Don’t you love the baby green leaves and lovely Spring blossoms this time of year? It may be a feast for the eyes, but for sensitive noses, Spring is no picnic. According to Web MD, one fifth of all Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. The cost of allergies to the health care system and business is $7.9 billion dollars. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-statistics
When you are congested, have a runny nose, itchy eyes and are too miserable to concentrate, you want relief. So, allergy medications are well advertised, and well purchased. But they don’t produce wellness and, and may actually make allergies worse in the long run because they don’t address the root cause.
Recently I have been able to help many patients handle their allergies by using a combination of Allerplex and some herbal medicines such as Albizia or Euphrasia. And there are homeopathic medicines like Sinusalia and Cold Calm, which help with symptomatic relief as needed. Many people are able to kick their allergy medications altogether. These supplements help to remove the over-load in the sinuses and reduce inflammation. Allergies are like adding gasoline to a fire. A system that is already inflamed just reacts harder when a new irritant is added.
If you are having trouble sleeping, consider that you may have allergies. I have recently found that many people are sleeping better taking Allerplex, even if they do not have the symptoms of full-blown allergies. If you do get congested at night, or have post-nasal drip, Allerplex can help.
To really get to the core of allergies, it is often necessary to address the digestive system. The immune system is usually over-burdened when there are allergies, and that may occur when food or toxins are not broken down completely in the digestive tract. Then particles slip into the blood stream through the gut wall, and that causes havoc. The inside of our gut is actually supposed to be a pipeline to allow nutrients into the system and only very selective nutrients should pass the protective gateway of the gut lining. But the system is compromised by over-use of vaccination, antibiotics, chemicals and processed foods. You may have heard of this condition, named “leaky gut”.
The gut can be repaired, by improving diet, detoxification and limiting exposure to toxins and irritants. There are simple steps that can be taken, like adding in good quality fish oil and taking digestive enzymes with every meal. Probiotics may help. Often it is fungus, not bacteria, which is causing sinus congestion and inflammation. So, taking antibiotics may make the problem worse in the long run.
Limiting dairy, wheat, and/or sugar is another step. One of the best things you can do for your allergies is a cleanse, like our Purification and Detox program. Spring is a perfect time to cleanse, and programs take from two weeks to a month. Not only will you breathe better, you will sleep better, have more energy and lose weight, all while eating plenty of whole foods.
Drugging your allergies is a short-term solution and all drugs are chemical toxins with long-term consequences. Your immune system cannot get stronger until you give it support with natural medicine. You don’t have to suffer, and you can have a sneeze-free, drug-free, uncongested life!