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Chemical Allergies


About
An allergy is a type of immune reaction. Normally, the immune system protects the body against foreign invaders. Chemical allergies often manifest themselves as skin reactions. Most frequent environmental contaminants that cause problems include, air pollution; gas, oil, or coal fumes; formaldehyde; chlorine; phenol; carbolic acid; insecticides; disinfectants; paint; hairsprays; household cleaning products; and metals such as nickel, mercury, chrome, and beryllium.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • It has been discovered through studies that silver and mercury in dental fillings may be the cause of some allergic reactions as well as heavy metal poisoning.


Advice
  • Apple pectin takes unwanted metals that can trigger reactions.
  • Stay away from chemicals that are causing the allergic reaction. If you can not tell which product is causing the reaction have a allergy test done.
  • Stay away from food with artificial color, FD&C Yellow dye no. 5, protective wax, and that has been sprayed.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Free radical scavenger. Boosts immune system. Emulsion form is easiest to use.
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Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Free radical scavenger. Boosts immune system. Emulsion form is easiest to use.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Provides necessary B vitamins that are lacking. Injections (under a physician's care) may be necessary.
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Antihistamine. Takes toxins out of foreign substances and gets rid of them through the kidneys.
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Niacinamide
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation. Caution: Do not substitute niacin for niacinamide as toxicity may result.
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Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Prevents allergens from harming the body. Eases inflammation.
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Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antihistamine. Prevents allergic reactions.
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Selenium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Keeps cells safe.
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Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Free radical scavenger.
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Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.
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Copper
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Balances zinc. Makes up for deficiencies of copper (due to high doses of vitamin C).
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Calendula
Type: External
Purposes: A cream containing calendula has been beneficial in relieving skin rashes that develop from allergy to metal (such as watches, bracelets, necklaces, etc).
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Calendula, Chamomile, Elder Flower and Tea Tree Oil
Type: External
Purposes: These herbs have a soothing effect as a rinse or wash on rashes.
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