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“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour .” -Matthew 9:20-22

 

"An allergy is an overreaction by the immune system to a normally harmless substance.  Virtually any substance, natural or synthetic, can provoke an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals." The reaction occurs because the body's immune system is WEAK.  When the immune system is strong, the body will NOT panic when foreign elements invade its domain.  For example, particles of dust, viruses, and bacteria are always in the air. We breathe them all the time. If the immune system is strong, it will handle them; the body is secure and will not overreact.  However, when the immune system is weak, the body reacts to one or many of the foreign substances in the environment to protect itself. – Balch, Phyllis, "Prescription for Herbal Healing."

 

According to Dr. Sang Lee, in "A radical, new look at the cause and cure for allergies," "An allergic reaction, then, is simply the body's overreaction to the Environment, to what you eat, or come in contact with.  The reaction does not occur because of what is in the environment, but because the immune system is weakened."  Therefore, to understand allergies, we must understand the immune system and how it work.

 

Resistance or immunity originates in the blood.  The solid component of blood basically consists of red and white blood cells.  Red blood cells give blood its color, are round in shape, and carry oxygen, which is very important to the immune system.  White blood cells, however, make up the immune system.

 

Contributing factors to a dysfunctional immune system include:

  • Nutritional Deficiencies – what you eat effects your blood.

  • Increased toxic burden due to pollution in our air, food, water, and personal care products.

  • Disturbance of immune system function through repeated childhood and adult vaccinations and immunizations.

  • Over prescribing of antibiotics and steroids, which cause damage to intestinal flora (especially birth control pills).

  • Hereditary problems that are reflected in the gastrointestinal tract, which causes malabsorption and sets a person up for food allergies.

  • Repetitive and monotonous diet, which is rooted in white flour and all forms of sugar.

  • Chronic intestinal yeast overgrowth (candidiasis).

  • Once the immune system becomes overwhelmed and confused about what is an invader and what is not, a "reset" needs to take place to properly orient it to harmful and safe substances.

 

Some of the common symptoms to most allergies are runny nose, watery eyes, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, asthma,  gastrointestinal problems, nausea, cramps, colitis, gas, constipation, menstrual disorders, hypoglycemia, emotional disturbances; the skin may erupt in rashes, and  headache, or sore throat as in a common cold (Dr. Christopher's Herbal Legacy).

 

The best approach to a permanent cure from seasonal, and any other form of allergies is to strengthen your immune system. Sang Lee, M.D. 

 

"Much of modern medicine focuses on developing weapons to kill invaders.  Such an approach is usually unsuccessful.  Rather than benefiting the body, such medications only further weaken the immune system.  What is needed is not some high-powered medication, but rather a means of strengthening the immune system so it can wage its own warfare." Sang Lee, M.D.,

 

 

 

 

SIMPLE NATURAL REMEDIES:

 

The First Plan of Action is to Boost Your Immune System!

 

Since allergies are fundamentally an immune system problem, for long-lasting relief you need to boost your immune system with a detox, consume whole, natural foods, and nutrients.The human immune system is directly affected by what one eat.

  • Three-day juice fast:  Begin with a short 3-day cleansing fast on fruit and vegetable juices.  This will eliminate excess mucus buildup, release allergens from your body, and pave the way for improved diet changes.  You may repeat this 3-day fast every month until allergy symptoms subside. 

  • Liver Flush: A good liver flush to take during the fast - 1 tsp. of olive oil, one-half tsp. of fresh ginger, 1 tsp. of fenugreek, 1 tsp. of ground dandelion, the juice of 1 fresh lemon, and a pinch of cayenne.  Mix it in juice and drink every morning during the fast. 

  • Detox Tea:  Dr. Christopher's detox formula (red clover blossoms, chaparral, licorice root, poke root, peach bark, Oregon grape root, stillingia, prickly ash bark, burdock root, and buckthorn bark).

  • Local raw honey: To alleviate the itching, watery eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing of allergy season, consume two to three spoonful of local organic honey daily. Because it is made with local pollen, honey from trees, flowers and other plants around your area is thought to help build up immunity to these allergens and strengthen the body’s natural tolerance to them. Be sure to use raw honey, not pasteurized or processed.
    - SezelleGereau Haddon, MD, an attending otolaryngologist at the Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Integrative Medicine in New York City, says many of her patients swear by eating local honey as an anti-allergen. "The bees eat the pollen that's in your region of the country, then they produce the honey and you consume that, so it's kind of like a mini allergy shot."

    Raw apple cider vinegar: This stuff can help prevent allergies before they even start by blocking histamine and therefore reducing the inflammation that is a common symptom of allergies. You can consume a shot of raw apple cider vinegar as a 1:1 ratio with water in the morning (even up to three times a day) to prevent allergies from occurring! Don't drink it too fast, as it can burn the throat.

  • Onion / horseradish: Onion and/ or grated horseradish are eaten to help the symptoms of allergies.

  • Colloidal silver: provides immune support to the body, lessening or eliminating allergic reaction. It is also instrumental in preventing infections that can occur with prolonged or severe allergies.

  • Drink pure water: Be sure to drink your recommended allowance of pure water (distilled) per day – half your body weight. All other drinks, such as tea, coffee, alcohol, sugared drinks, Nutra-sweet or Aspartame drinks and pop, take more water out of the body than they put in! as the body must use water to flush out the chemicals.  Therefore they are dehydrating agents.  One of the best things anyone can do for the health of himself and family, is to dispense with all these other drinks and drink the quantity of one-half your body weight of distilled water daily- following the schedule of drinking half-hour before meals and 2 1/2 hour after and on rising and before bed. You may need to drink much more than this if you already have a serious disease– you may be years behind in your water drinking!

  • Keep body and  home very clean, without the use of aerosols, strong smelling cleaners, air fresheners or poisonous cleaners or personal care items.

  • And other natural remedies …

" Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." –Mark 9:23

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