Flowers are in bloom, grass is growing and the mold count is up. What does that lead to? Allergies!!!
The season for the runny nose, sneezing, coughing and feeling lousy. Want a natural solution?
The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen. Trees, grasses, and weeds release these tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. When they get into the nose of someone who’s allergic, they send the body’s defenses haywire.
Most people who suffer with allergy and sinus problems feel they must resort to using medications that have
unpleasant and even dangerous side effects. For those who may be interested in safer, more natural alternatives, some of the following premium products by Shaklee may be of interest.
**First step is to Strengthen the Immune System.
Optiflora Probiotic Capsule
Scientists now believe 70% of the immune system is located in the gut … a good place to start to strengthen our immune system against allergic reactions. There appears to be a surprising correlation between symptoms of upper respiratory congestion and sinus discomfort to poor elimination in the lower intestines. This is often associated with an overgrowth of the Candida yeast organisms. An increasing number of Americans suffer from Candida when the essential friendly microbes Nature intended to reside in our intestines get destroyed by medications such as antibiotics, steroid-based drugs (e.g. asthma medications), oral contraceptives, and more. Couple this with a diet culture so entrenched in sweets, breads, baked goods, chips, and snacks that are the favorite foods of the Candida organisms…..
The Optifora probiotic capsule … a patented technology that allows the very fragile probiotics to pass through the highly acidic stomach protected by a triple encapsulation so they arrive exactly at the right location in the lower intestines.
Developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan, this proprietary blend of natural plant extracts is
derived from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds. Nutriferon supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages (white blood cells) and inducing natural interferon production. It optimizes the body’s immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances (as with allergies and asthma). Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts recorded.
Sustained Release Vita C, 180 tablets
For continuous antioxidant protection against environmental assaults, this unique all-natural sustained formula
slowly releases Vitamin C into your blood stream over a 5-hour period and provides nutrients from the entire
vitamin C complex including bioflavonoids. Thus, it is very economical. It has been found to protect against smog, smoke, poor diet, stress, bruising, varicose and spider veins, chronic infection, allergies, asthma, colds, flu, swollen glands, anemia, colon polyps, and slow healing.
Vitalea Multivitamin/Multimineral tablet
Supported by 7 clinical studies, patented bio-activated absorption system. Exceptional quality, over 340 quality tests on every batch produced. Contains 23 essential vitamins and critical minerals, including 800 IU of Vitamin D3. Kosher and gluten-free.
When you need relief some symptoms, reach for these products.
My husband teases that my solutions for just about everything is to take 5 alfalfa. It’s a great products. Here is a link to a great article, too, about the many benefits of Alfalfa from Shaklee. With deep roots extending 10 to 20 feet into the soil, this amazing plant is rich in trace minerals and protein plus contains 8 digestive enzymes. Recognized as a natural anti-histamine, allergy sufferers report good results from taking 3 or 4 of the little compressed sun-dried leaf tablets … containing no pesticides, fungicides, growth regulators, or synthetic hormones. Other popular uses for alfalfa are swelling, pain and stiff joints, ulcers, stomach ailments, hiatal hernia, water retention, gout, body odor, and bad breath.
Premium Garlic Complex
Retains all the potency of one clove of fresh raw garlic without the odor. Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. People often take it to reduce symptoms
of allergy, asthma, colds, flu, sinus infections, yeast infections, diarrhea & flatulence. It also has heart protective properties of lowering elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
And what about our diet?
I found with my son many years ago (read the story here ) that reducing the sugar intake in his diet and increasing the fresh fruits and veggies really helped. The recommendation are for 7+ fruits and vegatables each day and not in the juice form. May seem difficult but start with a few more veggies each day. Cut up veggies and fruits of the season and store in containers in the fridge so they are easy to grab.
Avoid breads and bakery goods as they are packed with sugars.
Why Shaklee products? Watch this brief video on what we call the Shaklee difference. The Shaklee Difference … The principle of “Products in Harmony with Nature and Good Health” guides Shaklee science. Experts in nutrition, public health, food science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, herbology, microbiology, and engineering all staff the 52,000 square foot Forrest C. Shaklee Research Center in Hayward, California. They continue the important research and development that makes each product the world standard for quality. Shaklee is based on pharmaceutical standards.
Reduce Exposure to Toxins
In addressing allergy and sinus problems, a two-fold approach is usually recommended: 1) strengthen the immune system (as discussed above), and 2) avoid products that could aggravate allergy and sinus conditions such as certain foods and cleaning products. Many cleaning products not only irritate the skin, but their odors can aggravate upper respiratory problems. I never knew this as we used many of the leading brand of cleaners like Pine Sol, Scrubbing bubbles, windex and Tide. Shaklee has a safe and natural answer to all those.
Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit
Step one in reducing toxins in and around our living space is to remove all toxic cleaning products from the home ..and replace them with the non-toxic, earth-friendly Get Clean Product line. Oprah Winfrey named these remarkable, effective, and yet inexpensive cleaners among her “favorite things”. They can be purchased individually or in the most popular Get Clean Starter Kit. The kit includes products for the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry … in particular fragrance-free dryer sheets (made from vegetables and biodegradable), a pint of Basic H2 (that makes 48 gallons of all purpose cleaner for about $10), and Scour Off cleanser for pots, pans, and stove tops in the kitchen and for tile cleaning in the bathroom. Kosher certified.
Basic-G Highly Concentrated Germicide
Disinfectant made without cresol. Cresol is easily absorbed by the skin and causes digestive disturbances, nervous disorders, mental changes, skin eruptions, and jaundice. Basic G kills parvovirus, feline leukemia, distemper virus, and the AIDS virus on surfaces. Note: for allergy and sinus relief in the winter when it’s dry, remember to use a humidifier with a few drops of Basic-G to inhibit bacterial growth.
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