Healing Your Body: Chiropractic Care and Food Allergies

May 16, 2014

Food allergies are on the rise, and there’s currently no cure except to completely avoid any items that cause a reaction. Allergic responses to food items can range from hives and itching to potentially fatal anaphylaxis. Although it may seem that there are limitless food items people are allergic to, 90 percent of allergic responses can be attributed to only six different food items — milk, peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat and shellfish.

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Allergic reactions are caused by histamines and other chemicals the body produces as a stress response to offending items. Every time we ingest something, the body’s immune system creates antibodies. If the antibodies react adversely to the item we’ve eaten, an allergic response occurs. Supporting and improving the immune system can help limit allergic reactions, and chiropractic care┬áhas proven very helpful for many patients.

Subluxations cause nerve interference and can contribute to weaker immune systems. Physical, emotional and biochemical stressors on the nervous system can cause these spinal misalignments. A chiropractic doctor can correct subluxations with spinal adjustments, which removes nerve interference and allows your body to begin healing itself.

Studies have been conducted on patients that have chiropractic wellness plans, which include spinal adjustments and nutritional guidance to make better food choices. In these patients, it has been found that histamine levels dropped significantly. With less histamine production in the body, allergic responses become less serious and, in some cases, allergic responses may be eliminated. It’s important to note that chiropractic care for food allergies cannot be considered a cure, and exposure to food items that trigger allergic responses should still be avoided. Chiropractic care can help reduce the body’s reactions to food items and improve the immune system to decrease susceptibility to allergens.

Subluxations cause nerve interference, which can impede the body’s immune system. You’re better off without them. Chiropractic Lifecare of America can help you save up to 50 percent on affordable chiropractic care. Call us at 800.775.7900, or contact us today for more information.

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