Best Natural Home Remedies for Food Allergies

Most of the food allergies are mild, in some cases they can cause anaphylactic shock, sometimes they cause life-threatening reaction.

Foods frequently responsible for food allergies include:

  • Food additives (such as dyes, thickeners, and preservatives; monosodium glutamate [MSG] is a common food allergy in this category).
  • Tree nuts (namely, walnuts, almonds, and pecans).
  • Peanuts (which are legumes, not true nuts).
  • Fruits (particularly strawberries, but also melons, pineapple, and other tropical fruits).
  • Tomatoes.
  • Fish.
  • Shellfish (such as shrimp, crab, and lobster).

Signs and Symptoms of food allergy:

  • Swelling of the throat and difficulty swallowing.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Hives, itching, or eczema.
  • Nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps, indigestion, or diarrhea.
  • Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, tongue, or other parts of the body.
  • Wheezing or nasal congestion.
  • Blue color to the skin and nails.
  • Light headedness, dizziness, or fainting.

When the symptoms become extreme, they can be life-threatening. So it is advisable to consult your doctor immediately.

Best Natural Home Remedies for Food Allergies:

  • If an allergy develops, carefully avoid the offending food.
  • Avoid all processed foods, including the frozen pre-packaged types.
  • Eat whole foods, and prepare your meals at home using fresh, natural products.
  • Make your diet on a large variety of items, and avoid heavy consumption of saturates primarily found in red meats.
  • Avoid excess intake of fried foods and foods cooked in oil. When oil is heated to cooking temperatures it begins to break down and forms a carcinogen.
  • Avoid bleached flours, and everything made with it.
  • Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy.
  • Be specific while selecting meat products, and avoid the processed verities, as many commercially grown animals are exposed to high levels of perticides, antibiotics, steroids and questionable dietary sources.
  • Avoid white sugar, and everything made with it. The process of chemically whitening sugar is toxic in nature. As a substitute use unpasteurized honey, maple syrup or unbleached turbinaro sugar. Sweetening can also be achieved with natural fruit juice.
  • You should wear a medical bracelet or necklace indicating your particular food allergies.
  • Eat a balanced, moderate, nutritious diet and drink enough water.
  • Avoid smoking and heavy alcohol consumption.
  • Heavy coffee consumption is to be avoided.
  • Daily and regular exercise reduces food allergies.
  • Take time to see and appreciate the beauty around you, and give thanks.