Help, I'm Allergic To Nuts!  
by David Cowley
of America has estimated that the majority of food allergy patients have an allergy to
Nuts. Nuts and Nut oil is used in so many foods preparations that avoiding them can
be very difficult. At the present time there is no known cure for allergies that involve
food. Everyone that is allergic to Nuts should wear a Medical Alert Bracelet identifying
the specific food intolerance.

A very severe nut allergy can cause an anaphylaxis reaction, which is the leading
cause of death for allergy sufferers. An anaphylactic reaction can cause the airways
to constrict, making breathing difficult and your blood pressure to drop to
life-threatening levels. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, stomach cramps,
swelling of the face, itching, wheezing, and hives. Seek immediate emergency
treatment if any breathing difficulty arises during an allergy attack.

During an allergic attack antibodies and histamines are releases into the blood stream
in an attempt to neutralize the nut protein, which causes of most food allergies. Why
some people overreact to specific proteins is unclear and more studies are needed.
Food allergies can become worst over time and the more times you are exposed to
the offending allergen the worst the symptom can become.

Avoidance of nut-containing foods is the only effective treatment for people who are
allergic to nuts. Avoidance can be very difficult because nuts are often hidden in other
foods or are used in many of the common food processing techniques. Until a cure is
found, read the labels of every food that you bring into your home. Because the
manufacturing processes change continuously re-read the labels each time you
purchase a product.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with Nut Allergies such as
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Allergy Aid, Eucalyptus, Glucosamine, M.S.M, and Quercitin.

Vitamin C is nature's protective nutrient, essential for defending the body against
pollution and infection and enhances the bodies' immune system. Take 1,000 to
5,000 mg daily.

Vitamin E accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune

Allergy Aid supplies 9 beneficial Herb's to help provide temporary relief of respiratory
allergies. The natural action of these specific Herb's help to open bronchial tubes and
ease breathing.

Use Eucalyptus or olbas oil in boiling water and inhale the steam that is being
generated. This treatment is also very good for any type of stuffy nose due to a
cold, flu or allergy problems. Both readily diffuse into the air and can provide benefits
to nasal and bronchial areas.

Glucosamine Plus provides cartilage nutrition for healthy joints and is an
anit-inflammatory. Promotes flexible and healthy joints by maintaining the lubrication
levels in the joint area.

M.S.M maintains the development of the body's protein by forming flexible disulfide
bonds between certain amino acids and in maintaining the strength of connective
tissue. This allows water and nutrients to flow freely into cells and allows toxins to
flow freely out of the cells. M.S.M increases athletic stamina and helps eliminate
muscle soreness. M.S.M is a natural supplement that is getting a lot of attention due
to its role in tissue healing at the cellular level. It is a natural organic sulfur that comes
from rain fall and is found naturally in the human body.

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can
reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and strengthen blood vessels, and
improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of
histamines, thus reducing or preventing allergy symptoms. Take 500 mg twice daily.

If you are Allergic To Nuts then find a good health care professional prior to starting
any type of home treatment.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.

About The Author

David Cowley has created numerous articles on allergies. He has also created a Web
Site dedicated to allergies and how to treat them. Visit
If you have Nuts Allergy then you
suffer from allergies Type 1 what is
also called Contact Allergies. Nut
allergy is different than a peanut
allergy because peanuts are not part
of the nut family. Peanuts are
considered part of the legumes
family, which includes peas, lima
beans, lentils and soybeans. The
symptoms for a peanut allergy and a
nut allergy are the same however;
someone suffering from a peanut
allergy will not necessarily be allergic
to nuts.

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