Many people feel it’s simply OK to have allergies. That it’s quite normal to be allergic because so many other people are also afflicted. That it’s OK to have a season for coughing, blowing, wheezing and sneezing. It’s not.

Thousands of children (and their parents) in communities all over the country, are affected by this allergy “thing.” For those of you who haven’t, you’re looked upon with envy at certain times of year. Millions of hard earned dollars are spent on over-the-counter drugs, weekly shots and physician visits. Then there’s time-off from school (or work) and the effect of little “Sneezy” on the family.

The toll from allergies is immense. It may sound appalling, but that toll is much to the delight of the pharmaceutical companies. There’s great profit at stake! Many parents don’t question why their children or even themselves have allergies. It has just become an accepted fact of life. Allergies seem to be a problem with no apparent solution. Why is that?

What makes one child allergic and another not? Why would one child be allergic to cats, dogs, fur, feathers, grasses, tree pollens and my all-time favorite, peanut butter? We all live on the same planet. We’re all essentially the same. If I took one individual with allergies and one without and boiled them down to their essentials, I would end up with approximately 32 kilograms of chemicals. The rest would be water, but the chemical composition would be the same in both individuals.

The difference is most often seen in how one child’s body is able to adapt to her environment and another is not.

Simply put, an allergy is the inability of your child’s body to handle something that is in their immediate environment pollen from trees, grasses, flowers or peanuts. (There are also allergies to drugs, harsh detergents and other chemical agents. These allergies are seen as a protective reaction and are not the type I am discussing.) In other words, your child seems to be very sensitive to the pollen or dust in her environment. This is called being hypersensitive. Something is making your child’s body hypersensitive to a perfectly normal part of the environment! If that’s the case, what should the solution be? Would it include getting rid of all the flowers, trees, grasses and peanuts? Or does it make more sense to try and make your child’s body function normally so it can handle his or her environment in a normal fashion?

Reboot Your Child’s “Computer”

It’s the nervous system that runs your child’s body in a perfect manner, his or her own personal internal Internet. As long as the nervous system is able to control all functions of the body with no interference, your child should have the best body function and health possible. If, however, there is interference to the normal function of this system, your child’s body will not be able to function.

The nervous system is also in total control of the immune system. As a matter of fact, many researchers now feel that the nervous system and the immune system are actually the same. So it stands to reason that if the nervous system and the immune system are not allowed to function normally, your child will react poorly to pollens, food and her environment. 
Chiropractors call this interference to the nervous system a vertebral subluxation. It can be a serious health hazard because it affects the computer system which runs you! By correcting these vertebral subluxations, the nervous system and immune system are allowed to function normally and your child has a better chance of successfully dealing with allergies.

Many researchers are also very concerned about the effect of the current, approved vaccination program on the immune systems of our children. They see the glut of allergies as the direct result of the vaccine assault. Sadly, the medical treatment for allergies doesn’t recognize this nor does it offer anything but symptomatic relief through drugs more toxins for the body to deal with.

I suggest that if you or your children are “mysteriously afflicted” with allergies, a trip to your family chiropractor, naturopath and homeopath should be top on your list of priorities.