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CATEGORY: 4: Auto Immune Type

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS: Monavie Active or Supplement Therapy  

Definition: Allergen: This is any normally harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction in someone. Others may suffer from the same allergen as you, or it may affect only you. The root cause is the same however, a malfunctioning immune system.


This is the season of misery for many allergy sufferers, whose allergen is pollen that causes hay fever. But all sorts of allergens negatively impact people’s health and happiness year round. The list of them is growing in step with our hyper sensitivity to more and more normally harmless things around us. It’s as if we were becoming allergic to the very environment itself. And when you examine the expanding list of allergens, it actually seems as though that’s the case.


Allergies arise from two causes: Genetics, what you inherit from your family; and Environment, what you come into contact with as you live your life.

The genetic factor: It is believed that while specific allergies are not usually inherited, if both parents have allergies their children will probably have them too, just different ones. The probability of allergies in the offspring increases if it’s the mother who has the problem. Meaning, you won’t necessarily inherit the same allergies as your parents, just the propensity to develop allergies generally. This is true because an impaired immune system is subject to many different allergies, as well as, other disorders.

This ties into what I’ve been saying about seemingly inherited disorders actually being a function of a poor diet that’s simply passed on to succeeding generations, along with the attendant deficiencies. And it’s worse if Mom has the allergy only because it’s usually she who makes the choices about food purchases and preparation. So if Mom’s family diet is giving her allergies, it will probably give them to you as well if you’re eating her cooking. Because Mom’s family diet is missing a nutrient necessary to avoid allergies. You don’t inherit bad genes, just bad eating habits.

The environmental factor: The short list of normally innocuous allergens now includes the more common ones like grass, weed, tree, and flower pollen; but also mold fungi, house dust and bacterial dust mites; pet dander, especially from cats, dogs, and birds; insect bites from bees and wasps, as well as simply living in close proximity to other insects like cockroaches; lotions and soaps; make-up and every cosmetic and perfume; plants including poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac; jewelry and latex; medicines like penicillin and antibiotics; and even sunlight.

Some of the more serious allergens are food based ones like peanut, shell fish and wheat—not to be confused with celiac disease that causes a sensitivity to the gluten found in wheat. There have even been rare cases of one person being allergic to another, where the body actually perceives the other person as an allergen.


The increased sensitivity to these normally harmless substances is occurring because our immune systems are underfed, and made weak by this lack of nutrition. We then pass on the poor diet habits and immune weakness to our progeny, making them more susceptible to immune related problems, like allergies. Despite the long, varied, and growing list of allergens, all allergies are truly caused by an overly sensitive immune system. It reacts when it’s not supposed to. That’s why I categorize allergies as Auto Immune Type. Though they are not strictly considered an auto immune disorder, they do result from an inappropriate response from the immune system. If you can stop the inappropriate response, you can stop allergies.

The immune system can be compared to two personality types in humans. There is a type of person who remains calm under pressure, who never raises his voice, who varies his methods as necessary to deal with new crises without getting flustered. He would never lose his cool and do something inappropriate. Let’s call him Andy. We all know someone like this and admire that grace under pressure they possess.

But there is another type of person who gets upset at the slightest thing, who has trouble sleeping, who jumps at every noise, and is always over anxious. Anything can set him off, and he’s known to cry at the slightest frustration or bad news. Let’s call him Bob. We also all know someone like this and usually can’t wait to get away from them, because their anxiety can be draining.

These two personality types can also describe two types of immune systems. Andy represents a stable, healthy one that doesn’t mistake harmless substances as potentially dangerous allergens. When Andy kicks in it is to respond to a real emergency. Bob represents a hyper sensitive immune system that has a hair trigger, and will send out t-cells and antihistamines, to cause inflammation at the slightest disturbance. Bob’s hand is always hovering over the red “go” button.

Ordinarily, it’s the immune system’s job to protect your body against truly harmful substances, like viruses, pollution, bacteria and subsequent infection. Unfortunately, an over anxious immune system like Bob will wrongly react to benign substances and treat them like allergens. When this happens, Bob goes into full lock down and sends out all the troops to fight . . . what? An imaginary foe, a ghost, a daydream, something that isn’t really there. At that point, the system has become disabled, has lost the ability to tell friend from foe. In so doing, it makes you suffer needlessly. And the restrictions that allergies place on you! You can’t eat this, you can’t drink that, can’t smell this, can’t touch whatever, can’t go to that place! But if you feed the immune system it can and will recover.

People who suffer from allergies can choose from a large menu of miseries, including:


swollen, red, itchy, watery eyes

serial sneezing

runny or stuffy nose

post nasal drip

itchy skin around nose and mouth

itchiness inside ear canal

ringing or buzzing in the ears

inner ear swelling leading to dizziness and vertigo

mental confusion

throat tickling


sore throat

asthma attack

respiratory swelling that narrows airways and threatens breathing

extra mucous production

lung congestion


itchy skin on body

eczema (rough, inflamed, blistered and sometimes bleeding skin)


skin rashes


skin peeling

stomach cramps



abdominal cramps



plus others specific to an individual

It is the level of the immune reaction to an allergen that determines whether you have an allergic response that passes quickly or one that threatens your life. A mild attack of any of these symptoms would be annoying, but something you could forget about once it was over. Bump these same symptoms up from mild to moderate and you might be more concerned and looking for some over the counter relief.

