Intestinal function plays a large part in the allergic process. First of all digestive function: from the oral cavity via the stomach to the small intestines the breaking up, selection and absorption of food stuffs represents the most important task.
Allergy sufferers often display reduced activity of the digestive enzymes, coupled with impaired intestinal mucosal barrier function as well as malfunction of the gut-associated immune system. Large molecules are often not broken down completely and penetrate through the porous intestinal mucous membrane to the lymphatic tissue where an intensified immune response may occur. According to an established theory this is the main cause of development of food allergies and intolerance. This dysfunction is accompanied by disturbed intestinal flora, i.e. imperfect mix of micro-organisms.
This explains why an unhealthy diet consisting of a lot of sugar, white flour, colourings and preservatives plays a large part in the development of allergies. Digestive function is disrupted and the immune system weakened by the swapping of the physiological intestinal flora by pathogenic bacteria and fungi . An increase in number of pathological bacteria and yeast fungi, especially Candida albicans, produce fusel alcohols and other toxins. The patient is often aware of this in the form of increased accumulation of gas with flatulence, intestinal cramps and a regular bowel movements. What he isn't aware of is that the toxins disrupt the immune system, affect the liver and can impair many other bodily functions through the blood and lymph systems.
It is essential that careful analysis using conventional medical methods with laboratory tests, ultrasound and possibly colonoscopy is essential prior to any naturopathic treatments is conducted. It would be a serious failure by therapists to spend considerable time treating what was thought to be a food allergy and possibly overlooking more serious conditions such as colon cancer. Patients should be encouraged to consult a series of conventional medical specialists.
Disrupted intestinal flora, fungal infestations and food intolerances are some of the main causes of many chronic gastrointestinal disorders. In many cases, even chronic inflammatory processes such as those found in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can be targeted by Bioresonance diagnosis and therapy.