Q: What have you discovered about the surprising hidden truths behind chronic symptoms?
A: You may not think of yourself as allergic. Your nose may not run, and your skin doesn’t itch. But you have common complaints that just won’t go away.
Do you suffer from:
- Weight gain?
- Depression or anxiety?
- Brain fog?
As the research, and my experience, shows, allergy can be the culprit. I’ve seen chronic conditions that were previously diagnosed as autoimmune diseases, psychiatric disorders, or many others, wind up being allergic in origin.
In The Allergy Solution, we reveal the proven role of allergy in causing weight gain, fatigue, headache, joint and muscle pain, a range of digestive symptoms from heartburn to diarrhea, mood problems, poor mental focus, and more. The Allergy Solution also contains a Step by Step method for determining if you have hidden allergies. And if you suffer from classic allergies like rhinitis, eczema or have asthma, our program address these issues from a nutritional and lifestyle perspective.
Q: Why are we seeing an epidemic of allergy today?
A: Allergic disorders have increased dramatically over the past few decades. Allergies were once rare. Today they affect over a billion people. There are four interacting factors: environmental toxicity—indoors and outdoors—depletion of beneficial intestinal bacteria and fast food all contribute to allergies.
Environmental toxins damage your body’s surfaces, like the respiratory or intestinal lining or the skin. The damaged lining tissue becomes a site where allergy develops. Good nutrition can stop the cycle from snowballing.
Q: How does allergy cause weight gain and prevent weight loss?
A: What happens is a vicious cycle driven by the effects of allergy on your metabolism. Clinical research reveals a strong link between allergy and weight gain. People with allergies are more likely to become overweight. People who are overweight are more likely to develop allergies.
Laboratory research shows that allergic reactions actually make fat cells grow larger and larger fat cells create a type of inflammation that unleashes stronger allergic reactions. Identifying food allergies is essential for healthy weight loss.
Q: How does your program affect the skin?
A: Your skin is your most visible barrier against a toxic environment and a key target for allergic reactions. Allergy rapidly ages the skin and reversing allergy is essential to restoring its vitality.
The nutrients that nourish your immune cells are also essential for nourishing your skin. In addition, Mission Detoxable helps you decrease the stress placed on your skin by avoiding toxins in your home.
Q: What are the most important nutritional factors for reversing allergy?
A: It is vital that the food you eat supply the nutrients you need to help your body remove toxins and establish healthy immune balance. To accomplish this, I developed a simple approach that I call the Power Wash. It’s like hitting the re-set button on your computer. You can get started over a 3-day weekend.
With the Power Wash you eliminate the major problem foods like wheat, dairy, soy, corn, yeast, eggs and you nourish your body with a specially designed combination of vegetables, fruits, spices, herbs, seeds and teas.
Q: What’s special about the foods in the Power Wash?
A: They’ve been chosen because they support the function of a critical part of your immune system: regulatory T-lymphocytes. We’ll call them T-regs. Their role is to turn off the unwanted immune reactions that create allergies. If you have allergies, you suffer from defective function of T-regs.
You need concentrated nutritional support for T-regs, which comes from natural folates found in leafy greens; carotenoids found in orange and yellow vegetables; the bioflavonoids found in parsley, strawberries and oolong tea; and organic isothiocyanates found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.
Q: Are there other special nutritional needs of people with allergies?
A: Research shows that people with allergies often suffer from nutritional deficiencies and may need nutritional enrichment of protective factors like selenium, magnesium, vitamins C and D, and omega-3 fats. In The Allergy Solution we provide a nutritional approach to overcoming allergy through food and supplements.
How do indoor toxins contribute to allergies?
A: A new chemical comes out of a laboratory somewhere in the world every 2.6 seconds. That’s about a million a year. Over 100,000 of these have made their way into our homes, hidden in cleaning solutions, personal care products, clothing, and furnishings.
Spray cleaners, air fresheners, fragrances, formaldehyde, and disinfectants are proven to increase the risk of developing allergies and asthma. The Allergy Solution contains a program for freeing your home from these toxins. We call it Mission Detoxable.
Q: What’s the role of your gut in creating or defending against allergy?
A: Two-thirds of your immune system is located in your intestinal tract. The gut is like a boot camp for training your immune cells. The drill sergeants are the bacteria living in your intestines. Biodiversity of these bacteria is essential for immune health and protects against allergy.
Antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, disinfectants and the modern diet all destroy this diversity and contribute to the allergy epidemic. The Allergy Solution contains a program for overcoming allergies by healing your gut. It’s called ARC, for Avoidance, Reflorastation and Cultivation.
Q: How does your book address the environmental challenges facing the world?
A: My son Jonathan and I wrote The Allergy Solution to change how the world thinks about allergy, health, and our relationship to the environment. We reveal the science that says allergies are not just annoying symptoms to be covered over by medications, and the environment is not just a convenient place to put our car exhaust, toss our garbage, and spray our pesticides. In the chapter “How Did We Get So Sick” we bring to light the astonishing research that connects pollution, global warming and toxins to rising allergies and asthma.
The environment is all around us and within us, inside our digestive tract, respiratory system, and whole body. we have exposed the truth that just as the earth’s environment is out of balance, our bodies have become out of balance. Now the environment we all depend on is threatened as never before.
Be Part of the Solution
Could we all work together to turn around air pollution, giving those with asthma—and those without—a better chance to breathe free? Reductions in air pollution could also curb the rising levels of pollen, helping those with hay fever feel more comfortable. Using fewer toxic chemicals would reduce the burden on the environment.
Your allergies are connected to the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the environment you live in. Stand up for your health and protect nature as if your life depends on it. Join us and be part of the solution. Learn more about natural health by joining our community at www.drgalland.com. Follow Dr. Galland on Facebook and on Twitter and follow Jonathan Galland on Facebook on Twitter.