Products That Do Not Make Allergies Worse
In recent years, there has been a trend towards more natural approaches to
health management. Complimentary or Natural Medicine can work hand in hand with
traditional Western Medicine to treat disease and manage chronic conditions.
Allergy is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but it can be
controlled. It is caused by a defect in the immune system. In the allergic
person, the body improperly identifies benign, harmless proteins as “enemy”
germs such as bacteria or viruses. The body creates the human immunoglobulin E
and this in turn causes the production of histamine. It is the histamine that
results in the itchy, watery eyes; runny nose, coughing, sneezing, wheezing,
hives, eczema, and/or stuffiness that are usually associated with allergy. Most
allergy medications are concerned with blocking histamine or reducing swelling.
As far back as 1985, researchers were searching for natural alternatives to
pharmaceutical anti-histamines. The flavonoid quercetin has shown great promise
in this area. Naturally occurring in capers, this powerful glycoside inhibits
both the production and the release of histamine.
The adage “An Apple a Day
Keeps the Doctor Away” finds truth in the presence of quercertin in apples with
skin, chives, and dry, powered cocoa.
The most natural of all
allergy control methods focuses on reducing exposure
to the allergy causing agent. Are you aware that phenol and formaldehyde are
commonly chemicals found in many household cleaning products? Don’t feel bad if
you didn’t know: most people are not aware of the chemicals under their sinks.
And if you don’t know they are there, then how can you avoid them? These toxins
can cause a wide variety of symptoms including loss of concentration, rash,
itching, headache, blurred vision nausea, muscle aches, and respiratory
There are many natural cleaning products to remedy the chemical wasteland
under your bathroom or kitchen sink. Unfortunately, many of them either don’t
work very well or have very strong odors. The common use of citrus based
products (especially those made from orange oil) is a response to the
encouragement of the Environmental Protection Agency to use less toxic solvents
in industry. Citrus is a great degreaser, but it has a very strong odor. Most
people with allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities cannot tolerate strong
odors, be they from a “natural” remedy such as citrus or from a more toxic
substance. Simple Green™ works well enough, but has a PH of 9.5. Ouch!
Industry has known for years the cleaning power of soy. It is only now
becoming more widely used in the home as a cleaning agent. Soy is non-flammable,
non-toxic, rinses well without leaving residue, odor free, and cleans like
crazy. In addition to being a natural remedy for chemical allergy from cleaning
products, soy is a renewable resource. According to the US Department of
Agriculture, the United States is the world’s largest producer of soybeans,
providing a bountiful flow of natural resources to the cleaning product
Clearly Clean line of cleaning products carried by the Allergy Store was
developed by the Bio-Force company as an alternative to the toxic cleaners or
those “natural” cleaners with strong odors and high PH. Enviro-Rite provides a
natural remedy to chemical allergy, by avoiding the allergy.
The Allergy Store has carried the Enviro-Rite products since the early 1990’s
and since that time the entire product line has developed a very strong
following. Now you can clean with a natural cleaner that is safe and effective.
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store