What are allergies?
An allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to a substance or chemical that is harmless to most people. Allergies can be both airborne or foodborne, and can be extreme in some cases.

What causes allergies?

  • Genetics and family history
  • Pre-natal exposure to a virus, drugs, radiation or chemicals
  • Toxic exposures (pesticides, cleaning products, environmental pollutants, beauty products)
  • Seasonal allergies (ragweed, birch pollen)
  • Early weaning
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Weak immune system
  • Poor digestive function
  • Chronic over-consumption of a certain food (often gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, or corn)
  • Prescription drugs (such as cortisone)


A Naturopathic Doctor can help
Naturopathic treatment can be highly effective for treating allergies. Your Naturopathic Doctor (ND) will examine all aspects of your health history, treat the cause of your allergies and alleviate your symptoms using:

  • Nutritional Counselling & Diet Modification
  • Immune & Adrenal Support
  • Digestive Support
  • Stress Reduction
  • Lifestyle Modifications