Allergens We Can Treat

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What Is An Allergy?

Understanding Allergies and Sensitivities.

Allergies and sensitivities are caused by an inappropriate reaction to harmless substances.
The word “allergy” comes from the Greek allos, meaning “other”.  It was first used in 1906 to refer to an "altered reaction" in the body's immune system.

A “true allergy” is a reaction triggered by the immune system, however there are a vast number of symptoms or conditions caused by sensitivities that may or may not involve the immune system. With reactions involving food, a large percentage of the population believes they have allergies, yet fewer than 2% actually have true allergies. In fact, many suffer from undiagnosed food sensitivities or intolerances. The majority of patients who seek the AAT treatment do not have true allergies; their symptoms are likely to be caused by sensitivities with no immune involvement.  Since there are few options for the treatment of sensitivities, other than avoidance, AAT provides a highly effective alternative.  Symptoms caused by true allergies, however, also respond well to the treatment as the organs systems involved in the reaction are also addressed.

The use of the word “allergy” has become a generic term used by the public to describe allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.

Can A Food Intolerance Be Treated?

Can a food intolerance be treated?

No. A food intolerance is different from an allergy or sensitivity in that there may be an enzyme deficiency, which inhibits the body from properly digesting the substance. Such cases are not affected by the treatment.

Allergens are categorized in the following groups:

  • Contactants
  • Inhalant
  • Ingestant
  • Injectant

Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest can treat any substance or stimuli that cause a negative reaction, including (but not limited to):

  • Alcohol, Beer, Red and White Wine
  • Amines
  • Beans
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Dairy Products: Milk, Cheese, Yogurt,
  • Butter, Cream, Ice Cream
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Food Additives
  • Food Colorings
  • Food Components
  • Food Preservatives
  • Fruit, Berries, Citrus
  • Gluten
  • Grains: Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barley, Rice
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Herbs, Spices
  • Meat
  • Medications
  • Minerals
  • MSG
  • Nightshades: Tomato, Potato,
  • Eggplant, Bell Peppers
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Nuts, Tree Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Poultry
  • Salicylates
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Sugar
  • Sulphur Dioxide, 220
  • Supplements
  • Vegetables
  • Vitamins
  • Yeast
Airborne Irritants
  • Dust
  • Dust Mites
  • Flowers
  • Grasses
  • Molds, Fungus
  • Pollens
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Trees
  • Weeds
  • Building Materials
  • Car Fumes
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Detergents, Softeners
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Fabrics, Upholstery
  • Formaldehyde
  • Carpets
  • Plastics
  • Glues, Adhesives
  • Latex
  • Leather
  • Lotions, Creams, Sunscreen
  • Metals, Jewelry Metals, Nickel
  • Newspaper, Inks
  • Perfumes, Fragrances
  • Pool Chemicals, Chlorine
  • Shampoo, Soaps
  • Tattoo Ink
  • Woods
  • Paints and Varnishes
  • Hair Dyes and Colorings
  • Animal Hair, Dander
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Horses
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Rabbits
  • Altitude
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Sunlight
  • Temperature Change

Before treatment at Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest, I experienced daily headaches (many of them migraines), a persistent cough and runny nose, constant drainage down my throat, and a general feeling of sluggishness and lack of energy. Feeling sick was my way of life for about two years. Both over the counter and prescription medicine for allergy relief were ineffective.

Today my energy level is back to normal, I sleep well again, cannot remember the last time I had a serious headache, and the cough that was unrelenting for almost two years is totally gone. My quality of life is decidedly improved at the completion of this course of treatment.

I am grateful to Caleb Gates for the quality of care I received at his hands and happily recommend Advanced Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest to those who seek a fast affordable and effective state of the art alternative to traditional allergy treatment. Sincere thanks Caleb for helping me live more comfortably in my environment.

Libby Smith 3-17-2010