Many people suffer from food, airborne, or chemical allergies without knowing it. Food allergies can be immediate, like those that produce hives within 2 to 24 hours of eating an offending food. Most food allergies, however, are chronic. The effects appear from one to five days after eating the food, making symptoms much harder to link to the allergen.

Some signs of food allergies include:

  • dark circles under the eyes
  • congestion or runny nose
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • digestive discomfort
  • tingling or weakness
  • muscle aches and pains
  • irritability, anxiety, or depressed mood
  • sleep disturbances
  • impaired immunity

Even if you are not technically allergic to a substance, you may still be sensitive to it. Sensitivities can produce many if not all of the same symptoms allergies cause.

You may have heard of allergy elimination techniques such as NAET. Dr. Brist has developed an allergy/sensitivity elimination treatment that uses similar concepts. Our BEAR Hug (Brist Emotional and Allergy Release) technique involves stimulating the central nervous system in the presence of the antigen. Because many, if not most, food allergies have an emotional component, we also bring into the equation any key emotions that are linked to the allergic or sensitive response and clear those as we clear the allergy. Dr. Brist has found that this approach results in a more complete and longer-lasting allergy elimination.

For more specific information about out allergy elimination programs, call 763-546-9151.