DO YOU HAVE HAY FEVER?
Also called ALLERGIC RHINITIS – this is an allergy to pollens and other plant-borne allergens.
HOW ABOUT ALLERGIES?
ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO:
-Pollen? or Mites? or Mold? or Dust? or Fragrances? or Preservatives? or Other chemicals or natural elements?
SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? WHAT DOES THIS BOOK DO THAT OTHERS WON’T?
This book provides the CAUSES and the SOLUTIONS for HAY FEVER AND ALLERGIES.
THIS BOOK IS NOT JUST ONE OF THOSE “HEY STAY AWAY FROM THIS OR THAT” BOOKS.
This book provides REAL SOLUTIONS that have been proven through scientific research AND traditional medicine.
These REAL SOLUTIONS have been tested either with clinical research or among millions of people over centuries.
Just consider these facts:
The emergence of springtime is now dreaded by more people every year, and increasingly, all year long.
More of us are faced with allergies and hay fever with each passing year.
Doctors are mystified by this rapid growth of allergies among the developed world—growing at nearly epidemic levels.
Why are so many people suffering from allergies and hay fever—medically called allergic rhinitis—and why is the condition expanding so quickly?
Furthermore, what causes allergic rhinitis? And more importantly, can we do anything to reverse this condition?
Drawing from hundreds of studies and research papers along with a keen understanding of traditional medicine, the author finally uncovers the mysteries surrounding allergic rhinitis. After defining the physiology of the condition and the host of allergens that can cause it, the author unveils the underlying causes of hay fever and allergies with precision and clarity.
Safe and practical natural strategies to reverse allergic rhinitis and its underlying issues are then described in detail. These include inexpensive solutions that come with significant clinical evidence, along with applications that health professionals can employ in their practices.
Whether health providers, allergy sufferers or their families, this text is a necessary reference for those wishing to solve the riddle of allergic rhinitis.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter One: First Clues
A Modern Ailment?
What is Allergic Rhinitis?
What the Heck is Pollen?
Who Gets Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergy Rates are Rising with Asthma Rates
Primary Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis
What is Atopy?
Asphyxia and Anaphylaxis
Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
Food Allergies and Allergic Rhinitis
Diagnosing Hay Fever/Allergic Rhinitis
Chapter Two: The Physiology of Allergic Rhinitis
The Immune Cells
The Inflammation Mediators
The Adrenal Glands
Oral and Nasal Mechanisms
Sinus, Nasal and Airway Mucosal Membranes
The Inflamed Airways
The Allergic Response
Probiotics and Inflammation
The Role of Genes in Allergic Rhinitis
Chapter Three: The Prime Suspects
Food-induced Allergic Rhinitis
Yeast, Molds and other Fungi
Positive Ions and Allergens
Strategies to Reduce Allergen Exposure
Do We Have to Know Our Allergens?
Chapter Four: The Real Culprits
A Popular Suspect: The Hygiene Hypothesis
Immunosuppression and Systemic Inflammation
The Lessons of Immunotherapy
Defective Mucous Membranes
Weakened Probiotic Colonies
Increased Intestinal Permeability
Other Factors that Contribute to Allergies
Similar Underlying Issues among Other Rhinitis
Chapter Five: Anti-Allergy Nutrition Strategies
Problems with Processed Foods
The Wholesome Diet
Anti-Allergic Fat Strategies
Anti-Allergy Nutritional Supplement Strategies
Early Anti-Allergy Diet Strategies
Herbal Medicine for Allergies
Chinese Herbal Formulations
Individual Chinese Anti-Allergy Herbs
Ayurvedic Anti-Allergy Herbs and Formulations
Western/European Anti-Allergy Herbs
Herbal Ointments and Inhalants
Plant Derived Corticoids
Other Anti-Allergy Herbs
Homeopathy and Flower Remedies
Chapter Seven: Rebuilding the Mucosal Membranes
Things that Deplete Our Mucosal Membranes
The Mucosal Membrane Nutrient
Herbs that Stimulate Mucosal Health
Mucosal (Oral) Probiotics
Hydration for Mucosal Membranes
Chapter Eight: Other Strategies to Rebuild the Immune System
Clearing the Nasal Passages
Acupuncture and Acupressure Strategies
Anxiety and Stress Strategies
Strategies to Keep Track
Conclusion: Putting it All Together
References and Bibliography