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Allergies? Try digestive enzymes

Do you have allergies? Millions of people develop allergies in their lifetime. But why?

Generally, stress plays a major role in the development of various allergies such as hay fever, pet, environmental, or food, due to the effect it has on the digestive system.  As primitive people our “fight or flight” response kicked in only in an emergency, and our blood was diverted from digestion and other processes to feed the muscles we needed to survive. Today, in our stress filled lives, the “fight or flight” response is “on” much of the time. As a result, our autonomic nervous system is working overtime.

The autonomic nervous system is a part of the nervous system that is not under conscious control and it regulates the internal organs. If the organs are not functioning up to par, toxic waste can accumulate causing further stress on the body.

Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments and concepts in the integrative field of   medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxic substances (toxins) in the body. The end result is inadequate secretion of enzymes and lower numbers of friendly intestinal flora, which are needed to help the digestive process.

Instead of complete digestion, the food in the digestive tract stagnates and putrefies, and is absorbed into the bloodstream partially digested only to activate the immune system, causing food sensitivities and allergies. The faulty digestion also encourages an imbalance of intestinal flora, causing a dysbiosis, where organisms such as Candida can grow to unhealthy ratios.

Enzymes are protein molecules that assist in every metabolic process of the body. Besides digesting food, enzymes also digest other things such as blood clots, growths, and invading microorganisms. They make possible the beating of the heart, and our very breathing and thinking. There are three types of enzymes: metabolic or systemic, digestive, and food. Digestive enzymes digest food in the gastrointestinal tract.  However, when we take extra digestive enzymes, we take the burden off the body so the body can better detoxify itself.

Conditions such as acid reflux can be a result of food intolerances/allergies, or it can be from the lack of proper digestion from too few enzymes. If we are stressed, we make fewer enzymes, and as we age, we make fewer enzymes and less stomach acid.

When food particles cross through the intestines into the bloodstream without being completely digested, the immune system is alerted to these “foreign” invaders and mounts an attack. The food is thereafter considered an enemy and becomes an allergen. Allergens can cause an immediate response that can send some people racing for the emergency room.

Some behavioral problems in children, whose major symptoms are inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, depression, and mood swings can be due to an allergic reaction.

If you suffer with an allergy you might want to try adding some additional enzymes to your daily diet. Be certain that you choose a formula that is wide-spectrum; something such as AbsorbAid® Platinum formula.  AbsorbAid® Platinum contains enzymes that breakdown all food forms such as proteins, carbohydrates, beans, dairy, fats, and fruit and vegetable fibers.  AbsorbAid® is 100% vegetarian and will maximize nutrient absorption from the foods you eat.  Along with a complex of twelve enzymes AbsorbAid® Platinum contains Acidophilus and Bifidus to help stabilize gut function and support immune responses. AbsorbAid® is the only formula on the market today that has been clinically tested and scientifically proven to improve the absorption of vital nutrients by up to 70%!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.