Don’t let seasonal allergies get you down. Learn what you can do to overcome allergies safely and permanently.
For many people, spring means allergy season. Allergies are the sixth most common chronic condition in the United States. One in five people suffer from allergy or asthma symptoms. The symptoms can include things like itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, congestion, or even trouble breathing. But you shouldn’t have to suffer through these things on a yearly basis.
The immune system is in charge of keeping our body safe from outside substances that may be harmful. It recognizes and destroys foreign material that gets into our 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.
What you can do to reduce allergic responses
What is causing this abnormal response to things in our environment? Allergies are one of those conditions that respond well to improving your body’s health and your immune system 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 may reduce unpleasant symptoms.
Function is your “normal state” — we alter our body’s normal state by doing things to our bodies that interfere with its function. Medicines can change symptoms or temporarily alleviate them, however, they often don’t address the root cause of the issue.
A poor diet, particularly one where foods have been chemically treated, genetically modified, and/or machine processed, affect your body from functioning at its best — as does stress or a lack of consistent movement or exercise.
One often overlooked possibility is interference on the nerve system caused by the spine.
The brain controls everything in the body, including the immune system. If communication is blocked between the two by a misaligned spine, this can cause an abnormal reaction — like allergic responses.
If seasonal allergies are bothering you, then do what you can to begin functioning normally again. MaxLiving chiropractic doctors use all of The 5 Essentials to improve your immune system and have you functioning at — and feeling — your best.