What Should You Buy… Butter or Margarine?


Which Is Better… Butter Or Margarine?

The food choices you make can make a BIG difference in how you feel, but how do you know what choices to make? Watch this week’s Wellness Minute to find out which is better, “Butter or Margarine?

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

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Exploring NEW Oils


Great Taste… Great FOR You

Here are some great (and tasty) ways to incorporate more healthy oils into your diet. It’s super easy, and really good for you. Watch today’s video and start enjoying the benefits of these healthy oils.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC, RN

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to: http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo

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Worse Than Banned DDT But In Some Of Our Foods Now


Buy Organic With These Foods

Many say that new data on the pesticide “glyphosate” shows it to be even worse than DDT which has been banned in this country for 30 years.  Watch today’s short video to learn where it is showing up in the food chain, how it accumulates in your tissues, and the crucial role it plays in many health conditions and diseases.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to: http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo

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Fibromyalgia: New Hope – A New Approach


Removing Newly Identified, Underlying Causes of Fibromyalgia Pain

The standard medical approach to treating fibromyalgia is a lifetime of “managing” the pain with drugs that all have scary warnings. Don’t give up hope! There is a new approach that focuses on eliminating the source of your chronic pain.

Watch this week’s Wellness Minute video to learn about removing the newly identified underlying sources of fibromyalgia pain.

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Dr. Jason Godo, DC

www.GoToGodo.com

To get suggested supplements go to: http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo

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Sinus Protocols – Fivefold Sinus Strategy


Sinusitis is often classified as the following:Wellness Minute Allergy Relief 2

  • Acute: Less than 4 weeks
  • Sub-acute: 4-12 weeks
  • Chronic: More than 12 weeks.

 

  1. Reduce factors that cause excessive mucus production and inflammation by reducing wheat, dairy and sugar. My experience is that eliminating wheat and dairy can fix 50% of chronic patients regardless of their presenting complaints. In other discussions sugar intake has been linked to reduced immune competence. Reducing sugar intakes is therefore essential for chronic cases. Other foods may also have to be evaluated. Many companies are available to evaluate food sensitivities. Just to give you an idea Bio-Tek 206-365-1256 utilizes bloodspot technology to determine IgA and IgG antibodies from 96 different foods for around $200.00
  2. Thin existing Mucus. Iodine is necessary to make an enzyme called muconase, which is an enzyme which helps digest mucus and has a thinning effect. Liquid Iodine Forte 6 droppers full in a water bottle and drink throughout the day. Iodine also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Proteolytic enzymes combinations particularly Bromelain CLA may also prove beneficial promote drainage and thereby enhancing access to other antibacterial/antifungal agents. Intenzyme Forte 4-10 tablets qid (4x/day).
  3. Rinse or Wash away excessive mucus by using a nasal lavage to thin the mucus and soothe membranes, I have 2 recipes listed below that have worked well. The salt water is more soothing and the iodine is more therapeutic but I encourage my patients to try both and see which one provides the greatest relief.
  4. Add nutrients that have antibacterial and antifungal properties, of course we are talking about our emulsified oregano oil-ADP (4 tid) another product that works in conjunction with ADP on deep underlying fungal problems is FC-Cidal at 2 caps three times per day.
  5. Support the Immune System for chronic infections by feeding the immune system with immune modulating botanicals and homeopathics. Bio-Immmunozyme (2 tid) , IAG (3 tablespoons in juice drank throughout the day) and 21stCentury Fungal Yeast (1/2 capful bid).

This part of this program involves increasing the virulence of the host. Feeding the patient’s immune system can accomplished by adding trace vitamins, minerals and botanical agents. One of the best foundational immune products is Bio-Immunozyme forte. If patients have any immune regulation issues I use this as their multivitamin to provide key trace nutrients. We often forget how powerful things like zinc and selenium can be if patients are deficient. Bio-immunozyme also provides a healthy dose of antioxidants and immune support glands like thymus, spleen, liver, adrenal in a neonatal form. Another way to increase a healthy immune response is to increase Natural Killer Cells. The Arabinogalactan product IAG has been shown to increase natural killer cells and can be used with serious cases.

The final product I discussed is a homeopathic product specifically designed to alert the body to fight yeast and fungus infections. The purpose of the homeopathics is to alert the body to seek and destroy underlying or hidden fungal infections. 21st Century Fungal-Yeast infection, can be used at ½ capful twice per day. Yes this is a comprehensive program and it can be expensive. But chronic sinus problem are really a serious problem for some people. Remember, any time we have a source of chronic infection there can be a problem sooner or later.

