My husband asked me this morning, “Honey, when did you paint the car yellow?” I was a little confused, until I realized that he was referring to the pollen covered car sitting in our driveway. Our black car was bright yellow, signaling that allergy season was back in full swing.
What do you do when your eyes are puffy and red and you can’t breathe? Most of us take Sudafed, Allegra, Zyrtec and Claritin. However, there are downsides to taking these over-the-counter medicines. In my experience these medicines a) can get awfully expensive b) make my mouth feel like sandpaper and c) have many undesirable side effects.
So, what are some alternatives? There are many things you can do to help fight seasonal allergies naturally. One product I recommend to patients is Olive Leaf Extract. Olive Leaf Extract offers a true, natural, non-toxic way to eliminate illnesses that arise from viruses, fungus, bacteria, works, flukes and other parasites. Humans have an extremely elaborate immune system that protects us from all kinds of disease forming organisms. Sometimes our immune system overreacts to allergens like pollen, weed and grasses, and produces the symptoms we experience each allergy season.
How do these unwanted organisms typically enter the body? Well, they come in through breathing, drinking, eating and cuts in the skin. When your immune system is operating at its peak, these organisms have little or no effect on your body. It’s when your immune system is working in overdrive that you get symptoms like a runny nose, scratchy throat and itchy eyes.
Much like chiropractic adjustments which remove the interference from the central nervous system, which controls the immune system, Olive Leaf Extract actually gets to the root of the problem and helps rebuild your immune system.
My family also takes a supplement called D-Hist and D-Hist Jr. This supplement is highly effective. It helps fight all those symptoms of seasonal allergies with NO side effects. So, if you are suffering like the rest of us, come in for a free consultation to find out how we can help you feel better.