I recently realized I’m a member of the chronic class because I suffer environmental allergies. As a sufferer of these chronic conditions, I regularly take 3 drugs plus allergy shots, for a half-dozen different allergens. I’ve learned I’m not alone. Either way, I’m committed to eliminating my allergies and drug dependency. Here are 15 things we can do to eliminate allergies for good.
I didn’t want to become my grandparents, who were popping a handful of meds at every meal by the time they were in their 60s. To the contrary, I’ve learned I’m more hip and modern, already doing so twice daily by my mid-40s. This is not consistent with my values.
I’ve been around and around about whether I’m somehow defective. I was a double-recessive blue-eyed, tow-headed, light-skinned little boy. Am I the product of too much in-breeding? I finally concluded, “No”. We’re all perfect just the way we are. To the contrary, our environment is not always consistent with our best quality of life. However, we’re sentient: we get to choose.
- Central Texas, where I live and was first diagnosed with allergies, is a historically recognized allergy capital.
- We live in the era of autoimmune conditions and perennial medical sector growth:
While Outliers makes it clear that time, place, and family are decisive, it also makes clear that personal effort is critical too. Just today (April 17, 2017) a medical professional told me she’s amazed at the number of people who spontaneously say healthier eating and more exercise have improved or eliminated their symptoms. I’ve met many people who’ve said the same thing. Over the last several years, I have transformed my diet and my lifestyle 3 times, and I’ll continue pursuing health and fewer stressors as long as I’m able.
Join me in bucking the trend of chronic conditions! Eliminate allergies for good, get off the drugs, cut medical expenses, and have our best life possible!
13 Things I’m Doing To Eliminate Allergies For Good
- Own your health and wellness. No one can be as responsible as you.
- Get enough sleep.
- Surround and inspire yourself with stories of others who once suffered and now are drug and symptom-free
- Take yourself to places and communities that support your overall success and well-being.
- Remove yourself from places and triggers that cause undesirable symptoms and experiences.
- Stop eating foods that leave you with undesirable symptoms.
- Eliminate pesticides and toxins from your food supply and environment.
- Eat more fresh foods. Choose organic everywhere possible.
- Cook your own meals with whole foods. Channel Michael Pollan and use only ingredients that were in your grandmother’s kitchen or pantry. Ditch the manufactured food or highly processed ingredients.
- Get the proper level of regular exercise.
- Supplement, when necessary.
- Reduce, and eliminate, your stressors, if possible.
- Be inspiring: share your success story in the comments below.
- Inspire readers to take steps to have a better life, free of chronic ailments.
- Anyone on a prescription or OTC drug for a chronic ailment.
- Medical consumers who wants to spend less money and get better results in their interactions with the medical sector.
- Anyone who thinks more is possible.
Also published on Medium.