Allergy Relief, Alternative Treatment
Copyright Bee Wilder
to allergy specialist John Mansfield, MD of England, allergies are the result of:
A depressed or malfunctioning immune system.
An overload of toxins.
Nutritional deficiencies, chemicals in foods,
i.e. pesticides, preservatives, etc.
Chronic intestinal yeast overgrowth (candida, or candidiasis ).
Treatment of Allergies
"In order for true
healing of allergies to occur, it is necessary to address their cause rather than
just treat the outward manifestations or symptoms", says Dr Wilkinson.
The researchers conclude
that the digestive system has a link to all allergies and not just those caused
by food. Proper digestion aids the body in clearing out toxins. When digestion
becomes impaired a greater threshold of toxins have to be dealt with, and
eventually the body becomes overwhelmed.
Allergies strike seasonally
due to irritants such as tree pollen, weed pollen, grass pollen, but allergic
reactions can also occur all year round due to dust mites, pets, mold, etc. Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system
reacts to these irritants because it is depressed and when your system is
already overloaded with other toxins, i.e. candida.
When your immune system
reacts, it is actually doing its job of removing the irritant from your body.
An example of the body trying to get rid of an irritant is when grass pollens
enter your circulation your immune system binds the pollen with an allergy
protein such as histamine. Histamines cause you to experience watery eyes,
sneezing, and a runny nose.
What is essential for people to understand is that
the body needs to filter these substances out of the system. Even with
suppression of the symptoms, the allergy will likely resurface. When you use
immune suppressive therapies/drugs, you also run the risk of your weakening
your immune system. It is a little known fact that adverse drug reactions are
the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
As Andrew Taylor Still, the
M.D. who founded Osteopathy, once said: "The best physician is the one who
knows how to nudge the system at just the right time and in just the right way
to get it back on its own path of self-healing -- and then get out of the way
so it can do what it does best: heal itself."
Vitamin C in high doses can
have a dramatic effect in improving allergy symptoms, particularly hay fever
and asthma. This is due to it's ability to counteract the inflammation responses that
are part of such conditions. "Vitamin C is one of nature's miracles,"
Dr. Mandell says. Robert Cathcart
MD, who pioneered the technique of taking Vitamin C to bowel tolerance, also
recommends its use for allergies.
His own seasonal hay fever symptoms were
blocked by taking 16 grams of Vitamin C orally during a 24 hour period. In
cases of more severe exposure he advises the Vitamin C dose be increased. Dr. Cathcart bases his recommendations on clinical experience
with over one thousand patients with allergies. The vast majority of these
patients gained significant relief by taking mega doses
of vitamin C.
Vitamin C's natural
antihistamine properties make it a classic allergy treatment. A daily dose of
4,000 mgs, or more, helps reduce the severity of sinus stuffiness and runny
nose. When increasing vitamin C take 1,000 — 2,000 mgs every hour until you
reach bowel tolerance, i.e. loose stools, and then cut back on the amount a
Increase the amount every day
and gradually over time your body will become accustomed to the increased dose
without creating diarrhea/loose stools.
It can take several days to a couple of months to increase doses up to
14,000 mgs per day. However people who
need vitamin C the most will find they can tolerate higher doses better than
Also, fatty acids, herbs, minerals,
and vitamins that can play an important role in maintaining good immune system
health, and can sometimes relieve allergic reactions.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) such as omega-3 are important to the immune system because they reduce
inflammation associated with allergic response by aiding in the production of
prostaglandins that counter inflammation.
Herbs & Garlic
stimulates the immune system and may also protect against infection and
stimulate tissue repair and healing.
commonly referred to by its Chinese name, ma huang, and it has both an upside
and a downside. It constricts the blood vessels which makes it a useful nasal
decongestant, but it also raises blood pressure and increases heart rate.
antibacterial properties that are beneficial in healing a chronic runny nose.
goldenrod, and stinging nettle have been used for
anti-viral and anti-inflammatory response and help
remove excess mucus. Nettle can be very helpful for drying out the sinuses.
Quercetin, a herbal extract derived from the bark of the
white oak tree, is a very safe and effective treatment for all kinds of sinus
reactions, including allergies, asthma, and hay fever. It stabilizes the
membranes of the cells that release histamine which is what triggers allergic
is contained in vitamin C supplements recommended in the Candida Program.
and magnesium are important nutrients for the allergy sufferer. They
help to relax an over-reactive nervous system. This mineral helps people with
allergies alleviate the stress caused to the body by the allergic reaction.
