About Our Allergy Treatments
Allergies are increasing at a rapid rate in Canada and it’s currently estimated that between one-quarter and one-third of Canadians suffer from allergy symptoms. Conventional medications like antihistamines and steroids can be effective but they only suppress the symptoms of allergies and often come with unpleasant side effects like constipation, weight gain & dry skin. At Bronte Wellness Boutique we assess each case individually to determine the root cause of your allergic reactions and help you heal from the inside out.
Allergies are over-reactions of the body to ordinary substances like dust, pollens and foods that normally should not trigger a reaction. In an allergic response your body mistakenly interprets these allergens as a threat and mounts a strong immune response against it resulting in miserable allergy symptoms, hives and other skin reactions. At Bronte Wellness we understand that these allergic reactions are a message from your body that something is out of balance in your immune system.
Along with natural therapies that help to balance out an overactive immune system our naturopathic doctors will also take a look at what’s going on in your digestive system. Your gut health is critical to eliminating allergies at their root cause since studies show that people who have increased levels of ‘bad’ bacteria in their gut have increased rates of allergies. Antibiotics, leaky gut, pesticides and food sensitivities can all increase levels of these opportunistic gut bacteria and increase the severity of your allergy symptoms. Hormonal imbalances could also be worsening your allergies since high estrogen levels can leads to increased numbers of mast cells in your body. Mast cells are the white blood that cells are activated in allergic responses causing itching, redness, watery eyes and chronic congestion.
After an in-depth analysis of your allergy symptoms and health history our naturopathic doctors will help you determine the root cause of your allergies (this may involve comprehensive hormone or gut testing) so that you heal the root cause of your allergies. Our patients are provided with an integrated program that addresses nutrition, supplements, lifestyle suggestions and possibly acupuncture treatment to help you navigate allergy season with as few symptoms as possible.