Does Spring Equal Allergies?
It’s March and spring is almost upon us. For many people, that means allergy season is coming along with it. Allergies are the fifth most common chronic condition in the United States. One in five people suffer from allergy or asthma symptoms. The symptoms can include things like itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, congestion, or even trouble breathing.[1. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-statistics] But should you have to suffer through these things on a yearly basis? The answer is No.
The immune system is in charge of keeping our body safe from outside substances that may be harmful. It recognizes and destroys any foreign material that gets into our system. An allergy is an abnormal response by the immune system to a normally harmless substance or allergen in the environment. When an allergen enters the body and meets with the body’s immune cells, a chemical, called histamine, is released. This chemical is what causes the allergic response made up of the above symptoms. So, essentially, allergies are the physical expression of our bodies overreacting to things from our environment.[2. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/allergy-basics]
But what is causing this abnormal response? Allergies are one of those conditions that respond well to improving your true health. By true health, we mean actual body function. This makes perfect sense. If allergies are the “overreaction” to what’s happening around you, then improving the body’s ability to function and take care of itself would have to help.
Function is your “normal state”. We change from normal by doing things to our bodies that interfere with function.Toxins certainly interfere. That’s why medicines can change symptoms; however, they can’t create true health because they are always toxic. That’s why all drugs have side-effects.
Poor diet, particularly one where foods have been chemically treated, genetically modified, and/or machine processed, all interfere, as does stress or a lack of consistent movement or exercise.
One often overlooked possibility is interference on the nerve system caused by the spine. Many people visit the chiropractor.The brain controls everything in the body, including the immune system. If communication is blocked between the two by a misaligned spine, there’s interference and an abnormal reaction occurs
Got allergies? Then get normal. If seasonal allergies are driving you nuts, then do what you can to begin functioning normally again. Keep in mind, this is a condition of the immune system, the system warding off infection, cancers, and other serious conditions. Itchy eyes are only a sign that imbalance lurks beneath the surface and you should spend every day working on what is real, true health.
Maximized Living doctors utilize all 5 Essentials to true health in their offices to make sure to max out good immunity and remove any interference to you feeling and more important, functioning at your best.