If you don’t suffer from allergies, you probably know someone who does. Statistically, one out of three people report having allergies or allergic reactions. The culprits are the usual suspects: pollen, dust mites, pet dander, smoke, and mold, to name a few. Asthma is also triggered by these particulates, which causes serious breathing challenges for individuals with the condition.

Allergies and asthma do not discriminate. They impact all ages causing difficulty breathing; sore, scratchy throats; nasal congestion; and itchy, watery eyes; among other symptomatic responses. The struggle is real for those who fight allergies and asthma daily, because pharmaceuticals are the most commonly recommended treatment by medical professionals.

Unfortunately, pharmaceutical antihistamines do not address the underlying cause of the allergies and asthma, they only treat the symptoms. Did you know that a human body’s compromised immune system could ultimately be responsible for allergy and asthma attacks?

Triggers like pollen, pet dander, and dust mites cause the release of tissue-hormone histamines. Histamines prompt for physiological responses like sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, and wheezing, itching and bronchial swelling.

Prescription strength and over-the-counter antihistamines block the histamine response to minimize or eliminate the symptoms, but they do not fix the underlying cause of the release of histamines in the first place.

Additionally, antihistamines have well-known side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, difficulty breathing, constipation, and the list goes on…

Bronchial inhalers prescribed for asthma patients also present side effects like changes in appetite, dizziness, headache, hyperactivity, nausea, nervousness and shakiness. It is like trading one condition for two others. Medications and inhalers are not the solutions.

I have had numerous clients tell me that their children had suffered from allergies, asthma, and all of these subsequent symptoms, for years. Their first course of action was to see their primary care providers, who prescribed medication. When one drug didn’t work, they would retrieve their script pad to order another, none of which corrected the problems. The patients’ miserable symptoms continued.

My research has led me to two products that have changed the lives of allergy and asthma sufferers for the better, and all under the guise of common sense!

The first product I recommend is called OPC-3. This amazing supplement introduces Pycnogenol® into the daily diet regiment, and it is the primary element that inhibit the mast cell from releasing excess histamine, adding a boost to the immune system to destroy foreign bodily invaders. Research has shown that this powerful anti-inflammatory helps to reduce overall body inflammation and swelling making breathing easier.

One scientific study of 60 adolescents with asthma, ages 6-18 years-old, led to remarkable results!Participants taking a placebo had no noticeable change in their conditions/symptoms. However, the patients taking the Pycnogenol®, recognized significant improvements in their symptoms, and they reduced usage or complete eliminatedtheir rescue inhalers!

OPC-3 by Isotonix is a powerful anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine, immune system booster, and antioxidant, even more potent than Vitamins C & E. I have never been surprised to hear a client tell me how their level of health had improved as a result of taking OPC-3!

The other product I encourage you to try is Aloe Juice. You may think of aloe as a “burn plant”, but that’s not the only benefit of this succulent botanical. Aloe juice has the capabilities to strengthen the immune system and improve digestion, thanks to polysaccharides in the plant that help stimulate white blood cells to fight against foreign invaders in the body.

I always say, “a weak digestive tract = a weak immune system”. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, it is important to improve digestion. You will be amazed to experience first-hand how your healthy immune and digestive systems will change your body’s response, when it comes to allergies, asthma and more!

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Health &Wellness Coach, and Teacher, it is my job to share with my clients and students natural ways to be proactive in order to exceed their individual health and wellness goals. To learn more about OPC-3, the aloe juice I recommend, as well as my Naturopathic Wellness Courses, visit my website, drsheryl.net. You may also reach out by calling 727-265-2329, or emailing sheryl@drsheryl.net.