Each year an increasing number of individuals develop Multiple Allergic Response Syndrome (MARS). This is an acute sensitivity to natural gas fumes, gasoline, paints, dyes, car exhaust, cigarette smoke, fragrances, chemicals, pesticides, and other unnatural substances found in air, food, and water.
When a healthy body is repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals internally and externally, the body develops decreased tolerance. This repeated exposure stresses the immune system and the body loses its ability to neutralize low levels of toxins that were once previously tolerated. This reaction can be triggered by an onslaught of a particular toxic substance or by low dose exposure over a period of time. The resulting medical condition is then labeled autoimmune disorders and multiple allergic responses. If an individual already has a weakened immune system their physical health deteriorates and serious medical problems may arise.
Allergic reactions cover a wide range of symptoms including headaches, coughs, sneezing, watery eyes, skin rashes, swelling, breathing difficulty, and more serious symptoms that require emergency care. The allergic response is usually chemically -induced and the substances that trigger the reactions are almost inescapable. In addition to the physical reactions, MARS also affects an individual’s ability to function socially and emotionally.
Individuals who develop Multiple Allergic Response Syndrome when toxins enter the body through food usually have weak intestinal walls. The toxic materials pass into the circulatory system and are absorbed into the cells. The resulting effect is auto-intoxication or toxemia, which is the poisoning of the body by itself when it maintains a cesspool of decaying toxic matter that circulates into all parts of the body.
Many MARS patients are also diagnosed with chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, and fibromyalgia. MARS is usually treated with therapy designed to suppress the symptoms through neutralization therapy and environmental modifications. Naturopathic practitioners usually approach Multiple Allergic Response Syndrome in a holistic manner. This involves cleansing and detoxifying major organs including the liver, intestines, the lymphatic system, and soft tissues of the body.
Although MARS is becoming more prevalent in our society and it is very difficult to escape the toxins that threaten to destroy our health, lifestyle changes can make a difference. Use non-toxic products in your home environment, live away from smog filled cities or industrial plants, consume food that is free of chemicals and pesticides, and be an informed consumer. For more information about MARS visit http://www.gloriagilbere.com/MARS.htm
Source: Developing Healthy Habits Newsletter