Allergic reactions are one of the most typical signs of an imbalanced immune system. And an overly sensitive immune system may be the result of weakened adrenal glands.
According to adrenal health expert Dr. James L. Wilson, author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, most allergies involve the release of histamine and other substances that produce inflammation. In his book, Dr. Wilson writes that, “Cortisol is a strong anti-inflammatory. Your circulating level of cortisol is the key factor in the level of inflammatory reactions in your body. For this reason your adrenal glands play an important role in mediating the histamine release and inflammatory reactions that produce the symptoms experienced with allergies. It is therefore not surprising that people with food and environmental allergies commonly have weak adrenal function.”
Dr. Wilson, who also holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition, continues:
•The more histamine that is released, the more cortisol it takes to control the inflammatory response and the harder the adrenals have to work to produce more cortisol.
• The harder the adrenals have to work the more fatigued they become and the less cortisol they produce, allowing histamine to inflame the tissues more.
• The vicious circle can lead to progressively deeper adrenal fatigue as well as to larger allergic reactions.
• Anything that you can do to break this cycle will help your adrenal glands and reduce the effects of allergies.
How do you break the cycle in order to help your adrenal glands and get relief from allergies? To find out, please read Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.
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