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

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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

 

 

 

 

Common Cold Or Sinusitis?


“In a recent study, 87% of people who thought they had a cold in fact had a sinus infection.”

People spend millions of dollars for over the counter medication to relieve sinus infections and sore throats. It is often the drip, drip, drip, from the sinuses that causes a sore throat or even lung problems, but if we fix the sinuses, the symptoms disappear. So how do you fix them?

Sinus infections are more prevalent than most physicians realize. In a research study performed at the University of Virginia in 1993, students who thought they had a cold were evaluated with CT scans, the most used diagnostic test for sinusitis. The scans revealed that an astounding 87 percent didn’t have a common cold, but in fact, had a sinus infection!

Chronic sinusitis affects 17 percent of the adult population of the U.S. Physicians often treat sinus infections with antibiotics with mixed results. In 1999 Dr. David Sherris and his team at Mayo Clinic and University of Buffalo found the underlying cause wasn’t an infection at all  but an immune response to fungal organisms. His study showed that “fungal organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which indicated that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.”

As it turns out, these fungus cause inflammation and the thickening of healthy  mucus. The average human body produces about a liter of mucus per day. Nasal mucus is clear and thin. However, during times of infection, mucus can change color to yellow or green either as a result of trapped bacteria, or due to the body’s reaction to viral infection. This excessive mucus is a breeding ground for bacteria and other airborne fungi. So if we can thin the mucus and apply nutrients that are antifungal and antibacterial in nature, we can really treat the cause and not just the symptoms. If you have a problem with sinus infections, give Dr. Godo a call. He may begin by asking you to reduce wheat and dairy.

I’m constantly surprised how eliminating wheat and dairy can fix many cases of sinus infections. For example, one of my patients struggled with painful sinus infections every winter. Our results were mixed until we did testing and realized how bad her sensitivities were. When she saw the allergy test results she was willing to give it a chance and eliminate wheat and dairy. Sixty days later she was a new woman physically and emotionally. She was sleeping better, had more energy and in short, had her life back.

Also, Dr. Godo can recommend a nasal lavage, which uses salt water or iodine solutions to thin mucus and soothe membranes. Dr. Godo can advise you which nutrients have antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Nutraceutical grade vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and botanicals are available that are designed to feed your immune system. By taking a wellness approach, and addressing the cause of sinus infections, not only will you be fixing the problem and getting relief for the present but you will be strengthening your immune system for future protection against colds and flu bugs.

If you are ready to get off of the antibiotic rollercoaster or you are frustrated with over the counter drugs, there is a way. You’ve been through enough pain and discomfort already. Ask Dr. Godo about sinus infections and get started with a “natural therapy” that promotes clear, healthy sinuses. Not only will you feel great, you’ll breathe easier.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Sinus Protocols – Fivefold Sinus Strategy


Sinusitis is often classified as the following:

  • 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.

Rinse 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

Common Cold or Sinusitis?


People spend millions of dollars for over the counter medication to relieve sinus infections and sore throats. It is often the drip, drip, drip, from the sinuses that causes a sore throat or even lung problems, but if we fix the sinuses, the symptoms disappear. So how do you fix them?

 

Sinus infections are more prevalent than most physicians realize. In a  research study performed at the University of Virginia in 1993, students who thought they had a cold were evaluated with CT scans, the most used diagnostic test for sinusitis. The scans revealed that an astounding 87 percent didn’t have a common cold, but in fact, had a sinus infection!

 

Chronic sinusitis affects 17 percent of the adult population of the U.S. Physicians often treat sinus infections with antibiotics with mixed results. In 1999 Dr. David Sherris and his team at Mayo Clinic and University of Buffalo found the underlying cause wasn’t an infection at all but an immune response to fungal organisms. His study showed that “fungal” organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which indicated that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.”

 

As it turns out, these fungi cause inflammation and the thickening of healthy mucus. The average human body produces about a liter of mucus per day. Nasal mucus is clear and thin. However, during times of infection, mucus can change color to yellow or green either as a result of trapped bacteria, or due to the body’s reaction to viral infection. This excessive mucus is a breeding ground for bacteria and other airborne fungi. So if we can thin the mucus and apply nutrients that are antifungal and antibacterial in nature, we can really treat the cause and not just the symptoms. If you have a problem with sinus infections, give Dr. Godo a call. He may begin by asking you to reduce wheat and dairy.

 

I’m constantly surprised how eliminating wheat and dairy can fix many cases of sinus infections. For example, one of my patients struggled with painful sinus infections every winter. Our results were mixed until we did testing and realized how bad her sensitivities were. When she saw the allergy test results she was willing to give it a chance and eliminate wheat and dairy. Sixty days later she was a new woman physically and emotionally. She was sleeping better, had more energy and in short, had her life back.

 

Also, Dr. Godo can recommend a nasal lavage, which uses salt water or iodine solutions to thin mucus and soothe membranes. Dr. Godo can advise you which nutrients have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Nutraceutical grade vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and botanicals are available that are designed to feed your immune system. By taking a wellness approach, and addressing the cause of sinus infections, not only will you be fixing the problem and getting relief for the present but you will be strengthening your immune system for future protection against colds and flu bugs.

 

If you are ready to get off of the antibiotic rollercoaster or you are frustrated with over the counter drugs, there is a way. You’ve been through enough pain and discomfort already. Ask Dr. Godo about sinus infections and get started with a “natural therapy” that promotes clear, healthy sinuses. Not only will you feel great, you’ll breathe easier.

 

http://www.GoToGodo.com