Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, or AAT, offers a unique and highly effective approach for the treatment of the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. AAT is a precision-based treatment that addresses the organ systems that are involved in an overreaction. AAT does not treat the immune system. The therapy instead focuses on the relationship between symptoms and organ systems in order to produce rapid, long-term results.
Common Symptoms Relieved with AAT:
- Digestive System: reflux, heartburn, abdominal and intestinal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting
- Respiratory System: sneezing, congestion, runny nose, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughs, post nasal drip, skin conditions, rashes and itch watery eyes
- Multiple Systems: headaches, irritability, hyperactivity, mood swings, tiredness, fatigue and inflammation
- Skin: scaly, red, itchy skin, rashes, blisters with oozing and crusting, dry leathery skin areas, hives, plants, contactants and chemicals
- Headaches & Migraines: chocolate and caffeine, airborne irritants such as pollens, chemicals including household cleaners, perfumes and vehicle fumes
- Chemical and Occupational Sensitivities: household cleaners, chemicals, perfumes, detergents, latex, petrol and building materials such as pains, glues, carpets, woods and varnishes
By treating the organ systems related to a reaction to an offending substance, the symptoms stemming from those organ systems are directly affected. In most cases symptoms are reduced significantly within the first 1-3 treatments. AAT is non-invasive and does not require needles, herbal remedies or supplements.
Some examples of organ dysfunction includes:
- Intestines: gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea
- Lungs: cough, sneezing, congestion, wheezing
- Stomach: cramping, bloating, nausea, heartburn
- Heart: tachycardia, elevated blood pressure
- Kidneys: fatigue, tiredness
- Liver: stress, mood swings, irritability
- Skin: red, itchy or scaly skin, rashes, hives
A Holistic Approach to Allergies & Sensitivities
AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000 year old traditional acupuncture and modern chiropractic principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of the symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. All holistic fields of medicine are aligned in their approach to treat the whole body. They share the understanding that health conditions may develop as a result of various forms of stress or other interference with proper function. Removing the stress or interference allows for optimal health. When the specific organ system is supported and stress is reduced in relation to a harmless substance, the whole body is conditioned to respond more appropriately.
AAT can offer rapid, long term results from the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.
Understanding Allergies & Sensitivities
Allergies and sensitivities are caused by inappropriate reactions to harmless substances. A “true allergy” is a reaction triggered by the immune system while a sensitivity, which is more common, may or may not involve the immune system. The majority of patients who seek the AAT tratment do not have “true allergies”. Instead, their symptoms are likely to be caused by sensitivities. However, their symptoms can be the same, and both allergies and sensitivities respond well to the treatment wince AAT addresses the organ systems involved in the reactions.
Sensitivities AAT Can help Treat:
- Environmental Agents
- & many more
Information brought to you by Advanced Allergy Therapeutics
Are you or someone you know suffering from allergies or sensitivities? Give us a call to see if we can help in a natural way @ 410-717-6610.
What can we do to keep our immune systems happy & healthy?
- Avoid antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers and wash well with soap and water
- Avoid unnecessary antibiotics and focus on good probiotics
- Get lots of rest & exercise regularly
- Enjoying time in the sun & in nature
- Take brief cold showers
- Regular dry brushing
- Do a coconut or sesame oil pull a few times a week or daily
- Eat lots of wholesome root veggies and leafy greens
- Incorporate healing herbs and spices into your diet like turmeric & ginger
- Eat different species of immune boosting mushrooms
- Drink half your weight in ounces of water per day
- Avoid sugar
- Decrease stress
- Remove household molds
- Shower before going to sleep
80-90% of the immune system is in the GUT
- Vitamin D (Cataplex D)
- Vitamin C
- Congaplex, Immuplex, Antronex, Epimmune, Echinacea C/Premium, Cataplex C, Catalyn
Foods to focus on:
- Healing bone broth
- Sweet potatoes
- Garlic & onion
- Probiotic Rich Foods: kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, miso
- Citrus Fruit
How to Oil Pull
Oil pulling has many holistic benefits; it is great for clearing out bad bacteria in the mouth and toxins throughout the entire body. Put 1-2 tsp coconut/sesame oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes – this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. Spit the oil into the trashcan, then rinse your mouth with warm water. Finish by brushing your teeth as usual to remove any bacteria left.
How to Dry Brush
Dry brushing is a great way to help stimulate the lymphatic system which helps the body detoxify. It is also useful for exfoliation, cleaning pores, reducing cellulite & boosting energy. Starting at the bottom of the feet, brush upwards towards the heart in long, smooth strokes concentrating on one area for about 5 strokes; always brush toward the center of the body. Repeat the process with the arms starting with the palms. When focusing on the stomach and armpits brush in a circular clockwise motion, and be careful when brushing your neck; you may want to use a softer brush if doing the face.
Our purpose at the Natural Health Improvement Center is to empower as many people as possible to achieve vibrant and optimum health through education and natural means, without the use of unnecessary drugs and surgery, and to pass the benefits along to future generations.
What kinds of people do we treat? If you can relate to one or more of the following, Dr. Lisa can help!
- Spring and fall allergies that bring along sneezing, coughing, wheezing etc.
- Sensitivity to animals & considering giving up a pet due to allergies
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression and anxiety
- Headaches, migraines, concussions
- PMS, PCOS, hot flashes, cramps
- Hormonal issues including thyroid, prostate, adrenal etc.
- Food sensitivities
- Digestive problems like acid reflux, IBS etc.
- Sensitivities to perfumes, soaps, chemicals, hydrocarbons, scented candles, dryer sheets, smoke etc.
