GERD or Gastroesphigal Reflux Disease (Acid Reflux) is one of the most common side-effects of pregnancy. Acid reflux is a condition when the esophagus becomes irritated or reddened due to stomach acid backing up the esophagus. After a meal, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid to aid in digestion. That acid doesn’t irritate the stomach due to the mucus lining, but the esophagus has no such protection. Normally, the acid is prevented from backing up by the ring of muscle known as the esophageal sphincter. When the sphincter relaxes between swallows the stomach contents and acid back up (reflux) and irritates the esophagus.
About 25% to 40% of the US adult population will be affected by GERD or acid reflux to some degree at some point. About 10% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Not just adults are affected; even infants and children can have GERD. An entire market of medication has exploded to minimize the effects, as well as suggestions about what to eat, to sleep sitting up, and other treatments.
During pregnancy, expectant mothers want to limit their intake of pharmaceuticals, so many of the standard drug therapies are not applicable. The most common medications used to treat acid reflux are Histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonists/blockers which are considered the first-line agents for patients who have mild to moderate symptoms of GERD. Histamine medications work because they block the body’s reaction to an allergen, but with concern about using pharmaceuticals, it’s not the most desirable treatment.
This is where The Allergy Kit can help. This safe treatment for acid reflux during pregnancy reprograms the body’s adverse reaction to allergens and irritants, by stimulating acupuncture meridians. The Allergy Kit changes the body’s response and eliminates the allergic symptoms. It is safe to use during pregnancy, eliminating concerns about taking medication while carrying a child.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is fast becoming one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in children and young people and it often can persist into adulthood.
A 2011 study by the Impact of Nutrition on Children with ADHD (INCA) recommended that “dietary intervention should be considered in all children with ADHD”, and suggested a restricted elimination diet over a period of time.
The subjects of the study, a group of young children with ADHD, followed a restricted elimination diet and nearly two-thirds experienced reduced ADHD symptoms. In the study, their diet was restricted to whole, hypoallergenic foods such as water, rice, turkey, lamb, lettuce, carrots and pears, containing very few if any additives. When they went off the diet, they relapsed.
That's the drawback of an elimination diet, especially with young children with picky eating habits.
There is an easier and more permanent way to bring peace to the family using a natural, home treatment called The Allergy Kit. The Allergy Kit treats the underlying allergies causing the ADD/ADHD symptoms and is a more permanent solution than eliminating foods that your child probably craves.
The Allergy Kit treats the underlying allergies that bring about the ADD and ADHD symptoms by treating and eliminating the allergies permanently.
Instead of eliminating their favorite foods, they will be able to eat whatever they want. And eating out at restaurants and birthdays will not be a problem either. Once your child has been treated, allergy is eliminated along with the ADHD/ADD symptoms linked to the allergies.
To learn more about ADD/ADHD and the link to allergies, click here.
An allergy is an incorrect response by the immune system to a substance that doesn’t affect most people. Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies against substances in the environment (allergens) that are normally harmless. These substances can include foods, pollens, dust and even cosmetics and prescription drugs.
The body produces antibodies to neutralize the foreign substance, which sets a chain reaction by releasing histamine, which produces the unwanted allergic reaction and allergy symptoms. Even though allergies are the result of the histamine inflammatory system, we need to first address the body’s hydration levels and intake of adequate sea salts. In his insightful book, “Water and Salt”, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj proclaims the following:
“You can naturally prevent allergies and asthma by drinking more water. When you understand the physiology of the human body and the role of histamine in its water regulation and drought management, you realize that chronic dehydration in a vast majority of people is the primary cause of allergies and asthma. Increased water intake—on a forced, regular basis—should be adopted as a preventive measure as well as the treatment of choice.
In those with food allergies, pollens, dust and dust mite allergies or autoimmune disease, more strict attention to daily water intake should become a preemptive measure. You will also have other indicators of dehydration you need to recognize and treat before an autoimmune response crisis attack endangers your health and wellbeing.
Keep in mind, the chemical pathways for communication in the body dealing with hydration have no brain, they rush forward like a cascade. They are actually called ‘chemical cascades’ and have been known to kill thousands of asthmatics a year. They are turned off by adequate water and salt, and act as strong, natural antihistamines.
One way to resolve this problem of allergies is the use The Allergy Kit. It is a natural home treatment that uses a laser and vials to eliminate allergy symptoms easily and quickly. To learn how, click here.
As a guide your intake should be half of your bodyweight in ounces. i.e. a 140 lb woman should drink 70 oz of water a day (8-10 glasses). Salt used should be organic, unrefined Himalayan, Celtic or sea salt; half a teaspoon per 10 glasses of water per day. Those having trouble sleeping may put a small pinch of salt on their tongue and allow to melt after turning in. This is also a good idea after drinking two glasses of water upon rising. Sensors on the tongue detect salt intake and help suspend the body’s production of histamine.
With each allergy season seeming worse than the year before, here are some simple ways to get allergy relief naturally that I feel are effective.
These natural allergy remedies can be very effective for allergy relief.
Not everyone is the same, so to get the best results, keep an open mind and try all of them to see which works best for you.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
The benefits of apple cider vinegar have been touted for centuries. I remember a road trip with my family when I was around 12 years old. We used litmus paper to check our PH and had to drink apple cider vinegar if the litmus paper turned purple. We mixed the apple cider vinegar and a little honey to lower our PH. My dad said he didn’t want any of us to get sick, and he was right. It worked. We all stayed healthy on the trip.
When I read the apple cider vinegar book that had the remedies, it seemed like it was a could fix almost anything from hypertension to arthritis. It helps PH, pain, digestion problems, and even allergies.
2. Neti Pot and Saline Rinse
I’ve heard so many good things about the Neti pot, it almost sounds like they are in a cult. The pot uses salt water to rinse out the nasal cavities and helps to eliminate airborne allergies that wind up in the nose. Those that do it, say it works.
Nettle Leaf is a antihistamine that naturally blocks the body’s ability to produce histamine and can be found in most health food stores. It also comes in teas but is not strong enough to be of any value.
Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid that is believed to help stabilize mast cells keeping them from releasing histamine and is a very potent antioxidant that is said to reduce inflammation. It doesn’t start right away but has to build up in your system and is not made to be taken during an episode, more so 4 weeks before allergy season.
Allergies are an imbalance in the immune system that can cause the body to react too strongly to a stimulus. Research shows how important the presence of beneficial bacteria in the digestive track with reduced incidence of allergies. Foods with probiotics are yogurt, cheese, milk, fermented foods and fermented beverages like kombucha and kefir.
Balancing gut bacteria and consuming enough beneficial bacteria can have a positive effect on eliminating allergy symptoms.
6. Local Honey
This is not been proven but the theory is that consuming local honey will help your body adapt to allergens in your environment similar to allergy shots.
7. Fermented Foods
Fermented foods create natural probiotics that can restore the natural balance in the gut and helps to naturally eliminate allergies. The best thing about fermented foods is that you can make it yourself. It’s pretty simple and lots of fun for the kids.
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I've been asked many times, how accurate is a Allergy Test. We find that most are not accurate. Hear it from an expert on the efficacy of these tests.
The Allergy Kit, is not a test kit, but an energetic way to eliminate your allergies for good. It's simple to administer and will offer you many more benefits than just a test that is about as accurate as the weatherman. You don't even have to know what you are allergic to to do the treatment. And one kit is good for the whole family.
I don't even know where to begin when it comes to Aspartame. The artificial sweetener has been banned twice by the FDA, and there are numerous studies clearly outlining the dangers associated with it. So ask yourself, why and how is this product, which is found in over 6000 products worldwide, still legal today?
A new study observing over 60,000 women found that diet drinks containing aspartame consumed at 2 or more per day increased the risk of heart related illness by 50%. This is added to the list of studies that have shown aspartame causes fast paced kidney decline, brain and neurological damage, and is linked to increased rates of leukaemia and lymphoma and more.
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