The Link Between Diet and Seasonal Allergies

Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she shares her personal story and lessons about the link between diet and seasonal allergies.Join Julie Polanco on this episode of Crunchy Christian Podcast as she shares her personal story and lessons about the link between diet and seasonal allergies.

The Link Between Diet and Seasonal Allergies

Julie’s Personal Story

First, Julie shares her long struggle to overcome allergies, including seasonal ones. Julie’s journey began with undiagnosed food allergies when she was a little girl. As she got older, she suffered from seasonal allergies as well. Eventually, she became allergic to more 50 different foods and environmental allergens, and she also developed chemical sensitivities. In her mid-20’s she learned of the link between diet and seasonal allergies. Once she discovered this, her journey to health began.

Diet and Seasonal Allergies: What’s food got to do with it?

As Julie discusses on the podcast, certain foods irritate the gut lining, causing damage. For some people, this microscopic damage heals quickly and for others, it doesn’t. When it doesn’t heal quickly, food proteins can get into the blood stream. The immune system sees these proteins as foreign invaders and attacks them. This eventually leads the immune system to become hypersensitive and react to other, similar proteins. That’s how one allergy can become many allergies. If this goes on for too long, the body may even come to see itself as an invader. That’s where autoimmune conditions come from. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

How Do You Heal?

For Julie, the answers came as she avoided certain foods and detoxified her body of all the allergens and other toxins. It wasn’t easy or quick, but took many months. As her body healed, she regained health and her symptoms faded. Some important steps:

  • Avoid all allergens. This often means an elimination diet and then a rotation diet. That’s what Julie did for the first year.
  • Do a detox. Just following the elimination diet puts the body into detox, but doing some type of fast speeds up the process. If you are weak or unhealthy, never do a fast without consulting a medical professional.
  • Nourish the body with nutrient-dense food, certain supplements, and specific herbs.
  • Heal the gut, but know that you may be part of the population that cannot ever eat certain foods. Julie discovered that she is one of them and this is genetic. All of her children showed the same issue very early in their lives.

Julie did beat seasonal allergies and even now doesn’t suffer from them, even in the worst years. It was simple, but it wasn’t easy.

To get a seasonal allergies report, click HERE. Once you’re in, click on the link for episode 6. This report will help you decide if your symptoms are allergies or an ongoing cold. It will also give you more information about causes and possible treatment options, including non-drug ones.

And, don’t forget to hop on over to Julie Naturally and get your Healthy Habits Tracker!

Additional Resources

Julie has several blog posts about this. Check these out:

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