I truly love this time of year! The flowers are beginning to bloom, colorful birds are back from their winter homes, butterflies are everywhere and the sun is shining longer each day. Spring is arriving!
For some, this is not such a pleasant time of the year because they have allergies. I remember having allergies in the spring of when I was a child due to pollen in the air. I would sit in school and feel miserable and have trouble concentrating on even the most interesting lessons. My nose was stopped up and my eyes watered and burned. As I grew older, I learned that my immune system was compromised. One of the reasons for this was because my diet was not the best. Even though I grew up in the country where we had a garden and ate the vegetables, we also ate ice cream, cakes, white-flour bread and dairy products because we didn?t know that these things would clog up our lymph system and therefore the sinus passages. Another reason I had allergies was due to the fact that my mother was not able to nurse me. She just did not have enough milk, so the doctor recommended a formula. I did not receive the friendly bacteria, nutrients and powerful immune properties of mother?s first milk called colostrum.
Allergies occur when the immune system is compromised. They occur when the clear fluids of our bodies called the lymph fluids become congested. They also occur to people that have been under lots of stress and have weakened adrenal glands. Some people have genetic tendencies for allergies. People can be allergic to almost anything, but the most common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, animal hair, cosmetics, perfumes, drugs such as sulfa, food additives, chemicals found in soaps and lotions and certain foods. Allergic reactions include congested sinuses, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, nose blowing, watering, burning, itching eyes, sore throat, itching skin, hives, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue and sometimes vomiting. Asthma is also often a result of certain allergic reactions.
If you suffer from food allergies, you should leave off the foods in question for three days and then introduce them back one at the time. At that point a person usually gets an immediate reaction and knows which food or foods to avoid. Common food allergens are wheat, sugar, dairy products, corn, eggs, chocolate, strawberries, tomatoes and shellfish. If you suffer from air born allergies, you should avoid the lymph congesting foods such as wheat, dairy products and sugar. The lymph is the clear fluid that lines the sinuses cavities and lungs. Wheat, milk and sugar are very pasty and gluey and can cause those areas to be congested. You should also make sure you have good elimination. Constipation can cause allergies to be worse because poisons can become backed up in the body. Whatever types of allergies you have, you should work to have good elimination and a strong immune system. If the bowels and lymph fluids are clean and the immune system is strong, you will not react to the allergen. When I grew up, I followed Dr. Jensen?s cleanse in his book, Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management. This cleanse truly changed my life and helped me to get well. I avoided and still avoid wheat, pasteurized cow?s milk and refined white sugar. I also took colostrum and Aller Bee-Gone that greatly helped me to be free from allergies. Now, I am so thankful to be healthy and be able to enjoy the springtime without the annoying sinus congestion.I had a client once who was a young man in the middle of his senior year in high school. He was suffering from headaches so severely that he could not go to school. He feared that he would not be able to graduate. I suggested that he leave off sodas, coffee, black tea, sugar, wheat and dairy products. In addition, he worked to build his immune system. He took colostrum, a powerful immune booster and an herbal formula called Aller Bee-Gone that helps to regulate the immune system, ensure proper digestion and soothe the irritation and inflammation of allergies. Within a very short time, this young man was back in school and was able to graduate that year!Dr. Bernard Jensen wrote and lectured a great deal about the wonderful immune building properties of colostrum. He even called colostrum, white gold because of its significant value in the roll of good health. Colostrum is the nourishing fluid that is secreted by the milk glands of all mammal mothers for the first few days after birth, before the milk begins to flow. This is nature?s way of providing powerful immune factors, friendly bacteria (that fight bad bacteria and help the bowel to work properly), and high levels of protein to ensure good health in the newborn. The immune factors protect the body against infection and allergies and the friendly bacteria provide a healthy intestinal flora that is one of our greatest lines of defense. Colostrum also helps to relieve constipation.Colostrum can be purchased in capsule form and may be taken by both children and adults. It is a pleasant tasting whole food powder that feeds the immune system and is especially important for those who were not nursed as babies. It can help to alleviate all types of allergies, strengthen frail children and adults, and relieve chronic fatigue, constipation, environmental illness and fibromyalgia. Colostrum is also great for dieters. It nourishes the body, reduces hunger, helps to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. For those who can?t swallow pills, the capsules can be broken open and the contents stirred into juice, water or almond milk.
So if you suffer from allergies, you might want to try changing your diet as recommended here and trying ALLER BEE GONE because of its tried and true record of helping to relieve allergies of all types and COLOSTRUM because of it?s wonderful immune building properties. Freedom from allergies allows us to feel good again, breathe freely and enjoy the beauty that nature brings to us during the springtime.
Article by Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen