Allergies have always seemed a bit mysterious. While we’ve developed plenty of ways to treat
allergy symptoms, we still know very little about what causes allergies in the first place.
However, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people who suffer from
allergies—and scientists suspect that it’s probably not related to genetics. Interestingly enough, a
new, promising study links the rise in dust-mite allergies to dietary changes.

What Are Dust-Mite Allergies?

Dust-mites are microscopic creatures measuring 1/3-¼ of a millimeter that feed on dead skin left
from humans and animals. As it turns out, every single day, an adult will shed up to 1.5g of skin,
which is enough to feed over a million dust-mites. A certain protein in a dust-mite's waste is
known as a common allergen. Unfortunately, dust-mites produce up to 200 times their body
weight in fecal matter over the course of their lifetimes.

What Have We Learned About Dust-Mite Allergies?

A study conducted by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute found in a trial
run that mothers who took omega-3 pills while pregnant significantly reduced the chances that
their children would develop a dust-mite allergy. The children were 40% less likely to suffer
from dust-mite allergies and hay fever if their mothers had taken fish oil supplements.
While the findings are not necessarily conclusive, they are very promising. After all, if allergies
are linked to nutrient imbalances, we can easily prevent them.

What Does That Mean for You?

You should always make sure you’re eating a healthy diet, but you should be especially careful
during pregnancy. It’s incredibly important that your intake of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is
in proportion.

According to the findings in this study, you might be able to reduce your child’s risk of
developing dust-mite allergies simply by limiting your intake of fast foods, processed oils, and
animal products. You should also make sure to get some omega-3's in your diet by adding some
delicious salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts to your meals from time to time.

How to Get Rid of Allergies With Diet

There are plenty of medications you can use to treat your allergies in Buffalo, NY, but if you
want to know how to get rid of allergies, look at your plate.

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What is the Definition of an Allergy?

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