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Allergy season worse than ever by WilliamCampbell Douglass II, M.D

Allergy season worse than ever

Must be a great time to be in the antihistamine business. With all the sniffles and sneezes going around this year, you'd think the drug companies were dropping pollen from helicopters.

(And who knows... maybe they are.)

In March, the number of people reporting allergy symptoms shot up by 25 percent from two years ago, according to a new poll. In April, the numbers started to even out a little bit -- but they were still up nearly 10 percent from the previous year.

Now, I've seen the TV talking heads blame global warming for all this, but that's a load of hot air. Mild winters are nothing new -- and when you get a mild winter, you get an early spring and an early start to allergy season along with it.

But the REAL reason more people have allergies -- including people who've never had them before -- is the fact that we've sealed ourselves in airtight containers and coated ourselves in antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers.

We're no longer naturally exposed to allergens the way we once were -- and as a result, we get sicker when we do encounter them.

But that's neither here nor there. If you're suffering from allergies, all you want to know is how to make them STOP.

Don't turn to meds. In addition to being expensive, they've got oodles of side effects -- and even the so-called non-drowsy formulas list drowsiness as a side effect (you can look it up).

I've got everything you need to know about fighting allergies without meds in this month's Douglass Report. From the details on nature's own antihistamine, butterbur, to the Amish secret for avoiding seasonal sniffles, if you're a subscriber it's coming your way right now.

And if you're not, here's your chance -- put down the tissues and sign up now, and you'll get complete access to it in my online archives.

Nothing to sneeze at,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

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