Deb Headworth

Posts Tagged ‘allergy’

Inhalants raise risk of pneumonia by 1/3

In allergy, asthma, drugs on December 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Inhaled Corticosteroids Raise Pneumonia Risk For Lung Disease Sufferers (November 28, 2008) — Lung disease experts are calling for physicians to show much greater caution in prescribing inhaled corticosteroid drugs for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after finding evidence that the widely used anti-inflammatory medications increase the risk of pneumonia by a full third. … > full story

 

Strengthen lung tissue with vitamin A.

Cloudy, throbbing, stuffed up?

In allergy, cleanses, cold, flu, infection, prevention, sinus on October 15, 2008 at 1:41 am

When the leaves fall, do your airways constrict and sinuses congest?  Do your throbbing headaches prevent you from enjoying the fall colors?  I remember when my eyes would tear up so badly that a film would cloud my vision and cover my contact lenses.  It’d  make everything from driving to reading difficult.  So, I’d wear my glasses, wipe my eyes and hope for the best.  That is, until infection set in.

The allergy whirlwind 

  • clear, runny nose
  • cracking ears
  • sore throat
  • constricted airways
  • constricted sinus cavities
  • thicker mucas
  • cloudy vision
  • headache
  • neck ache
  • swollen glands
  • infection sets in
  • productivity & focus depletes
  • miserable

Old, broken techniques

Here’s what I used to do…

  • blow nose
  • wipe eyes
  • take allergy meds
  • sleep more
  • drink more water
  • eat comfort food (ie. chocolate malt ball ice-cream)
  • wear glasses instead of contacts
  • get antibiotics from my doctor
  • finish antibiotic cycle
  • two weeks later, get antibiotics again
  • all fall, winter and spring
  • summer was my only hope, untill ragweed blooming.  Arggghhh!

Sound familiar?

Sing a new song.  “Free at last!”

I’ve learned some simple and effective techniques to help overcome and avoid this cumbersome cycle.   I hope they help you!

  • Raise the immune system so histamine isn’t produced when in contact with ‘allergens’.   How? 
  • Avoid sugar (which lowers the immune system and uses up antioxidants).
  • Distinguish acquired allergies from actual allergies; avoid actual allergens
  • Thin the mucas.  How? 
    • alfalfa (thins mucas, reduces inflamation & raises immunity.) 
    • What if you’re allergic to grasses?  Don’t worry, for most people Shaklee’s alfalfa isn’t allergy causing because we only use the leaves, not the stems of the plant.  Also, we only use mature alfalfa leaves so the root systems go deep into the soil.  Why is this important?  When you take our alfalfa, you get the trace minerals found deep within the earth which can raise your immunity. 
    • Take acidophilus to thin intestinal mucas.  Much of the immune system effectiveness is in the intestine.
    • Hydrate with purified water to thin the mucas and avoid infection.
    • Avoid mucas producing foods like dairy.
  • If congested, irrigate the sinuses immediately.   This removes excessive thick mucas, kills infection and reduces inflamation. 
  • Soothe sore throat with echanacea & zinc
  • Kill infection
  • Breathe clean air.

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Infection Relief

In allergy, cleanses, infection on October 15, 2008 at 1:08 am

NOTE:

To effectively kill infection, it’s important that the product you’re using:

  • has no contamination
  • is consistantly the same formulation
  • has enough active ingredient
  • is made with the most pure raw ingredients
  • is processed so the enzymes are still alive. 

 If these specifications aren’t met, the product won’t be strong enough to kill the infection.  All of our products exceed these specifications.

 

FIGHT INFECTION: virus, flu, cold, ear, sinus

Every 5 hours till infection is completely gone:

 

 

ANTIBIOTIC WARNING

If you used an antibiotic, the good flora of the intestine will be destroyed.  Be sure to replenish the healthy flora (acidophilus) in intestine before the yeast (Candida) get overgrown.  Your choice of acidophilus is important because if it can’t arrive in your intestines alive, pass the hydrochloric acid of the stomach, it won’t help the body.  Shaklee’s patented ‘pearl coating’ ensures live flora get delivered to your intestine. 

Candida overgrowth?  Test here.  (If you don’t include proper contact info, I won’t be able to send you your results.)

 

SKIN INFECTION

  • Soak infected body part in 1 gallon water with 1/2 teas Basic G for 20 min as often as possible (1-3 times daily)
  • Rub area with antibacterial herbal cream
  • Strenthen immune system with Vivix

Bumpy arms?

In allergy, crohn's disease, digestion, intestine on September 18, 2008 at 9:19 pm

            

Have raised bumps on the back of your arms? 

  • Although many don’t realize this, colorless or red raised bumps on the back of the arm often indicate a delayed allergic reaction (food sensitivity) to …dairy. 
  • Sometimes it’s not the dairy, but the mold (cheese) that causes the problem.
  • The bumps can indicate the body’s response to a lack of enzyme production in the stomach. 
  • A lack of enzyme production can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, bad breath, diarrhea, coated mouth, intestinal bloating, intestinal pain/cramping, Crohn’s Disease, undigested food causing mal-absorption issues, and all the problems associated with mal-absorption (mood, ADD, nervous system problems, etc).

Solutions?

  1. Basic Program for health
  2. Alfalfa – 10, 1-4 times a day. 
  3. Digestive aid (enzymes) to help your body digest the dairy.  If this works for you, you won’t have to avoid dairy products! 
  4. Starter Cleanse.  This will help remove the allergen & excessive histamine production.  What does this mean?  No more bumps for you! 
  5. Contact us for a complimentary health consult. 
  6. Health Quotient  Quickly discover the state of your overall health.  (Only correct contact info will allow us to share your results with you.)
  7. more about Allergies

Intestinal pain?

Sewer gas in cigarettes?!

In allergy on September 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Look what lurks in cigarettes.  No wonder it causes allergy headaches!

 

 

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