But if some of them rise to severe they can threaten your life. This situation is referred to as anaphylaxis, a condition where the immune system’s response to an allergen is violent and immediate, affecting the entire body. If the symptom involves swelling of the respiratory track it can prevent breathing. In that case, if you don’t get a shot of epinephrine (adrenaline) immediately, you may die from lack of oxygen. There are a lot of good reasons to try to prevent allergies.


Let’s say that you’re taking a walk through a flower garden one morning, when suddenly the back of your throat begins to itch and tighten up, making you cough. At the same time your eyes start to itch and your nose begins discharging mucus. Your hyper sensitive immune system, Bob, has overreacted to a harmless substance, flower pollen, interpreting it as an enemy element. In response, and wrongly thinking it is under attack, the immune system activates and releases defense troops by way of white blood cells, resulting in an extreme inflammatory response.

Part of this inflammatory response includes producing unnecessary antibodies to ward off the imaginary enemy allergen. In turn, the antibodies cause chemicals—histamines—to be released into the bloodstream. The histamines are what actually cause the symptomatic itching, sneezing, swelling of affected tissues, and other symptoms that characterizes an inflammatory allergic response.


The therapies discussed here will calm down an over anxious immune system, and stop Bob from reacting to inherently harmless things that will not hurt you, like pollen, house dust, shellfish, or latex. It will also stop and control for all time any allergy your body can dream up.


You can drink Monavie Active twice daily and do nothing else, and your allergies will end. Doing this will cost about $100 a month. A lot of us can’t afford that amount in this economy. If so, you can take a less expensive combination of supplements to control your allergies. The supplement therapy follows the Monavie chart.

Fighting Allergies Using Monavie Active Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Monavie Active 2 ounces 2 ounces Monavie Active NA
Monavie is dense and delicious, a combination of 19 fruit juices with acai berry as its main component. It appears to have silt and sediment in it. Make sure you shake it well, but do not discard anything that comes out of the bottle. Consume everything, tiny chunks, silt, etc. Try to take it first thing in the morning when you wake up, and about 20 minutes before you eat dinner. Some people prefer to take the second dose right before they go to bed, saying it also helps them sleep better. Whatever else it does, nothing works better on immune problems than Monavie Active.


The supplement therapy centers on Bee Pollen. Think of it as the immune system’s favorite solid food. It loves Bee Pollen, can’t get enough, and will return to good health if it is fed sufficient quantities of it. Regardless of your trigger allergen—the substance or thing that causes your particular allergy response—Bee Pollen will treat the root problem in the immune system and calm it down, stop it from over reacting to nothing.

It sounds counterintuitive, I know. You’re thinking that if pollen is your trigger allergen, how can taking more bee pollen help the situation. For one thing, bees secrete a substance on the pollen they collect, making it sticky to ensure they won’t drop it on their way back to the hive. Plus, the pollen that bees collect is from many varied flowers and plants. So Bee Pollen in supplement form is not strictly the same pollen you encounter on your walk among the flowers. Whatever that substance is that’s added by the bees helps us control allergies.

Inflammation is also part of an allergic reaction, which is why Beta Carotene is recommended. (Please see Blog 3: The Danger of Inflammation for more on this subject.) Vitamin D3 supports Beta Carotene in its inflammation fighting function. And Lecithin is recommended to clear up lung congestion and the extra mucous production that often accompanies an allergic response.

Once your allergy is under control, meaning you have been symptom free for at least two weeks, you can stop everything except Bee Pollen. But if you’re not taking Monavie Active, then Bee Pollen must be your minimum front line of defense against allergies, if you want to prevent them without prescriptions. Take Bee Pollen daily, and you’ll forget that you even have allergies. But the minute you stop taking Bee Pollen, or Monavie Active if you decide on it, your allergy will return with full effects.

Fighting Allergies Using Supplements Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Bee Pollen Complex 4 tablets 4 tablets Puritan’s Pride #4390 1000 mg+
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 15 softgels 15 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (equivalent to 15 mg)
Vitamin D3 (softgels only) 1 softgel 1 softgel Puritan’s Pride #15605 1000 IU
Lecithin (softgels only) 5 softgels 5 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
Definition: Bee Pollen Complex: This pressed pellet tablet contains 1000 mg of Bee Pollen, plus 10 mg of Bee Propolis, and 10 mg of the powerful Bee Royal Jelly. If you can’t fine Bee Pollen Complex, use straight Bee Pollen.


► It is important to make either Monavie Active or Bee Pollen a daily and regular part of your diet, even when you are not having allergy symptoms, or when it isn’t your “season” for allergies. The idea is to move the immune system into a state of calm and keep it there. It will be a stronger immune system and will do a better job of protecting your body against all sorts of ailments, including allergies.

► If you take Beta Carotene without also taking Vitamin D, you will deplete your stores of Vitamin D and develop a Vitamin D deficiency. It usually manifests as sores on the inside of the mouth. Always take Vitamin D when you take Beta Carotene.

Vitamin D3 is recommended because it more closely replicates the Vitamin D made naturally on your skin from contact with the sun. But if you can’t find D3, take straight Vitamin D.

► I have recommended Puritan’s Pride brand because their Lecithin is from soybeans only, and contains a minimum of 70 mg of phosphatides in each 1200 mg softgel, equivalent to 61 percent phosphatides. The value of a Lecithin product is determined by the percentage of phosphatides it contains, because they activate the emulsifying process in your body. You may use another brand, but make sure it conforms to or exceeds these specifications or it will not work.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next post: Blog 16: Cancer In Cats & Dogs, where I explain how to keep your companion pets safe from cancer.


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