So here is the scenario…You’ve made it through the looonnnggg winter season of endless cold, rain, sleet and snow. Then finally spring arrives at last; the clouds part, the sun comes out, flowers burst forth and Aaaachoooo! What’s this? ALLERGY SEASON! It’s a cruel and ironic turn of events. Just when you think you are past those days of colds and sniffles here you are smack dab in the middle of itchy eyes and sneezes.
The truth is, allergies are a sign of an impaired immune system. Pollen is a normal part of your environment and benign in character. So let’s talk about a few ways to strengthen the immune system so we can sidestep this annoyance. It also bears saying here that all these techniques can be used to circumvent allergy-triggered asthma.
First and foremost, here are the basics. Keep your immune system in tiptop shape by a healthy diet. Here are some of the basics. Avoid grains; eliminate sugar, high fructose corn syrup and white flour. Eat 5 servings of vegetables and fruits daily, with an emphasis on the vegetables and be sure to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Allow yourself enough time for sleep and exercise. Also because we are exposed to more toxins now than in any other time in history, it is important to supplement your diet with herbal immune support through herbs such as ginger, pau d’ arco, kelp, licorice and echinacea. Or you can use The Healing Path’s Endocrine Strengthener
, which has all of the above, and more. You also must learn healthy coping skills to deal with emotional stress and relationship problems. This is one area that is often overlooked because most people believe it has little to do with the “physical” when in fact, your emotional state has direct bearing on your future physical state. You may want to learn yoga, meditation or see a life coach.
So now… you are following all the basic tenets of health but you still are having allergy symptoms. Don’t be exasperated; you have more health options opened to you.
Use a neti pot for nasal irrigation, once or twice a day. The same yellowish dust that coats your car and patio table also fills your nasal passages, and can cause enough irritation to trigger an allergic reaction and/or sinus infection. Using the neti pot simply washes away the irritants causing the allergy symptoms. If you have never used a neti pot before you can find instructions on my website
(and I promise you, it is not as bad as you are imagining).
This next method I just love. It is beautiful in its simplicity. Are you ready? Take a teaspoon or up to a tablespoon of LOCAL unpasteurized honey in the morning and again in the evening. How easy is that? The idea is that locally produced honey contains pollen spores picked up by the bees from the local plants and, when consumed, acts as a natural inoculation against the very species of plants triggering allergic reaction. This is essentially a homeopathic alternative to allergen immunotherapy injections (“allergy shots”).
(sometimes called “Tapping”) is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your particular problem - whether it is allergies, trauma, addiction, pain, etc. to learn more about EFT go to www.EFTuniverse.com
My local chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr Lawrence Kahn has had amazing results using a cold laser bio-feedback, a technique called Bax-3000. It is painless and there are no needles involved. This therapy is generally very expensive but we are very lucky in this part of Pennsylvania because Dr Kahn has managed to keep the cost minimal; well below the cost of a course of allergy shots. For more information, here is his website. http://westendchirocenter.com/wp/?page_id=109
I hope this has been helpful to you. I share this with you in the hopes of assisting you to choose natural ways that don’t pollute you with chemicals in the attempt to over-ride the innate intelligence born into our human bodies.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an action, but a habit. Aristotle 384-322BC
Love and Light, Lori Jacobs
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For autoimmune disorders – alopecia totalis
Endocrine Strengthener fortifies the immune system by nourishing the endocrine glands. It has been very helpful for those with alopecia totalis and highly recommended for anyone fighting a Candida overgrowth. This formula can also be to ward off colds and flu when taken at the first signs. Endocrine Strengthener is highly recommended for anyone suffering from any form of autoimmune disorder such as Alopecia Totalis; Lupus; arthritis; chronic fatigue; Epstein Barr and Crohn’s. Alopecia Areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis are autoimmune disorders in which the immune system attacks health hair follicles causing baldness that ranges from patchy bald spots to total loss of body hair.
Note: At the first sign of cold or flu take 5-10 eyedroppers full 2-3 times daily for 2-4 days. Judge the proper amount based on your size and condition of your immune system.
* Are you looking for a natural treatment for fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Syndrome or Epstein Barr?
* Do you catch colds easily? (more than two a year)
* Do you have an autoimmune disorder? (Lupus; Crohn’s Disease;
Alopecia Totalis etc.)
* Do you have hormonal or thyroid problems?
* Are you suffering from a chronic infection?
* Do you have frequent yeast infections or candida overgrowth?
* Do you get frequent cold sores or have genital herpes?
* Are your lymph glands sore and swollen at times?
If you answer “yes” to any of the preceding questions, then your immune system could probably benefit from some support.
Alternative uses for Endocrine Strengthener
* Artery health and support for arteriolosclerosis
* Blood cleanser
* Leg cramps
* Female complaints such as endometriosis and menopause (hot flashes, night sweats)
* Support and nourishment for the reproductive system (male and female)
For a fibromyalgia herbal treatment, use Endocrine Strengthener. It contains Pau d arco that balances the immune function. It is useful for herpes, warts, alopecia totalis and cancer. Black haw helps to maintain healthy hormone levels and is an antispasmodic. While chaste berries are also an antispasmodic, they help depression and headaches as well. Echinacea is well known for its immune support but it is also an excellent blood purifier and infection fighter. Ginger improves circulation, aids digestion and is very useful for childhood diseases such as whooping cough and chicken pox. Kelp is a good source of iodine which helps protect against radiation. It promote adrenal health and protects the thyroid, pituitary gland and arteries.
Endocrine Strengthener is an outstanding natural treatment for fibromyalgia, alopecia totalis or any form of alopecia, Epstein Barr and is most helpful in preventing colds.