Well, it’s that time of the year again – allergy season. Time for the plants to do their yearly mating ritual and for us to suffer from the ravages of their pollen. If you are to believe the advertisers, the reason we are suffering so badly is because we must be lacking the magic medication that will make all our symptoms disappear. If we take their drug of choice, somehow all will be well. This false way of thinking may make us feel better short term, however the side effects from the medications may be worse than the suffering caused by the allergens. Before you take any medication, please read the side effects enclosed in the medication package and then decide if the treatment is worse than the problem. Now let’s ask ourselves a question, if there were a way to get similar results as taking drugs with no side effects, and was less expensive than the medication, would you be interested? What if that same treatment would not only help the symptoms, but actually work to strengthen your immune system? Well, the following home remedies may be able to do just that. Dr. Joe’s Cold & Flu Tonic uses some of the major immune stimulating herbs, as well as herbs that are anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and cleansing. I have kept batches of this tonic in my refrigerator for up to 2 years. If you need to use the tonic right away (the recipe calls for letting it sit for 2 weeks after it is made), just take 2 tablespoons of the fresh made puree 3 times a day until the symptoms subside. The tea is great hot or cold. I drink at least one glass every day. Now you have your own plan of attack when the allergy season hits. Please call my office at 770-427-7387 or you can send us a message in the live chat.