Sinus ReliefRinse and Salt Lavages

The following Lavages can be tried individually and then allow the patient to see which one brings the most comfort as the nutrient s and diet reduce mucus and inflammation. These are by no means the only sinus washes available but the ones listed below are safe and bring comfort. If you find others that bring comfort and relief please share the information with us that we may share with others.

SALT WATER

Use 8 ounces of pure water (no fluoridated or chlorinated water), add ½ teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt and a pinch of baking soda to adjust the pH. Use a teaspoon and inhale through one nostril while closing the other. Try to inhale a teaspoon, blow your nose and inhale another. Continue the process 2 or 3 teaspoons until you feel you have maximum benefit. The salt will dehydrate the bugs and bring relief to the nasal passages. It also thins and strips mucus, expect to cough up or see multicolored mucus when you blow your nose. The salt water mixture can be used throughout the day.

IODINE AND GLYCERIN

Take one spray bottle used for nasal sprays like the Afrin bottle. Empty the contents and rinse the bottle. Add about 6 drops of glycerin that you can procure from your local pharmacy to the empty bottle. Add 6 droppers full of liquid iodine forte and then fill the bottle with distilled water. Shake vigorously to mix and spray as needed. The glycerin helps the iodine stick to the sides of the nasal passages and giving the iodine more contact with the areas which breed infection allowing it to provide more relief. Use as needed.

SALT AND IODINE COMBO

Mix 10 drops of liquid iodine forte into 1 cup of warm filtered water with ¼ tsp of salt. Rinse nasal sinuses and gargle mixture several times per day.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

To order the above products: www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Discount Code: DFILC501

Sinus Protocols – Fivefold Sinus Strategy


Sinusitis is often classified as the following:Wellness Minute Allergy Relief 2

  • Acute: Less than 4 weeks
  • Sub-acute: 4-12 weeks
  • Chronic: More than 12 weeks.

 

  1. Reduce factors that cause excessive mucus production and inflammation by reducing wheat, dairy and sugar. My experience is that eliminating wheat and dairy can fix 50% of chronic patients regardless of their presenting complaints. In other discussions sugar intake has been linked to reduced immune competence. Reducing sugar intakes is therefore essential for chronic cases. Other foods may also have to be evaluated. Many companies are available to evaluate food sensitivities. Just to give you an idea Bio-Tek 206-365-1256 utilizes bloodspot technology to determine IgA and IgG antibodies from 96 different foods for around $200.00
  2. Thin existing Mucus. Iodine is necessary to make an enzyme called muconase, which is an enzyme which helps digest mucus and has a thinning effect. Liquid Iodine Forte 6 droppers full in a water bottle and drink throughout the day. Iodine also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Proteolytic enzymes combinations particularly Bromelain CLA may also prove beneficial promote drainage and thereby enhancing access to other antibacterial/antifungal agents. Intenzyme Forte 4-10 tablets qid (4x/day).
  3. Rinse or Wash away excessive mucus by using a nasal lavage to thin the mucus and soothe membranes, I have 2 recipes listed below that have worked well. The salt water is more soothing and the iodine is more therapeutic but I encourage my patients to try both and see which one provides the greatest relief.
  4. Add nutrients that have antibacterial and antifungal properties, of course we are talking about our emulsified oregano oil-ADP (4 tid) another product that works in conjunction with ADP on deep underlying fungal problems is FC-Cidal at 2 caps three times per day.
  5. Support the Immune System for chronic infections by feeding the immune system with immune modulating botanicals and homeopathics. Bio-Immmunozyme (2 tid) , IAG (3 tablespoons in juice drank throughout the day) and 21stCentury Fungal Yeast (1/2 capful bid).

This part of this program involves increasing the virulence of the host. Feeding the patient’s immune system can accomplished by adding trace vitamins, minerals and botanical agents. One of the best foundational immune products is Bio-Immunozyme forte. If patients have any immune regulation issues I use this as their multivitamin to provide key trace nutrients. We often forget how powerful things like zinc and selenium can be if patients are deficient. Bio-immunozyme also provides a healthy dose of antioxidants and immune support glands like thymus, spleen, liver, adrenal in a neonatal form. Another way to increase a healthy immune response is to increase Natural Killer Cells. The Arabinogalactan product IAG has been shown to increase natural killer cells and can be used with serious cases.

