Eliminating seasonal allergies is possible; we have helped 100s of people do so, eliminating the need for medications or supplements during allergy season. Here is a protocol to help you do it:
Determine your triggers - Testing is the most accurate and easiest method to determine what is causing your allergy symptoms. It is most likely NOT just pollen, dust, grasses, etc. which are typically implicated in ‘hay fever’ or ‘seasonal allergies’. Very often, many other substances put a load on our immune system which increases our ‘allergic load’, greatly increasing the chances we will experience allergy symptoms.
The best test currently available is called a Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) that is run by a company called ELISA/ACT Technologies. There are many possible allergens, including foods, environmental chemicals, preservatives/additives, molds, even drugs. You should choose the test that includes (a) all the foods you eat or would like to eat (because if you don’t test the food, you don’t know whether you are intolerant to it and should avoid it), (b) any medications, additives/preservatives or environmental chemicals you are exposed to and (c) any other items you would like to know about.
There are several food-only panels you can run. If you’d like more comprehensive testing, please contact us. Once we receive your test results, you can begin eliminating the offending foods/chemicals and start breathing-easier (literally!). FYI – this process usually takes 3-6 months.
Use supplements to feel better quickly – the following supplements can decrease your dependence on over-the-counter (OTC) and/or prescription medications. Note, you should continue using any prescribed medications until you speak with your medical health care provider. The underlined products below are available for purchase through our Center. Please contact us for details.
- Natural D-Hist – use 2 capsules 3x/day (ideally on an empty stomach) until symptoms resolve, then decrease to the minimum necessary to keep symptoms at bay. For those that don’t like swallowing pills and for children, use D-Hist Jr – 2 chewable tablets 3-6 times daily as needed. Natural D-Hist is a very powerful natural anti-histamine that also helps support proper immune function.
- Sinatrol – 1 capsule 3x/day (can be taken with the Natural-D-Hist). Sinatrol combines several natural ingredients to improve immune function, combat any microbial (bacteria/fungus) influences and break down mucus.
- Orthomega – take 2 capsules 2x/day with meals. Fish oils have been shown to beneficially impact the immune system as well as support proper respiratory function. High doses are often necessary (up to 10 grams EPA/DHA daily), so taking a high-potency form such as Orthomega can decrease the number of pills needed. If a liquid is preferred, use EPA-DHA Balanced Liquid – 1 tsp 2-3x/day.
- If you’ve taken antibiotics in the past, you should add Ortho Biotic – 1 capsule 1-2x/daily on an empty stomach.
Clear out the sinuses regularly – Use a nasal rinse morning and night to help flush out allergens and microbes from your nasal passages. You can either purchase a nasal salt, such as Nasaline Salt, or make your own by combing ½-1 tsp of sea salt and a pinch of baking soda in 2 pints of water. Use a Nasaline to flush the sinuses; Netti pots work as well, they are just a bit messier. There is also a Nasaline for Kids that is a little easier for kids to use (contact us for details).
Talk with your doctor – As your symptoms begin to subside, work with your medical doctor to decrease/eliminate any medications you are taking. In addition, you should give us a call and set up a brief phone consultation so that we can guide you in your next steps to eliminate your allergies for good.
You can eliminate your allergies by calming the immune system and promoting proper detoxification. Begin with these simple steps to determine your triggers, support your immune function and cleanse the sinuses and you will be well on your way to eliminating the itchy eyes, congestion, runny nose, sneezing and/or headaches that hinder your enjoyment of the great outdoors and the seasons. We look forward to working with you along your natural path to optimal health.