Detox to Reduce Allergies


Allergies are incredibly frustrating. Allergies can be either be genetic, due to a hypersensitive immune system, or acquired later in life due living in a sterile environment as a child (Hygiene hypothesis),  exposure to environmental elements, diet and lifestyle and via exposure to toxins.  Nowadays, there are more than 10,000 processed chemicals present in everyday consumer products, disrupting our body’s natural functions. This abundance of toxins is a significant factor contributing to the substantial increase in allergies over the past decade.

Regardless of the cause of your allergies, they can leave you feeling fatigued and not quite yourself. If traditional allergy relief methods haven’t been effective, it might be worth exploring detoxification approaches for allergy relief.

What exactly is a detox?

Detoxification involves purging toxins from the body. Our body naturally eliminates toxins through processes like breathing, sweating, and waste elimination. However, in today’s contaminated environment, our vital organs involved in these functions can become overburdened. Detoxing helps restore balance and reduces the workload on the body’s natural detoxification organs such as the liver and kidneys.

Connecting toxins with allergies.

Toxins, or harmful substances, are prevalent in our surroundings. They can come from obvious sources like secondhand smoke, industrial pollution, and vehicle emissions. However, we often overlook the chemicals present in everyday products such as canned food liners, mattresses, and beauty items. Our daily exposure to toxins is a major reason for the surge in allergies. These toxins disrupt cell functions related to inflammation, hormone production, and general immunity, making the body more susceptible to allergic reactions. Starting a detox for allergy relief is an excellent initial step in addressing this issue.

What options do I have for detoxing for allergy relief?

There are various options to detox for allergy relief, including herbal detoxification regimens, adopting a strict diet, and taking vitamin supplements. Detox diets and cleanses are highly popular today, with a multitude of programs to choose from. Each type of detox diet yields slightly different results. Regardless of the approach you choose, the benefits of detoxing for allergies are undeniable. Visiting a Naturopath to help guide you through your detox is the best approach. I run a variety of detox programs using a variety of different herbs, nutrient supplements and techniques that are designed to suit the individual.

Detoxification can enhance vitality, alleviate allergies, reduce the body’s toxic load, boost energy levels, and rejuvenate the immune system.

How detoxing can alleviate allergies.

It’s important to note that several factors influence the development of allergies, such as genetics, gut flora, pollutants, and nutrient deficiencies. By undergoing a body detox for allergy relief, you clear toxins from your body and ease the burden on your detoxification pathways. Consequently, the liver can filter the blood and manage allergens more effectively, reducing the strain on the immune system.

An enhanced immune system coupled with reduced bodily inflammation equals a better (or no) response to allergens!

Is your body overwhelmed by toxins?

Signs you should detox. If your body struggles to manage its toxin load, it can accumulate to levels that trigger significant health issues. Regular detoxing can be immensely beneficial in preventing overload and the onset of bothersome allergies. Signs that you need a detox include uncontrolled sugar cravings, mental fogginess, digestive issues (constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas), fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and increased body odor. Allergic reactions and unpleasant body odors? Not a desirable situation!

How to naturally detox.

Choosing the right foods is crucial. Numerous studies highlight the benefits of whole foods, including cruciferous vegetables, berries, garlic, and spices like turmeric, in aiding the body’s detoxification process. Opt for organic plant-based foods whenever feasible. Additionally, incorporating probiotics can help restore gut health, a common issue associated with toxin overload. If you’re unsure where to begin, come by for a Naturopathic consultation.

Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins.

Be mindful of what you consume, including reading labels on food and beauty products.

Boost your overall immune system.

Maintain a healthy diet, prioritize sufficient sleep, and manage stress levels to enhance optimal immunity.

Engage in regular exercise.

Physical activity assists the body in expelling toxins and efficiently burning fat, where toxins may be stored. Whether it’s hot yoga or high-intensity interval training, establish a consistent workout routine that aligns with your preferences and schedule.

Consider infrared light therapy.

Infrared light therapy promotes blood circulation for cleansing and induces sweating to eliminate toxins.

Stay adequately hydrated.

Drinking plenty of clean, fresh water ensures optimal cellular function. Consume water regularly throughout the day to keep your system “flushed.” Aim for properly filtered water to avoid additional toxins. Adding a splash of lemon to your water can enhance the taste!

Prioritize rest, cleansing, and nourishment.

Resting, cleansing, and nourishing your body are fundamental to enhancing vitality, reducing the toxic load, and detoxing for allergy relief. By taking care of your body, you may find yourself approaching an “allergy season” you can truly enjoy!

If you have any questions about my detox programs, please feel free to get in touch today.

Wishing you a beautiful, allergy free Spring!

~ Carly xo