Beyond Labels: Navigating Allergies with Confidence

Alright Health Freedom Rebels, 

Today, we embark on a journey that goes beyond the labels and embraces the power of confidently navigating food allergies.  As a parent of children with allergies, I understand the challenges that come with managing the family diet and the limitations and frustrations that come with it.  It's time to break free from the false assumption that our children are stuck this way, and to navigate this path free from fear.  You can know exactly what your child is reacting to, why he's reacting, and how to fix it!  

I know what it's like to look at a menu, or go to a friend's house and be scared you or your child are going to have a negative reaction to the food.  If it's bad enough, this can land you in the emergency room.  It's paralyzing on the one hand and embarrassing.

Food Allergies don't have to be scary.  I'm here to let you know, you can learn to test yourself and your children, so you'll know if they will react to something before they ingest it!

What Are Food Allergies?
First, let's discuss the truth about what food allergies actually are.  The medical world diagnoses an allergy when the body produces an antigen called IgE found through a blood test.  The problem with this method is lots of people have these antibodies, but show no symptoms of being allergic to anything!  How can that be the measure of an allergy, if it's not consistent across all patients?  I challenge that the doctor's means of diagnosing allergies is really just another symptom, not the cause at all.  

Now that we have that out of the way, let me explain what I've come to know.  We have an electrical system, much like the wiring in a house.  We may not have been taught about this growing up, yet, we know it exists because without electrical signals going to the right places, our heart wouldn't even beat.  These electrical signals travel on consistent and predictable pathways, that Traditional Chinese Medicine calls meridians.  It's like a super highway of electricity flowing through our body!  

A food allergy is really a blockage somewhere along this electrical system.  When you clear the blockage, the electricity flows properly again, and the allergy just disappears!  

Has she gone crazy?
Yeah, I thought it was crazy when I figured it out.  But after years of studying these electrical pathways and realizing they can be understood and used to not only identify the allergens, but also clear the blockage causing it, my world changed!  

Now, I'm on a mission to change your world too.  If you'd like to take the next step, you can learn the testing technique I mentioned earlier...the same technique I used so my kids could eat with confidence instead of fear and to go beyond that to clear their allergies. 

If you're not sure you're ready to learn a new skill, you can learn more and get support in my online community here. 

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You Really Can "Catch the Cold"!

You Really Can "Catch the Cold"!

You thought it was just a saying, didn’t you?

Have you ever heard your mother or grandmother tell you to put on your jacket or you’ll catch the cold?  Well, it’s not just an old wives tale…it’s true!  

*Technical Stuff*

Your body is always working to maintain homeostasis.  Temperature control is only one of the 14 things your body has to balance at all times.  We miraculously maintain a body temperature within just a couple of degrees!  Imagine if you had to maintain that kind of temperature consistency within your own house to stay alive!   

We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Here’s the key to this magical balance.  When the temperature in your environment changes dramatically, your body must use large amounts of vitamin C to adjust your internal thermostat.  When there is not enough vitamin C available, your body lets you know!  For most people, the lack of vitamin C results in a stuffy or runny nose, possibly chest congestion, and even a cough.  

Have you ever had an early spring or late fall “cold”?  We’ve been led to believe this is some kind of virus because we’re “catching” it.  What is really happening is this vitamin C deficiency leads to cold like symptoms.  It’s our body’s way of telling us it needs something.  Far too often we dismiss the signals our body sends us, or we ignore them entirely.  Our ancestors knew that if the temperature dropped too quickly, your body may have trouble maintaining temperature and thus, you would “catch the cold”.  

So, in early spring and late fall when the temperature shifts, it’s wise to increase your vitamin C intake to help your body adjust.  There is an actual cold virus running around like the seasonal flu.  It’s debated in the medical world if vitamin C reduces your chances of being infected.  However, if you start to get the sniffles right after a temperature change (or when it's already cold outside), and increasing your vitamin C fixes everything, you’ll know your body was literally “catching the cold”.  Or perhaps the vitamin C boosted your immune system so your body could fight the actual cold virus.  Either way, it’s a win in my book!  

Try it for yourself!  You’ll be amazed at the difference in your seasonal health. 


How much vitamin C do you need?      

little history: 

Vitamin C was discovered in 1912, and was first artificially produced (in a lab) in 1933.  Scientists have known how to manipulate chemicals for a long time!  

I personally believe in going right to the source, and getting my vitamins from whole food sources instead of chemicals made in a lab.  The recommended daily allowance for vitamin C is quite low at less than 100mg (based on levels needed to prevent scurvy).  The therapeutic dose of 2,000mg a day is needed to support the body through the temperature changes we’re talking about here.  

Get the good stuff!  Here's my favorite Vitamin C supplement.  There's also an herbal supplement high in vitamin C in my herb store called Anti-oxidant.  You can buy the capsules, or buy the powder blend and make your own capsules.  

Fun Facts…

  1. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables.  
  2. Heat through cooking destroys most vitamin C.    
  3. Broccoli and brussels sprouts contain almost twice as much vitamin C as citrus fruits.  
  4. We know vitamin C as ascorbic acid, but there are actually 3 types of ascorbic acid (sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, and potassium ascorbate) so make sure your sources contain each type.
  5. Vitamin C functions as an anti-oxidant to combat free radicals that can cause serious health conditions if left unchecked.    
Want to learn more about supporting your body naturally?  
Feel free to comment below with your experience.  I'd love to hear about your results.