Friday, April 2, 2010

Allergy Season Tips...

Allergy Season Survival
Revision H
Courtesy of Standard Process

Preparation is the Key:

The allergy season is here, and it’s time to begin preparation for the onslaught of airborne allergens of many types. Many people are affected by these microscopic allergens, from mild to severe in their reactions. In some folks, these allergies lead to sinus or upper respiratory infections. Minimizing the effects of these allergens on your health will help minimize your chances of secondary infections. Here are some things you can do to minimize your exposure to these allergens.

- Keep you car’s ventilation system on re-circulate. This will prevent some of the pollen from entering the vehicle. Some cars have a pollen filter. Make sure you change it before and after each pollen season.
- Change your in-home furnace filters to the HEPA type. Also clean and/or change them often during the pollen season.
- Purchase a HEPA filter, and let it run continuously during the pollen season.

While the steps mentioned above can really help, it’s difficult to remove yourself from all allergen sources. This is where targeted whole-food nutritional supplements and herbal formulas can help reduce your body’s response to the allergens.

Targeted Products: (See suggested dosing chart for herbal preparations.)
Listed below are the key products to stock in your natural medicine cabinet for allergies. You should acquire these before the season starts to get a jump on them the moment you feel allergies kick in. These products may be used alone or in combination.

Mild- Moderate Allergies :
Allerplex: Sometimes the only product that is necessary for mild allergy reactions. Take 2 capsules 2 to 4 times a day; ½ doses for children. Works well for young children and adolescents.
Antronex: This beef liver extract helps in removing excess histamine from the blood stream.
Take 1 tablet 4 to 6 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Moderate-Severe Allergies :
Albizia Complex: This herbal formula helps lower mast cell histamine release. It reduces allergy symptoms quite well. Take 1 to 2 tablets 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.
Thymex: This thymus gland Cytosol formula helps balance the immune response. It helps to improve immuno-suppression which is depressed in moderately to severely allergic individuals.
Take 1 - 2 tablets 3 times a day with meals.
Antronex: This beef liver extract helps in removing excess histamine from the blood stream.
Take 1 tablet 4 to 6 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.
Additional Support : (Helps reduce inflammation and congestion…)
Boswellia Complex: This herbal anti-inflammatory formula works synergistically with Albizia Complex for moderate to severe allergies. It helps reduce inflammation. Take 2 tablets 3 times a day for 7 to 10 days; then reduce the dosage as symptoms diminish.
Chewable Congaplex: This formula will help break up congestion caused by excess mucous excretions. Great for use with children!
Euphrasia Complex: This herbal formula helps reduce mucous formation and the runny nose and watery eyes of allergies. Take 1 tablet 2 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Complications from allergies:
Sometimes seasonal allergies may result in other respiratory complications. Sinusitis and bronchitis may result from opportunistic bacteria present in the sinus and bronchial areas. There are a number of natural substances that can help eliminate sinusitis and bronchitis, if they’re caught in time. Also, many times, allergies will trigger an asthma attack.

Asthma:
PulmaCo: This synergistic formula will help alleviate allergy related asthma. It has herbs that act as decongestants, antibacterial action, and will provide relief from bronchial spasms that cause wheezing and shortness of breath. Note: Do not use in place of broncho-dilators!
Take 1 tablet 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Acute Bronchitis:
Andrographis Complex: This synergistic formula will help strengthen the immune system and has potent antibacterial action.
Take 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.
Broncafect Tablets: This formula helps with acute bronchitis or flu with cough.
Take 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day for adults. Take for 7 to 14 days. (Caution: Do not use if high blood pressure, water retention, low potassium, allergy to the daisy family, or pregnancy is present.)
Fen-Gre: This formula helps break up thick mucous and congestion and gets it moving.
Take 2 capsules 3 to 4 times a day; ½ doses for children.
Golden Seal 500mg: This is one of the best herbs for restoration of the mucous membranes in the sinus, respiratory, and GI tract. It also has potent antimicrobial action. Take 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Sinusitis:
Fen-Gre: This formula helps break up mucous and congestion and gets it moving. Take 2 capsules 3 to 4 times a day; ½ doses for children.
Andrographis Complex: This synergistic formula will help strengthen the immune system and has potent antibacterial action. Take 1 to 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.
Golden Seal 500mg: This is one of the best herbs for restoration of the mucous membranes in the sinus, upper respiratory and GI tract. It also has potent antimicrobial action. Take 1 tablet 2 to 3 times a day; ¼ to ½ doses for children.

Nasal Irrigation: This is an excellent way to help restore the sinus passages and mucous membranes. It works very well in both acute and chronic sinusitis. (Caution: Do not use if allergic to any of the listed herbs. This is also great during the allergy season!!!
½ cup of warm water;
½ tsp. sea salt;
1 ml. Albizia 1:2;
1 ml. Eyebright 1:2;
1 ml. Golden Seal 1:3.
Place this solution into a Neti Pot or clean sterile container. Irrigate the sinuses 2 to 3 times a day with the solution using the Neti Pot or a large dropper. Make the solution fresh each day.

Other Important Considerations:
Sometimes, food sensitivities and allergies will compound airborne allergy reactions, making them worse. This entire group of allergens keeps the body in a systemic, elevated immune state, which can exaggerate airborne allergy symptoms. If you seem to have allergies all year-round, you may want to consider eliminating common allergenic foods such as wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy from your diet for a few weeks to see if your over-all allergy symptoms diminish. If they seem to, you may be experiencing additional allergy symptoms from food sensitivities. See your healthcare practitioner for more information.

Detoxification and Cleansing:
Now, take your health to the next level. Do the Standard Process Purification and Cleansing Program. This program will help improve the body’s ability to detoxify and may lower your response to seasonal allergens. For more information on the Purification Program, contact your healthcare practitioner.

*The dietary supplement products mentioned in this document are not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease," because only a drug can legally make such a claim.


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