Do you or someone you know suffer from Allergies, Sinus pressure or congestion, asthma, or even COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)? These are all respiratory conditions that can make life miserable. What many people do not know is long before you have problems with the respiratory system, you more than likely had a problem with digestion, elimination, or chronic inflammation.
By learning how these systems are connected and work you can better understand where the root of your imbalance stems. See Digestive Health Page.
Many people rely on over the counter or prescription medication to relieve their symptoms but unfortunately they come with many unwanted side effects. Over the counter cold and cough remedies suppress symptoms by interfering with production and expulsion of mucus.
The side effects of decongestants and Antihistamines are dry mouth, dizziness, headaches and risk of raising your blood pressure.
People with asthma, COPD, and chronic allergies often rely on inhaled steroids (Inhaled Corticosteroids). Long-term use can lead to oral thrush, Dysphonia (harsh voice), bruising, thinning of the skin, osteoporosis, and even stunted growth.
Although these drugs are very helpful at opening airway passages and helping you breathe, they can deplete the body’s vital nutrients like Calcium, Vitamin D, Folate, Melatonin, Potassium, Selenium, and Vitamins A, B6, B12, and C.
Allergy symptoms develop because of too much histamine release from the immune system, which is why people take antihistamines. An overactive immune system is actually the problem.
The question is, “What’s Causing an Overactive Immune Response?” The common links to all disease including respiratory challenges is chronic inflammation and unhealthy digestive system.
Below you will see some of the key formulas I use when it comes to supporting healthy respiratory system.
Many over-the-counter pharmaceutical antihistamines used to treat allergies and asthma can have negative side effects such as drowsiness, headaches, dry-mouth, confusion, blurred vision, constipation, and difficulty passing urine. The frequent use of inhalers like Albuterol, commonly used to treat asthma, can have side-effects such as change in appetite, dizziness, headache, hyperactivity, nausea, nervousness, and shakiness. Reducing the use of medication by taking an all-natural supplement like OPC-3 is simply good commonsense and a good health choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.
Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator
Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.
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