Allergens are anything foreign to the body that the body does not recognize, and in turn, your immune system attacks it. They present themselves in many different forms such as foods, medications, certain strains of bacteria, pollen, and even different animals. Especially here in Minnesota, with our four seasons, allergies are a major harassment for many.
The single most powerful cause of allergies is the presence of toxins. Unfortunately, we live in a very toxic world. Pollution, household cleaners, heavy metals, vaccines and antibiotics – all of these things are toxic to our body. They promote a hyperactive immune system.
The Hygiene Hypothesis
In our culture, we are very afraid of dirt and germs, but it turns out that we shouldn’t be so afraid of that. In 1989, David Strachan published an article in the BMJ that proposed something called the Hygiene Hypothesis. He noticed that kids in large families or those who grow up in rural environments such as farms don’t have asthma and allergies as much as kids who are growing up in the city and without older siblings.
The Hygiene Hypothesis proposed that because of our modern ultra clean environments, we aren’t coming in contact with enough of the beneficial bacteria, fungi and good viruses in our gut especially in our childhood.
That is why in addition to toxins, another major cause of allergies is something called dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is the misbalance of the good and bad bacteria in our microbiome in the gut.
A study published in 2004 showed amazing immune-boosting results for a group that started getting spinal adjustments.
In this particular study, 1,028 people had some form of allergies (the most common was atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma). X-Ray evidence and physical exams proved that 98% of these allergy patients had remarkably similar vertebral misalignments in their mid-back. Over 88% of the people with dermatitis who received consistent spinal adjustments showed massive improvement in skin itching and over 71% showed improvement in overall skin condition. Compare that to 0% improvement of the patients who did not receive adjustments.
This conclusion comes directly from the study:
We can state that a treatment that cannot fundamentally treat spinal problems will not fundamentally improve conditions such as atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, pollinosis, and allergic coryza.
If you are suffering from allergies, come into our clinic today for a no obligation consultation and exam. We love taking care of allergy cases and look forward to meeting you!