The final product I discussed is a homeopathic product specifically designed to alert the body to fight yeast and fungus infections. The purpose of the homeopathics is to alert the body to seek and destroy underlying or hidden fungal infections. 21st Century Fungal-Yeast infection, can be used at ½ capful twice per day. Yes this is a comprehensive program and it can be expensive. But chronic sinus problem are really a serious problem for some people. Remember, any time we have a source of chronic infection there can be a problem sooner or later.

Sinus ReliefRinse and Salt Lavages

The following Lavages can be tried individually and then allow the patient to see which one brings the most comfort as the nutrient s and diet reduce mucus and inflammation. These are by no means the only sinus washes available but the ones listed below are safe and bring comfort. If you find others that bring comfort and relief please share the information with us that we may share with others.

SALT WATER

Use 8 ounces of pure water (no fluoridated or chlorinated water), add ½ teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt and a pinch of baking soda to adjust the pH. Use a teaspoon and inhale through one nostril while closing the other. Try to inhale a teaspoon, blow your nose and inhale another. Continue the process 2 or 3 teaspoons until you feel you have maximum benefit. The salt will dehydrate the bugs and bring relief to the nasal passages. It also thins and strips mucus, expect to cough up or see multicolored mucus when you blow your nose. The salt water mixture can be used throughout the day.

IODINE AND GLYCERIN

Take one spray bottle used for nasal sprays like the Afrin bottle. Empty the contents and rinse the bottle. Add about 6 drops of glycerin that you can procure from your local pharmacy to the empty bottle. Add 6 droppers full of liquid iodine forte and then fill the bottle with distilled water. Shake vigorously to mix and spray as needed. The glycerin helps the iodine stick to the sides of the nasal passages and giving the iodine more contact with the areas which breed infection allowing it to provide more relief. Use as needed.

SALT AND IODINE COMBO

Mix 10 drops of liquid iodine forte into 1 cup of warm filtered water with ¼ tsp of salt. Rinse nasal sinuses and gargle mixture several times per day.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

To order the above products: www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Discount Code: DFILC501

Sinus Protocols – Fivefold Sinus Strategy


Sinusitis is often classified as the following:Wellness Minute Allergy Relief 2

  • Acute: Less than 4 weeks
  • Sub-acute: 4-12 weeks
  • Chronic: More than 12 weeks.

 

  1. Reduce factors that cause excessive mucus production and inflammation by reducing wheat, dairy and sugar. My experience is that eliminating wheat and dairy can fix 50% of chronic patients regardless of their presenting complaints. In other discussions sugar intake has been linked to reduced immune competence. Reducing sugar intakes is therefore essential for chronic cases. Other foods may also have to be evaluated. Many companies are available to evaluate food sensitivities. Just to give you an idea Bio-Tek 206-365-1256 utilizes bloodspot technology to determine IgA and IgG antibodies from 96 different foods for around $200.00
  2. Thin existing Mucus. Iodine is necessary to make an enzyme called muconase, which is an enzyme which helps digest mucus and has a thinning effect. Liquid Iodine Forte 6 droppers full in a water bottle and drink throughout the day. Iodine also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Proteolytic enzymes combinations particularly Bromelain CLA may also prove beneficial promote drainage and thereby enhancing access to other antibacterial/antifungal agents. Intenzyme Forte 4-10 tablets qid (4x/day).
  3. Rinse or Wash away excessive mucus by using a nasal lavage to thin the mucus and soothe membranes, I have 2 recipes listed below that have worked well. The salt water is more soothing and the iodine is more therapeutic but I encourage my patients to try both and see which one provides the greatest relief.
  4. Add nutrients that have antibacterial and antifungal properties, of course we are talking about our emulsified oregano oil-ADP (4 tid) another product that works in conjunction with ADP on deep underlying fungal problems is FC-Cidal at 2 caps three times per day.
  5. Support the Immune System for chronic infections by feeding the immune system with immune modulating botanicals and homeopathics. Bio-Immmunozyme (2 tid) , IAG (3 tablespoons in juice drank throughout the day) and 21stCentury Fungal Yeast (1/2 capful bid).

This part of this program involves increasing the virulence of the host. Feeding the patient’s immune system can accomplished by adding trace vitamins, minerals and botanical agents. One of the best foundational immune products is Bio-Immunozyme forte. If patients have any immune regulation issues I use this as their multivitamin to provide key trace nutrients. We often forget how powerful things like zinc and selenium can be if patients are deficient. Bio-immunozyme also provides a healthy dose of antioxidants and immune support glands like thymus, spleen, liver, adrenal in a neonatal form. Another way to increase a healthy immune response is to increase Natural Killer Cells. The Arabinogalactan product IAG has been shown to increase natural killer cells and can be used with serious cases.

