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Table of Contents "Increase your Immune System Now!"

Dr. Maloof's Sinus and Allergy Story.  Listen to Dr. Maloof live as she shares her story, click on www.drmaloof.com/demo_dvd/play_demo_video.php?chapter=14.

I am living proof that you can live without sinus and allergy problems naturally!  I am a chiropractor today because of my personal experience, which led me to help others in their search for better health.  I grew up in a small town in Connecticut and I thought I was a healthy child.  I had a garden in my backyard and I was on the swim team at age 5, so I swam two hours every day my entire childhood.  The one problem I did have was sinus and allergies.  They were so bad that I could never breathe through my nose, so I sounded like I had a cold all the time.  My mother brought me from doctor to doctor trying to find a solution to my problem.  Their answer came in a bottle-prescriptions drugs, allergy shots, etc.  My mother did not believe in that so I never took any medication.  As I got older, my problem continued to get worse and by then I was on the varsity basketball and tennis teams and realized if I could breathe I could probably run faster.  I took matters into my own hands and went to the drugstore and bought some nose spray and it was a miracle.  It worked great; however, I became addicted to it using it six times a day to survive. After two years of this I realized I couldn't continue.  My mom heard about how chiropractic could help with sinus and allergies and probably like everyone else I said, "What is a chiropractor going to do for my nose?"  Thank God she brought me to the chiropractor and I found out that my spine was out of alignment in my neck and that directly affected my breathing.  My spine had been out of alignment since birth.  Most normal births are traumatic. I had also fallen and broken my collarbone when I was 2 years old.  When the chiropractor adjusted my neck I was able to breathe.  That changed my life!!!  The chiropractor also put me on nutritional supplements as well.  Now I have been able to help thousands of people that suffer.  Now I have saved them from sinus and ear surgeries and have gotten them back to chiropractic and nutrition to keep them healthy.  By correcting spinal misalignments, Chiropractic helps you adapt better to the stresses in your environment, including those relating to allergies.

Immune System
Your immune system keeps you 100% natural, organic, unadulterated you! It recognizes and destroys anything that's not supposed to be in you: bacteria, pollutants, dust, pollen drugs, tumors, dead pieces of your own cells, and even artificial hearts and donor organs. (Metal and plastic, however don't trigger an immune reaction). A healthy immune system means high resistance to disease and infection, better ability to deal with stress, and greater health and well-being.

Allergens and Allergies
The most common immune system disorder is the allergy. Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to an allergen (dust, pollen, mild dog or cat dander, strawberries etc.) and produces too many neutralizing chemicals (especially histamines) to counteract it.

The Medical Approach
Orthodox medicine has no cure for allergies, only treatment of symptoms. According to the late Robert Mendelsohn, MD: You can depend on most doctors to largely ignore the cause... unfortunately, their treatment is often worse than the disease especially since the relatively safe folk-measures of yesteryear have been replaced by the sophisticated, dangerous drugs of modern medicine. Since runny eyes, irritation, redness, fullness in the sinuses and other allergy symptoms are caused by histamines, antihistamines are often prescribed to dry mucus membranes. However, antihistamines can cause serious heart problems and should not be used with alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. Also steroid nasal sprays can damage the cilia in the nose and upper respiratory tract and affect the adrenal gland.

The Chiropractic Approach
Allergy sufferers have praised chiropractic care for over a century. Chiropractic care is not a treatment for allergies however. The goal of chiropractic care is to locate and correct a serious type of spine and nervous system stress called the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). By releasing stress on the nervous system, chiropractic permits the immune system to function more effectively-something all allergy sufferers need since a nervous system with less stress functions more efficiently. Noted health researcher Dr. Kurt Donsback reflects the opinion of many natural healers: A healthy body is capable of neutralizing these toxic substances and a body which has malfunctioning defense mechanisms cannot. The emphasis on allergies must be on building a healthy body, not on trying to use evasive tactics by eliminating all the allergens.

Allergies and Nutrition
Dairy products can sometimes aggravate sinus and allergy problems. Dairy products create more mucous. I have specific nutritional recommendations and natural supplements that I have used myself and with my patients along with the chiropractic treatments. Antronex is a supplement that helps with sinus, Allerplex helps with allergies and Congaplex helps fight infection. All supplements are available at my office.

Happy Birthday Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is celebrating his 200th Birthday this month on February 12th and I wanted to share with you a fabulous book that I just finished reading that I highly recommend titled "Lincoln Speaks to Leaders" 20 Powerful Lessons for Today's Leaders from America's 16th President.  This book is written by Gene Greissman, Pat Williams and Peggy Matthews Rose.  The difference a year makes is the books that you read, and the people that you meet. I challenge you this year to read at least one book per month, my goal this year is one book per week.  The lessons that you learn by reading the written word are so powerful and can be implemented into your daily life.  This will be one of the books that I will continue to reference because of the value of the messages.  I have always had a love for Lincoln and used his story in one of my very first speeches in which I received an award. You may order this book on www.amazon.com or www.presidentlincoln.com.

Happy Valentine's Day
Love is the ultimate superfood for your body.  So whether you are single or married, remember that giving and receiving love will feed your heart and soul. This Valentine's Day make sure you let those family, friends, and loved ones know how much you care about them, not only once a year but everyday.  Love is the Universal language that everyone understands.  Show them that you care by offering the gift of better health.

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Dr. Catherine Maloof
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Dr. Maloof Online, 2009
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