Are you making Your Allergies Worse?
2 Common Mistakes
1. Alcohol increases our gut permeability making us more susceptible to allergies.
2. Endocrine-disrupting hormones (EDC) mimic or interfere with female and male hormones as well as the thyroid
Why is this bad?
- They trigger inflammation and can be involved in immune and allergic responses.
- They are a threat to wildlife.
Where are they found?
- Detergents, plastic bottles, metal food can liners, cosmetics, and toys. It's in the water we drink and the food we eat.
- Found in some pesticides.
What are some examples?
- Phthalates (type of EDC), specifically DEHP, gets into air and rides on dust. It is associated with wheezing in children. Phthalates are often used to soften plastics, found in adhesives, coatings, resins, toys, childcare products, cosmetics, and some consumer food packaging.
- Alkyphenols is another type of EDC known to raise inflammation, contribute to allergies.
Most everyday household items are actually triggers for allergic reactions – ranging from the water in plastic bottles we drink, the makeup we apply on our face (skin is your largest organ after all!), and the paint on your house!
Did you know?
Deficiency in these nutrients is directly linked to the development of allergy: Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin, E, Vitamin C, Essential Fats, and Zinc
Additionally, Even skin exposure to tick bites weakens your oral tolerance to red meat? Tick bites contain a foreign substance called alpha-gal, which can cause your body to develop an allergic response to the same substance found in red meat.
Tick bite or not, if you have ever found yourself in any of these unsuspecting everyday situations, learn how to prevent your allergies from becoming worse with the CorePerform allergy guide below!
Resource: Galland, Leo, and Jonathan Galland. The allergy solution: unlock the surprising, hidden truth about why you are sick and how to get well. Carlsbad, California: Hay House, Inc, 2016. Print.