Natural Approaches to Allergies

Barbara Lagoni
Allergy Facts
 An allergy is an over-reaction of the human
immune system to a foreign protein substance
 60 million people have asthma and allergies
(1 out of 4) and incidence is increasing.
Prevalence of Other Disease:
Coronary Heart Disease
17 million
10 million
7 million
6 million
5 million
3 million
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Is the most frequently reported chronic condition in
children, limiting activities for more than 40% of kids
8 million kids have respiratory allergies
7 million have non-respiratory allergies
400 Americans die each year due to drug allergies from
penicillin. (200 from food allergies)
Annual cost of allergies -- $7 Billion
Nearly $6 Billion in medications
Major cause of job absenteeism
 4 million lost work days/year
 resulting in cost of $700 million in lost productivity
 20 million Americans suffer from asthma
 Asthma in children has quadrupled
over last 30 years
 1 out of 13 children in
U.S. have asthma
Allergy Medications Side Effects
 Corticosteroids – used to prevent and treat inflammation
 Side effects: cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness,
delayed growth in children
 Nasal sprays (steroid)  unpleasant smell or taste,
nasal irritation, nosebleeds
 Antihistamines – block histamines, an inflammatory
chemical produced by your immune system.
e.g. Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Benadryl
 Side effects: dry mouth, drowsiness, slow reaction time,
according to Mayo Clinic “ these older sedating meds
should not be given to children
Antihistamines -- Benadryl
Main ingredient: diphenhydramine
Also marketed as Nytol, Sominex, Unisom Sleepgels as examples
 Common side effects: sedation, drowsiness, dizziness,
disturbed coordination, increased chest congestion, dry
mouth, nose, and throat, may increase tooth decay, gum
disease, and fungal infections; headache, muscle weakness,
excitability, nervousness, loss of appetite, constipation,
vomiting, nausea
 Serious side effects: low blood pressure, palpitations,
increased heart rate, confusion, nervousness, tremors,
irritability, blurred vision, double vision, painful and difficult
 Long Term Side Effects on the Brain: cognitive
impairment, delirium, slowed thinking, Alzheimer’s
Allergy Medications Side Effects
 Antihistamine nasal sprays –
 Side effects: bitter taste, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea,
runny nose, sore throat, sneezing AND DEPENDENCE.
 Decongestants –
For quick, temporary relief of sinus congestion (**avoid if pregnant,
older or have high blood pressure) e.g. Claritin–D, Sudafed
 Side effects: irritability, fast or irregular heartbeat,
dizziness, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, tremors,
increased blood pressure.
“Potentially dangerous if on certain other medications, or if you
have high blood pressure, heart disease or certain other health
problems.” (Mayo Clinic)
Allergy Medication Side Effects
 Singulair – blocks symptom-causing leukotrienes.
( “dangerous because leukotrienes affect almost every metabolic pathway
in the body” .. Dr Steve Chaney, biochemist )
 Side effects: upper respiratory infection in
adults, headache, ear infection, and sore throat
in children.
FDA warns against possibly causing psychological
symptoms, such as irritability, anxiousness, insomnia,
hallucinations, aggression, depression, suicidal thinking
and behavior.
Allergy Medications Warning
Mayo Clinic
“Some allergy medications can cause confusion, urinary symptoms,
or other side effects in older adults.”
Food and Drug Administration
“Over-the-counter cough and cold preparations commonly include nasal
decongestants, antihistamines, cough suppressants, and expectorants…
…these drugs can cause serious and potentially life-threatening
adverse events in young children…
(according to an alert sent from MedWatch, the FDA’s safety information and
adverse event reporting program)
…death, convulsion, rapid heart rates, and decreased
levels of consciousness have been reported.”
Allergies are the Result of a
Dysfunctional Immune System
Caused by:
 Alcohol
 Sugar and simple carbohydrates
 Toxins … e.g. second-hand smoke, cleaning products
 High cholesterol
 Stress
(Cortisol also can damage every organ system in the body,
leading to depressed immune function, memory loss, heart
disease, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugars,
osteoporosis, and several degenerative diseases. )
Natural Approach to Allergies
Rebuild the immune system
Restore health of sinuses
Restore health of digestive tract
Remove toxins from your environment
To Rebuild Immune System
 Vita-Lea Multi-Vitamin/Mineral –or– Vitalizer
 NutriFeron
 Energizing Soy Protein and/or Cinch Shakes
 Vita-C
To Restore Digestive Health
 Optiflora
 Alfalfa
Remove Toxins
Prevention of Allergies
Start here :
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 Energizing Soy Protein or Cinch
 Vita C
 Optiflora
 Alfalfa
 Garlic
 Immunity Formula I
Asthma Program
 Strengthen immune system …
 Vita Lea Multi
 Vita C
 Nutriferon
 Optiflora
Reduce inflammation
Vitalizer plus Nutriferon
Make a Few Changes in the DIet
 Avoid mucous producing foods … like
 Sugar ( and sugary soft drinks )
 Wheat and baked goods
 Dairy
 Work towards eating 6 to 9 vegetables a day
Summary of Allergy Prevention
for Kids
 Incredivites Multi Vitamin and mineral
 Optiflora Probiotics
 Chewable C
 Alfalfa
 Nutriferon
 Defend and Resist ( Echinacea for shor t-term use )
 Energizing Soy or Cinch Shakes and Smoothies
 Mighty Smarts , especially with asthma to reduce
Success Stories …
 Paul Gorski , at age 5, on allergy meds, was so tired he
could barely make it through half day kindergarten.
After 3 months on the kids allergy program, he
was symptom –free and going on play dates after
school with his friends.
 Pam Cary, mother of 5, on allergy meds that caused
tingling and sensation of pins and needles in her head.
After 3 months on Shaklee supplements, has been
symptom-free since … 8 years later.
 Kay Beers, RN, on allergy meds that lead to mental
confusion and difficulty focusing.
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