Understanding Allergies from Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog

by Deserving Pets on April 23, 2010

The easiest way to understand allergies is to understand the immune system.  Let’s try to compare the immune system to a large high capacity computer.  This immune system computer registers various enemies, never to forget their identities.  You probably feel secure that you’ll never get measles or mumps as an adult if you had them as a child.  You know your immune system has compiled its own file on these attackers and will never again let them make inroads into your body.

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In the case of allergies, however, the immune system begins to register the ‘good guys’ as enemies. Common foods and pollens, along with lots of other innocuous stuff get posted in the system as threats to the body.  Consider the child who is allergic to peanuts.  One small bit of peanut in a candy bar is all it takes to initiate a severe allergic reaction. Why does this particular child suffer so with peanuts when all the other kids eat  peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch?  The answer to this is that the problem lies in this particular child’s immune system and not in the peanut.  The reaction that he has to the peanut is so over-exaggerated that it actually becomes life threatening. His internal computer system, in other words, has been corrupted to behave in a self-destructive manner.

A similar, if not quite as severe, situation exists with typical allergies.  The immune systems, not unlike virus-corrupted computers, has registered simple foods, vitamins, pollens, molds and many other substances as a threat that calls for some type of response. Some dogs may be allergic to several foods, for example, but simply being fed these items may not be enough in itself to get their immune systems hopped up to the point where itching or diarrhea occurs.  However, when the pollens and molds of spring or fall are added to the mix, the total number of allergens present will have reached high enough concentrations, thus exceeding the threshold, to cause allergic symptoms such as chronic itching.  In other words, dogs can have allergies to a number of foods, but these may not be sufficient to trigger an itchy allergic response until even more allergens in the form of environmental allergens come into play. The foods play a big part in the overall allergic reaction when it does occur, with the pollens acting the part of the straw that broke the camel’s back.

I will discuss “What Causes Allergies” in my next blog post.

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