Food allergies can be complex and often related to chronic illness. We last consulted with Dr. Markham in Ozone Therapy Benefits Your Immune System. We decided to talk with our resident expert again regarding natural allergy relief remedies offered at the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM). In congruence with our last consultation, Ozone Therapy (including ear ozone) makes the list. At the ACBM, a variety of treatment options are offered for various allergies. Let’s take a closer look.
Why do you recommend individuals get a food allergy test?
Dr. Markham says that a food allergy test allows you to remove offending factors from the body while working on healing the body through other means. Food allergies are otherwise contributing to chronic inflammation or chronic reactive immune response.
Although the immune system should not recognize food as an allergy, due to several possible reasons, the digestive system and/or the immune system often become compromised in all chronic disease. Food allergies then continue to contribute to disease perpetuation.
“So, for anyone with a chronic illness, even if they have no digestive symptoms of concern, I suggest food allergy testing when appropriate,” says Dr. Markham.
What are some natural ways to relieve allergies?
Dr. Markham says that allergy relief is multifaceted. The ACBM utilizes several treatments for allergy relief, including, but not limited to:
- Lymphstar treatments
- Nutrient IVs
- Ozone Therapies (including ear ozone)
- Specialized nebulizing treatments
- Various injections to support liver and immune health
Dr. Markham continues saying, “We often use several nutrients that support the immune system with potential allergies. However, when and how those nutrients are used depends on the patient and supplementation is always individualized.”
What power foods are available this season?
Dr. Markham says, “This time of year I love all the available options of delicious power foods to support a healthy immune function.” For excellent health, Dr. Markham recommends eating with the seasons, eating locally grown food when possible, and eating a variety of foods.
This season’s current power foods are:
- Brussel Sprouts
How does the ACBM help with food allergies?
“We not only provide several options for food allergy testing, we then assist our patients in how to remove offending foods and still eat a delicious, sufficient diet to meet their needs,” says Dr. Markham.
The ACBM offers several modalities that assist in healing the gut and immune system, including:
- Electron Foot Bath
- Nervous System Balance with Gemstones
- Nutrient IVs
- Ozone Therapies
Balancing the nervous system with gemstones is particularly helpful for those with chronic disease. This is because the nervous system must always be addressed when treating chronic disease, such as food allergies. At the ACBM, there is a focus on proper nutrient absorption, so that the food going into the body can be used as medicine and fuel and be enjoyed.
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About Dr. Jennifer Markham
Dr. Jennifer Markham discovered naturopathic medicine after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis–an autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on the digestive, nervous, and immune system. She also witnessed the near death of her mother due to complications with Crohn’s disease–another digestive autoimmune disease. When Dr. Markham committed herself to finding the answers behind her own chronic illness, she discovered naturopathic medicine, began medical school, and wholeheartedly embodied the mindset “physician health thyself.” After medical school, Dr. Markham aimed to restore her own health, which allowed her to support and empower others to achieve optimal vibrancy and health. She then had a private practice in Boulder, Colorado for two years with a primary focus in management of chronic disease, including mental and emotional conditions, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders, infertility, women’s health, aging, and neurodegeneration. She utilizes foundations of lifestyle balancing through individualized daily practices, nutrition, movement, and proper sleep hygiene. The therapies she provides are biotherapeutic drainage (a European homeopathic system), gemstone therapies, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy. In chronic disease, the nervous system invariably contributes to the worsening of the disease or limits the healing. Dr. Markham focuses on nervous system balancing through lifestyle, therapies, and treatments individualized to each patient.