aH... aH... aH-CHOO!!!!
ITS ALLERGY SEASON AGAIN
Some experts believe that allergies are genetic -- if Dad had them, so will you. Others like Paavo Airola, Ph.D. believe that allergies are the result of feeding infants cereals, meat, or cow's milk before 10-12 months old. Since babies do not have the enzymes to digest these foods, the immune system stress can result in supersensitive reactions to harmless things -- like pollen, dust or mold. Research backs this idea up by stating, bottle fed babies are 20 times more susceptible to allergies that breast-fed babies.
Traditional treatment of allergies includes constant round of decongestants or anti-histamines.
Treatment can go even further with adrenal corticosteroid hormones, yet all of these choices carry negative side effects--even real dangers.
In Dr. Robert Mendelson's book, HOW TO RAISE A HEALTHY CHILD...INSPITE OF YOUR DOCTOR, he writes that decongestants only bring temporary relief, causing a later rebound effect which makes the congestion worse.
As for anti-histamines, they stop the natural release of histamine and dry out the sinus passages when more hydration is what the body needs.
As for corticosteroid hormones, the side effects known for these so far are retarded lung maturation and physical growth and increased chance of cataracts.
Allergy sufferers might want to check in to the use of herbs and vitamins for their ailments. Vitamins C, for instance, acts as a natural anti-histamine as does Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic acid). Many allergy suffers also are low in manganese and could try boosting their intake of beans, peas, or blueberries.
Other ideas to try include: Blessed thistle (for the nutritional support of the respiratory system), Cascara Sagrada found in many bowel detox combinations, or Licorice (which helps build the adrenal glands).
My favorite however is ALJ combined with LH.
Related homeopathics available:
Homeopathic Cold, Allergy-Dust/Mold and Allergy Pollen/Dander.
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My favorite herbal combos for respiratory allergies are: ALJ, Una De Gato Combo and Marshmallow/Fenugreek.
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