Do you have Eczema, Asthma, and/or Seasonal Allergies?

These are common problems caused by an inappropriate immune response toward certain food and inhalant allergens.  The mainstays the naturopathic treatment of these conditions include the identification and avoidance of the things that trigger them.  While this often produces excellent results, there are instances where food avoidance is unsustainable and giving away your favourite pet is not an option.  I’m pleased to now be able to offer a therapy that directly targets the underlying cause of these conditions – the inappropriate immune response.

LDA (short for “low dose allergens”, or ultra low dose enzyme activated immunotherapy) is a method of immunotherapy enhanced by a minute dose of the enzyme, beta glucuronidase.  The beta glucuronidase activates extremely miniscule doses of various allergens and stimulates the production of T Regulator (T Reg) cells.  These cells actively “switch off” helper cells that are erroneously causing patients to be ill by misidentifying normal substances in the body to be allergens.  T-cells may live for long periods of time in the bloodstream, so LDA needs to be administered only every 2 months at first, and then less often as time passes, generally with one to three tiny (1/20 c.c.) intradermal (in the first layer of skin) injections on the inner aspect of the forearm.

Note this is not the same therapy as traditional allergy shots.  No testing is required before therapy, as the injections are a combination of a number of common environmental and food allergens.

Speak soon,

Dr. Bentham

 



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