A Natural Method for Healing Allergies: Teach your body to heal itself

Introduction to allergies

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, 1 in 5 people suffer from some type of allergy. With those odds, it’s highly likely that you or someone you know experiences some form of seasonal, food-related, or environmental allergies. Allergies can remain unknown and silent contributors towards any symptom until a person has the appropriate allergy testing done by a medical doctor.

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). For some, symptoms may only arise at certain times of the year when certain allergens are more prevalent or may persist year-round. It’s also true that some may be reactive to only a few substances while others have an extensive list of allergens that lead a rapid downward spiral with even the slightest exposure by inhaling, digesting, or upon skin contact.

Regardless of where you find yourself along these spectrums, Advanced Cell Training (ACT) offers an at-home training method that can help you kick allergies to the curb, so you don’t have to suffer through another allergy season or cut yourself off from everything that makes you sneezy, stuffy, drippy, puffy, and all-around miserable.

Common types of allergies include:

  • Seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis)
  • Perennial allergies – symptoms continue throughout the year
  • Food allergies (especially gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, soy, and shellfish)
  • Pharmaceutical allergies (some herbs and supplements too)
  • Environmental allergies (mold, smoke, dust, fragrance, dyes, grass, plants, etc.)
  • Latex allergy
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Pet dander or insect bite allergies
  • Anaphylaxis – a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that results in trouble breathing and swelling in your mouth or throat.

What causes allergies?

Allergies are an abnormal response or overreaction that occurs when the body develops antigens against a substance. Symptoms arise when the person is exposed to the allergen and the body produces excessive amounts of a chemical known as histamine, which helps counteract the allergen.

In an attempt to rid the body of the threat, the immune system trips its internal alarm system by producing large amounts of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies that attack the allergen and, in turn, set off a chain reaction of inflammatory responses.

At this stage, the body is exhibiting an exaggerated reaction to a substance that, to a correctly functioning immune system, should be considered harmless.

Allergy symptoms

While symptoms naturally vary on an individual basis and depend on how much of the allergen was encountered and the degree of the immunological response, below are symptoms commonly experienced by allergy sufferers:

  • Breaking out in skin rash, redness, hives, or eczema
  • Tingling or itchy sensations in the mouth, lips, or throat
  • Feeling overheated or anxious
  • Swelling of tongue, face, or throat
  • Itching or watering of nose or eyes
  • Congested sinuses accompanied by pain or pressure
  • Diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, or vomiting
  • Coughing, wheezing, labored breathing, allergy-induced asthma
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches
  • Shock or loss of consciousness in severe cases

As humans, our natural inclination is to avoid anything that causes pain or symptoms. We may even be told by a well-meaning medical doctor to avoid the culprit that is causing us symptoms.

While that may take away our issues for a time, does that practice really get to the bottom of the bigger, underlying problem beneath the surface? No. It’s important to address why the body is having an exaggerated response in the first place and train your body to no longer see allergens as a threat. Chances are, if allergens go unaddressed and exposure continues, the antibodies will continue to build, as will the severity of the reaction over time.

Traditional allergy treatments

The most common traditional treatments for these exaggerated responses of allergies include over-the-counter and doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals to control inflammation, such as steroids, immunotherapy drugs, acetaminophen, antihistamines, or corticosteroids. Other conventional means of managing allergies include elimination diets or carrying an Epipen if severe allergic reactions could become life-threatening.

You can take pills and potions you want to mask the symptoms, but it doesn’t hide the fact that the problem still exists. Instead of popping pills that provide temporary relief or leave you feeling drowsy (not to mention disrupting your body’s natural processes), why not get to the root of why your body is sounding its internal alarm in the first place?

ACT offers a solution that can help you resolve the underlying issue by training your immune system to adapt and respond appropriately to substances or environments that trigger symptoms and correcting its natural defense system so it performs how it was designed to.

