“I don’t understand what’s going on. In the past, I was able to enjoy nature without problems and never had any complaints! All of a sudden, my nose runs and my eyes itch terribly whenever I go outside!”

About 15% of adults and up to 25% of children suffer from some type of allergy. The number of allergy sufferers is increasing – a trend that has been observed for years. Several different allergies are generally known today.

Allergies often shape our daily lives

In principle, anyone can develop an allergy to any substance in the course of their life. Children of parents with atopic diseases, allergic bronchial asthma and neurodermatitis are at particularly high risk of developing an allergy.

Customers frequently bring this topic up at the pharmacy since they are often unable to explain the sudden onset of their allergy: “I always used to have contact with dogs, but now I have to make sure that dogs stay far away from me!” “Are cleaning agents becoming more aggressive? I can no longer stand skin contact with cleaners and I don’t understand it!”

The question is: Why?

Hardly anyone asks where the allergy comes from.

Dr Schuessler’s biochemistry and other natural healing methods have an answer that offers an interesting treatment approach. What these statements clearly show is that the affected person’s organism is no longer able to absorb the harmful substances over the years.

A load of various harmful substances is always the root cause of an allergic disposition. As a rule, such a load does not occur suddenly but is accumulated over many years. Detoxifying the body, for instance with an annual cleansing treatment to purge harmful substances, is therefore highly recommended!

Harmful substances impair our health

The organism, comparable to a glass that is initially empty, gradually “fills up” over the years due to harmful environmental, nutritional and psychological factors.

Unless the level of contamination is kept low, the “glass” will be full to the brim sooner or later depending on the lifestyle. One day some factor such as environmental pollutants or other foreign substances cause it to run over. The famous drop that makes the glass run over triggers a panic response, an allergy! The problem is that nobody links their complaints to the exposures of years past!

Of course there are also young people and even children who suffer from allergies. The fact that children get exposed to harmful substances through their mother’s organism has to be taken into account. Their own exposure begins at birth. Have you ever observed that a child sitting in a pushchair is exactly at the level of car exhaust pipes?

Aside from allergies, extensive exposure to harmful substances can also cause other illnesses that occur in later years and then become chronic.

It is not a question of “whether” but “how much” we take in harmful substances every day!

For a certain time, the body can neutralise many exposures, but health problems do eventually develop. This happens in particular when the balance between intake and excretion cannot be maintained any more and the system is exhausted.

The question is, why does the immune system suddenly consider an inherently harmless substance to be hazardous?

One only speaks of an allergy when symptoms of illness manifest. Around 90% of allergies are type I, also known as IgE-mediated or immediate allergies. This includes allergies to grass and tree pollen, house dust mites, foodstuffs, bee and wasp toxin, and animal hair.

Here the immune system produces antibodies of the immunoglobulin E class to combat the allergen. The IgE antibodies cause the release of inflammatory messengers such as histamine when they recognise the allergen. This triggers the allergic symptoms previously described.


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