The Gut’s Role in Food Allergies: Scientists Identify Changes in Gut Microbiota That May Prevent or Even Reverse Food Allergies

(Franz Walker) The effects of food allergies can range from simply being annoying or inconvenient, preventing you from eating your favorite food, to life-threatening, like difficulty breathing. While medical means of combating food allergies do exist, a recent study has found a more natural, and potentially more effective, method of fighting food allergies – adjusting gut bacteria.

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Why are Food Allergies Increasing?

(Alex ‘Earthie Mama’ Du Toit) It seems everyone around is having to avoid certain foods due to allergic reactions. Whether its peanuts or milk, gluten or eggs, food allergies have become more common then ever. Food allergies used to be rare but now everyone is talking about making sure you have an Epi Pen in case someone has an anaphylactic reaction. As recent as the 1980’s, few children had allergies. However in the 1990’s more and more children’s immune systems began to overact to certain foods causing severely increased inflammation and sometimes life-threatening reactions. So why are food allergies increasing?

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Avoid These 32 Foods to Escape Allergies from Pollen

Are allergies from pollen exposure something you need to deal with year after year? You may already know that you can take allergy medication, avoid grassy areas, and stock up on eye drops, but are you aware that you may be triggering your allergies by making a very simple mistake: eating the wrong kinds of fruit.

As much as 70% of people who deal with allergies from pollen have a bad reaction to eating certain foods. If you’ve ever struggled to breathe after eating an orange, or developed an itchy mouth after enjoying a fresh, crisp apple, you could have a condition called oral allergy syndrome, or OAS – an allergic reaction to raw fruits and vegetables that have proteins similar to certain pollen.

Many people know they have reactions to certain foods, but never make the connection between their symptoms and seasonal allergies.

Read: Ditching Allergy Medications for 9 Fool-Proof Natural Solutions

Let’s go over the foods you should avoid, by season and allergy.

Allergies from Pollen Be Gone! Foods to Avoid During Allergy Season

Spring – Birch Pollen

Birch Betula pendula - birch pollen

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Parsley

Summer – Grass Pollen

Grass Pollen allergies

  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Oranges
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon
  • Figs
  • Peaches

Fall – Weed Pollen (Mugwort & Ragweed)

Mugwort and ragweed allergies

  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Honeydew
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Artichoke
  • Echinacea, chamomile, and hibiscus teas

Every year, from spring through summer, millions of people cough and sneeze their heads off due to allergies. The same thing happens to a lot of people when the leaves change color and start to fall. Throw in some itchy eyes and swollen sinuses and it can be nearly impossible to enjoy the sunshine and warmth, or the cool and crunch of leaves under your feet.

If you you’re one of those people, remember this list of foods to avoid during allergy season and let everyone know in if it helps with your allergies from pollen by commenting below.

Sources:

US National Library of Medicine/PMC4482820

The Daily Meal

Mother Nature Network

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Use These Five Essential Oils to Stop Allergies Dead in Their Tracks

(Amy Goodrich) Today, allergies have become a widespread and growing health problem across the globe. While we often associate allergies to the changing seasons, they are not just restricted to the increase of pollen in the air. Allergies can be the result of both genetic and environmental triggers. Environmental allergens include pollen, dust, mold, latex, animal dander, insect bites, food, and certain medications.

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Allergies and Vaccine Connection | Are You Allergic to Peanuts, Dairy, Latex, Msg, Mercury or Infected African Green Monkey Kidney Cells? Then Reconsider What’s in Vaccines

(S.D. Wells) The basic fundamental concept of how a vaccine works is homeopathy based, thus treating disease by minute doses of natural substances that, in a healthy person, produce the symptoms of disease. There’s one massive problem with inoculations in this regard. Today’s immunizations not only contain some natural ingredients, but they also contain the most bizarre, untested, dangerous combinations of disease strains, bacteria, E. coli, salmonella, synthetics, emulsifiers, heavy metal toxins, genetically modified bacteria, pathogens, parasites, fungi and yes, blood from other humans.

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Robert Kennedy: Over-Vaccinated Children & The Allergy Epidemic

(Robert Kennedy) The global prevalence of allergic diseases is skyrocketing, affecting 30% to 40% of the world’s population. Allergic conditions include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and reactions to drugs and insects. Often, these burdensome conditions start young, are overlapping and have the potential to be severe or fatal. A study of children with peanut allergy, for example, found that the median age of onset was 12 months; 40% to 60% of peanut-allergic children had concurrent asthma, atopic dermatitis, and/or other food allergies; and over a third (35%) had experienced anaphylaxis upon initial peanut exposure. Anaphylactic outcomes are worse when multiple allergic conditions are present.

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