Carol Alt

Probiotics- A Cure for Allergies?

By Carol Alt / Post / September 5, 2017

In my last blog I wrote, I discussed how I felt it was necessary to attach certain healthy protocols to everyday ailments. This helps the normal, average person figure out what they need to be healthy. My publicist, Megan Wilson, wrote me a text telling me how much she like that blog. That got the creative juices flowing, and I decided to go into the subject again!

I know we talk about probiotics. In fact, I even talked about them in my last blog to tell you how you might use probiotics to get rid of your belly. Now I thought I would tell you how you could use them to help with allergies.

There are a couple of ways to help people with allergies. First, of course, you need to know that you’re allergic. Things like depression, being overweight, headaches, colds, and flu can sometimes be attributed to the simple fact that you’ve got a minor allergy or food intolerance to a food that you like and probably crave. The reason you crave the food is because whatever is in your body is calling for it. Once you figure out that you have an allergy, you need to figure out what you are allergic to. To find out what you are allergic to, go to your doctor because there are tests for that- alternatively, you could do your own trial and error testing. When you find out what you’re allergic to, it’s simple enough to cut it entirely out of your diet.

Say you are allergic to an avocado, just cut it out of your diet and you’ll feel better. What most people are not going tell you is that if you slowly start to introduce it again, you have the possibility of retraining your body. If you’re going to do that, though, of course you need to do it under doctor’s care. A major reason people reintroduce foods that they are allergic to back into their diet is because they “can’t live without it.”

You can’t imagine how many times I’ve heard that from people– “I can’t live without chicken,” or “I can’t live without corn,” and so on. If you can’t live without it, you need to work to reintroduce it. You need to do it if your life is not complete without chicken, or whatever your particular food is that you can’t live without! Frankly, just staying away from something you’re allergic to is a lot less work.

I always suggest to people that probiotics are a major help in all health issues. It’s really the basis of everything the body does. What I mean by that is we need probiotics in our intestines to help break down food and help us to incorporate the vitamins and minerals in those foods into a body. Without that, disease sets in, allergies take off and general malaise takes over. I can’t speak enough good things about probiotics. I could write many blogs on it. But just in general know that some of your issues may be as simple as upping your probiotic intake.

Probiotics can help assimilate foods, and they may be able to help the body tolerates some food that you may not be able to tolerate now. I find that awfully cool. That’s the power of probiotics! However, there is something that is more powerful then probiotics, and in a bad way. If you’re drinking coffee, alcohol, or taking drugs– you need to “keep on it” because all these things easily overpower probiotics.

To get the results you may be seeking, you need to protect your probiotics!

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Edited by Jake Layton

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