January 2, 2023

Allergies (runny nose, itchy eyes)

Question:

How do you explain allergies (runny nose, itchy eyes) from a terrain theory point of view? The runny nose from allergies seems different from a runny nose from a cold.

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Terrain answer:

Allergies are long-term low-level chronic inflammation and irritation of the body. They are a very low-level cold that continues sometimes for months on end, often coming and going as the person encounters normally harmless stimuli like dust or grass. Allergies occur when the person’s body is in a chronic state of irritation and then harmless stimuli push it over the edge because the body is always right on the edge.
Colds on the other hand typically occur when there is a more acute issue. Either the person overindulged on harmful substance, for example, the post-holiday cold – people stuff themselves with the worst of the worst foods, and then in the days following the body is so overwhelmed that it forces a cold or flu detox to expel a large amount of waste at once. The other trigger for a cold is the exposure to something noxious, for example, walking into a room that has been sprayed with disinfectant can cause cold symptoms as the body attempts to wrap up all of the inhaled poison in mucus. Within a few minutes to a few hours, we start with cold symptoms, and depending on how backed up our body is, whether we fast right away or burden our bodies with food, etc the cold will either clear within a few hours if we fast and rest or stretch on for days or weeks if we eat.
The flu is a progression of the cold and rashes like chicken pox, mumps, and scarlet fever are a further progression of the same processes.

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