Life Extension Suggestions
Initial strategies to reduce allergy symptoms should include avoiding known allergens as much as possible and ensuring that your environment is kept clean; regular vacuuming and use of an air purifier may help. Working with a qualified healthcare practitioner to identify allergens that you react to (using IgE antibody testing) and to initiate immunotherapy is an effective strategy for mitigating allergy symptoms. Many innovative doctors report that elimination diets based on quantitative IgG antibody testing are clinically effective for food allergies. In addition, the following natural compounds may help ease allergy symptoms:
- Vitamin D: 5000 – 8000 IU daily; depending upon blood levels of 25-OH-vitamin D
- Natural Vitamin E: 100 – 400 IU alpha-tocopherol and 200 mg gamma-tocopherol daily
- Vitamin C: 1000 – 2000 mg daily
- Magnesium: 140 – 500 elemental milligrams of highly-absorbable magnesium
- Fish oil (with olive polyphenols): providing 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
- Butterbur: standardized extract: 75 – 150 mg daily
- Rosmarinic acid: 50 – 100 mg daily
- Quercetin (providing quercetin glycoside derivatives and free quercetin): 250 – 500 mg daily
- Hesperidin methyl chalcone: 100 – 600 mg daily
- Stinging nettle (leaf); standardized extract: 500 – 1500 mg daily
- Spirulina: 1000 – 2000 mg daily
- DHEA: Based upon blood test results; doses typically range from 15 – 25 mg daily for women, and 25 – 75 mg daily for men.
In addition, the following blood testing resources may be helpful:
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