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Seasonal Allergies

Allergies strike many of us seasonally due to airborne irritants such as tree pollen, weed pollen, and grass pollen, but allergic reactions can also occur perennially due to dust mites, pet dander, mold, etc. Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to these irritants. When your immune system reacts, antibodies are produced, catalyzing a series of events that you experience as allergy symptoms; your immune system is actually doing its job of removing the irritant from your body. An example of the body shedding an irritant is when grass pollens enter your circulation and your immune system binds the pollen with an allergy protein such as histamine. You experience this binding as watery eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose.


What is essential to understand is that every person needs to filter these substances out of his/her system. The most common treatment for many allergies is to suppress only the symptoms of the allergy. I have worked with hundreds of people who suppressed their allergy symptoms as children, and now have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), or other chronic, debilitating health problems. When you use immune suppressive therapies, you run the risk of weakening your immune responses to infection, virus, bacteria, fungi and degenerative diseases.

Dietary choices can be a major cause of an overreactive immune system, even if it seems that the cause of allergy symptoms is, for example, the grass pollen or pet dander itself. Unfortunately, most people do not know what foods cause their bodies to overreact. By exploring dietary connections to allergies through a quality cleansing program, as is laid out in my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, many people have significantly improved the quality of their lives without the many short-term and long-term side effects of medications.

Scientific studies are coming out now that show that over 50% of our immune system is in our colon. If this is true, a clean, well-functioning colon may be imperative to good health. Inside the appendix and the large intestines, there are tremendous amounts of immune tissues called lymphoid aggregates. Through these tissues, the colon plays a key role in responding to infection and antigenic challenges. In addition to housing a portion of the immune system, the colon is critical in carrying out activated lymphocytes that have passed through the blood stream and collected in the stool with foreign invaders. What is so important to understand is that whatever these invaders may be, if the colon does not quickly carry them out, they are still able to pass back into the bloodstream triggering unwanted immune responses. Therefore, in order for you to have a strong defense against foreign substances and pathogens, you must keep the colonic mucosa from being exposed to these challenges for extended periods of time. Peristaltic activity guarantees a constant renewal of colonic mucosa. This is why allergy symptoms tend to diminish with regular colon cleansing.

As you work through the program laid out in Ten Days to Optimal Health, you will learn what causes you to feel great, and what environmental stimuli cause you to have a runny nose, itchy eyes, fatigue, congestion, sneezing, etc. We are all aware that taking care of ourselves is crucial to enjoy the health and well-being we desire. Even though we are at the pinnacle of many scientific advances, it is more important than ever to take personal responsibility for our health. Your best health insurance is living a healthy lifestyle. My book is a multi-step, 10-day program that will guide you through a series of wellness activities that can be completed in the privacy of your own home or with the help of a colon hydrotherapist.


Throughout history people have been using enemas, or colon cleansing, as a central tool of preventative medicine. As a health practitioner, I see daily that enemas are an excellent tool for maintenance and restoration of health. Enemas may help prevent and overcome allergies.


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By Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC
I-ACT-Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Certified Nutritional Consultant