Allergies – Nothing to Sneeze At

The season of outdoor allergies is upon us. For me this used to mean misery. Perhaps you can relate. I was plagued with sneezing, coughing, weepy, swollen and itchy eyes, etc for 45+ years beginning around age five. The OTC medications would usually knock me out so that I slept away most of the season. I remember getting cottonmouth and having to snack often, which tended to keep my adrenals occupied providing only short-term relief. We called it hay fever but what was it really? As an adult I lived on different continents, in countries and states with different climates and vegetation, yet I could bank on suffering every spring no matter where I lived. Until my whole life changed. When I created a complete change in my dietary habits, based on findings identified through the Nutrition Response method …voila! More than four decades of allergy symptoms gone forever! And, since clearing up my own health and allergies, I have been so fortunate to be able to help others do the same. Take Gavin, for instance. A 19-year-old bright, active, otherwise healthy young man. Every hay season, since age four, Gavin would be housebound, vomiting and asthmatic, while his brothers were outside helping their dad with the haying. You can imagine how devastated he was, unable to contribute to the family farm. Early in 2012, Gavin received the Accelerated Allergy Clearing Technique. Last summer, I received the following email from his mother: Here we are in the midst of hay season and I have to share with you what Gavin is feeling. Twice today he has come to me...

WHY DON’T MY SUPPLEMENTS/PRESCRIPTIONS WORK?

Do you ever wonder why many typical treatments and protocols just don’t work on everyone?  Have you ever been frustrated that a certain remedy your neighbour swears by doesn’t work for you?  Have you ever continued to take a drug or a supplement, though you don’t notice any benefit, simply because the label, doctor, pharmacist or commercial says it alleviates a symptom you are struggling with? Are you surprised and disappointed and blame it on a faulty body? What if it is not your body’s fault?  Since you are uniquely one person in a pool of 7 billion on this planet, it may not be logical to expect a one size fits all approach to your health and wellbeing.  Your body is absolutely one of a kind – forged from your family genealogy, your unique DNA and biology,  your body structure, your history of illness, accidents and surgeries, your individual thoughts, feelings and emotions and experiences and so on… As such, wouldn’t it make more sense to take an individual approach to any health issue? In the days of true traditional medicine (i.e. before lab tests, machines, graphs, protocols and pharmaceuticals) healers were usually someone who knew you and your family, perhaps visited your home and were often able to take the time to understand what makes you tick and sick.  They also trusted in the divine design of your body to do what it needs to do in order to keep you in survival. Those healers knew that whatever your body does it does for your survival and is not wrong and that your symptoms are, in fact,...

Choosing the natural sunscreen that’s right for you!

Most commercial sunblock products contain one or more of the following harmful additives: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene,homosalata, and octinoxate, with oxybenzone being the most problematic (since it’s the most common additive used commercially) Other problems with sunscreen include some manufacturers’ use of retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A that actually increases users’ risk of skin cancer whenex posed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.Many commercial sunscreen manufacturers synthesize zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, the two most common active ingredients in sunscreen products, into nanoparticle form. This means the particle sizes of these ingredients are made unnaturally small, which poses health risks due to easy absorption. Your best bet is to choose only natural, sunscreen products containing mineral-based, non-nanoparticle versions of either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide (zinc oxide is preferable), both of which provide physical protection against the sun’s rays without leaching dangerous chemicals into your body and skin. A few favorable brands include: ✔ Jersey Kids Natural Sun Screen ✔ Dr. Mercola’s Natural Sunscreen Lotion ✔ Badger Natural & Organic Sunscreens ✔ Aubrey Organics Another great option for sunscreen protection is to supplement with natural astaxanthin, a potent carotenoid antioxidant found naturally in salmon. Astaxanthin is the pigment in salmon that makes these fish pink, protecting them against sun damage. When humans consume astaxanthin, it provides similar natural protection.   For more information on other health topics, visit Cathy Lidster’s articles. Next free seminar is June 1st from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Contact Cathy at www.cathylidster.com or...