Train your body to heal allergies

The body craves its rightful state of homeostasis and balance, wherein the body experiences optimal health rather than symptoms. It’s only when the immune system gets off track that it perceives an innocuous substance as a threat. Who could fault it? Afterall, the immune system is only doing its job.

Our job at ACT is to help you train your immune system to better identify threats and foreign invaders, and make corrections when the body is overreacting to the allergen.

Using our proprietary training code method, your body will have a “faceprint” on every single allergen that causes your symptoms and will signal the immune system to stand down when it’s not in harm’s way. This prevents an unnecessary inflammatory response from occurring.

The objective is simply to normalize the body’s behavior and teach it to not overreact or underreact to allergens it may encounter.

After the body is trained using this method, you should find that you’re able to mow the grass, clean dust bunnies from your home, eat once-symptom-inducing foods to your heart’s content, bury your face in a dander-laden pet, or step outside on a lovely Spring day and not worry about an impending allergy attack. The point here is, the allergen threat is effectively removed so you can enjoy life without allergies.

What to expect with our program

Upon registering for ACT, we will ask you to complete our health forms, which provide us with valuable insight into symptoms you’d like to address, any previous trauma, and your childhood history.

Our once-weekly training program is done from the comfort of your home. You will call us via phone or Skype (if you live outside the U.S.) at the scheduled time for a class call, in which you’ll periodically speak to Gary Blier and listen to training codes being read at the end of the call.

In response to the training codes, your body should initiate corrective behaviors and begin ceasing over-and-under reactions, which the medical community has identified as the major causes of inflammation and symptoms.

During the 24 to 72 hours after completing your weekly training, we ask that you closely monitor how your body responds and email us a progress report to inform us of any reductions in symptoms that occurred from doing the most current training code set. The progress report will also provide us with critical clues to help us determine the upcoming week’s training codes.

We want you to be satisfied with the changes you see in your health as a result of doing our program, which is why we offer a risk-free money back guarantee for the first month you’re in our program. You can get a full refund if you aren’t convinced that we are onto something valuable for your health – we promise, there’s no catch!

A brief history of ACT

If there’s one health concern we know really well, it’s allergies. You might say it’s the bedrock of our company. When we started out in 1999, we were known as Allergy Alternatives and focused solely on helping clients with allergies. And, we did so with much success. Word quickly spread about our little allergy clinic in Rhode Island and soon people with non-allergy-related conditions began to ask whether our unconventional training method could help them, too.

At the time, we weren’t sure if our method could help more complicated conditions, but we decided there was no harm in trying since this method is completely safe. We applied the same technique and results-based protocol to non-allergy conditions (namely Lyme and autoimmune diseases) and found that clients were experiencing the same results. They were getting their lives back after years or, in some cases, decades.

As our clinic evolved, so did the name of our clinic, which changed to Advanced Cell Training nearly one decade ago. Today, we continue to open our doors to anyone with chronic symptoms who wants to train their body for better health.

Client success stories

Our track record has shown that many clients who come to us with allergies often experience fast relief within only a few sessions of Advanced Cell Training. But don’t just take our word for it. Below are several client testimonials, many of which have been signed before a notary public. These clients, who once dreaded every change of the season or went to great measures to eliminate the grasp allergens had on their lives and health, are speaking freely about their renewed states of health and freedom from allergies with Advanced Cell Training.

“I’m a nurse practitioner. I first came back here in 2004. I was struggling with really bad allergies. I was experiencing swelling in my eyes and was constantly stuffy and uncomfortable. I first came to [ACT] for treatment because I was getting allergy shots and I was on every antihistamine known to man. It would work and then it would stop working. The allergy shots sometimes gave me bad reactions, so I wanted to try something more natural.”

“With the training codes, it took about 3-4 months before I really felt that I was back to my old self, but they did work. In fact, they worked quite well. I did try and maintain a balance in conjunction with the codes.”

