Overview of Allergies
Food sensitivities are sometimes called "allergies" but are not really allergies. Instead, food sensitivities generally represent some blockage in a metabolic pathway that prevents the normal metabolism of some component of the food. Lactose intolerance is a common example of a food sensitivity.
Strictly speaking, allergies are not autoimmune disorders, since the target of the immune system is not part of the body ("auto-"), but rather is some exogenous substance. However, many of the same techniques are applicable to both allergies and autoimmune disorders.
Complimentary and alternative treatments for allergies that are considered below include:
- Immune System Balancing
- Low Dose Naltrexone (seasonal and environmental)
- Neurotransmitter Balancing