Studies have shown that both food allergies and environmental pollution are increasing in the United States. There are some things you can do to reduce the severity of allergies.
Control your environment. Use an air purification system and keep the environment free of dust, mold, and chemicals.
Drink filtered water. Researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that pesticides in tap water could be causing the recent rise in food allergies. Dr. Elina Jerschow, M.D., M.Sc., ACAAI fellow and allergist, explains, “Our research shows that high levels of dichlorophenol-containing pesticides can possibly weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergy. This chemical is commonly found in pesticides used by farmers and consumer insect and weed control products, as well as tap water.”
Carefully control your diet. Food intolerances may affect as much as 80% of the population. There are eight common allergens that account for most food allergy reactions: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. According to one study, chocolate is the most common cause of a runny nose.
Avoid pesticides and GMOs. Buy organic whenever possible.
Take high quality supplements. Build up the health and activity of your mucosal barriers with generous water intake, herbal supports, and adequate vitamin A. Taking a small amount of NeoLife water miscible Vitamin A in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning promotes optimal functioning of the mucosal barrier. NeoLife Resp-Eleven supports the functioning of the upper respiratory tract. NeoLife Herbal Respiratory Formula provides support for the lungs and lower respiratory tract. It contains nettle leaf, which is known to positively effect hormone chemistry and hay fever.
Adrenal support is imperative. Exhausted adrenals predispose a person to allergies. Dr. John Tintera says, “I’m an endocrinologist. In more than twenty years of a busy practice with thousands of patients, I’ve yet to work with an allergic person whose troubles weren’t basically due to his poorly functioning adrenals, or who wasn’t relieved of all his allergic woes when his adrenals were put into proper working order.” Avoid excessive intake of refined carbs and caffeine containing beverages.
Long term supplementation with NeoLife Tre-en-en can be very beneficial to those who suffer from allergies. According to Dr. Jeffrey Bland, “The nature of the fatty acids within the phospholipid bilayer determines the physiochemical properties of membranes… including hormone responsiveness.” Tre-en-en consists of the high quality fats and oils found in wheat, rice and soybeans which are critical for optimal health and, very unfortunately, have been removed from our food supply in order to promote shelf life. In one study rats supplemented with Tre-en-en showed a 175% boost in adrenal function.
Control the inflammatory process with fish oil and antioxidant supplementation. Supplementation with fish oil has been shown to be the best means of reducing inflammation and decreasing levels of arachidonic acid – like throwing a wet blanket on a raging fire. Due to the widespread contamination of fish with heavy metals and toxins, supplementation with fish oil is superior to consuming fish. NeoLife Salmon Oil has been tested for over 200 toxins, with a tolerance of zero. It purity and potency are unsurpassed with the studies to back it up.
The immune system is responsible for removing allergens and microbial invaders with powerful free radicals. When the diet is deficient in antioxidants serious problems can arise. Carotenoids are the most powerful of all antioxidants in enabling the body to cope with these allergens and microbial invaders. NeoLife Carotenoid Complex is the first and only whole-food carotenoid supplement proven by USDA researchers to boost immune capacity by 37% in just 20 days. It also reduced oxidative damage to cells by 44%.
These measures address basic nutritional deficiencies that contribute to allergic reactions and food sensitivities, while prescription medications are like putting a Band-Aid on your symptoms. If you would like to order or find out more about the products mentioned above, please contact me at 951-440-4553 or go to www.neolifeclub.com/HealthSpiritLife.