In a newly released video on YouTube, Naturopathic Doctor Shannon Sinsheimer shares how she successfully treats Seasonal Allergies with Naturopathic Medicine.
Online PR News – 11-December-2010 – – Seasonal allergies happen when pollen - considered a foreign invader by the body - is inhaled and the body creates an immune response very similar to a cold or flu. Pollen affects a body’s immune system because the body views it very much like a bacteria or a virus that causes the flu. Once inhaled, the body attacks, so to speak, this foreign invader by creating excess mucus by coughing and creating watery eyes so that our body is expelling the pollens rather than ingesting them.
One of the root causes of seasonal allergies is improper elimination from the colon and poor digestion. Improper elimination from the colon is constipation, and when someone is constipated, the surrounding tissue of the colon is irritated. Surrounding the colon are lymph nodes and when these lymph nodes are irritated they inappropriately produce white blood cells. When we’re are exposed to excessive pollens, the lymph nodes inappropriately produce excessive white blood cells, making the body attack the pollen and produce allergy symptoms.
Dr. Sinsheimer says, “One of the first things I want to do when I see somebody with seasonal allergies is to address their colon health and their diet. By addressing colon health, elimination is increased and thereby decrease the white blood cells’ response or the immune system’s response to pollens.”
Naturopathic Medicine treatment includes dietary changes that eliminate foods that produce mucus, inflammation, and slow down the digestive process. Those foods are dairy, wheat, gluten-containing foods, citrus, red meats, soy, eggs, potatoes, and caffeinated products. Those foods are replaced with whole, organic foods. Supplements such as digestive enzymes, probiotics and stinging nettles are prescribed as well as Vitamin C and bromelain for their anti-inflammatory properties.
“I have a high success rate. For the patients who follow my protocol, they have a reduction in symptoms to no symptoms within two to four weeks and they stop their anti-allergy meds. However, this does not mean they have a complete reduction of symptoms at their next allergy season. If they continue to work on digestion and remove dietary irritants, they will continue to reduce their symptoms from season to season.” Says Dr. Sinsheimer.
To watch the full interview of Dr. Shannon Sinsheimer, ND, please visit http://www.thenaturalguide.com/nd/Effectively-Treat-Seasonal-Allergies-with-Naturopathic-Medicine-Dr-Shannon-Sinsheimer-ND.html.
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