Do you or your loved ones suffer from seasonal allergies? They can be miserable, making us tired and really can hinder our ability to function. So what are allergies beside a big ole ball of misery?
When we experience allergy symptoms, our body is having an abnormal reaction to something (normal) in our environment. Our immune system is on over-drive and is reacting to something natural, like pollen, grass, trees etc. Now food allergies are different, so we will save those for another time.
If you think about it, why would we be allergic to our environment? The environment we live in should be a safe place for our body, not somewhere that makes us cough, sneeze, and have itchy watery eyes and trouble breathing. It is certainly not normal to need a medication to help your body live comfortably in nature and you are not experiencing allergies because of a lack of Claritin or Zyrtec in your system.
Unfortunately, we live in such a way that we have become out of touch with our natural environment. Our bodies are over burdened by toxins, our guts are depleted by decades of antibiotic use, we tend to ignore our bodies' basic needs of resting well, eating well, moving well and drinking enough clean water and we tend to live in a high stress state which promotes high levels of cortisol circulating in our systems, further depleting our immune systems' abilities to protect us and adapt to our surroundings. So what can we do?
We can start with the obvious: eat better, sleep better, hydrate better, and move better.
Next, we have to work to build up our depleted bodies and give our immune systems the building blocks it needs to function at its best.
What is the number one way to keep your immune system in tip top shape? I bet you can guess where I am going here, that’s right . . . chiropractic adjustments.
By ensuring that the nerve system is properly communicating with your immune system, you will keep it working at its best. It's simple and easy, get adjusted, regularly. You can do lots of amazing things for your body but if your nerve system is not free and clear of interference, it still won't work at its best. Here is a case study to check out if you are a lover of research.
Once you ensure proper nerve function, get good rest, motion and food, there are some further things you can do to teach your body that your environment is safe and it doesn't need to overreact to pollen, trees and grass.
Drs. A & B
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