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 A.D.P. which is emulsified oil of oregano. The ADP’s antimicrobial properties help clean up the digestive system and reduces the immune response to seasonal allergens such as pollen, dust, animal hair, etc. I have seen many people with all kinds of allergic symptoms respond to ADP  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 use of ADP for your allergies. 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/DrGodo  (Discount Code: DFICL301)

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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 A.D.P. which is emulsified oil of oregano. The ADP’s antimicrobial properties help clean up the digestive system and reduces the immune response to seasonal allergens such as pollen, dust, animal hair, etc. I have seen many people with all kinds of allergic symptoms respond to ADP  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 use of ADP for your allergies. 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/DrGodo  (Discount Code: DFICL301)

 

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)

 

You CAN Conquer Menopause!


“This simple hormones balance symptom test is an uncomplicated way to give you information on your state of hormone balance or imbalance.”

Just because menopause is a natural process in a women’s life doesn’t mean it will be an easy transition. With great compassion I have to acknowledge for many women it can be a roller coaster ride. With all the xenoestrogens in today’s diet plus the pressure and stress in our society, it’s not uncommon for women to have hormonal dysregulation. And with 2 million or more women entering menopause each year, we are talking about a major health challenge. So let’s consider a Wellness approach to menopause.

Menopause is clinically defined as “the permanent, natural cessation of menstruation.” You are considered menopausal when menstruation has stopped for at least six months, and you’re over 45 years of age. Ideally, the ovaries and adrenals produce estrogen and progesterone during the fertile years. The adrenal glands make estrogen by converting the male hormone, testosterone to estrogen. But what happens if your adrenal glands are exhausted? Who picks up the slack?

Fat cells can also manufacture estrogen but that’s not an appealing option. After age 40 a woman’s hormones start their descent and by the time she is post menopausal estrone is reduced by 60%, estradial by 90%, and progesterone by 60%.

Women in their 40s can experience perimenopause and can sense subtle hormonal changes. It’s not too soon to start rebuilding if you have these symptoms: dry skin and wrinkles, frequent urination, depression and moodiness, periods becoming irregular and blood flow changes.

Eventually, the closer you are to your 50s you may have more intense symptoms such as hot flashes. 60% of all women experience some form of hot flashes lasting for 1-5 years. 10-20% experience hot flashes for life.

Other symptoms are: night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, headaches, irritability and anxiety, insomnia, weight changes, fatigue, low libido, and heart palpitations.

Diet is extremely important when it comes to limiting the severity of menopausal symptoms. Eating well can go a long way in helping you to feel better. A diet low in fat and animal protein, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains and legumes will help. Foods to avoid are sugar, fried and fatty foods, dairy products, white flours, refined and processed foods, caffeine, carbonated soft drinks, red meat and alcohol.

Blood sugar and hormonal fluctuations are connected. If blood sugar is not balanced and regulated, hormonal fluctuations will be more intense and erratic. Weight gain becomes an uncontrollable problem in most women. Food cravings and hot flashes feel intolerable when blood sugar is not controlled. Sugar, refined flours, and too many simple carbohydrates should be strictly avoided.

Movement or exercise is an important stress reducer. It increases hormones that counter depression. It’s wise to be moderate when starting an exercise routine. Over exercising can be harmful, as it can over stress the adrenal glands. I’ve worked with many women who have “panicked over their weight gain” so they over exercise which causes more stress.

Over exercising is working out 6 or 7 days per week for 1 or more hours resulting in fatigue or “hyper” energy. Your body will automatically lower your metabolism to keep you from burning out. Try a 30 – 60 minute workout, 3-4 days per week, leaving you refreshed; and try to exercise outdoors as much as you can. I have included a hormone balance test for you to take. This simple test is an uncomplicated way to give you information on your state of hormone balance or imbalance.

Menopause complications can be a result of too much estrogen, estrogen deficiency, improper estrogen ratio or estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue, excess androgens and progesterone deficiency. Hormone testing can be expensive but sometimes necessary. However by completing the questionnaire and bringing it to your Wellness Practitioner, they can help pin point the major areas.

Did you know that women can have elevated estrogen levels and still have hot flashes? This test helps to co-ordinate many of the symptoms you have been experiencing and may help you put the pieces of the puzzle together as you and your clinician develop a comprehensive strategy. Your clinician has supplements that not only relieve symptoms but can help treat underlying causes.

As a clinical nutritionist with over thirty years of experience, let me encourage you. YOU can conquer menopause with the right help.

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Stop Running to the Drugstore for This


Stop Running To The Drugstore For This

 

Are you wellness minded? Maybe you are or maybe you’re somewhere in the process of becoming wellness minded. Changing how we think can take time. It’s exciting to discover nutrition and wellness because it is so life-enhancing. With wellness “in mind” you make decisions about “what to do” when you experience health problems.

 

With wellness “in mind” you evaluate foods and nutrients to feed your body. Becoming wellness minded is turning a corner to face the underlying cause of a condition rather than to cover up the symptom, or push it back in a corner. You may say I take vitamins, try to eat better and exercise a little but with certain areas of my health, I cave in. I either “avoid” dealing with the underlying causes, stay in my “comfort zone” or make choices that may make the problem worse. As a chiropractic physician, I can tell you, you are not alone. Many people do the same thing.

 

This can happen for several reasons. You may get impatient and want a quick fix. But it’s possible that you may not recognize certain health problem can be helped by taking a Wellness approach; for instance, that little headache you get in the afternoon. What’s your first thought? Is it to grab some ibuprofen or is it what did I eat? Did I drink enough water today? Is my toxic load high from breathing commercial chemicals, being exposed to mold or some allergen? If you know these factors, you can avoid taking drugs and address the problem naturally and often just as quickly.

 

Here’s an example: Are these the kind of things people say if they are wellness minded? “I get dandruff so I have no choice but to buy dandruff shampoo; I’m getting arthritis, like my mom. I guess that just means I’m getting old; My ankles swell during airplane flights, I have to take something for it or I won’t be able to get my shoes on; Some days my joints are so stiff I just don’t feel like exercising; My allergies are acting up again, I’d better take an antihistamine; Every winter I get sick with bronchitis. It’s a good thing my insurance covers antibiotics; My real fingernails break or crack, so I wear the fake ones; Every night, I take a harmless little sleeping pill before bed or I don’t sleep well; I’m having horrible indigestion. Somewhere I have a coupon, buy one antacid get one free.” These may sound funny but they are real.

 

Can you see how people fall into a routine? Without thinking, people make choices and the consequences are prolonged health problems or worse. On the other hand, if we are wellness minded, each situation I’ve just illustrated would be played out differently. Common conditions like dandruff, nails breaking or other skin conditions are signals your body is deficient. By ignoring the symptom and the deficiency, we leave the door open for other problems.

 

Symptoms like arthritis, swelling ankles, allergies or stiff joints are glaring red flags. Your body is giving you a warning sign. Someone who is wellness minded will allow the signs to be a catalyst for change: changes in diet, a detox, a regiment of supplements, all to get to the underlying cause. With a wellness approach, symptoms do go away but something greater happens. You experience a higher level of health.

 

The same is true with winter colds, trouble sleeping or indigestion. A wellness approach puts you on a higher path that leads to feeling better and offers greater immunity for the future. I want to encourage you. Keep watching the “Wellness Minute” and learn to be wellness minded.

 

Obviously, you will get the very best results by working with Dr. Godo. It’s like having a personal trainer or coach. With diligence and patience you can do it. How you feel every day defines the quality of your life; and as we age, that can make the difference between a “just getting by” life or a fulfilling life.

 

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com