Allergies, especially food allergies, are linked to gastrointestinal symptoms. Many people who suffer from food allergy experience digestive problems, including constipation, vomiting, nausea, cramps, and more.
Scientists are still trying to learn more about the interplay between allergies and gut health. What they do know is that many people today eat a steady diet of salty and sugary foods, unhealthy grains, processed foods, and vegetables and meats that are tainted with hormones, antibiotics and pesticides. The result is that the health of the gut is often compromised, possibly because the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the intestines is killed off.
As researchers seek to understand more about the connection between food allergies and digestive health, they have found that it is often beneficial to couple allergy treatment with probiotics that help restore the well-being of the intestines. Studies show that patients are more likely to see sustained results from food allergy treatment when it is paired with a daily probiotic.
Probiotics are beneficial symbiotic bacteria that can help maintain the health of the digestive tract. Probiotics can be found in fermented products such as yogurt and kefir. Taking probiotics could restore the balance of bacteria in the intestines, which will also protect the immune system against inflammation that causes many ailments.
A study conducted by Japanese scientists showed that Lactobacillus plantarum No. 14, a probiotic, suppressed the allergic responses of research subjects when they were exposed to pollen. The subjects that took the probiotic were less likely to be affected by allergy symptoms including itchy eyes, runny noses and respiratory problems.
The idea that probiotics can help prevent allergy attacks stemmed from the observation that children who grew up in cleaner, more urban environments had a higher incidence of severe allergies than those who grew up on farms with greater exposure to dirt. Scientists concluded that children who were exposed to more bacteria developed stronger immune systems than children who grew up in heavily-sanitized environments with fewer bacteria.
For Gilbert food allergies, consult the experts at the Family Allergy Clinic. We offer Gilbert food allergy treatment. Coupling this treatment, known as sublingual immunotherapy, with probiotics could help you eat more of the foods you love without gastrointestinal distress.