How to fight Allergies and Asthma?

Allergies and asthmaMany people suffering with allergies and asthma don’t realize that a low immune system may be the main cause of their health problems. Experts say that a lowered or an improperly functioning immune system results in several diseases such as asthma and allergies.

First line of defense against disease in our immune system is barriers that prevent antigens like bacteria and viruses from entering your body. The barriers are skin, mucus, cough reflex, stomach acid and enzymes in your tears that destroy toxins. If the antigen or toxin gets into your blood then white blood cells perform a protective function by destroying the antigen.

If you have a low immune system it is advisable to avoid things that suppress it, such as a high cholesterol diet, fat, heavy metals, alcohol, food additives, fried foods, obesity, industrial pollutants, herbicides, pesticides, stress, prescription drugs, more sunlight, tobacco, and radiation.

There are several ways to build and support your immune system by giving your body proper nutrition, adequate rest, regular exercise, relaxation and maintaining a positive mental attitude.

The following dietary steps help you to protect and build your immune system:

  • Limit food additives, alcohol, and saturated and trans fats
  • Take a good quality multi-vitamin or mineral supplement daily
  • Take diet that includes adequate protein
  • Take 1000 mg of Vitamin C every day
  • Eat 3 to 4 servings of vegetables everyday
  • Eat 3 to 4 servings of legumes weekly
  • Eat 3 to 4 servings of omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods weekly

When your immune system becomes stronger, your asthma and allergy symptoms become less severe and less frequent. Avoid using allergy and asthma drugs, because they will have toxic side effects and will lower your immune system. Instead use natural supplements that can effectively and safely eliminate allergy and asthma symptoms.