5 Top Healthy Solutions for Allergies!




5 Top Healthy Solutions for Allergies!

More and more people seem to have a heightened sensitivity to an allergen of some kind (a food, pollen, dust, mold…) which can cause the immune system to overreact in order to defend itself.

The immune system typically responds to a harmful substance, such as wheat, dairy, peanuts or what is common now in New Mexico the Juniper pollen when exposed to the body.  People with allergies recognize their immune system might work overtime on what appears to be relatively harmless exposure.

The persons reaction can range from mild discomfort to a life-threatening situation.

General allergy symptoms appear similar to the flu without the fever!  Most with an allergy will display a combination of symptoms like:  watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; itchy throat; nasal congestion; wheezing; fatigue; coughing; stomach ache; fatigue; irritability; skin irritation; and maybe hives.

Hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all due to allergic reactions.

When you determine if your allergic episode was due to something in the air (pollen, pet dander), an insect sting (i.e. venom of bees and wasps), a chemical, medication or from something you ate, here are the top questions to can ask yourself for clues:

  • What have you eaten differently?
  • Do you work outdoors, or have you been active outdoors recently?
  • Have you had a recent traumatic stressful experience?
  • Have you been in contact with something that might have irritated your eyes or skin?

The answers to these questions will help guide your doctor to becoming more specific and may request scheduling for a simple skin or blood test.  If you have a serious allergy or reaction, make sure you get to the hospital as fast as possible as allergies can be life threatening. If it is a food allergy we offer a simple test to identify the foods with a complete report.  This will include a list of foods to avoid based on the results.

For 25 years of practice, I have offered natural solutions that are proven and work, like:

  •      Acupuncture –  Decreases inflammation and supports the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid) and fortifies the detox organs (liver, kidney, lung and spleen).
  •      Chinese herbs and Homeopathy – Histoplex, Xanthium Relieve Surface, Jade Screen or Allergena 6, Juniper 200x homeopathic (that you can begin a month before the season begins for quick results).
  •      Nasal sprays – Restore™ Sinus Spray and Ozone Nasal Insufflation can help to clean out the sinus cavity.
  •      Eye drops – Lubrisine Eye Drops helps to soothe itchy, burning eyes.
  •      Diet therapy – A simple blood test can reveal a complete list of foods to avoid.

Are you ready for relief with a natural solution today?

We are here for you when you call 505-986-1089 M-F   8 am – 5 pm or emailing us.

5 Steps to Healthier, Fuller & Shapelier Breasts

Benson, Robyn - Santa Fe Soul - Truly Alive Magazineby Robyn Benson, D.O.M.

Breast cancer, lumps, breast pain and sagging breasts are all very common occurrences and concerns for women in today’s world and increasingly for men too! If you are experiencing one of these challenges, consider the following solutions in addition to a self-care lifestyle, regular breast massage and monthly self-examination.

1. Whole Foods. More than anything, choose an organic whole food diet and one free of pesticides, herbicides and plastic drinking bottles. The toxic buildup from these offenders can contribute to massive havoc in your breast cell tissue and to hormone imbalance. One of my favorite supplements to help detox chemical buildup in breast tissue is calcium glucarate. I also recommend a good multivitamin, Vitamin D and Chinese herbs to promote breast and hormone wellness.

2. Exercise. Exercise (at least 3-4 x week). This is key for your heart, brain and yes, your breast tissue too. Walk daily, take a Zumba class and lift weights. Be sure to wear a support bra that is comfortable and not too tight around your breasts for improved circulation.

3. Bra Breaks. Did you know that underwire bras are hazardous to healthy breast tissue? Underwire bras hinder healthy lymphatic movement in and around your breasts. Whenever possible, let your boobs breathe and be free – especially when at home at night and weekends.

4. Consider a natural PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Breast lift. Did you read recently that Jennifer Aniston had this non-surgical procedure done? Most of the world does not know this option exists. Learn more at: robynbenson.com/v-breast-lift.

5. Stress less and meditate more. Stress wreaks havoc in our bodies. Instead of stressing, find ways to allow more flow, more fun and more fabulous moments in your life. Meditate and allow your body the proper rest it desires. This will help you age better, with more radiance and vitality in your skin and all your body tissues.

Benson logoFor more info on how to live better and age healthfully, visit robynbenson.com. 505-986-1089, robyn@robynbenson.com.

Food for the Healthy Traveler

htphoto1My friend Gregg Schulman’s hotel
refrigerator at a recent event

I’m excited to show you my new book, The Healthy Traveler: 8 Pathways to Smart and Effortless Travel , as well as the accompanying Healthy Traveler’s Food Guide, full of recipes and tips for eating well when you’re on the road, be it plane, train, car or bus. The books will be available May 31, so watch here for details!

You can learn more about how to be a Healthy Conscious Traveler at the Healthy Traveler’s Global Summit, May 1-10. This revolutionary online program features 30 leading medical and travel experts sharing their best advice for healthy share with you! Click here to RSVP and for more info.

In the meantime, here are a few travel food tips from the Healthy Traveler’s Food Guide that you can use for weekend getaways, business trips, summer vacation and more. Happy Travels!

When traveling by plane, always pack an empty BPA-free water bottle with a filter already in it so that you can fill at any water fountain once you’re past security, saving you $4 or more.

If you’re taking a road trip, pack a cooler with ice, cool beverages, salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables and other perishables so you can eat while on the road and in your hotel room. Always bring your own packaged sea salt full of minerals to complement any meal you have. Add a pinch of sea salt to water one to two times a day to ensure water absorption into your cells and to keep your electrical body fully charged.

If you’re flying, leave room in a carry-on to pack a lunch or dinner—salads in portable containers; sandwiches wrapped in wax paper; bags of trail mix, granola, nuts and gluten free cookies, and truffles, all safely stowed and TSA-approved.

Heading to a hotel? Check before you go to see if your hotel room has a refrigerator. If not, see if you can request one. Often they’re readily available, for a nominal fee and, in the long run, you’ll save money.

If you have a great travel tip you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments below. You can connect with Dr. Robyn Benson at www.santafesoul.com!

htrobynDr. Robyn Benson at the Dead Sea in Israel

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Healthy Traveler’s Guide: Retrain, Regain & Renew Yourself with Eight Pathways to Smart & Conscious Travel

I’m excited to announce the upcoming publication of my new book, “Healthy Traveler’s Guide: Retrain, Regain & Renew Yourself with Eight Pathways to Smart & Conscious Travel.” I’d like to share some of my recommendations with you so that if you’re traveling this winter, you can enjoy a comfortable, healthy and happy trip that will leave you feeling renewed and invigorated. Read more