Seasonal Allergies

Spring and summer in St. Louis mean lots of outdoor activities—picnics, ball games, trips to the zoo, or sitting outside with neighbors and friends.  For some St. Louisans, though, their seasonal allergies make it hard to enjoy these activities.  Understand allergies and know about treatments to ease their symptoms will make life for or many St. Louisans more enjoyable with these titles from our digital collection.

Dr. Psenka's Seasonal Allergy Solution by Jonathan Psenka

Recent studies show that the number of people suffering with seasonal allergies has been skyrocketing and is expected to continue increasing into the foreseeable future. And in the United States alone, 65 million people suffer with seasonal allergies on a regular basis. In Dr. Psenka's Seasonal Allergy Solution, author and naturopathic physician Dr. Jonathan Psenka tells readers they can--and should--aim for a cure. Readers will discover how people often attempt to manage the symptoms of their seasonal allergies with pills, sprays, drops, and even painful shots. But very few of these medications treat the cause, so symptoms are likely to return year after year. Dr. Psenka has developed a highly detailed, four step plan, so readers will finally target the root cause of their seasonal allergies and be free of allergy medication. By following Dr. Psenka's advice on how to use natural remedies before, during, and after allergy season, readers can finally wave good-bye to their pesky runny noses and scratchy throats.

No More Allergies by Gary Null

More than 40 million Americans suffer from allergies that range from wheat to dogs to dust. Some allergies cause a mild hay fever reaction, some cause anaphylactic shock, and some lead to longterm reactions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and even HIV infection. Gary Null offers an alternative solution to the drugs that most western doctors are quick to prescribe. Gary Null writes, “An allergy is . . . due to an immune system that is in hypervigilant mode. The more challenge there is to an immune system, the greater your response will be. . . . If you have a really strong immune system, your lymphocytes and phagocytes are able to engulf and digest antigens. Therefore, to eliminate allergic responses we must strengthen our immune systems.” He then proceeds to offer advice on exactly which foods will help build up your immune system and which to avoid, which supplements to take, and what other steps you can do to fight back against allergies naturally.

Allergies and Asthma by Michael J. Welch

Allergies and Asthma: What Every Parent Needs to Know is an invaluable resource for parents and caregivers trying to cope with the challenges of childhood asthma and allergies. This well-organized guide covers such topics as • Identifying allergies and asthma • Preventing attacks • Minimizing triggers and avoiding allergens • Choosing medications wisely • Explaining allergies to young children • Helping children of all ages manage symptoms • What to do if a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction or asthma attack occurs. Allergies and Asthma now provides updated information on allergies including the latest findings on food allergies and treatments along with new approaches for monitoring asthma control, with expanded recommendations for children. The second edition provides new guidance on medications, new recommendations on patient education in settings beyond the physician's office, and new advice for controlling environmental factors that can cause asthma symptoms.

Natural Treatment of Allergies by Ramón Rosello, Anna Huete

Allergies complicate the lives of those who suffer from them and pose a difficult challenge for contemporary medicine. Environmental factors, stress, a bad diet, or a sedentary life can be the triggers. An allergy is a disproportionate reaction by the immune system to outside substances that are normally innocuous, such as pollen, dust mites, animal hair, or certain foods or medicines. Natural Treatment of Allergies explains why allergies attack and how to reestablish equilibrium. This book is helpful to those who suffer from asthma, hay fever, dermatitis, or dietary intolerance as a result of strong allergies. It presents the most effective natural therapies that lead to recovery. It also includes: The most reliable tests to determine allergies. Related illnesses: how to prevent and cure them. Food that produces allergies. Conventional treatments and their risks. Alternative therapies: naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, Bach flower remedies, and yoga.

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