An allergy is a reaction to a substance that in non sensitive persons would produce no effect. It is an antibody-antigen reaction that may be caused by the release of histamine or histamine-like substances from injured cells. The offending substance is known as an allergen and can be anything that brings on the symptoms of an allergay.
Food allergies should be identified, and problem foods should be avoided. Blood tests are more effective than the skin- scratch test in identifying food allergies. Or try the Elimination Diet, which is a self-test for allergies, and is the oldest and most reliable test known for identifying food allergens. Certain additives, such as aspartame (NutraSweet), mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), and sulfates, can also cause allergic reactions. In addition, an overgrowth of the yeast known as Candida albicans can cause a variety of food sensitivities. Either a blood test or stool culture can determine whether there is a yeast overgrowth present in the body. When this yeast overgrowth is brought under control, many people notice that their allergies and sensitivities have improved.
1. Identify food allergies and eliminate those foods that cause symptoms. You may wish to follow the Elimination Diet.
2. Avoid additives that commonly cause reactions, including MSG, sulfates, and aspartame (NutraSweet).
3. Follow the Immune Support Diet.
Nutrients That Help
Vitamin B6 may be beneficial for MSG sensitivity.
Vitamin B12 may have therapeutic benefits. Speak to your doctor about supplementation, as this nutrient cannot be obtained from juices.
Vitamin C may reduce blood histamine levels and MSG sensitivity.
Vitamin E has antihistamine activity.
Molybdenum may be helpful, as this nutrient might be deficient in the majority of people with sulfate sensitivity.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bifidus may be beneficial, as a deficiency may exist with food allergies. Speak to your doctor about supplementation, as these substances are not found in juices.
Bioflavonoid potentiates the action of vitamin C.
Kale, spinach, and sweet pepper—sources of vitamin B6.
Kale, parsley, and collard greens—sources of vitamin C.
Spinach, asparagus, and carrot—sources of vitamin E.
Cauliflower, spinach, and garlic—sources of molybdenum.
Orange, cantaloupe, and parsley—sources of bioflavonoid.
Suggested Juicing Recipes
(1) Vitamin E-Rich Drink
-Small handful spinach 4-5 carrots, greens removed, 3-4 asparagus spears
Bunch up spinach and push through hopper with carrots and asparagus.
(2) Molybdenum Drink
Small handful spinach, 1 garlic clove 4-5 carrots, greens removed, 4 small cauliflower buds
Bunch up spinach with garlic and push through hopper with carrots and cauliflower.
(3) Cherie’s Cleansing Cocktail
V4-lnch slice ginger root 1 beet, ½ apple, seeded, 4 carrots, greens removed
Push ginger, beet, and apple through hopper with carrots.
(4) Cantaloupe Shake
½ cantaloupes, with skin
Cut cantaloupe in strips, and push through hopper.