Allergies: Is the High Pollen Count Driving You Crazy?
The pollen count is high and while the temperatures may be warming nicely, if you’re sneezing, blowing your nose, coughing or bothered by one of the many other symptoms of allergies, it’s hard to enjoy being outside.
There is a Solution to Allergies, Really!
Allergies are not the fault of pollen; pollen simply points out that your body is not making enough natural antihistamines on its own – a job that your adrenal gland, also known as your stress gland, is supposed to perform effortlessly. When you see the plant, flower or tree that bothers you, it can seem that the fault of your allergies lies there. But it’s important to realize that plenty of people have no allergy symptoms regardless of the pollen count. It’s not a universal problem.
Having allergy symptoms is not normal, but getting rid of them for good doesn’t require you take medications. Over the counter or prescription allergy medications typically create side effects such as drowsiness or brain fog. It’s difficult to function when you’re sleepy or cant’ think straight.
The good news is you don’t have to!
If you need some quick relief we can definitely offer you a natural supplement (on sale this week in honor of the high pollen count!) called D-Hist. It is not a drug, has no side effects and can definitely reduce if not temporarily eliminate the symptoms associated with allergies. You can purchase D-Hist in our office or in our online store.
However, here at Root Cause Medical Clinic we are focused on resolving health issues such as allergies for good. Therefore we would be remiss not to mention the necessity of normalizing the function of the adrenal glands to truly handle allergies completely, something we do regularly for our patients.
Treating the adrenal glands is completely natural, no drugs are required, and the best part is that beyond allergy symptoms, normalizing adrenal gland function has the added benefit of:
- Increased energy
- Stronger immune system
- Hormonal balance
- Weight loss
- Eliminating sugar cravings
- Improving sleep quality
- Stabilizing mood such as that associated with anxiety or depression
- Improving joint pain
- Reducing inflammation
As you can see by the diversity of the symptoms, the adrenal glands are responsible for the functioning of many systems of the body, not the least of which is making antihistamines to eliminate allergy symptoms.
When evaluating why someone would be suffering from such symptoms, it is critical to evaluate the most common issues that stress the adrenal glands themselves. In addition to lifestyle stress, a common source of stress is poor absorption of nutrients, something we address here with all our patients.
It is interesting to note that the number of systems affected by adrenal stress are unique to the individual. In other words, the entire list of symptoms mentioned above would not all be present in each and every individual suffering from fatigued adrenal glands. Typically one finds two to four symptoms positive, while occasionally in a more severely ill patient, more symptoms are present.
Knowing the symptoms of adrenal fatigue well allows us, as clinicians, to go beyond the concept of one treatment for every symptom and to delve deeper into isolating the root cause of the symptoms. Which would you prefer? A separate drug for your allergies and other symptoms, OR discovering the root cause beneath all the symptoms? We prefer, and are dedicated to, the latter.
Therefore when a patient arrives to see us with symptoms such as allergies, a red flag goes up. We “know” that we are likely looking at adrenal fatigue or exhaustion but the next question is, why? What is the underlying cause of this condition? Yes, we could simply “treat” the adrenals with nutritional support. But what good is that if the reason behind the problem is not revealed!
It is the search and determination to reveal the root cause that defines our practice. I think it should define more of health care in this country, but I realize that I am extremely biased on the topic. The human body has an amazing capacity to self-heal once enough stressors are removed from it. Exhaustion of the adrenal gland is quite epidemic in this country and little is done to treat it until the symptoms have become diseases in their own right. There is no reason to wait.
If you are wondering if you have a problem with your adrenal glands or you’re tired of suffering with allergies, contact us for a Free Consultation – Call (408) 733-0400.
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To reclaiming your best health,
Dr. Vikki Petersen DC, CCN
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of “The Gluten Effect”
Author of eBook: “Gluten Intolerance – What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You!”