Allergy Support

4 Step approach to allergy support

Step 1

Eliminate Exposure to Allergens and Reduce Toxic Load

  • Remove allergenic foods from the diet and minimize exposure to airborne allergens
  • Reduce chemicals, dust, and dander in the home
  • Choose fragrance-free and chemical-free cleaning products and personal care products

Step 2

Supplement with Nutraceuticals and Homeopathics that Balance the Immune Response.

  • Choose nutraceuticals to balance your T-helper 1 (TH1) to T-helper 2 (TH2) response, stablize mast cells, inhibit leukotrienes, and modulate cortisol
  • Begin this regimen immediately and continue for a minimum of four to eight weeks before adding additional therapies.
  • Consider beginning with a loading dosage and tapering down to a maintenance dosage.

Step 3

Start Allergy Desensitization Protocols

  • Consider conventional subcutaneous immunotherapy or homeopathic sublingual immunotherapy to induce immune tolerance.

Step 4

Address Deeper Biochemical Imbalances

  • In severe or long-standing cases of allergies, consider detoxification protocols for the liver and kidneys or protocols for intestinal health
  • Make a protocol commitment for at least 6 to 12 months.
  • Do not start detox until step 2 has been completed for a minimum of 4-8 weeks.

How to Allergy proof your life

IN THE HOME

Pillows: Place in dryer on high heat for 20 minutes, weekly.

Linens: Wash in hot water, weekly.

Carpet: Vacuum weekly, preferably with a vacuum  that contains a HEPA filter.

Shelves: Wipe down with a moist cloth, not dry, weekly.

Windows and sills: Clean at least monthly with a solution of 10% chlorine-free bleach and 90% water. Let soak for 5 minutes, and then clean.

HEPA filters: Place a few of these around the home and run at night.

Houseplants: Plants are nature's air filters, place throughout the house.

Humidifier: For those who live in drier climates, using these in the bedroom at night will not only improve skin, but keep sinuses moist and less irritated.

Candles: Avoid using petroleum based candles. Choose soy or beeswax candles.

Cleaning products: Consider making your own household cleaners if you can't afford the "natural" ones.

PETS

Dogs: Wash monthly and brush weekly.

Cats: Clean litter box daily and brush cat weekly. Every other week, completely empty litter box and soak with chlorine-free bleach for 30 minutes. Wash and replace with fresh litter.

Birds: Clean out cage at least every other day. Pick up feathers as soon as possible.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Wash hands with warm soap and water often. Don't use antibacterial soap.

Avoid touching your face.

Wear a mask when cleaning the home and taking care of the pets.

Nasal irrigation daily or every other day, with a Neti Pot or NeilMed saline rinse. Make sure to use filtered water.

Avoid known food, pet and environmental triggers.

Eat honey that is as local as possible. Also consider eating bee pollen, but make sure it's local. You can start with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon daily. Avoid giving infants under the age of 1 any honey or honey products.

Clean with fragrance and chemical-free products. 

Source: Born, Todd A. “Allergies An Immunologic Approach.” Element, 2018, pp. 10–21.