These questions deserve some straight, plain answers.
An allergy is the body's over-reaction or hypersensitivity of the immune system to a particular substance called an allergen.
Let's start by looking at the difference between organic allergies and chemical sensitivities.
Allergens that we cannot prevent coming into contact with?
These are generally in the organic allergen category. We can't keep our self's or our children in a plastic bubble, we get exposed to organic allergens all the time. I mean that they are produced in nature and can be both dietary and environmental allergens.
What types of organic allergens are there?
Tree pollens, grass pollens, molds, dust mites, mildew, and pet dander just to name a few.
When we are outside we pick up tree pollens, grass pollens, molds and mildew on our hair, skin, clothes and shoes. Then when we touch these allergens and then our mouth or breath them in then we are ingesting the allergens.
What is the commonality between all these allergens? They are all proteins.
Once you understand that nearly all allergens are proteins it will become clear how they affect our immune response and thus our allergy response.
As an example: snake venom is an organically produced toxin that is a foreign protein. When snake venom is injected directly into the blood stream it can have dire consequences, yet drinking a small amount of snake venom will cause no harm.
Why the difference? The reason is that drinking snake venom subjects the venom to the digestive process in which enzymes break down the complex protein into amino acids thus rendering it harmless.
The same principle would apply to injecting a small amount of raw chicken egg directly into the bloodstream. This would cause serious, if not fatal results because the egg going directly into the blood stream would be interpreted by the body as a huge foreign protein attack.
On the other hand, eating the egg raw or cooked, allows the body to break it down through digestion therefore nourishing the body rather than having a toxic effect.
To prevent a protein allergen from producing a reaction then, all we need to do is digest that allergen to its smallest particles, amino acids.
Supporting the Immune System
Next let's consider why it's important to support the immune system.
If a protein allergen does sneak in and it cannot be digested by the systemic enzymes in the body, we want to insure the immune system is strong enough to handle the attack
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