuously in the body leading to obesity. Typically these people try very hard with diet control and strenuous daily exercises but still they gain weight. Once these patients are treated for their allergies they are lose weight and also get rid of allergic diseases.
Obesity and Allergy in Children:
Recent data gathered from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicates a link between allergy and obesity. Researchers looking at this data, which included responses from more than 4,000 children ages 2 to 19, compared immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, an indicator of allergic activity in the body, with obesity levels. They found that children suffering from obesity had higher IgE levels. In fact, obese children were 26 percent more likely to have some form of allergy than children of normal weight.
These findings led the researchers to conclude that obesity may be a contributor to the rising number of American children with allergies, particularly food allergies, and that systemic inflammation, commonly experienced by overweight individuals (and sometimes measured by a lab test measuring a substance called C-reactive protein, or CRP) may also contribute to the development of these allergies.
Allergy and IgE:
This recent research is not the first time IgE levels have been looked at in association with allergy and obesity. In 2007, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America initiated its “What’s My IgE?” campaign, intended to raise awareness about IgE testing as a method of screening for allergic asthma.
“A high percentage of people who have asthma are allergic,” says Beth Corn, MD, chief of the allergy asthma clinic at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
In fact, more than 2.5 million children under age 18 have allergic asthma, which is triggered by inhaled allergens like dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold. When exposed to these kinds of triggers, people who suffer from allergic asthma produce too much IgE.
Obesity and Allergy in Adults
Although a large number of people develop asthma in childhood, the number of adult-onset cases is also on the rise. Approximately 30 percent of adult-onset asthma cases are triggered by allergies, a statistic that may be tied to concurrently rising obesity rates.
Researchers in Finland looked into how lifestyle factors, including obesity, may be connected to adult-onset asthma. Their study followed more than 10,000 adult twins, free of asthma when the study started, for nine years. The researchers found that the adults who became obese link to had a higher rate of asthma than those who maintained normal weight. The study also showed that a lack of physical activity increased asthma risk.
Not only have researchers identified obesity as being associated with allergies and asthma, but the medical community also knows that being overweight can exacerbate these conditions. “Obesity is one of the worst things for allergic asthma because it makes breathing much more difficult,” says Dr. Corn.
Allergy and Obesity: Connection Tested
The researchers who made the allergy-obesity connection by measuring IgE levels used a body mass index (BMI) scale for determining weight categories. In that study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, children whose BMI fell in or above the 95th percentile were considered obese.
Just one month after the release of those findings, the same journal published research that again linked allergy and obesity, but through a different system called “central obesity” — determined according to waist measurement and other factors. Despite this difference in method for determining unhealthy weight levels, researchers in the second study came to the same conclusion: Obesity levels are associated with allergic disease.

Following is the example of STAGE OF SENSITIZATION WHERE A PERSON IS HAVING GENES OF ALLERGY BECOMES SENSITIZED TO PEANUTS. DURING THIS STAGE HE IS EATING PEANUTS FOR YEARS AND NOTHING HAPPENS. Then suddenly this leads to STAGE OF ALLERGIC REACTION WHEN THE SAME PERSON STARTS HAVING SEVERE REACTION WHEN EVER HE EATS PEANUTS.

WHAT IS TOTAL BODY LOAD?

Whatever a person eats/ingests, about 70% passes out of the body in first 24 hours as stools, sweat or urine and the rest goes in the blood. The body has a tendency to reject any thing which enters the body (non-self) and retains what is self or compatible. The ingredients absorbed from food remains in blood for another 2 days.

During this time also body takes up important vitamins and minerals and whatever it needs while detoxifies, neutralizes or excretes and tries to get rid of these in next 2 days. Whatever food components body cannot reject are deposited as waste fat in the body leading to increase in body weight. This is different from good fat which is required for healthy body and mind.
So, for example, if you eat wheat today, 70% passes out as stools on the first day while 30% goes to blood which stays there for another 2 days.

During these 3 days body immune system or defense system tries to get rid of it. So at the end of 3 days nothing of that food is left in body or in blood. But if u eat wheat daily then on 2nd day it will be 60%, on 3rd day 90% and on 4th day it will be more than 100%. I tell my patients that if a person can lift 90 kilos of weight on his head and u put 120 kilos, he will fall down. Similarly if our immune system has capacity of handling e.g. 90% and due to daily intake it has to handle 120%, it will cause collapse of the immune system or will try to handle for some time and then will collapse suddenly leading to chronic fatigue syndrome (person is continuously tired and fatigued)’ has pains and aches in the body, he is often sick, develop different infections frequently since the defense system of the body has collapsed.

This scenario is good when same food is taken continuously by a person who apparently has no allergies but if patient with food allergies takes the same food regularly then he will have severe allergic disease, he is always tired, has low memory and concentration, is always having Sore throat, urinary tract infections , chest infections.

WE RECOMMEND ROTATORY DIVERSIFIED FOOD PROGRAM. Human body is like a RAIN BARREL. Huge amounts of environmental pollutions are entering the body daily through air (Industrial fumes, Vehicular fumes, pesticides, phenols, lead, cadmium, mercury, nitrous oxide, pesticides, Pollens, dust etc.), through foods like pesticides and insecticides. These are entering daily while body defense system (IMMUNE SYSTEM) is continuously trying to neutralize or detoxify or get rid of these pollutions to keep us in GOOD HEALTH or OPTIMUM HEALTH. If the environmental pollutions entering the body are excessive and immune system does not get sufficient supply of energy from vitamins and minerals or person has weak immune system due to old age or frequent infection then the body starts showing the signs and symptoms of ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASES. ALLERGY IS ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE
During this time also body takes up important vitamins and minerals and whatever it needs while detoxifies, neutralizes or excretes and tries to get rid of these in next 2 days. Whatever food components body cannot reject are deposited as waste fat in the body leading to increase in body weight. This is different from good fat which is required for healthy body and mind.
So, for example, if you eat wheat today, 70% passes out as stools on the first day while 30% goes to blood which stays there for another 2 days.

During these 3 days body immune system or defense system tries to get rid of it. So at the end of 3 days nothing of that food is left in body or in blood. But if u eat wheat daily then on 2nd day it will be 60%, on 3rd day 90% and on 4th day it will be more than 100%. I tell my patients that if a person can lift 90 kilos of weight on his head and u put 120 kilos, he will fall down. Similarly if our immune system has capacity of handling e.g. 90% and due to daily intake it has to handle 120%, it will cause collapse of the immune system or will try to handle for some time and then will collapse suddenly leading to chronic fatigue syndrome (person is continuously tired and fatigued)’ has pains and aches in the body, he is often sick, develop different infections frequently since the defense system of the body has collapsed.

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