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The Douglass Report May 2012

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Shockingly simple all-natural allergy cures…
Send your sniffles and sneezes packing today!

You don’t need to see a pollen report to know allergy season is here——just step outside and be prepared to duck all the sneezing and wheezing.

And if you happen to be one of those sniffly, leaky-eyed sneezers yourself, I’m sure you’re already wondering when allergy season will end this year.   

First, the bad news: Don’t hold your breath (although the allergies might already be doing that for you). Allergy season now starts earlier, ends later and lasts up to one month longer than it did back in the 1990s, depending on where you live.

I know people who are actually MOVING just to get some relief!

Now, the good news: you CAN win the battle against hay fever, and you can do it without relying on meds or a moving van. In fact, I’ve got three answers for you today, any one of which could end the sniffling and sneezing for good and have you feeling better, seeing clearer, and breathing easier than you have in years.

And I’m going to start with…

Nature’s own antihistamine!

Just the word “antihistamine” is enough to make some people tired, and for good reason: These meds can knock you out, and leave you feeling like crap when you (eventually) wake up.

Even some of the so-called non-drowsy formulas have drowsiness as a side effect (try to figure that one out!)——and if you somehow manage to keep awake, these meds can leave you fighting off dizziness, dry mouth, and more.

But you don’t have to choose between perpetual sinus problems and a mouth so dry it feels like you’re chewing on cotton balls, because nature’s own antihistamine has proven to work as well as some of the world’s best-selling allergy meds!

It’s called butterbur, and if that name sounds familiar, you must be a longtime reader. I first told you about this stuff’s ability to fight off hay fever a full decade ago——but back then, you couldn’t find the stuff in stores here if you tried.

Today, it’s cheap and readily available——and it’s got some rock-solid research to back it up.

In one study published in BMJ back in 2002, researchers put 61 patients suffering from the misery of allergies onto butterbur, and another 64 onto cetirizine (Zyrtec). Two weeks later, the patients on butterbur improved every bit as much as those on the drug.

Cetirizine is supposedly a non-drowsy drug, but eight of the 64 patients who took it in the study experienced it anyway (what’d I tell you?), versus no one in the butterbur group.

In another study, published in 2005, butterbur proved to be every bit as effective as the drug fexofenadine (Allegra), and then some.

Nothing like going toe-to-toe with the big guys… and winning!

One important note here: Butterbur can contain natural pyrrolizidine alkaloids that are toxic to the liver. A quality supplement will be certified free of them, and will say so on the label——so choose yours carefully.

In addition, you’ll need to take small doses of butterbur three or four times a day, as opposed to once or twice a day for most allergy meds——but that’s a pretty small tradeoff for all-natural non-drowsy relief.

Of course, like any other cure, butterbur won’t work for everyone in all cases. And if you find you need a little more help beating your own seasonal sniffles, turn to what I call…

The “raw” cure for allergies and asthma!

It’s no secret… the Amish and other farm-based communities just don’t get allergies and asthma at anything close to the same rate as us.

One new study out of Switzerland finds that nearly 12 percent of non-farm kids suffer from hay fever, versus just 0.6 percent of the Amish there, and 3.1 percent of kids from non-Amish farms.

Amish kids also have half the rate of asthma, with children from non-Amish farms also breathing much easier than non-farm kids.

Think there’s something in the water on those Swiss farms? Think again: We see the same thing here and everywhere else… and it’s not the water.

It’s the milk!

Many farmers and almost all of the Amish start each day with a tall glass of nature’s best cure for allergies and asthma: farm-fresh raw milk.

One study last year found that kids who drink raw milk have HALF the risk of hay fever and a 41 percent lower risk of asthma than children forced to gulp down pasteurized supermarket swill.

That study even identified the specific whey proteins that can supercharge your immune system against allergies and asthma: BSA and alpha-lactalbumin.

You won’t find either of those in supermarket milk, not even the organic stuff, because pasteurization kills just about everything in the milk that’s worth having. If you want the benefits——if you want to breathe better than you have in years——you’ll need to find a farmer who can sell you the real stuff.

Along with curing your own asthma and allergies as well as those of your children and grandchildren, raw milk can help balance your gut, turbocharge your immune system, and slash your risk of diseases including heart disease and diabetes.

It can even cure autism!

And if despite your best efforts you can’t get your hands on raw milk, you’ve still got options, including…

The natural cure that’ll drive your doctor nuts!

Mention homeopathy to your doctor, and he’ll act is if you just brought up witchcraft and magic spells.

You’re better off not even mentioning it all.

But this isn’t witchcraft. Despite what you’ve heard from the mainstream, there are literally hundreds of studies that back homeopathic remedies for some of our most common modern ailments.

Back in 1991, three Dutch medical professors——none of whom were homeopaths, by the way——looked at 107 controlled trials involving homeopathy. They were stunned when they found that 81 of them showed those remedies to be effective, including five out of five studies on homeopathic hay fever treatments.

That was published in BMJ, generally not known as friendly territory for witchcraft and magic spells.

A study published in 2000 involved 50 patients randomly assigned to either a homeopathic remedy for hay fever or a placebo. Those who got the homeopathic remedy not only beat the placebo… they enjoyed improvements in nasal airflow similar to what’s seen in patients given steroids!

That wasn’t exactly what the researchers behind that one were expecting, either.

“We conclude that this study has failed to confirm our original hypothesis that homoeopathy is a placebo,” the authors dourly noted at the time, also in BMJ.

Translation: “This stuff works, even if we don’t like having to admit it.”

That’s not all.

In a 1986 study published in Lancet, researchers gave 144 hay fever patients taking allergy meds either a placebo or a homeopathic remedy, and told them they could keep taking their allergy meds as needed during the trial period.

Not only did the homeopathic patients show greater improvement, but they also used half as many allergy pills as those on the placebo.

The trick here is to avoid the off-the-shelf homeopathic treatments you’ll find in Wally World and the chain pharmacies, because those are every bit as useless as your doctor says they are. Go see the “witch doctor” in person instead——visit a skilled and experienced homeopathic doctor who can tailor your treatment to your symptoms.

One thing to note here: Homeopathic treatments can actually cause hay fever symptoms to get worse for a brief period, usually a few days or a week. Homeopaths call it a “healing crisis” or “aggravation of symptoms.”

Bear with it. It’ll be worth your while.

But before you start messing around with any of this, there’s one simple step you can take tonight that could dramatically slash your allergy symptoms or even eliminate them altogether:

THROW OUT YOUR PILLOW!

Pillows are basically sacks full of dust mites, dead skin, old germs, dry spit, boogers, mold, fungi and quite possibly a few life forms unknown to science. The longer you’ve had yours, the more microscopic monstrosities you’ll find living in (and on) it.

And odds are, some of them could be the real cause of your allergy symptoms.

Get rid of that dirty old pillow, especially if your symptoms tend to be worst when you first wake up, and treat yourself to a new one.

It could be cheapest, easiest, and quickest cure for allergies of all.

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