What is going to happen in spring, the high season for allergies? Do you expects masks to protect you? Sorry, this is rather cynical. But if masks are supposed to filter out a minute virus, then they should easily be apt as a pollen filter system, correct?
Questions up to you to be answered. The answer depends on your mindset, as my exposé stands for my mindset.
The hygiene hypothesis is the widely recognized paradigm to explain the fast spread of allergies all over the world. I have to question our minds considering the current situation due to the corona virus hysteria. Since many months we are subdued to delusional measures of disinfecting our environment and ourselves.
Before the corona virus came over us like god's sword and punishment for our abundant lifestyle - another cynical remark, sorry for that - it was the state of the art scientific hypothesis that our hygienic way of life contributes to the immune imbalance causing that many allergies.
The diversity of the microbes which is so essential for our wellbeing declined more and more over the last decades. The long list of chronic illnesses in our society - among these the allergy - is in parts attributed to our minimized contact with microbes and the less diverse microbe spectrum.
And now again my question, what happens now after disinfection seems to turn into a lifestyle?
Where did the knowledge submerge that the allergy is a chronic inflammation due to an regulatory disorder of the immune system? Question over questions are piling up in my head!
My view is still, that allergies are not caused by an allergen but by the immune system itself revealing dysfunctions and imbalances in the system itself. I know I repeat myself once and again, sorry. Believe me, I am bored with myself!
Anyway, I think especially now, as we are overwhelmed by an array of weird and bizarre scientific arguments, it is important to focus on the allergy. The illness is still out there and still widely spread. COVID-19 doesn't cure us from allergies. Allergies only drown in the noise around the corona phenomenon.
Thoughts, views, reasoning, facts, fiction ...
Maybe the allergy sufferers earn their share in the Corona statistics, get misinterpreted as Corona-sick? We find ourselves in a very messy situation. As the symptoms of acute illnesses appear very similar, the differentiation can only be made over a time span observed.
We have to watch the course of an illness. Regardless of the diagnosis our medical system gives you, wellbeing occurs always, if there is a balance and constructive communication with our environment and within our body. In the case of an allergy this is not the case.
The image shows a flower head. Imagine looking through a microscope or even an electronic microscope, then you may have a very different interpretation of this picture. Depending on your mindset, your education, you may see a pollen, a virus or you simply don't know what it is. You just think, that it looks beautiful...
All organisms, and so human beings, are embedded into the environment, the context always matters. Whether it is the nose, the tongue, the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach, the gut, the lungs or the urinary bladder etc., they all have surfaces that communicate with the outside world, and they must do this. Melted down to an essence I selected the most essential communicators: the epithelia, the microbiome (it is not only existent in the gut), the vessels and their endothelia (the inner layer of all blood vessels), the immune system, the autonomous nervous system, hormones and the myriads of messenger molecules originating from all systems. These are the major players of interaction, to express it in a bit of a simplified way.
If they all act in full harmony, then our inside and outside world are in a perfect balance. Thousands of particles, microbes, corpuscles such as minerals or simply our vast variety of foods are processed and interpreted according to the rules of nature, nurture (food) and culture (all sorts of cognitive stimuli).
The activity state along these linings, the state that emerges from the balanced interaction of all "partners" I define as the physiological inflammation, inflammation, because all processes characterizing the inflammation are pronounced, but under cover without symptoms, without detectable laboratory measures.
All kind of disturbances, disruptions or misinterpretation in the collaboration of this orchestra of players leads to illnesses as for example the allergy. The allergies take their course along all the areas that intensively communicate with the outside world.
Mistakes in signal processing (this happens all the time in our body) that the body cannot compensate for anymore, lead to an acute allergy episode. One of the major reasons for the decompensation of the system's balance is the chronic inflammation the allergy is thriving on.
By the way, there is never the one and only cause in biology. Biology is always about multidirectional relations, the cause-effect logic simply doesn't apply.
The food allergy is frequently the beginning of a long history of the allergies you are suffering from, often for a lifetime. Even if a food allergy disappears with age, it is far too often the beginning of a chronic illness with the next stops for example in the lungs, the eyes, the nose /asthma, hay fever).
If one observes the path of the allergy, how it continues almost in accordance to law, it spreads from a center, namely the bowel to the periphery. The bowel is the first organ at birth that is massively confronted with the environment, first of all with bacteria and viruses. Just keep in mind on which route we enter this world. The immune system starts maturing in the bowel. It is the first highly interactive borderline to the outside world, and remains the most active and largest part of the immune system over our lifetime. The balance along these linings demands the control of the uncountable signals arriving from the outside world and the inside of our bodies, an intense communicative process that needs optimal orchestration.
If we accept that the allergy is a chronic inflammation and illness of the immune system, then we won't be surprised by the distribution pattern of allergies, how they can spread out or withdraw in our bodies independently of the allergen exposure. If one suffers from an allergy, an increased stress on our immune system can worsen the allergy or make it spread to another organ.
Conventional methods of treatment are antihistamines, cromoglycin or desensitization. The logic behind the three therapeutic strategies is the blockade of the cell receptor interacting with the allergen or its numbing. This approach is purely symptomatic and often not working or even harming. The success rate of desensitization is limited as well and often you suffer a setback with an even worse allergic outbreak.
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