It is time again for “Ask the Doctor.” I particularly enjoy this monthly feature because it gives me an opportunity to answer your questions and help you on your path to health and wellness.
If you have a question or health concern that you would like me to address, please visit the Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page and send me a private message. Mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line.
Vitamins for Allergies
My allergies are really acting up and I feel sick all the time. My eyes are red and itchy, I have sinus congestion and some wheezing. I don’t like taking those over-the-counter medications because of the side effects. Is there anything natural I can do? Thank you. Maggie S.
Thank you, Maggie, for your question. I’m not surprised that your allergies are acting up because right now we are in the middle of ragweed season. Take a look at these statistics:
- Ragweed allergy is a leading cause of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), which affects more than 23 million people in the United States.
- 75% of people who are allergic to pollen are also allergic to ragweed.
Allergies are an abnormal reaction by the body’s immune system to normally occurring substances in the environment. So many people experience allergy symptoms and know how they can negatively affect their health and quality of life.
Dr. Hotze with Giant Ragweed
Ragweed pollen season began in late July and will continue until the first freeze, which usually occurs sometime in December. The giant ragweed, which you can see in the above photo, causes severe allergies in many people, however there are also many other different weeds that pollinate and cause airborne allergy symptoms, too. The weed pollens are airborne pollens and can travel 400 to 600 miles in the wind.
When cool fronts begin to arrive in late September and early October, they carry weed pollens from as far away as southern Kansas. 40% of Americans have a genetic predisposition toward allergy, and 20% are severe enough to need allergy desensitization treatment.
Common Allergy Symptoms
- sneezing, red, itchy and watery eyes
- stuffy nose
- nasal congestion
- postnasal drainage
- sinus infections
- sinus congestion
- sore throat
- ear infections
- chronic cough
Allergy Relief Pak
Would you like a way to take natural allergy supplements together in one easy-to-take pack? I formulated an Allergy Relief Pak with top supplements to help you prevent and treat allergies. It contains Vitamin C, Colostrum, Vitamin D, Curcumin Ultimate and Probiotic Blend. Having these vitamins preorganized and packeted makes not only more convenient for you, it also makes it more likely that you will take the vitamins daily, which will help improve your chances of feeling better soon.
Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) – A Breakthrough Allergy Treatment
Did you know that you can greatly reduce and even eliminate your allergy and asthma symptoms naturally through allergy desensitization treatment? At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we use Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI), which is an allergy treatment available for chemical, environmental, and food sensitivities. LDI can treat significantly more sensitivities than conventional allergy shots, and it has a much lower risk of a serious allergic reaction (like anaphylaxis) because the dose is so small. LDI desensitizes you to more than 300 common airborne irritants, foods and chemicals. It can be used safely used in both adults and children.
We are administering LDI sublingually (under the tongue), which means you can take your dose at home – just put your allergy drops under your tongue at the designated date and time. It’s that easy! Not more trips to the doctor’s office for allergy shots.
There are also many lifestyle tips you can do to help avoid allergens. Click here for 10 Tips to Fight Fall Allergies.
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Call my Certified Holistic Nutritionists and Vitamin Consultants at Physicians Preference Vitamins at 281-646-1659 with any questions you have about vitamins and supplements for allergies or any other health concern. It will be our privilege to serve you!
Keep Your Questions Coming
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and to others who are dealing with these common health problems. Keep your questions coming! Send me a private message on Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HotzeHWC/. Don’t forget to mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line. And remember, there’s no such thing as a dumb question.
To schedule a Free Wellness Consultation with the Hotze Health & Wellness Center—call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com. Click here to take the symptom checker to find out if you could be experiencing symptoms of allergies or hormone decline.