Within each of us there is a never-sleeping bodyguard – the immune system – complicated network of cells, tissues and organs that work cooperatively to defend a body from an array of foreign and inorganic substances ranging from viruses and parasitic worms to industrial toxins and pharmaceutical drugs.
In allergic sufferers, an immune system is oversensitive and mistakenly recognizes harmless substances for disease-causing and fires a false alarm which manifests itself in the form of stuffy nose, itchy watery eyes, cough, sometimes rash and blisters and in rare cases life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
The word “allergy” is derived from two Greek words: “allos”, meaning different or changed and “ergos”, meaning work or action, literally translated it means “changed action”. Devouring corn on a cob, playing with a pet, taking a stroll along blossoming trees in a spring may seem like pleasant activities for some, however to others less fortunate these are self-destruction actions. Corn, dog dander, elm pollen are called allergens as they all can trigger an allergic reaction in such individuals.
Genes are not to blame here, the condition purely depends on environmental factors – how a mother lives while being pregnant and breastfeeding, followed by way of life of a child, a teenager and an adult, more specifically what air they breathe, what water they drink and what food they eat. The reason the condition may seem to be partly dependent on genetics is because a woman who has allergies has a greater a chance of giving birth to an allergic child as she directly passes allergy-producing toxins to a fetus through placenta and umblical cord.
Where do these toxins come from? They come from improper nutrition, poor quality water and air. Most importantly, from consumption of animal protein and improper food combining. The remainder of this article (Part 2) will focus on the effects animal protein has on a human body and how it contributes to the development of allergies.
Please continue to Part 2 of this article:
Oganyan, M.V. (2004). Golden rules of natural medicine. Rostov-on-Don: Fenix.
Note: No English copy is available (original language is Russian)