Anyone who suffers from allergies knows how annoying it can be. Anyone who knows me may be annoyed by how much I complain about my allergies. Whatâ€™s my top allergy? Dust. Yes, dust and dust mites. I know Iâ€™m not the only one. Dust is literally everywhere, virtually impossible to get rid of entirely. Why does my body go into a tizzy when I encounter dust sometimes, but not each time? Why is my body literally rejecting the environment? I research this a lot. Iâ€™m obsessed with finding a cure for my allergies. Yes, a cure. I donâ€™t want to take medicine the rest of my life, which is what my doctors suggest. I tried allergy shots, nine months of weekly shots. Not only was it not the cure I was hoping for, they didnâ€™t even seem to help. I know a â€œcureâ€ is a tall order, Iâ€™ll settle for extreme improvement. Iv heard stories of people quitting dairy and gluten and their allergies go away. Could this be true? Isnâ€™t gluten is just about everything, ugh.
When I have an allergy attack, I feel helpless and trapped. A sneezing fit can go on for 20 minutes or more. Itâ€™s no fun. I feel I have given the Western ways a shot, Iâ€™m ready to go East. Iâ€™m inspired to go holistic. I have dabbled with holistic treatments before, but never stayed consistent. Tried theÂ NettieÂ Pot, someÂ acupuncture, slight diet changes (cutting out dairy did help me a great deal). But alas, I didnâ€™t stick to any of it. Am I ready to take the plunge? What exactly does the plunge look like? I need a plan!
My instinct is to do more research, buy books, talk to friends about what I should do. I think this is just resistance. I need to change my life and I donâ€™t want to. I like what I eat and enjoy my minimalÂ exercise. I donâ€™t want to find a new doctor. Although I now have allergy induced asthma, I still donâ€™t want to change. So Iâ€™m putting it out there to the world via this blog that Iâ€™m going to do the work and take care of myself.
- Search for holistic allergy doctor in Los Angeles
- Begin moderateÂ exerciseÂ program
- Limit dairy and gluten foods
Iâ€™m also seeing advice. Have you improved your allergies through holistic methods? Please share your story and any tips you may have for meâ€¦