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Springtime Allergies: Identifying the Root Cause and Embracing Holistic Solutions

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Springtime Allergies: Identifying the Root Cause and Embracing Holistic Solutions

Before treating allergies it is important to identify the underlying root causes of a person’s illness before attempting to treat the symptoms. The foundational medicine approach aims to provide long-term and genuine results instead of just a temporary fix. The philosophy behind this approach is to dig deep and eliminate any potential barriers to effective treatment, such as pathogens and toxins. By doing so, the treatment is more likely to be successful and last longer.

Certain parasites, such as Cestodes, Nematodes, and Trematodes, can disrupt the immune system and cause an increase in seasonal allergies. This happens because the TH2 helper cells in the immune system release molecules that activate B-cells. These B-cells create antibodies and release cells that cause coughing, sneezing, or diarrhea to help the body eliminate foreign substances. This group of T-cells also generates allergy antibodies called IgE, which are responsible for IgE food reactions, sensitivities, histamine release, and mast cell response.

As the winter chill fades and the blossoms of spring start to emerge, many people find themselves battling the same unwelcome visitor: allergies. As trees bud and flowers bloom, the air becomes filled with pollen, leading to a host of symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. If you’re someone who suffers from springtime allergies, you know how much they can interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, there are holistic solutions that can help manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.
In this blog post, we’ll explore a range of holistic strategies to help you tackle allergies this spring, while also introducing you to Dr. Jack Kunkel’s approach to holistic health. At our practice, we specialize in alternative medical services that offer custom and effective solutions for both body and mind, using a three-step strategic approach based on key pillars such as muscle testing, exercise, and supplements. Additionally, we offer virtual appointments and employ muscle testing to ensure that you can access the best solutions for your unique needs. And stay tuned—our online supplement store will be live soon, giving you even easier access to the natural remedies we recommend. Let’s dive in!

Understanding Springtime Allergies

Springtime allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, are caused by an overreaction of the immune system to airborne substances like pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. When your body encounters these allergens, it releases histamines, leading to common allergy symptoms such as:

Runny or stuffy nose
Itchy or watery eyes
Sore throat

While over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants can offer temporary relief, they often come with side effects like drowsiness or dry mouth. That’s why many people seek holistic remedies that can provide long-term relief without these unwanted side effects.

Holistic Solutions for Allergy Relief

1. Nutrition and Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Nutrition plays a significant role in managing allergies. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce allergy symptoms by calming the immune system. Focus on consuming foods high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins that support immune health. Here are some key dietary tips:

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables: Aim for a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants. Berries, leafy greens, and citrus fruits are particularly beneficial.
Incorporate Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties. Include fatty fish like salmon, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts in your diet.

Include Probiotics and Fermented Foods: Probiotics support gut health, which in turn supports your immune system. Try yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, or kimchi.

Reduce Inflammatory Foods: Limit your intake of processed foods, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats, which can exacerbate inflammation and worsen allergy symptoms.

2. Exercise and Breathing Techniques
Regular exercise is another important aspect of holistic allergy relief. Exercise helps boost circulation and can improve lung function, which is beneficial for those with allergies. However, if you’re exercising outdoors during peak pollen times, you may exacerbate symptoms. Consider these tips:

Exercise Indoors or Early in the Morning: Pollen counts are typically lower in the early morning or later in the evening. If you prefer outdoor workouts, try to schedule them during these times.
Practice Deep Breathing and Mindfulness: Techniques like yoga and meditation can help you manage stress, which is known to trigger allergy symptoms. Additionally, deep breathing exercises can help clear your airways and reduce congestion.

3. Muscle Testing for Personalized Solutions

Dr. Jack Kunkel uses muscle testing as part of his holistic approach to determine the most effective treatments for each individual. Muscle testing, also known as applied kinesiology, involves testing the body’s muscle responses to various stimuli to gain insights into imbalances and pinpoint the best course of action. This method allows us to identify specific allergens and determine which nutritional, herbal, or exercise solutions will work best for you.
We also offer virtual appointments, allowing you to access our services from the comfort of your own home. And soon, our online supplement store will be live, giving you direct access to a curated selection of herbs and supplements that can support your holistic health journey. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the right holistic solutions to manage allergies and improve your quality of life.

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Allergico: Allergico


Springtime allergies don’t have to keep you from enjoying the beauty of the season. By finding the root cause and embracing a holistic approach, you can reduce allergy symptoms and enhance your overall well-being. Please visit our online store  for supplements to support allergies. If you’re seeking personalized solutions, Dr. Jack Kunkel’s alternative medical services are here to help.


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Dr. Jack Kunkel offers alternative medical services that provides custom and effective solutions for your body and mind by using a three-step strategic approach based on key pillars such as nutrition, exercise, and herbs & whole food supplements.