There are various ways to tackle many of the allergic disturbances. First, the sources must be identified. This is a difficult but not impossible task. Second, once the sources are discovered, they should be avoided. Third, and most important, general health and resistance should be built
up to establish immunity to them.
There are two methods to detect disturbing foods. The first method is the trial-and-error
elimination diet. This automatically eliminates many hazards and foods. Keep to organic,
untreated, unprocessed foods as far as possible and you will eliminate another set of hazards
such as pesticides, various sprays and other poisons.
After having eliminated as many disturbing factors as possible, a self-search should be carried
out to ascertain any suspicious symptoms from foods. It is advisable to try an eliminary diet,
excluding suspected foods for two weeks until the cause is detected. Occasionally, by changing
the brand or the type, you can find a food substitute that does not upset you.
Another way to detect the cause of allergy is by Dr. Coca's "pulse test." The method is as follows:
Check your pulse before a meal. Then limiting that meal to one food only, wit for half an hour
after eating and take your pulse again. A slight increase is considered normal, even up to 16
extra beats. If your pulse does not rise above 84, you may be allergy-free. But if your pulse rises
beyond that point, and remains high an hour after the meal, you have found your food allergy.
The best way, however, to prevent or overcome allergies is to strengthen the overall physical
resistance so as not to fall an easy prey to every allergen that comes along. To start with, the
patient should fast on fresh fruit juices for four or five days. Repeated short juice fasts are likely
to result in better tolerance to previous allergies. After the fruit juice fast, the patient can take a
mono diet of vegetables or fruits such as carrots, grapes or apples, for one week. After that one
more food is added to the mono diet. A week later the third food is added and so on. After four
weeks, the protein foods can be introduced, one at a time. In case an allergic reaction to a newly
introduced food is noticed, it should be discontinued and a new food tried. In this way all real
allergens can be eventually eliminated from the diet.
The body requires a large alkaline reserve for its daily activity. The many emergencies of acid
formation through the day from wrong foods, fatigue, mental stress and lack of sleep can be met
by the competency of the alkaline reserves. Boosting the normal body reserve of alkalines by
liberal use of alkaline- forming foods is essential for those suffering from allergies.
The foods which should be excluded from the diet are tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks,
alcohol, sugar, sweets and foods containing sugar, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken,
tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked, salted, pickled foods and foods containing any chemical
additives, preservatives and flavoring. These foods cause either toxic accumulations or
over-stimulation of adrenal glands or strain on pancreatic enzymes production or disturb the
blood sugar balance.
For preventive purposes, the entire C complex vitamins – known as the bioflavonoids, are
recommended. They gradually strengthen cell permeability to help immunise the body from
various allergies, especially hay fever. Often the addition B5, or pantothenic acid brings great
relief to allergy sufferers. Multiple allergies may result from poor adrenal gland functioning. In
such cases liberal amounts of pantothenic acids help cure them, although the recovery will take
several weeks. An adequate intake of vitamin E is also beneficial as this vitamin possesses
effective anti-allergic properties, as some studies have shown.
An exciting remedy for allergy has been discovered by an Indian physician, Dr. Hement Pathak. He found that the use of five drops of castor oil in a little juice or water taken on an empty
stomach in the morning, is highly beneficial for allergies in the intestinal tract, skin and nasal
passages. Dr. Pathak, who is an expert in Chinese medicine, has reported numerous cases of
allergic protection by this method. For allergic conditions in which an element of stress is
present, it is essential to employ such methods as relaxation, exercise, meditation and mind
control. These methods will reduce or remove stress and thereby contribute towards the
treatment of allergies. Yogic asanas like yogamudra ardhmatsyendrasana, sarvangasana,
shavasana and anuloma-viloma, pranayama are also beneficial.