Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring Is In the Air


April 1, 2016

Hello Everyone:

Well it's April 2016 and Spring is definitely in the air. Not only are plants and flowers blooming but many of you will get on antihistamines that causes ED and other ailments simply because you think you have environmental allergies. 

Some of you will be on this over-the-counter medication for 2 to 3 months, or longer, even as long as 6 months, while it causes all type of havoc to your body. 

Just some of the side effects include - dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, restlessness or moodiness (in some children), trouble urinating or not being able to urinate, blurred vision and confusion. 

But before getting on these over-the-counter or prescribed antihistamines for environmental allergies, look at the foods you are eating first and read the book "Eat Right 4 Your Type."

Many times you will have food allergies instead of environmental allergies but also remember that most foods comes from plants. 

Excerpt from 
"How To Take Control of Your Own Life: A Self-Help  Guide To Becoming Healthier  Over the Next 30 Days."

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Pay Attention to Your Allergies  

There are two types of allergies, "Food" and "Environmental" allergies, which causes people to suffer needlessly. Environmental allergies are also called "airborne" allergies. 

Both types of allergies can cause you to be tired; miss days at work; have a chronic sore throat; feel achy; and can affect all parts of your body.

Food Allergies

Many processed foods causes "food allergies" and "food sensitivities" that can place stress on the immune system, so try to figure out which foods you need to eliminate from your diet.

If your allergies are thought to be "food related," keep a food diary and track foods eaten and the body's response to them in order to identify offending foods.
Some of the foods that you can be allergic to include -- milk or dairy products, eggs, nuts, avocadoes, rice, wheat, soy, corn, grapes, strawberries, cantaloupes, chocolate, peanuts, fish, shellfish, etc.

Remember Genetically Modified foods, especially corn that is in all processed foods, causes food allergies. Food allergies causes depression. If you are eating GMOs (or processed foods), more than likely your body will have some type of allergic reaction to most of these foods.

It doesn't mean you will break out in red spots, but more than likely, these foods will cause you to feel weak, sluggish or run-down.  Food should give you energy, not make you feel tired or exhausted. 

My holistic doctor, who is also a chiropractor told me I was allergic to oatmeal, strawberries, MSG, food additives, coffee and aluminum.

Once I stopped eating these foods or foods that contained the ingredients, I started feeling absolutely great! My advice to anyone is, don't wait another moment, get tested today from a holistic specialist or chiropractor who specializes in this field.

Food allergies can mask themselves in different ways including acne, especially pimples on the chin or around the mouth; epilepsy; arthritis; asthma; chest and shoulder pain; colitis; depression; fatigue; food cravings; headaches; hemorrhoids; insomnia; intestinal problems; muscle disorder; obesity; sinus problems; ulcers and unexplained dramatic weight gain or loss.
Food allergies often causes symptoms that mimic bladder infections. Have you ever felt like you have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection but you are okay in 48 hours? Well you have just experienced a food allergy. Once the foods have passed out of your system, the symptoms will disappear - maybe.   

So when this happens, try to go back and look at the foods you ate over the past 3 days or 72 hours. Also food allergies are linked to hypoglycemia, an abnormally low level of glucose in your blood. So understand up front that food allergies and food sensitivities are real issues that you need to pay attention to.

Environmental Allergies

People might have an environmental allergy to ragweed, mold, oak, cockroaches, dust mites, feathers, horses, weeds, trees, pollen, the urine and saliva of a dog, etc.
For environmental or airborne allergies, you can purchase an air filter to clean pollen, mold, and dust from your home or office.

Frequent exposure to allergens combined with a weakened immune system can result in the development of allergies. If you can avoid contact with known allergens, you can reduce the misery of allergy symptoms.

Some hay fever sufferers experience relief almost as soon as they drink two or more glasses of water. The best time to take allergy or asthma medication is between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.

Pollen season can play havoc on allergy sufferers. If you suffer from seasonal allergies you should:
  • Keep windows closed in your home and car
  • Buy special home or car filters
  • Use the recirculate setting on your car air conditioner
  • Use your home air conditioner to deliver clean, dry, and cool air
  • Do not use an attic fan for ventilation
  • Exercise indoors when possible
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully (pollen counts are highest early in the morning so outdoor activities/exercises in the evening are best)
  • Avoid outdoors on dry windy days
  • Take a vacation during the pollen season (Seashore is likely to have lower pollen exposures)
  • Avoid mowing lawns, raking or blowing leaves, because it stirs up pollens and molds
  • Wash your clothes and your hair after being out in the pollen
  • Don't hang your sheets and clothes out to dry in the pollen
  • Wash your pet after being out in the pollen

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