When combined with Vitamin E, Selenium is an excellent anti-oxidant, which will in
turn protect the body from free radicals. Selenium has a targeted role in
allergic activity and is important for its help in utilizing vitamin E, another
important immune system nutrient. [Note: Selenium is only required in "trace" amounts
by the body, and there are plenty of sources contained in the diet and ocean
sea salt recommended on the Candida Program.]
in the treatment of allergies. Sulfur is found in many foods recommended on the Candida
Diet, including lemon, garlic, which are very high in sulfur, along with onions, meats, eggs, etc.
an anti-oxidant and boosts immunity. It helps the body maintain healthy cell
function. It helps the body to build new immune system cells to help fend off
viral infections and heal cuts and wounds. It's important for the production of
collagen. It also combines with vitamin A to maintain healthy eye function.
[Zinc is only required in "trace" amounts by the body, and there are plenty of
sources contained in the diet and ocean sea salt recommended on the Candida
and Vitamin A are keys to immune system health. They play a role in
the production of IgA, an antibody that coats allergens in the intestinal
tract, preventing their absorption in the blood supply and forcing their
elimination from the body. As noted
above Zinc is only required in "trace" amounts by the body, and there are
plenty of sources contained in the diet and ocean sea salt recommended on the
Candida Program. Vitamin A is found in
liver, eggs and other meats and for severe allergies 100,000 IUs per day can be
taken for a limited amount of time.
Always stop for 2 days after taking it for 1 month, and then continue
another month, stopping for 2 days again and so on. Do not continue taking high doses of vitamin
A longer than 3 months. Go back to the
usual dose of 20,000 to 30,000 IUs per day.
One of the B vitamins, Pantothenic acid plays an important role in the proper functioning of the
adrenal glands and helps your body produce natural cortisone that counteracts
allergens that can reduce allergic symptoms. Improving how the adrenal glands
work reduces allergic reactivity. A
person with allergies can take 200 mgs of vitamin B complex per day, in divided
doses; ensure it contains niacin and not niacinamide. If it contains niacinamide buy a separate
niacin supplement and take 200 mgs per day in divided doses along with vitamin
A very powerful antioxidant Vitamin E protects the body from free
radicals. It alleviates respiratory problems and boosts your immune system's
ability to fight off infectious diseases.
Take 200 IU vitamin E 2 times per day.
Help for Severe Allergic Reactions
experience a severe allergic reaction, in order to alleviate your symptoms do
clove or ginger tea – 4 to 5 cups within 5-6 hours.
an Epsom Salt bath.
these all at once, except for 2,000 mgs of vitamin C, which is taken every
2 capsules of Betaine hydrochloric acid.
4,000 mgs vitamin C is taken immediately, and
take 2,000 mgs every hour until symptoms subside, or
until you reach bowel tolerance (loose stools) and then cut back on the amount
Vitamin B complex 100 mgs, in addition your
500 mgs of niacin (if you can stand the
flush; if you cannot stand the flush take at least 50 mgs every hour)
10,000 IU vitamin A.
IU vitamin D.
Note: Vitamins A
and D are available in cod liver or halibut liver oil capsules.
If the above treatment does not help you, do the
following 9-day program. Your allergy/healing reactions and symptoms will be much less after this treatment.
day of this treatment take two enemas of clear, room temperature warm
purified water only. These help to
physically remove a substantial amount of toxins and yeast present in the large
Day One - Consume plenty of clear, salted meat and
vegetable broth (salted with an ocean sea salt like Celtic). Do not eat any solid foods.
Day Two - Add solid pureed foods; they should be
only protein, good fats and low carbohydrate vegetables - cook and highly puree
all foods in a blender to maximize absorption, thus minimizing food residue
in the intestines.
Day Three through Day Nine — Eat cooked pureed foods as described in
Day Two above, and gradually add more and more solid
foods each day over the next six days until you are completely back on a solid
Other Simple Things to Help You
For relaxation do this for 15 minutes every
day. Lie on the floor with your feet on a chair so your thighs are at a right
angle to the seat of the chair and the calves of your legs are lying across the
seat of the chair. It is as simple as that.
Do dry skin brushing which will stimulate
the liver and adrenal glands, increasing their ability to handle the toxins.
Thump your thymus to stimulate it. Using the knuckles of your hand, thump gently but firmly
on the middle of your breastbone. Thump
about 10 times in a row. Do this several
times a day to wake up your thymus, which is a very important part of the immune
Other Means to Find Allergy Relief