What’s the difference between an Allergy and an Intolerance?
An intolerance refers to a non-immune system response ranging from a minor irritation to an extreme reaction. The substance, or stressor, in which our body reacts to, which is generally non-threatening, is viewed by our body as a threat to our general well being.
A Medical Allergist’s definition of allergy: “a reaction to an otherwise harmless substance/stressor, food or environmental, that results in an immune system response”. This reaction consists of the release of histamine, leading to an inflammatory reaction.
A Registered Bio-Energetics Practitioner defines a Stressor as: ”a bioenergetic counteraction to a given substance which results in a reaction within the body”
When we ingest food, our body must first identify what the substance is in order to determine an appropriate response. But when there is a problem with the identification process, the body could be stimulated to experience an allergic or intolerance reaction. Although it may be necessary to avoid the offending foods, the symptoms will not go away until the body can recognize the stressor properly.
As with food, environmental stressors, such as pollen and dust, require the body to correctly identify the stressors which are being inhaled. If the body is unable to understand what these things are, it may assume the stressor to be dangerous and trigger its natural defenses.
Our society has more chemical stressors than ever before. Everything from perfume to laundry detergent. It is estimated that we are now exposed to more than 30,000 new chemicals than we would have been 50 years ago. All of these stressors are becoming increasingly difficult for our body to identify and process effectively. Whether they are ingested, inhaled or absorbed, if our body is unable to recognize what they, we could react adversely.
Animal sensitivities could be lumped into the same category as environmental allergies. Even the pets we love the most can trigger an allergic reaction if our body is struggling to identify the dander appropriately. If you are able to address the recognition process, the body can balance and rid itself of annoying symptoms so you can cuddle up with your furry friends comfortably.
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- Rash or hives
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- Recurrence of any illness despite treatment
- Sensitivity to light
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What if you could eliminate these symptoms naturally?