“I have called back for tweaks for various issues. I was having menopause issues and feeling horrible with hot flashes and irregular bleeding. In women’s health, we know that’s a normal aspect of menopause, but I didn’t want to do the allopathic treatment, which I know so well because I do prescribe it. The codes were amazing and [they] worked for the menopause symptoms probably within weeks.”

“Advanced Cell Training is wonderful. It’s easy. There’s no medication involved and I highly recommend it. Again, I believe in it so much that I’ve recommended it to family members and to my own patients.”

Sharon Garber

Warwick, Rhode Island , Allergies and Menopause

“Since my college years, I suffered hay fever symptoms from all types of pollens. It was always seasonal and started in the spring. I would get a break during summer, and then it would start again in fall.”

“During the seasons, my eyes would itch, my throat would hurt, I had post nasal drip, and I would sneeze continuously. Sometimes I’d sneeze so violently that I would have to pull my car over to the side of the road.”

“Since coming to Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training], the sneezing has stopped this fall! My first three visits, I was very skeptical. My throat doesn’t hurt, the post nasal drip is gone, and my eyes don’t even itch! It’s so hard to believe because I’ve had problems every fall for over 40 years. It amazes me. It is very hard to believe, but my symptoms are gone!”

“It’s ironic that I was so skeptical in the beginning and now that I tell my friends about it, they think I’m nuts. Maybe I am, but my symptoms are gone and theirs aren’t!”

Paul Lavole

Woonsocket, RI, Hay Fever

“We had heard of many people that have been helped by Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training] and because there was no medication, manipulations, or invasive techniques, how could I not try and see if my own family’s ailments might be helped?

“After taking two courses of antibiotics, I saw a Lyme specialist who believed I had a gene linked to arthritis that flared up due to the Lyme. She predicted that, in time, it would get better. At that time, I was living on high doses of Motrin for the pain. Brain fog, stiffness, and fatigue continued to plague me for the next 9 years.

“My daughter, Kate, had severe springtime allergies, trouble falling asleep, and often got colds and the flu. The allergies are better. She can go outside and actually enjoy springtime now (unlike previous years).

“Also, we no longer have to hide her in the house when the grass is cut. She no longer has trouble going to sleep at night. Now, if a cold or flu comes on, we go right to the clinic and the very next day we see a huge improvement.

“My son, Alex (who was skeptical and did not want to go to this alternative clinic), had major stomach issues. In the past, we tried avoidance diets of many foods, but nothing seemed to work. We finally got him in Allergy Alternatives and he no longer has issues with his stomach.

“If you have any condition you’re tired of living with, I would recommend Allergy Alternatives. They have made a significant difference in my family, and I’m sure they can do the same for you.”

April Williams

Wickford, RI, Springtime allergies and stomach issues

“Cigarette smoke would nail me. Within 20 minutes, I would not be able to keep my eyes open, my nose would itch and tickle, and then close right up. It became difficult to breathe. I’d even be tired and feel sick the next day. Since Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training], it’s different. I still don’t like the smell of cigarette smoke, but none of that other stuff happens anymore. No problems at all. I couldn’t report a problem.

“Some perfumes would give me a headache. It would affect me if someone came into my office heavily perfumed. Now, that doesn’t bother me anymore either. Perfumes no longer affect my well-being.

“Sometimes if I picked up a cat, my nose would tickle and get clogged. Now I can hug my cats without consequence.

“It’s been a few allergy seasons since being treated for my allergies and I have noticed dramatic improvements. In fact, I have not had any reaction to anything for which I have been treated. It’s almost hard to imagine, I can now hug my cats and help my wife with the dusting (ugh) without a single sneeze.

“As you know, prior to treatment I suffered from sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, tiredness, and headaches when I was exposed to things like cats, cigarette smoke, dust, and mold. I have had quite a pleasant and allergy-free summer, thanks to Allergy Alternatives, and I thank you for that. I’m glad my eight-year-old daughter has had her first visit!”

