Allergy season is here, and it’s not something that is easily dealt with for millions of people worldwide.
We don’t often think of allergies as leading to sickness, but that’s a mistake.
Allergies are the sixth-leading precursor to chronic disease according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and more than 50 million people suffer from allergies each year.
Severe allergic reactions result in 90,000 emergency room visits each year.
According to the Foundation, the number one cause of allergy-related deaths is from medicines, however, not the allergies themselves!
Top Three Ways to Prevent Allergies Naturally — According to a Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Eric Berg describes himself as ‘The Knowledge Doc,’ and judging by his videos it’s easy to see why.
Dr. Berg definitely knows his stuff when it comes to preventing disease naturally.
Of course, there’s no silver bullet cure for allergies and other ailments, but by practicing healthy habits like the ones listed in the video below, you will have a better chance of staying as healthy as possible and preventing disease.
The following are Dr. Berg’s favorite allergy-reducing protocols in order:
1. Probiotics- Studies have shown that supporting a healthy gut with probiotics may keep allergies at bay. This possibility has been mostly ignored by the mainstream, which prefers to treat allergies with drugs. A 2013 study for example concluded that “A fusion protein of probiotics may be a novel approach to improve effectiveness in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.” It added that “further studies should also clarify the clinical efficacy of probiotics, protocol of selecting, designing of appropriate study populations, and safety of using probiotics.” Kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, and supplements like this one are among the best ways to get more probiotics in your diet.
2. Fasting- Intermittent fasting has become popular in the world of holistic health for good reason. Intermittent fasting means fasting for short periods of time, such as from morning until 1 p.m. in the afternoon as is commonly done. A June 2014 study in the journal ‘Cell Stem Cell’ found that fasting for 72 hours can regenerate an entire immune system. Fasting can relieve allergic symptoms by having antihistamine effects on the body, as Dr. Berg describes in the video below.
Research shows that Vitamin D can activate certain regulatory immune system cells that prevent the release of chemicals that cause of worsen allergic diseases, according to VeryWell Health.
Learn more in the video from Dr. Berg below, and let us know if you’ve ever tried these methods before to prevent allergies or not: