Allergies Slow Brain Function
New research has discovered that allergies can slow brain function, as well as cause lethargy and a loss of energy. The research, led by allergy specialist Talal Nsouli, M.D., an associate professor at Georgetown University, studied 98 patients who suffer from seasonal and environmental allergies.
The study found that 82% experienced extreme fatigue and chronic lethargy, and following treatment, most found increased energy levels.
Dr. Nsouli also found that irritability, depression and symptoms that appear like attention deficit disorder also appear with allergies. High levels of histamine appear to be the cause of the reduced brain function.
Chronic fatigue and asthma have been linked in other research. Research from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for example, found that among 24 patients, chronic fatigue existed in more than half of them.
Case Adams is a California Naturopath with a PhD in Natural Health Sciences, and Board Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner. He has authored 26 books on natural healing strategies. “My journey into writing about alternative medicine began about 9:30 one evening after I finished with a patient at the clinic I practiced at over a decade ago. I had just spent the last two hours explaining how diet, sleep and other lifestyle choices create health problems and how changes in these, along with certain herbal medicines and other natural strategies can radically yet safely turn our health around. As I drove home that night, I realized this knowledge should be available to more people. So I began writing about health with a mission to reach those who desperately need this information. The strategies in my books and articles are backed by scientific evidence along with wisdom handed down through traditional medicines for thousands of years.” Case connects with nature by surfing, hiking, running, biking and according to Dad, being a total beach bum.