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Allergies? Probiotics May Curb Your Symptoms

Symptoms of allergies can be reduced with probioticsProbiotics are Good for the Gut and Good for Management of Allergies.

Garden of Life’s Primal Defense Ultra probiotics contains true HSO (homeostatic soil organisms). Primal Defense is able to reduce damaging yeast, fungi, bad bacteria and parasites often found in an unhealthy gut. New research shows that Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, a strain found in this probiotic,  can even help with symptoms of allergies.

How do the HSO organisms support a healthy gut?

HSO’s play a positive role in digestive health by supporting a healthy lactic acid bacteria count and healthy pH levels in the gut. The HSO’s in Primal Defense Ultra can thrive in the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred by stomach and bile acids.

How do Probiotics suppress Allergies?

Research is ongoing and still in it’s early phases but probiotic therapies are being tested in clinical trials for seasonal allergies, hay fever and even peanut allergies.

Doctors at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia  have come up with a treatment called PPOIT, which stands for “Probiotics and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy.” This approach combines probiotics, specifically the strain called Lactobacillus rhamnosus. This is one of the strains in Garden of Life Ultra Probiotics.

The researchers at Murdoch conducted a study based on a clinical trial which spanned 4 years and contained 48 children who had peanut allergies. Click Here to Read the Study 

The results showed that 82% of the children receiving PPOIT had gained tolerance to peanuts, in comparison to only 4% in the placebo group.

The Immune Therapy, including the probiotic strain, provided a long-lasting suppression of the allergic immune response to peanuts.

In another study published online in the Journal of International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, researchers reviewed data from 23 randomized trials and more than 1,900 people.

In the majority of these trials, people with seasonal allergies who took probiotic supplements showed improvement in their allergy symptoms, compared with allergy sufferers who took a placebo.

One explanation for this is that probiotics may change the balance of bacteria in the intestines in a way that could suppress the immune system from flaring up in response to pollens and other allergens.

The conclusion of this study acknowledges that probiotics may have an important role in the prevention and treatment of allergies.  Further studies need to be conducted to determine the most beneficial probiotic strain and the timing of supplementation.

Yet another study published by Jennifer Dennis, a doctoral student in the University of Florida’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, showed that participants given probiotic therapy combining lactobacilli and bifidobacteria suffered fewer allergy-related nose symptoms.

That’s hopeful news for allergy sufferers! Check back on our blog for further exciting updates on using probiotic therapy for allergy relief.

Need Relief From Allergies? Test For Leaky Gut

Food Allergies or Intolerances May be a Result of Leaky Gut

Food IntolerancesA leaky gut refers to intestinal permeability, or the movement of toxins and undigested food particles through the intestinal lining into the bloodstream.

The intestinal lining can become damaged due to many factors:

  • persistent inflammation (often the case after vaccinations due to mercury or other toxic exposure),
  • overgrowth of Candida/yeast
  • parasites
  • chemicals in processed food
  • food dyes
  • enzyme deficiency
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen),
  • prescription corticosteroids
  • diet of highly refined carbohydrates; cookies, pasta, bread and processed foods
  • chemotherapy and radiation treatments

All of these things are contributing factors to what is known as “leaky gut.”

Once the lining of the intestinal tract is compromised food particles begin to seep through into the bloodstream. These undigested proteins and fats can be seen by the immune system as foreign invaders to attack. This can result in autoimmune disorders, developed allergies, and inflamed organs and tissues of the body and brain. This is how we develop allergies to foods that we previously were not allergic to.

Available At-Home Testing for Leaky Gut

Uncomfortable procedures to check for gut inflammation are a thing of the past. Today there are convenient, at-home tests for multiple issues. Genova, at-home, diagnostic tests offer a multitude of various tests to assess numerous issues from inflammation to intestinal permeability, parasitology, and much more.

Tests can be done with a simple stool, urine, or saliva sample. They can give information about IgA antibodies (gluten allergens), fungus, and more.

These tests can be done from home, are mailed off to the lab, and results come to you via e-mail. There are qualified professionals available to help you with the results.

For more information on how to heal a Leaky Gut Click Here.

This Is What Can Trigger Allergies

Triggers for Allergies; Candida and Gut Dysbiosis

Due to the nature of biology, individuals react differently to various substances. One person may be greatly impacted by one product, and another not impacted at all. For the very sensitive, simply touching a substance with your hands may cause a severe reaction through absorption from the skin.

What Causes Allergic Reactions?

The cause of an allergic reaction may be biological, or due to a possible genetic weakness that was triggered by something in the environment. To learn more about this please listen to my podcast interview with epigenetics expert Dr. Bruce Lipton.

The intestinal system has a delicate balance that can be easily disrupted by many different aspects. Common issues can arise from an overgrowth of Candida/yeast, heavy metals, viruses, vaccines, food chemicals, air pollution, sugar, or a diet high in processed carbohydrates.

Many children contract Candida/yeast overgrowth in their gut from their mother while in utero, or while passing through the birth canal. This creates weaknesses in, not only their gut, but also in their immune system. Additionally, this adds a toxic load to their biology and sets them up for poor detoxification channels at birth.

Children with a weak digestive tract do not usually absorb the nutrients properly from the food they eat. The nutrition may not be getting in even if they are eating healthy foods. If their body is not absorbing the nutrients from the food properly, then their body becomes starved of vital nutrients which also feed the brain.

Home Gut Tests

There is an at-home candida test that is free and easy to do.  CLICK HERE to learn more about candida and get this free test.

You can also purchase an at-home test. Genova Laboratories carry various types of home tests for different issues. Choose the test that is best for your symptoms or call us if you need help. One test for general microbial analysis will indicate if you have candida overgrowth or an imbalance in your good and bad bacteria. The Genova Intestinal Permeability Test will detect if there is a problem with leaky gut. 

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