The final product I discussed is a homeopathic product specifically designed to alert the body to fight yeast and fungus infections. The purpose of the homeopathics is to alert the body to seek and destroy underlying or hidden fungal infections. 21st Century Fungal-Yeast infection, can be used at ½ capful twice per day. Yes this is a comprehensive program and it can be expensive. But chronic sinus problem are really a serious problem for some people. Remember, any time we have a source of chronic infection there can be a problem sooner or later.

Sinus ReliefRinse and Salt Lavages

The following Lavages can be tried individually and then allow the patient to see which one brings the most comfort as the nutrient s and diet reduce mucus and inflammation. These are by no means the only sinus washes available but the ones listed below are safe and bring comfort. If you find others that bring comfort and relief please share the information with us that we may share with others.

SALT WATER

Use 8 ounces of pure water (no fluoridated or chlorinated water), add ½ teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt and a pinch of baking soda to adjust the pH. Use a teaspoon and inhale through one nostril while closing the other. Try to inhale a teaspoon, blow your nose and inhale another. Continue the process 2 or 3 teaspoons until you feel you have maximum benefit. The salt will dehydrate the bugs and bring relief to the nasal passages. It also thins and strips mucus, expect to cough up or see multicolored mucus when you blow your nose. The salt water mixture can be used throughout the day.

IODINE AND GLYCERIN

Take one spray bottle used for nasal sprays like the Afrin bottle. Empty the contents and rinse the bottle. Add about 6 drops of glycerin that you can procure from your local pharmacy to the empty bottle. Add 6 droppers full of liquid iodine forte and then fill the bottle with distilled water. Shake vigorously to mix and spray as needed. The glycerin helps the iodine stick to the sides of the nasal passages and giving the iodine more contact with the areas which breed infection allowing it to provide more relief. Use as needed.

SALT AND IODINE COMBO

Mix 10 drops of liquid iodine forte into 1 cup of warm filtered water with ¼ tsp of salt. Rinse nasal sinuses and gargle mixture several times per day.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

To order the above products: www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo  Discount Code: DFILC501

Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

 

Is Snoring Keeping You Awake?


“I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, my wife said my “snoring” was gone.”

Do you Snore? You might say “never” or, “maybe” or, “How would I know, I’m asleep.” If we asked your mate, they will definitely have the answer. A couple was in the office last week, and here’s what the husband said. “My wife says I am a puffer. Kind of a … (puff a few times) is that annoying? But even as a puffer, sometimes I keep my wife awake because she is such a light sleeper.”

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13

So as innocuous as a little puffing may seem, it can cause some serious discomfort in your mate’s sleep and ultimately how they function the next day. But let’s look at snoring as one of the clues we can use to identify the need to live a healthier lifestyle.

A September 2008, study in the journal “Sleep” showed “Heavy snoring to be an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis. The study is rather technical but here’s the short version. 110 people were categorized as mild, moderate, or heavy snorers in a sleep laboratory. Two researchers were blinded to the snoring history of each subject and listened to a sound signal from a room microphone. Each individual snore was  manually scored and a snore index was created based on snores per hour of sleep.

Participants were placed into one of 3 groups: 0-25% was defined as no snoring to mild snoring; 25-50%, moderate snoring; more than 50%., heavy snoring. Here’s what the authors had to say about heavy snoring: “Our data clearly demonstrates that heavy snoring is an independent risk factor for early carotid atherosclerosis which may progress to be associated with the development of stroke, representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality.”

You might be thinking, could my snoring or my spouse’s snoring be that serious? What about mild snoring? Should I be concerned? What about the baby boomers who want to function at peak mental capacity. Snoring may be the motivation for you or your spouse to finally decide to get healthy, real healthy.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to change. But if the carrot is big enough, all of us will travel in uncharted waters. The risk of atherosclerotic plague, compromised healthy brain function, and possible stroke as well as the behavioral and interpersonal issues of snoring may be strong enough reason to take action.

