How to Relieve Food Allergy Symptoms With Ayurveda

by Monica Gisella
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Food allergies can be hugely frustrating.

You are so brave! Not everyone has the willpower to give up the foods that you had to.

But, you can mitigate the annoying symptoms by using the Science of Life – Ayurveda.

I will show you how to feel better in this article.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

-Maya Angelou

How to Relieve Food Allergy Symptoms
Food allergies are most common in Vata types due to their sensitive nervous system.

AYURVEDA’S VIEW ON ALLERGIES

Although allergies can be hereditary, anyone can present allergies symptoms throughout their life. In Ayurveda, the problem of how to relieve food allergy symptoms is first seen as produced due to an exposure to an allergen or high energy particle which can be found in a variety of foods. These allergens act as antigens so they create a negative reaction in the body which instinctively rejects them.

When the body is triggered by a food that produces that allergic reaction, it produces histamine, a substance that acts as a protector and that makes you sneeze, tear up, or itch. Whatever it takes to relieve the body from the allergen. Overexposure to these allergens will create a chronic allergy.

Ayurveda also considers that allergies can be produced by a weak immune system. Reasons that may lead to a poor immune response are:

  • Antibiotics treatments
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Junk food
  • Not eating enough nutrients

Not having been breastfed is also a potential factor in having an increased number of children who suffer from food allergies, as moms do pass the immunity from their bodies to the child’s through the milk.

In addition, having a frail nervous system – more consistent with Vata types – can cause food allergies. The worry, anxiety, and stress often common in Vata aggravated individuals can impede the body from naturally absorbing the nutrients in foods and seeing them as an “enemy” instead. The malabsorption reflects, at some degree, that the person has low energy and vitality and doesn’t feel nurtured in life.

A weak Agni – digestive fire – can also prompt allergies, as well as accumulated Ama, and an aggravated dosha.

THE DOSHAS AND ALLERGIES

Ayurveda mentions that an allergy comes as a result of overexposure to allergens or one of the many reasons we explored just a minute ago. All of these aggravate a specific dosha. And so, most people tend to develop allergies that are reflective of their own individual constitution.

How to Relieve Food Allergy Symptoms
These are common symptoms of food allergies and malabsorption

The obvious solution for all constitutions to relieve food allergy symptoms is to stay away from the allergens by following a strict dosha pacifying diet. However, you can help by strengthening your immune system and Agni as well.

Removing all foods that possibly cause the allergy should be done at the beginning of the treatment and then reintroduce them to your diet in a gradual process.

Let’s get deeper.

If you don’t know your dosha yet, take this 5 minute quiz now to find out.

VATA

Avoid these foods: Vata people are often allergic to Vata aggravating foods such as most beans, soy, and corn. It is recommended that you avoid the bitter, astringent, and pungent tastes and stay away from raw and cold foods.

Symptoms:

  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tingling sensation in limbs
  • Intestinal colics
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Dark spots on skin

How to alleviate the imbalance?

Following an strict-anti Vata diet is best. Warm, unctuous, and well cooked foods can help relieve some of the symptoms. In terms of lifestyle, try to decrease the size of your “to do list” as stress is a big factor in exasperating the allergy. Stay warm and cozy.

In addition get advice from an Ayurvedic practitioner and follow an enema therapy to clean the colon and pacify the deranged dosha.

PITTA

Avoid these foods: Pitta individuals are often allergic to foods that are spicy, sour, or salty, like tomatoes and citric fruits like strawberries.

Symptoms:

  • Red rashes
  • Urticaria
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Itching and pustule formation
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Acidity
  • Diarrhea
  • Red eyes

How to alleviate the imbalance?

The first thing is to eat a Pitta pacifying diet as well as live a lifestyle that cools down the mind and body. Try not to overwork, over exercise, or drink alcohol.

It is also crucial that the blood is purified with Ayurvedic herbs that are bitter. Neem is a wonderful example.

To heal the rashes and redness in the skin, a natural ingredient that you can use as a pulp to apply directly on the skin is cilantro. Ground a bunch of cilantro leaves until you get a smooth pulp. You can also drink this juice to heal the Pitta aggravation from the inside.

KAPHA

Avoid these foods: Kapha may develop allergic reactions from dairy items and wheat. Stay away from ice cream, milk, butter, and cheese. Specially during cold weather or late at night.

Symptoms:

  • Congestion
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Water retention
  • Heaviness
  • Fatigue

How to alleviate the imbalance?

Following a diet that pacifies Kapha is a must. Meals must be dry, light, and warm. It is important to balance the digestive fire with Trikatu (Ayurvedic formula that contains black pepper, pippali, and dry ginger) and use generous amounts of warming spices when cooking to revive Agni and eliminate Ama.

TONIFICATION THERAPHY

We have learned how to relieve food allergy symptoms with Ayurveda. But, what needs to be done after a strict diet has been followed for some time and problematic foods have been removed?

At this point, allergic symptoms have been probably reduced or completely disappeared. So, before reintroducing those foods you wanna eat again, even if sporadically, go through a tonification period with Ayurvedic herbs where you strengthen your immune system and prevent the allergic reaction from happening again.

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Be patient -it’s not your fault! -and kind to yourself.

Happy Healing!

Monica Gisella xx

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sikis izle November 19, 2020 - 10:27 pm

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