Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


Balance Immunity

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Intolerances: Looking for the nearest bathroom because you have bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea can put a damper on your lifestyle. If left untreated, the constant irritation of food intolerances may lead to “Leaky Gut” where the digestive lining becomes permeable increasing the risk of autoimmunity, mood changes, skin problems like eczema or acne and even joint concerns.                    

Allergies: For those with food or seasonal allergies, the fatigue, congestion, itchiness, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis risk are well known. The chronic use of over-the-counter medications have side effects, including increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by reducing acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter key for memory and learning.1 These antihistamines, decongestants or steroids treat the symptoms, but do not address the underlying cause – an out-of-balance immune system, including T helper cells (Th1 & Th2). Th1 cells are responsible for cellular immunity inside the body, while Th2 cells play a role in organizing a protective humoral immune response to outside invaders such as allergens.

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Our goal at Revivelife is to “retrain” the immune system to respond in a more measured way. The goal is to balance overreactive Th2 cells that are linked to allergies. Healing food intolerances involves testing, elimination of offending foods, healing the digestive lining and restoring optimal microbial balance. Digestive health is vital to improved immunity as more than 70% of the immune system resides there. Strategies may include:

  • Targeted Probiotics: Probiotics such as specialized yeast ferment act proactively to calm the Th2 dominance and reduce allergy symptoms by 43% compared to control.2-5 This is compared to traditional drug therapy which acts only after the Th2 dominance is established.
  • Additional Integrative Therapies: Other therapies include detoxification, acupuncture, herbals, adrenal support and IV nutrient infusions. Your plan will be customized to suit your needs.


  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Animal Allergies IgE
  • Environmental Allergies IgE (Dust Mites, Pet Dander)
  • Food Allergies IgE
  • Food Intolerances IgG
  • Hay fever (Pollen, Dust Mites, Pet Dander)
  • Seasonal Allergies IgE (Pollens: Tree, Grass, Ragweed)
  • Skin Allergies (Atopic or Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Insects, Sun, Cosmetics, Nickel)


Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on allergy wellness.

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  1. Gray, SL, Aneson ML,Dbn S, et al Cumulative use of strong anticholinergics and incident dementia: a prospective cohort study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(3):401-7
  2. Ishida Y, Nakamura F, Kanzato H, et al. Effect of milk fermented with Lactobacillus acidophilus strain L-92 on symptoms of Japanese cedar pollen allergy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005;69(9):1652-60.
  3. Ishida Y, Nakamura F, Kanzato H, et al. Clinical effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus strain L-92 on perennial allergic rhinitis: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Dairy Sci. 2005;88(2):527-33.
  4. Jensen GS, Patterson, KM, Barnes, J, et al, A double-blind placebo-controlled, randomized pilot study: consumption of a high-metabolite immunogen from yeast culture has beneficial effects on erythrocyte health and mucosal immune protection in healthy subjects. The Open Nutrition Journal. 2008;2:pp.68-75.
  5. Moyad MA, Robinson LE, Kittelsrud JM, et al. Immunogenic yeast-based fermentation product reduces allergic rhinitis-induced nasal congestion: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Adv Ther. 2009;26(8):795-804
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