It is that time of year again! Pollen is absolutely ridiculous right about now and spring is just starting! The sneezing the itchy eyes. We all know the drill, break out the antihistamines. But what if you didn’t have to?
Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractor that specializes in allergies, clinical nutrition and environmental/lifestyle medicine. Her main focus is on pediatric and young adult healthcare. Here is a bit more from her site:
“Dr. Susanne Bennett, D.C., CCSP, is the founder of the Wellness For Life Center in Santa Monica, California. She specializes in allergies, clinical nutrition, environmental and lifestyle medicine, with an emphasis in pediatric and young adult health care. She is the creator and author of The 7-Day Allergy Makeover (Penguin, March 2014), a step-by-step clinically proven program that helps individuals break free from their allergy symptoms by utilizing natural therapies and solutions without drugs or injections.
Her passion is to be of service as a lifestyle medicine expert and provide cutting edge natural health practices to facilitate optimal healing, vitality and vigor.
At her Santa Monica Wellness For Life Center, she combines Eastern, Western, and bio-energetic modalities to treat a wide range of patients and illnesses. She is a master at facilitating healing for difficult chronic allergies. Her unique treatment system was developed from over 24 years of clinical experience and advanced studies.
Dr. Bennett incorporates natural and lifestyle medicine, subtle immune system modulation and pays close attention to toxic emotional and mental disturbances that can manifest as physical symptoms. Together these approaches enable gentle, safe, profound restoration that is tolerated by even the most sensitive patients, infants, and children.
Dr. Susanne is also the CEO and Founder of PURIGENEX
, a skin care company dedicated to natural, non-invasive products and therapies, utilizing a proprietary, biologically active form of topical collagen. Her philosophy is that “healthy skin leads to better health.”
The Book: The 7 Day Allergy Makeover is an easy to read book that goes over seasonal, food, and environmental allergies. In here you will learn about going beyond treating the symptoms to alleviating them altogether in a natural way. Her plan shows you how the foods you eat, the water you drink, the spaces you live/work/cook and the air you breathe can affect your allergies.
At the beginning of the book it has a symptom check list where you mark off your symptoms and grade them (1-10) as to how they are for you. You do this at the beginning and at the end of the journey. Then it starts with cleaning up the foods you eat! Nutrition is a major part in your health so if you are not eating healthy your body will not be healthy. She talks about lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, egg allergies ect. Through out this she gives little restaurant tips to help you prepare for an evening out. Then she moves through out the 7 days discussing how the water you drink can affect you skin and other areas, the air you breathe in (your flooring, your bedding, your cleaning supplies). And goes on from there.
This book was really fascinating! I like how she addressed allergies as a whole and not tried blaming food completely for it. Those who have been on here with me for awhile know how against to removing gluten just for fun or for weight loss I am. Now I will still say with this- even if you think your symptoms are food related- please talk with your doctor first. You all know I am a major supporter for Celiac Awareness and if we have people self diagnosing and just removing gluten we can not progress in the studies and statistics of it. Not to mention if you do have Celiac and not just gluten intolerance chances are the rest of your family could have it. So please get tested for Celiac before removing gluten.
Over all I found this book very helpful. There are things that I never thought about being the cause of my itchy skin or sinus issues. I do have gluten intolerance (doctor diagnosed- tested negative for celiac) so the food allergy aspect is already taken into consideration. Now to see what I can do about the rest!
You can find The 7-Day Allergy Makeover: A Simple Program to Eliminate Allergies and Restore Vibrant Health from the Inside Out on Amazon to purchase.
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