One of the things that took me a while to understand is environmental allergies which I will refer to in the rest of this article as just allergies. I always thought they were a better but over active immune system. Personally, earlier in Life, I had never suffered from them, but I remember my mom warning me. “Wait until you turn 40, you we understand what it is like to suffer from allergies”, is how she put it. Well I did tun 40 and she was right. I started suffering from allergies from cedar pollen.
Then I started optimal dosing of vitamin D3. Since then, I have not suffered them and until I wrote this blog post I had completely forgotten. It was miserable with horrible pain to my face. Now, when I think of allergies I think of two old friends of mine. The reason is their constant obsession with treatment. From these friends were constantly dousing their nasal cavities with one or more nasal spray.
Whereas the patients who started optimal dosing of vitamin D3 saw at the minimum a significant improvement in their allergy symptoms and many never again suffered. These are those who prior were constantly obsessed with using multiple medications from nasal spray to oral allergy medications.
Perhaps, this is all coincidental as in my and my patients’ cases. Like I have written before there is NO research I can find at blood levels or dosing of vitamin D3 that are even close to what I describe as optimal dosing or blood levels. That is also the reason I am constantly promoting the need for research at optimal doses and blood levels. I only have my experience and that of thousands of patients.
What I have found is those that suffer from environmental allergies is it appears they have a overactive immune system that doesn’t appear to be able to differentiate antigens (the substances in, for example pollen, that the immune system recognizes). So, the immune system seems to be attacking and doing so in an over aggressive, more primitive manner, every foreign substance it encounters in effort to protect the body. Better than nothing? Perhaps?
The good news is It appears that vitamin D3 at optimal doses either directly, through the vitamin D binding protein or indirectly perhaps through its effect on one’s gut flora or a combination of all three results in the immune system being able to better differentiate antigens and reducing or eliminating the over reaction seen in those who suffer from environmental allergies. Somehow optimal dosing changes the immune system from hand grenade to sniper rifle.
Allergies are becoming more common, like winter syndrome. Like the peanut allergy epidemic. I am not saying optimal dosing will eliminate these as I don’t know. The question though is why all the sudden has this allergy suddenly become so common and deadly? This is concerning as we need our immune system to function at its highest level or we may soon not be able to eat any foreign protein for fear of an allergic reaction. I believe and seen optimal dosing and blood levels of vitamin D3 restore our immune system ability to operate at its highest level.
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