Brian Merton

Exeter, RI, Allergies to cats, perfume, and cigarette smoke

“Our infant son, Samuel, had reactions to pollen, dust, and molds. His symptoms were runny eyes and nose, coughing, ear infection, and wheezing. Our pediatrician said he had asthma. Sam’s happy and energetic personality ceased when he became asthmatic. He became quiet and emotionless.

“Our first attempt to remedy his condition was about avoidance – changing our home to suit his condition. We removed all rugs, exchanged fabric for leather furniture, bleached and sealed our basement, bought special bedding and pillow covers, kept our windows shut from June to October (bought air conditioners), and bought a HEPA air filter which ran continually. Even so, his nebulizer was always handy. This did help his condition, but he and I were housebound. Going outside or to an ‘untreated home’ would bring back all of his symptoms.

“We began daily treatments at Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training] in March of 2000. Now our house is open again, and the HEPA filter only comes out when we cook fish! He plays outside and his eyes and nose are fine, he does not wheeze. His energy and enthusiasm are back and no more asthmatic symptoms! My friends and relatives comment on how well he is doing now. His nebulizer is collecting dust in the closet.

“I was clearly skeptical in the beginning, but I can fully recommend Allergy Alternatives to anyone with allergies, especially small babies for whom we feel so deeply when they are so sick.”

Sammy Capobianco

Wickford, RI, Asthma

“I was the textbook case of the child who suffered from chronic strep throat throughout all of my childhood and adolescence. Even through college, I was always sick and fatigued. Finally as an adult, I had my tonsils removed. Shortly after, I started to notice pain in my ears and neck, and began stumbling and falling between two and four times a month! I went to various specialists and a neurologist. None of these doctors could figure out why I was falling. Beyond that, I was still continually fatigued.

“After just one visit at Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training], the diagnoses were obvious. The virus that had caused my inflamed tonsils had migrated elsewhere when the ‘home’ of my tonsils was removed! A pathogen my body was not fighting off simply changed its residence, hence the new pain in my neck and ears and subsequent loss of balance.

“In just one session, we trained my body to ‘see’ the virus as an enemy. Amazingly, the pain in my neck is completely gone. After years of suffering, my fatigue is gone and I finally have a higher energy level. I sleep much better and best of all, no more falling.”

Shannon-Beth Harrington

Narragansett, RI, Earaches, sore throat, falling

“I am a licensed certified nursing assistant for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. I’ve had many allergies since childhood and have received weekly allergy shots from a medical doctor for about a year. I did not look forward to the shots because of the huge and uncomfortable welt that would form where the needle pierced the skin, and I didn’t notice any change in my symptoms.

“The most irritating problem I’ve had since childhood has been a skin condition that occurred after every bath or shower and, up until recently, was getting worse as I aged. After bathing, my skin would break out in bright red hives and eczema all over my body and face. It would itch terribly and I looked horrible for four hours before it would start to clear up. Because I work third shift at the hospital, I would take my bath early in the morning so no one would see me all broken out.

“Since going to Allergy Alternatives [now known as Advanced Cell Training], I’m almost 100% better. I take showers right before work and my skin is just fine. It’s incredible! Once in a blue moon I will get a reaction, but I think it’s probably from when I change soap or something.

“This has also seemed to help me with my cat allergies. Within five minutes of being in the same room with a cat, my eyes would get itchy. I’d sneeze, my neck and arms would itch, and my asthma would act up. I was with a cat the other day for an entire half-hour and none of that happened! It really is amazing.”

“I cannot thank Gary and his team enough for putting me back into the driver’s seat of my life. When the disease controls you, it is easy to feel helpless. I can say proudly and confidently that I am not helpless; in fact I understand my body better than ever before.”

Nicole Coulter

North Kingstown, RI, Hives, Allergies, Eczema