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Allergies – Part 1

Studies show that half of the people in the world have allergies.  During the holiday season, allergy symptoms are particularly rampant.  Why is this?  Foods containing sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, chemicals, and allergens are more prominent during the holidays.  Stress is another cause for allergies.  When one indulges in yeast-favorite foods and are not managing stress well, the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites becomes inevitable.

Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms can manifest from head to toe.  The following are common symptoms affecting people regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity:

Headaches:  Recurrent and frequent sinus or migraine headaches.

Mid-ear Infections:  Infants and children are very susceptible to mid-ear infections.  In most cases, they inherited the yeast disorder from their mother’s bloodstream or birth canal.  Perpetual mid-ear infections also cause Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

Eye Problems:  Irritation of the eyes, burning and swelling of eyelids, dryness of eyes or decreased vision.

Sore Throat:  Recurrent and prolonged sore throat or tonsillitis and difficulty in swallowing.

Mouth Thrush: Especially common among people with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) or ARC (AIDS Related Complex), or infants.

Respiratory system: Bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, tightness of chest, sinus infections, excessive mucus and post-nasal drip.

Digestive System:  Bloatedness in stomach and abdomen after eating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, cravings for sugar, cheese, bread, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or drugs and inability to lose or gain weight regardless of the amount of food intake.

Immune System:  Susceptibility to colds, flu, and infections; extreme fatigue and low energy.

Cardiovascular System:  Sluggish blood circulation, palpitation, cold hands and feet and varicose veins.

Reproductive System:  Impotence, painful sexual intercourse, vaginal or prostate infections, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), vaginal itch, endometriosis and menstrual irregularities, and menopausal symptoms.

Elimination System:  Kidney or bladder infections, hemorrhoids, mucus in stools, anal itching and burning during urination.

Skin:  Acne, eczema, psoriasis, scaly skin, lesions, rashes, athlete’s foot, cellulite, inflammation of tips of fingers and toes, hair loss and brittle nails.

Endocrine System: Hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus.

Muscular-skeletal System:  Aches and pains in muscles and joints, bursitis, stiff and swollen fingers, and recurrent pain in the neck, shoulders and back.

In addition to physical symptoms, the following mental/psychological symptoms can also be present:

Mental Concentration:  Poor memory and mental concentration, mind fog, drowsiness.

Depression:  Loss of interest in daily life activities and suicidal thoughts.

Mood Swings:  Anger, irritability, frustration and defensiveness.

Phobia:  Fear of motions such as in/on an elevator, escalator, airplane, train, bus or boat, or fear of moving crowds (agoraphobia or social phobia).

Anxiety Attacks:  Inability to handle daily chores, shortness of breath and panic.

Insomnia:  Inability to fall asleep or to sleep through the night.

 

Regardless of the symptoms, the treatment principles are basically the same:

1) stay on an anti-yeast nutritional program to prevent worsening of yeast infections.  

2) use strong Chinese herbal formulas to cleanse accumulated toxins

3) manage stress effectively

4) Release negative emotions such as anger, resentment, guilt, and regret.

In the next article, I will elaborate on drug-free, holistic treatment for allergies.  Stay tuned.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues including yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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In the previous article, I addressed the symptoms and probable causes of yeast infections in the children I worked with in the past three decades.  Now let’s take a look at the holistic treatments that get my young clients well:

1.    Yeast-Free Nutritional Program:

My yeast-free nutritional program for children contains no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, nor yeasts.  As I pointed out in the previous article, most infants and young children have lactose intolerance.  When parents of my clients switched baby formulas from cow milk to soy milk, they observed that their babies’ allergy symptoms such as colic, trench mouth, constipation, diarrhea, and geographic tongue dissipate quickly.

I have found that young children actually follow my yeast-free nutritional programs well when their parents are committed.  I remember that when we had a restaurant in Westwood, California, we used to have young customers who frequently came for “chicken nuggets” made of soy.  This is a proof that taste buds can be changed.  Children usually follow the lead of the parents.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

By the way, in addition to many main dishes and soups, this yeast-free cookbook also has recipes for yummy baked goods including cookies, brownies, and muffins containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, nor yeasts.  Great treats for young children!  Involving children in the cooking and baking process is a great way to help them learn how to eat healthy.  Once you are acclimated to my cooking principles, you can create your own recipes regardless of where you are in the world.

 

2.    Keeping the Environment Dry:

Keep the baby’s diapers dry and clean.  Sprinkling some talcum powder after a diaper change can help prevent diaper rashes.  Calamine lotion is great for skin rashes on the face or other parts of the body.  Guide young children to keep their environment organized, dry, and clean.  They usually appreciate such a good habit.

 

3.    Herbal Therapy

As mentioned in the previous article, children with yeast infections tend to be misdiagnosed by their pediatricians as having bacterial infections and mistreated with excessive amounts of antibiotics.  This, in turn, perpetuates yeast infections.  In addition to a yeast-free nutritional program, our Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) works wonders to clean up children’s mid-ear infections, tonsillitis, strep throat, and asthma.  For children who cannot swallow the capsules, our Herbal Smoothie is a great way for them to take the formulas they need for their health.  I will post the recipe for my Herbal Smoothie in the next article.

 

4.    Parents Leading Good Examples:

Most babies with yeast infections were born with the symptoms.  The parents will also need to be treated.  It’s common sense that when parents are on a healthy track, the children will more easily follow.

 

5.    Replenishing Vitamin L (L for Love):

Children need assurances that they are loved; otherwise, they tend to think that they were the causes for dysfunctional situations (i.e. feeling guilty for their parents’ break-ups in the case of divorce).  Some children also use sickness as another way to get attention when they perceive that they are unloved.  Frequent reassurance of love helps build their self-esteem and immunity.

 

Follow the guidelines above, and you will increase your chances in raising healthier and happier children!

 

In the next post, I will share our Herbal Smoothie recipe which is good for the treatment and prevention of yeast infections.  Stay tuned.

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