Now that Spring is upon us, if you struggle with asthma and allergy symptoms, you probably know that you have a whole lot of company. Between 35 and 50 million people in the US suffer from some kind of significant allergy, and about 20 million Americans suffer from asthma (6.9 million of them children).
According to Dr. Ellen Cutler, author of Live Free from Asthma and Allergies, “These types of reactions can emerge suddenly at any age without prior warning.” Dr. Cutler is the founder of the revolutionary BioSET system and runs a BioSET teaching institute. Embraced by both conventional and complementary practitioners, Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy (BioSET) is a method of reprogramming the body’s response to environmental factors and foods to provide actual relief without the use of medication.
This book is a comprehensive manual on how to use the BioSET system for self-treatment, combining treatment with enzymes for digestion and systemic therapy, homeopathic remedies for detoxification, and an innovative natural allergy desensitization protocol. Dr. Jim Munsen, a board-certified physician in allergy and immunology says in the book’s foreword, “You must detoxify and cleanse the body, as well as optimize diges- tion and eliminate allergies, to achieve the best results in successfully treating asthma.” Dr. Cutler classifies allergies, or “sensitivities,” as she call them, into two main categories: causative— including food/ingestants, inhalants (such as dust or chemicals), insects, and physical aspects (cold or heat); and those defined by their symptoms—including skin conditions, asthma, anaphylaxis, headaches, stomach upset, and depression. The book’s six sections feature a highly detailed guide to sensitivities, the BioSET system, and adjunctive therapies, and also include 20 extremely informative and valuable pages of case studies (which the author recommends we read first).
In addition, there are three appendices which, on their own, are plenty of reason to buy this hopeful and helpful paperback: 1) foods related to dietary stress and foods/materials containing key allergens (these lists are numerous pages in length), 2) resources for a healthy, green home environment, and 3) new research on asthma and respiratory disease.
It is encouraging to hear that gradually-achieved but permanent freedom from chronic asthma and allergy conditions may be within reach! What better time than Spring to do a healthy “re-set” in order to more fully enjoy all that life offers.