Most people who suffer with allergy and sinus problems feel they must resort to using medications that have unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. For those who may be interested in safe, more natural alternatives, some of the following premium products by Shaklee may be of interest.
To strengthen the immune system, start here:
Optiflora Probiotic Capsule
Scientists now believe that 70% of our immune system is located in our gut….a good place to start to strengthen our immune system against allergic reactions. There appears to be a surprising correlation between symptoms of upper respiratory congestion and sinus discomfort to poor elimination in the lower intestines. This is often associated with an overgrowth of the Candida yeast organisms. An increasing number of Americans suffer from Candida when the essential friendly microbes nature intended to reside in our intestines get destroyed by medications such as antibiotics, steroid-based drugs (e.g. asthma medications), oral contraceptives, and more. Couple this with a culture so entrenched with sweets, breads, baked goods, chips, and snacks that are the favorite foods of the Candida organisms.
The Optiflora Probiotic Capsule is a patented technology that allows the very fragile probiotics to pass through the highly acidic stomach protected by a triple encapsulation so they arrive exactly in the right location: the lower intestines.
Developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan, this proprietary blend of natural plant is derived from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds. Nutriferon supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages (white blood cells) and inducing natural interferon production. It optimizes the body’s immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances (as with allergies and asthma). It is complete safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts have been recorded.
Sustained Release Vita-C
For continuous antioxidant protection against environmental assaults, this unique all-natural sustained formula slowly releases Vitamin C into your blood stream over a 5-hour period and provides nutrients from the entire Vitamin C complex, including bioflavonoids. It is very economical. It has been found to protect against smog, chronic infection, allergies, asthma, colds, flu, swollen glands, anemia, stroke, poor diet, stress, bruising, varicose and spider veins, colon polyps, and slow healing.
Vita-Lea Multivitamin/Multimineral Tablet
Supported by seven clinical studies, Vita-Lea has a patented bio-activated absorption system. Over 340 quality control tests are done on every batch, so you know you’re getting exceptional quality! Each serving contains 23 essential vitamins and critical minerals, including 800 IU of Vitamin D3. It’s also Kosher and Gluten-Free.
Also helpful to relieve symptoms:
With deep roots extending 10 to 20 feet below the soil, this plant is rich in trace minerals and protein, and also contains 8 digestive enzymes. Recognized as a natural anti-histamine, allergy suffers report good results from taking 3 or 4 of the little compressed sun-dried leaf tablets. It contains no pesticides, fungicides, growth regulators, or synthetic hormones. Other popular uses for alfalfa are swelling, painful and stiff joints, ulcers, stomach ailments, hiatal hernia, water retention, gout, body odor, and bad breath.
Premium Garlic Complex
Retains all the potency of a clove of fresh raw garlic without the odor. Garlic is traditionally used for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. People often take it to relieve symptoms of allergies, asthma, colds, flu, sinus infections, yeast infections, diarrhea, and flatulence. It also has heart protective properties of lowering elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Emphasize fresh vegetables and avoid sugar, breads, and baked goods.
Reduce exposure to toxins:
In addressing allergy and sinus problems, a two-fold approach is usually recommended:
1) Strengthen the immune system (as discussed above), and
2) Avoid products that could aggravate allergy and sinus problems, such as certain cleaning products. Many cleaning products not only irritate the skin, but their odors can irritate the upper respiratory problems.
Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit
Step one in reducing toxins in and around our living space is to remove all toxic cleaning products from the home and replace them with the non-toxic, earth-friendly Get Clean product line. Oprah Winfrey named these remarkable, effective, and yet inexpensive cleaners among her “favorite things.” They can be purchased for the kitchen, bathroom, and the laundry….all for $99. The Get Clean Starter Kit is the equivalent to $3,400 in store-bought cleaners! Each product is ultra-concentrated and saves you money. Kosher certified.
Basic-G Highly Concentrated Germicide
Disinfectant made without cresol. Cresol is easily absorbed through the skin and causes digestive disturbances, nervous disorders, mental changes, skin eruptions, and jaundice. Basic-G kills parvovirus, feline leukemia, distemper virus, and the AIDS virus on surfaces. Note: for allergy and sinus relief in the winter when it’s dry, remember to use a humidifier with a few drops of Basic-G to inhibit bacterial growth.
Enfuselle – Nutrition Therapy for your Skin
Combine advanced technology with herbal and botanical extracts and antioxidants and you get a skin care line for even the most sensitive skin. It’s hypoallergenic, pH balanced, with no artificial colorants or heavy mineral oils, and noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). Plus, it contains a comprehensive, highly derma-available complex designed to actually break each link in the chain of free radical damage. Enfuselle literally reverse the accelerated aging of the skin caused by computer screens, fluorescent lights, and the sun. Available in either Normal to Dry or Normal to Oily skin types
Other helpful products:
Defend and Resist Complex
Contains Echinacea which activates the immune system, promotes production of white blood cells, and enhances resistance to infection (both bacterial and viral). It is also anti-inflammatory, promotes wound healing, reduces mucous, relieves boils, gangrene, ulcerations, bites, abscesses, and fights Candida yeast. It contains larchtree extract and elderberry to surround viruses and help prevent their reproduction. It is best taken at the onset of a virus. It can also be used as a zinc lozenge or made into tea. It is very soothing to sore throats.
Because the brain is the most sensitive organ in the body, many experts recommend eliminating foods and environmental irritants that could create brain allergies. (Source: Doris Rapp, M.D. “Is This Your Child’s World?”) Using Shaklee cleaning and personal care products may be helpful as they are based on the philosophy of “Living in Harmony with Nature.”
Information courtesy of Lagoni Health Associates