WIPE OUT seasonal allergies with a BELLY BOOST!
It’s summer, but that doesn’t mean allergy season is over.
In most of America, allergy “season” now runs much of the year – and here in early summer, some folks are suffering even worse than they did in spring.
Year-round hay fever has helped propel allergy meds into one of the most profitable aisles in the pharmacy, but you don’t have to shell out big bucks to cure your own “seasonal” sniffles.
And you don’t have to suffer the side effects of those meds, either.
New research confirms an approach I recommend to some of my own patients here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
I’ve seen it work for them. And the new study shows how it can work for you, too.
The same healthy probiotic bacteria you might already rely on for better digestion can also ease your allergies.
In one new study that tested probiotics in folks ranging from teens to seniors, probiotics helped cut the worst of the symptoms and reduce the need for allergy pills.
After eight weeks, nearly two-thirds of the patients who took the probiotics for moderate to severe hay fever said they had a BETTER quality of life as a result.
The only downside to the study is that the probiotic didn’t go up against a placebo, so it’s not “gold-standard” research.
But it’s also not the only study to find that good bacteria can help fight off the effects of allergens.
They’ve been tested – plenty of times – and they’ve almost always come out on top.
A few years back, researchers looked at nearly two dozen studies on the effects of probiotics against allergies.
All but six found a benefit!
There’s no single type of probiotic that’s proven to be better than the rest when it comes to allergies. But in general, you want a broad-spectrum formula that contains multiple human-tested strains including Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Along with helping to beat allergies, a good broad-spectrum formula can help ease digestion, improve the absorption of nutrients, boost the immune system, prevent infections, and even lift your mood.
As always, stick to a quality formula from a maker you trust.
For even more relief, combine these healthy bacteria supplements with other proven natural therapies including butterbur supplements, isopathy, and homeopathic medicine.
For some one-on-one help fighting allergies here in the San Diego area, make an appointment to see me at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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