How Full is Your Bucket?
One of the most common health complaints these days is allergies. It’s so common, in fact, many people don’t even recognize the many ways our bodies alert us to allergic reactions.
Some of the common signs include:
- Running nose
- Itchy eyes
- Sinus congestion
- Skin rashes
- Weight gain
- Fluid retention
Yet, the problem isn’t the pet dander, pollen, chemicals or spicy food. While these and other allergens are often singled out as the culprit, the problem is actually the person—not the allergen. If it were the allergen, everyone would react.
Clearly, the problem must be a person’s ability to accommodate the allergen. The ability to adapt to allergens involves the nervous system. Think of your body’s ability to accommodate physical, chemical and emotional stress as an empty bucket. Fill your bucket with the stress of poor nutrition, a lack of rest, a poor career choice, a stressful commute each day and other stressors and your bucket is filled right to the brim.
Now, along comes tree pollen season, or you encounter a house cat and you start wheezing. Why? Because your bucket is overflowing!
The pollen or the cat may get the blame, but only because your ability to adapt has been exhausted by the other stress.
Do you know someone with allergies? Introduce them to chiropractic! Chiropractic isn’t a treatment for allergies, but it can help them increase their ability to adapt!