Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey…
You don’t need Snow White to come save you, Elite Health can work a little magic and save you from seasonal allergies.
Allergies effect all of us in one way or another, and let’s face it, they make daily life a lot less fun.
Instead of running to get a bunch of scratches on your back and waiting to see if you react, maybe try a few remedies first.
Based on the area you live, often times allergies are simply our body reacting to a local pollen or air pollutant.
Allergies are defined as:
- a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, fur, a particular food, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
The key word in the definition is, Immune. Studies show that stronger immune systems fight off certain allergies 80% more than weaker immune systems.
There are several natural antihistamines and medicines that can, not only help relieve and prevent allergy symptoms, but also contain many other benefits.
Vitamin C boosts the immune system. It also acts as a natural antihistamine.
According to a study on vitamin C in the treatment of allergies, oxidative stress plays a key role in allergic diseases. As vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it acts as a treatment for allergies.
Researchers observed that high doses of intravenous vitamin C reduced allergy symptoms. They also reported that a deficiency in vitamin C might lead to allergy-related diseases and symptoms.
2 grams (g) of vitamin C daily acts as an antihistamine as well as an immune booster.
Vitamin C is present in many fruits and vegetables, including:
- bell peppers
- cantaloupe melon
- citrus fruits
- tomatoes and tomato juice
- winter squash
Pineapple juice contains the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in the core and juice of pineapples and is also available as a supplement. It has become a natural remedy for swelling or inflammation, especially in the sinuses.
Microorganisms that offer health benefits by helping the body maintain a healthful balance of gut bacteria.
They can boost a person’s immune system, which can help the body fight off allergies.
Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid found in many plants and foods. Research suggests that adding quercetin to the diet may help to relieve allergy symptoms.
Quercetin is naturally present in many foods and herbs, including:
- black tea
- buckwheat tea
- Ginkgo biloba
- Green Tea
- red onions
- red wine
However, taking supplements of quercetin will work better in the treatment of allergies than eating foods that contain it. This is because foods contain significantly lower levels of the flavonoid.
Other natural remedies include:
- grape seed extract
- omega-3 fatty acids
- stinging nettle
- French maritime pine bark extract
- Local honey
Elite and Allergies
At Elite, we carry products that improve the quality of your life. One way we can do this is by boosting your immunity and helping with seasonal allergies.
Low Dose Naltrexone, or LDN, is a relatively low-cost prescription-based treatment that has gained traction for its potential benefits in various conditions, especially those that impact the immune system such as autoimmune conditions and seasonal allergies.
Eric’s story regarding Naltrexone from the LDN Research Trust Center-
Eric discovered LDN about two years ago from a physician who is a friend who practices functional integrative medicine. His allergies at that time were debilitating; generalized immune responses to everything from food to environment, to chemicals, to pollens to detergents in the grocery store and so on.
He had chronic sinusitis, hives, itchy, watery eyes, and difficulty breathing. And the drugs to treat all of that all have their share of dangers and interactions with other medicines and effects that he did not want.
Within three days of starting the LDN, the symptoms dissolved, and that was shocking because he had tried everything on the market. He’d seen multiple specialists and was told nothing else could be done for him.
When he began Low Dose Naltrexone he had no noticeable side effects. He got all the effects he wanted and none that he did not want. He was able to buy the LDN compounded for him – a year’s worth at a time. And it’s inexpensive and not a problem at all.
It replaces in some situations drugs like Humira, which in the States costs $3,000 a month.
It took only three days for the LDN to take effect.
He was also very gluten sensitive but he can now go out and have a pizza with anybody now and without adverse effects.
Other Benefits of Naltrexone Include:
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
Reduction in both pain and inflammation in conditions such as fibromyalgia are some of the top benefits of low-dose Naltrexone. Some conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis cause painful swelling that can be addressed with low-dose Naltrexone. Studies show an elimination of joint swelling in patients who were given LDN. Once they stopped taking the medication for a period of time, the symptoms returned.
