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Top 5 Causes of Spring Allergies and How to Overcome Them

It’s March and spring is almost upon us.  For many people, that means allergy season is coming along with it.

Allergies are the fifth most common chronic condition in the United States. 

One in five people suffers from allergy or asthma symptoms.  

The symptoms can include things like:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Trouble breathing

Allergies are no fun! Should you have to suffer through these things on a yearly basis? The answer is No.

What causes allergic reactions?

The immune system is in charge of keeping your body safe from outside substances that may be harmful.  It recognizes and destroys any foreign material that gets into your system.  An allergy is an abnormal response by the immune system to a normally harmless substance or allergen in the environment. 

When an allergen enters the body and meets with the body’s immune cells, a chemical, called histamine, is released.  This chemical is what causes the allergic response made up of the above symptoms.  So, essentially, allergies are the physical expression of our bodies overreacting to things from our environment.

Why does my body respond abnormally to allergens?

But what is causing this abnormal response?  Allergies are one of those conditions that respond well to improving your true health. By true health, we mean actual body function.

If allergies are the “overreaction” to what’s happening around you, then improving the body’s ability to function and take care of itself would have to help.

Function is your “normal state”. We change from normal by doing things to our bodies that interfere with the function.

Top 5 Sources of Functional Interference

  1. Toxins certainly interfere. That’s why medicines can change symptoms; however, they can’t create true health because they are always toxic.  That’s why all drugs have side effects.
  2. Poor diet, particularly one that includes chemically treated foods, genetically modified foods, and machine processed foods.
  3. Stress
  4. Lack of consistent movement or exercise.
  5. One often overlooked interference is the interference on the nerve system caused by the spine.  Many people visit the chiropractor, but few commit to the type of corrective care that allows for improved health of the spine and nerve system. The brain controls everything in the body, including the immune system.  If the communication is blocked between the two by a misaligned spine, there’s interference and an abnormal reaction occurs.

Got allergies? Then get normal.

If seasonal allergies are driving you nuts, then do what you can to begin functioning normally again.  Keep in mind; this is a condition of the immune system. This system is also responsible for warding off infection, cancers, and other serious conditions.  Itchy eyes are only a sign that imbalance lurks beneath the surface, and you should spend every day working on what is real, true health.

Learn how to max out your immunity

Here at New Life Chiropractic we utilize all 5 Essentials of Max Living, which leads to true health to max out good immunity and remove any interference to you feeling and more importantly, functioning at your best.  We will be doing a spring cleaning of the body, the nervous system and your immune system at our Patient Appreciation Day on April 1st.

If you or anyone you know suffers from allergies and you want some answers, make sure that you are in the office that day!

Spring Cleaning Patient Appreciation Day… Free Max Living Health Evaluation for friends & family

Join us April 1st to take advantage of this amazing opportunity!!