So what are some of the natural things you can do to help reduce snoring? From a physical therapy point of view, anything that can increase muscle control in the throat and soft palate will help. Singing, especially employing throat warm-up exercises used by professional singers, will strengthen lax muscles. Done 30 minutes a day, throat exercises can be a cost-effective snore-reducer for people and even help mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Wellness Minute Transcript Snoring 13bFrom a nutritional point of view, a friend and colleague Dr. Brian Sandborn shared with me a little remedy. To reduce snoring, try taking L-Carnitine. He uses one tsp which is 3 grams of L-Carnitine before bed. L -Carnitine has many functions, but one of its principle roles is to mobilize fat. The word picture that I like is that Carnitine is like a fork lift carrying fat into the energy part of the cell called the mitochondria where the fat can be burned.

I decided to try it for the patient’s puffing.  Because it is tart, I had him mix it with about 3 ounces of fruit juice and 6 ounces of water. I must confess I was pretty skeptical; however after 3 days, his wife said his puffing was gone.

L-Carnitine and vitamin C is just one strategy. Ask Dr. Godo about L-Carnitine and other ways to reduce snoring. But remember, therapies that work for one person may not work as well for another. We are all biochemically unique. That’s why your individualized approach with Dr. Godo is so valuable. He can help you assess strategies that work for you. Ask for help. Your spouse will sleep better, you’ll reduce serious risk factors, and you’ll be healthier.I just saw Dr. Sandborn a few weeks ago and he reminded me that Carnitine is made from Lysine if adequate vitamin C is present. So whenever you supplement with Carnitine, make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/DrGodo    Discount Code: “DFILC501”

Life Changing Allergy Relief


There are natural alternatives that target the cause of allergies making it possible to actually avoid completely or diminish allergic reactions.

“Do you have seasonal allergies?” Perhaps you are one of six people officially “diagnosed” with allergies. Sometimes mild, sometimes severe, people with allergies suffer the symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing or asthma. Spring, summer and even the fall can bring on the avalanche of symptoms not to mention the waiting lines at the pharmacy. They know the drill, they tough it out every season… allergy pill after pill, treating only thImagee symptoms… finding short term relief but not without side effects.

Well if you want a way out, there are natural alternatives that target the cause of allergies. By addressing the body’s immune system and other natural functions, it’s possible to not only find relief from symptoms but to actually avoid completely or greatly diminish allergic reactions.

Allergies can be triggered by pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses. Winds carry pollen and spores through the air. Ragweed pollen travels great distances. It has been found in the air over the ocean as far as four hundred miles from shore!

But why are YOU reacting to substances that don’t seem to bother others? While there are many factors involved, the most important culprit can either be an overloaded, over stimulated or weakened immune system. It can be overloaded with toxins, chemicals, metals or what is commonly called an “excess body burden.” A weakened immune system can be the result of a deficiency of nutrients. Also increases or decreases in hormone production play a big role as well as adrenal function. Nutrients like zinc, vitamins C, D, B complex, essential fatty acids, probiotics and a host of botanicals can help feed the body to activate and rebuild glands and organ systems.

Typically, when I see someone with allergic symptoms, I always like to start with the “3-Step Detox.” The “3-Step Detox” reduces the body’s “excess burden” and supplies the basic nutrients that are necessary to rebuild and repair. I have seen many people with all kinds of allergic symptoms respond to the 3-Step Detox in ways I would have never thought possible. It’s the best detox I’ve ever used. You can ask Dr. Godo’s office about the 3-Step Detox video that will introduce you to this program. Also talk to Dr. Godo about other healthy nutrients to feed the body naturally and reduce the release of inflammatory substances, such as histamines.

A phytonutrient called quercetin is found in apples, tea, onions, red grapes, citrus fruit, tomatoes, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables, and many berries. Quercetin has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting both the production and release of histamine and other allergic inflammatory mediators. Bio-FCTS by Biotics Research Corporation combines quercetin with buckwheat culture, vitamin C and other antioxidants like green tea extract and citrus bioflavonoids.

ImageI know a woman who was forced into an environment with cats, to which she was severely allergic. The day before and the day when she visited the home, she took 5 Bio-FCTS, 3 times a day. Even though the exposure was unavoidable and constant for over 24 hours, she was completely symptom free.

Also, essential fatty acids affect the health of cell membranes and have natural anti-inflammatory properties which are a major benefit with allergies. Where do many of the airborne allergens enter the  body? In the mucus membranes that line nasal and bronchial cavities. So we can support healthy mucus membranes function with good essential oils.

These are healthy and life changing ways to find relief from seasonal allergies or any chronic allergy. Instead of the same old drill, make NEW choices. Take a Wellness approach now and you may never dread allergy season again.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com (Discount code: DFILC501)