Are you tired of dreading the springtime when your allergies act up, leaving you with itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, and extreme exhaustion? Are you ready to look forward to the spring, as a time to get outdoors, become more active, and create new growth both in your health and in your life? You can have all this and feel amazing!
It starts by balancing the body’s immune system.
Let’s pretend your body’s immune system measures its stress by filling a bucket with anything that bothers it. Your immune system can handle different stressors, until the bucket overflows and that’s when you see symptoms. So, since about 70% of your immune system resides in your gut, let’s add to our bucket food allergies that cause immune system stress. Now the bucket is 1/3 of the way full. Next, let’s add to the bucket inflammation, foreign invaders such as microbes or heavy metals, and chemicals. Now the bucket is 2/3 of the way full. Lastly, let’s add poor sleep, or stress to the bucket, which both significantly alter immune function. Now the bucket is full.
So, you are going through life with no symptoms…and then springtime comes along with pollen, which gives your immune system a little extra stress that it can’t hold! And, soon you are suffering with seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies are not a pollen problem. Neither are any other environmental allergies. They are an immune system problem. Why is your immune system not able to handle the pollen in the springtime, when others go through the pollen season without a single symptom?
There is no cookie cutter approach to allergies. It’s a matter of finding out where the major stressors are for your immune system and correcting those. It is time to stop letting allergies slow you down in the spring. Instead, use this time to feel good and focus your energy toward living life to the fullest.
Decrease your allergies now!
- Eliminate sugar & processed foods. Sugar has been shown to cause elevated immune response, and therefore increased allergies for up to 6 hours after eating it!
- Probiotics provide the intestines with beneficial bacteria that improve digestion of food, resulting in less immune stress, as 70% of your immune system resides in your gut.
- Quercetin taken away from meals provides an anti-inflammatory action on the the body, decreasing allergy symptoms.
- DON’T WAIT TILL SPRING TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY! If it’s reacting in the spring, it means your body’s immune system is already overwhelmed the rest of the year!
Stop letting allergies control you! To assess what stressors are causing your “bucket to overflow”, call to schedule a Naturopathic Consultation. 541-585-3726.