- Past sports injuries
- Feeling achy all over
We help people who are tired of their medical doctors telling them to take medications when they know the medication just hides the underlying problem.
We help people who know that food is the best medicine to help the body thrive.
We help people who know their body can heal but need a guide on their journey to health.
Join us for our next upcoming Health Information Talks @ the Natural Health Improvement Center of Columbia, MD! Give us a call to reserve your spot today 410-717-6610.
Patients who bring guests to any health talk will receive one entry per guest in our raffle to win an Instant Pot!
From 6:30-7:15 on Mondays unless otherwise indicated
October 1st: Immune Essentials
October 15th: ADD/ADHD, Concentration, Memory, Studying etc.
October 29th: Women’s Health, Menopause, PMS, Foggy Brain, Hot-Flashes etc.
November 12th: Digestive Dysfunction, Acid Reflux, Bloating etc.
November 26th: Men’s Health, Prostate etc.
December 10th: Cholesterol – Myths & Truths
December 17th: Anxiety & Depression
January 7th: Skin Health – Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes
Nutrition & The Body
A school lunch box can potentially make up to 30-50% of our child’s daily food intake.
Effects of poor nutrition, especially with children, go beyond weight gain. A child who eats too much fat, sugar, sodium or processed food and too few vitamins and minerals is likely to develop a higher risk over time for several chronic health problems.
Proper nutrition is also tied to better academic performance, so kids who eat unhealthy lunches are more likely to score worse on tests and have a harder time with schoolwork. Lower IQ scores, memory difficulties, fine motor and language skills into early adulthood and beyond are all associated with lack of essential vitamins and nutrients.
A homemade lunch will keep your kids away from junk food temptations & ensure easy-access to healthier options that they will learn to love.
Better for their body & your budget
When you pack a lunch, you control the ingredients and choose items based on your budget and preference. In some cases, packing a lunch is not only healthier, but less expensive. For approximately the same cost as five days of school lunch purchases, you can buy enough ingredients to pack a healthy lunch each day, with the added peace of mind that your child has a wholesome and nutritious meal to eat.
80-90% of the immune system is located in the GUT
The body’s microbiome is made up of trillions of good bacteria that digest food, produce vitamins and protect the body from germs and disease. But when kids consume too much sugar, it can alter the balance between good and bad bacteria and weaken their immune systems.
One of the most common effects sugar can have on children are cold-like symptoms: chronic runny noses, excessive mucus, cough, allergies and symptoms of sinus infections. Eliminating sugars can drastically help improve these common symptoms.
Children who are “picky eaters” are most likely loading up on too much sugar, causing stomachaches and poor appetites. Crowd out high sugar foods with healthier options and soon their bodies will crave the real nutrients they need.
Approximately 80% of packaged foods contain added artificial sweeteners.
Foods to AVOID
- Packaged fruit juice & sugary drinks
- Flavored milk & excessive dairy
- High sugar granola bars & processed snack packs
- High fructose corn syrup
- Packaged dried fruit & desserts
- Heavy pasta sauces & dressings
Foods to CHOOSE
- Fresh fruits & veggies
- Lean proteins
- Healthy fats
- Whole grains & carbs
- Low glycemic options
SWAP THIS FOR THAT!
Instead of flavored yogurt
Try plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit mixed in (you could also add local honey for a sweeter taste & natural immune booster).
Instead of canned fruit
Try chopping up the fresh stuff; a cup of fresh peaches has 13g of sugar, and 1 cup of canned peaches has 33g of sugar.
Instead of sweetened salad dressings & sandwich spreads
Try making your own balsamic vinaigrette or light ranch, choosing mustard, homemade guacamole or hummus vs mayonnaise.
Instead of sodas, juices & dairy
Try adding fruits & veggies like berries, lemon, ginger & cucumber to water for extra flavor.
Instead of lunchables or highly processed meats
Try getting your meat straight from the deli or pack some leftover proteins from dinner the night before.
It has been so very rainy this summer. We have seen our treasured Ellicott City, Md go through its second devastating flood in two years. And we have had very few hours of sun in the past weeks.
There are mushrooms growing in the grass. Conditions are perfect for loads of mold and fungus to grow. Many people have had water from the rain come into their homes.
So what does this have to do with how we feel physically?
Many people are feeling stuffed up or like a sore throat or sinus infection is starting. Some are even feeling like their thoughts are jumbled into a foggy brain. There are various symptoms of mold sensitivities, from skin rash to sneezing and coughing to post nasal drip to sinus infections to foggy thinking to headache to joint pain to watery eyes to itchy scalp.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, what should you do? First of all, know what you are dealing with. If you have a mold sensitivity, it is not the same as a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are not the answer. An accurate assessment of your health is important.
There are several ways that the body can overreact to mold. Strengthening your body’s ability to handle its environment is one way to improve your health. And decreasing the stress on your body is another approach. Sometimes the organs of your body are tired and need support. And sometimes your body is misinterpreting the severity of the attack on it and then overreacting.
If you are struggling with your health, an analysis can be performed and the stress on your body can be decreased. Once your body’s organs are analyzed correctly and specifically, they can be strengthened over time with the exact treatments or supplements you need. No more guessing.
Call the Natural Health Improvement Center of Columbia, Md. at 410-717-6610 for an accurate assessment of your health. If you are a good candidate for care, we will figure out whether Nutrition Response Testing or Advanced Allergy Therapeutics would be the best way to get started.
(Please note: Mold can be very dangerous. If you have mold in your home, it is crucial that you get it remediated by a qualified company. Rainbow International is one such company that I know of and there are others.)