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Posted by Lois on April 07, 2002 at 08:01:17:

Dear Walt,

I have previously gotten wonderful advice from your site about IC and GERD -- I've "done" the ginger cure, started
meditating and am gradually moving to as close to a healthy diet as I can. Now that my worst health problems seem to be gone, I am noticing a more minor thing -- and I wondered if maybe you could help me. (Or maybe the things I am already doing will solve it on its own if I just give it more time).

I sometimes have what I assume is an allergic reaction to something in my house -- I have a slight itching feeling in my nose, I sneeze sometimes, I sometimes have to clear my throat and blow my nose. It is sometimes better, sometimes worse -- never so bad that I feel like taking a pill or
going to a doctor (never that!!) -- but it is a bit unpleasant.

I am guessing that it is either a reaction to our cat (although I've been tested for cat allergies and it was negative), or maybe to the level of dust in our house (we're not good cleaners I'm afraid) or possibly pollen (from outside) or maybe mold etc etc etc. I don't seem to always have these symptoms -- they come and go, so it could be a
combination of things.

I did read your article about allergies, but I still have two questions -- 1. Do you think the TM and whole grain diet might help cure the problem if I just give it long enough
2. Is it harmful in itself to have low level allergic reactions for a long time? I mean -- if I can stand it, can I just ignore it?

I'm not willing to give up our cat, and I don't really feel like doing a lot more cleaning or investigating mold etc. since that would really stress me out and I know from your site about stress... (is that a good rationalization or what?). I much prefer the idea of becoming more regular at meditation and more thorough about eating well. Think it'll
work?

Yours sincerely,
Lois




Re: allergies? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2002 at 10:40:43:

In Reply to: allergies? posted by Lois on April 07, 2002 at 08:01:17:

Thanks, Lois.

In response to your questions, in order:
1. Yes.
2. No. Yes.
3. Probably.

If, within a year, the symptoms are not gone--doing what you are doing (carefully)--the only alternative I know would be identifying the trigger(s)--expensive and not very accurate--whch would involve a Clinical Ecologist.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Thanks

Posted by Lois on April 11, 2002 at 05:38:27:

In Reply to: Re: allergies? (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2002 at 10:40:43:

Dear Walt, Just wanted to thank you for your advice. I feel like I should be paying you, since otherwise I'd be going to a doctor (or maybe not -- I hate going to doctors). Anyway -- I really appreciate having your website. I like your attitude about medicine and it is wonderful to have someone with your attitude who is also a MD. I've been moving towards that way of thinking for a while, but I myself don't have any medical training so -- while I believe in "listening to your body" -- there are clearly some things you just have to know.

I live in Germany, by the way, so it's doubly wonderful to be able to just go to the web and get expert, thoughtful advice.

Lois





Re: Thanks (TESTIMONIAL)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 12, 2002 at 17:18:04:

In Reply to: Thanks posted by Lois on April 11, 2002 at 05:38:27:

Thanks, Lois, for the feedback!

It keeps me going.

Namaste`

Walt

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