Holidays, Stress and Allergies

For many, the holiday season brings joy but also stress.  Many of our doctors are writing about stress this week and how it impacts health, specifically your body’s response to stress and its link to allergies:

Dr. Charles Coppola with BioVeda Health and Wellness Center in Elmsford, NY writes:

STRESS (Not just a holiday issue)

It is estimated that 80% of all health problems are stress related. Modern technology, which has improved our lives in many ways, has, at the same time, put additional stress on our bodies. Computers, cell phones, X-Box, and other electronics all give off Elecro- Magnetic Frequencies (a.k.a. EMFs). I mention these three primarily because adults and children alike will use these devices for hours upon hours on a daily basis sending EMFs into their brain. Cell phones and Bluetooth in addition to the EMFs also attract radio frequencies which are then transmitted to our brain.

Compound this with all the other stresses of daily life: money, lack of sleep, traffic, deadlines, being overworked, little or no “down time,” illness, bills, fast food, poor diets, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, loss of a loved one, career change, divorce, and holidays (just to name a few!) all put undue stress on our bodies. Even exercise, especially if done improperly, stresses the body.

Dr. Dobrich of Dobrich Chiropractic and Wellness Center, a BioVeda location in Harrisburg, NC shares information from Dr. Mercola in her post “Can Stress Cause Allergies?“:

Dr. Mercola of  Mercola.com reports, “Psychological stress and anxiety can make seasonal allergy attacks both worse and longer lasting.

“To gauge how stress and anxiety affect allergy sufferers, researchers recruited 28 men and women with a history of seasonal allergies to participate in a laboratory study. On different days, the volunteers were subjected to a low-stress condition or to a much more stressful condition.

“Anxiety following the stressful event heightened the magnitude of the allergic reactions induced by skin prick tests. These allergic reactions show up on the forearm as slight wounds, or “wheals.”

“People who were moderately stressed because of the experiment had wheals that were 75 percent larger compared to the same person’s response after the low-stress condition. People who were highly stressed had wheals that were twice as large as the low-stress response. Moreover, these highly stressed people were four times more likely to still retain allergic wheals a full day after the stressful event occurred.”

And lastly, as we previously posted, Dr. Eric Herman effectively makes the connection between Stress,  Allergies and BAX 3000 therapy in his BioVeda of Bethlehem blog:

It has been found that having stressful experiences while being exposed to substances in the environment such as foods, chemicals, animals or plants can cause a “misprogramming” of the nervous system. This in turn will misdirect the immune system to react to the particular substance as if it were a threat or toxin. In my opinion this is a definite link between STRESS and ALLERGIES.

What is very important about this discovery is if the nervous system can be conditioned like this then it can be “unconditioned”. This is exactly what The Bax 3000 and NSRT does!

And so, we encourage you to try and relax a little this holiday season and do your best to keep stress at bay.  We understand a little stress is inevitable, however have peace of mind knowing that in whatever form your stress manifests itself, BAX 3000 therapy is here to help!  Contact us to find a doctor near you!

~Results may vary from patient to patient. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If pregnant or nursing, ask a health professional before use. If symptoms persist or worsen, seek advice of physician.