Many types of cancers respond well to treatment with low-dose Naltrexone when combined with both radiotherapy and chemotherapy to improve results. Patients who are considered terminal and whose conditions don’t respond to other medical approaches have been helped with LDN. There are a couple reasons it is believed that this medicine works.
First, it boosts the number of opiate receptors on tumor cell membranes, which increases their response to the ways in which endorphins can inhibit toxic cell growth. LDN is also known to have a positive effect on the production of natural cancer-killing cells known as toxic T cells.
Opioid activity in the brain is increased with the introduction of low-dose Naltrexone. This can have a positive effect on mood and emotions. It has also been demonstrated to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
The modified “Myers‘ cocktail,” which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and MORE.
The cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally.
Stronger Immunity to Beat Colds and Flus
One of the primary benefits of a Myers Cocktail IV is to strengthen your immunity and help with seasonal allergies. High dose Vitamin C is the main driver behind this benefit. Studies have shown that as the dose increases, so do the benefits.
Other Benefits of Myers According to The NY Institution of Immunity
Better Nerve Health to Fight Fibromyalgia
Vitamin B12 and magnesium play a key role in nerve health. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with nerve damage that could lead to fibromyalgia. In fibromyalgia, a condition that affects how nerves send impulses to muscles, it may not be known exactly why nerves misfire, but taking Vitamin B12 and magnesium can help boost nerve health and possibly reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.
Overall Disease Prevention
Free radicals are responsible for cellular damage – damage that results in a wide range of diseases. When free radical levels are low in the body, overall health is better, and few diseases manifest. Vitamin C fights free radicals, turning them into harmless molecules that can be recycled in the body. By taking regular High Dose Vitamin C found in a Myers Cocktail, you can eliminate free radicals from your body, helping protect your cells from their destructive influence.
Improved Memory Retention
Vitamin B12 and C deficiencies are associated with memory loss. Even in the absence of any diagnosed deficiency, low levels of these essential vitamins can impact your ability to recall. Also, as the brain ages, it starts to lose neurons (brain atrophy) – neurons that store memories. This leads to memory loss.
Boosted Energy Levels
B complex vitamins play an essential role in your body’s energy production. As part of this family of super nutrients, Vitamin B12 has energy-boosting traits that when taken, can immediately help you push harder and further. However, Vitamin B12, as a water-soluble vitamin, cannot be stored in your body..
Improves Blood Health
Healthy blood is rich in iron and is made up of healthy and numerous red blood cells. For both these factors to exist, your body needs a regular supply of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.
Vitamin B12 plays a central role in the production of red blood cells. Low B12 can result in fewer and unhealthy red blood cells. Similarly, Vitamin C is crucial to how red blood cells absorb iron. Low Vitamin C levels can hamper iron absorption, leading to anemia.
Improved Mood and Vitality
Serotonin, an important neurotransmitter in your brain, plays an important role in mood regulation. Vitamin B12 plays an equally important role in the synthesis of serotonin. High levels of Vitamin B12, although not in a fully understood process, can positively influence the levels of serotonin in your brain. A well-regulated mood can help with depression, anxiety, and other mood related conditions.
Beyond Our Products
Keeping your environment dust free can be a big start in preventing allergy distress. Dust and pollen alone can make you miserable if you’re allergic to it. You can minimize dust with products like Lysol and Clorox.
Cleaning regularly is a smart way to keep your sneezes at bay. Using saline nose sprays can keep your sinuses clear and allergen free. Often times, our sinuses can become swollen due to dryness cause by allergens in the air.
A great way to prevent dryness is to use eye drops that simply create natural tears. Keeping your tear ducts moisturized leads into the sinus cavities, therefore preventing them from swelling. All in all, allergies are hard to fight, but their symptoms can be minimized with a few daily routine additions.
Tip of the Day:
Lemons are the only food compatible with the digestive enzymes in our body. Eating lemons or drinking lemon juice mixed with water can help your body absorb vitamins and minerals. A great way to start your day is to have a cup of green tea with half of a lemon. So, you can wake up, and get those vitamins flowing better than before. Cheers to squeezing the day!!!!