Allergy Medications Hurt your Brain

Allergy Medications – It’s allergy season. Sadly, many Americans suffer a wide range of symptoms.  These range from itchy eyes, discharge from the eyes and nose, sinus congestion and many more.  While most Americans turn to medications to manage their symptoms, new research shows this  may not be the best idea.

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Allergy Medications: Perhaps you’re like millions of others who suffer from seasonal allergies.  In fact maybe you turn to one of the popular over the counter medications.  Have you ever heard of Benadryl, Paxil or Dramamine?  New research links these drugs to dementia and even brain damage.

A 2013 study by scientists at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that many allergy medications cause cognitive problems when taken continuously for as few as 60 days. Drugs with a weaker effect could cause brain problems within 90 days.  This research was so remarkable that it even made it into CNN headlines.

These allergy medications fall under a category of drugs called anticholinergic drugs.  The cognitive tests revealed that people taking these types of drug performed worse on short-term memory tests and tests of executive function, including verbal reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

In fact, one of the researchers by the name of Risacher stated, ““These findings might give us clues to the biological basis for the cognitive problems associated with anticholinergic drugs, but additional studies are needed if we are to truly understand the mechanisms involved.  “Given all the research evidence, physicians might want to consider alternatives to anticholinergic medications, if available, when working with their older patients.”

How Allergies Start

So where does it all start?  Often times, it all starts in the liver.  In fact, your liver acts like a filter straining out toxins from the blood.  This of course keeps your blood clean and healthy.  But what happens if the liver gets overloaded and can’t keep up with demand?  Sadly, due to the Standard American Diet, that’s too true way too often.  Now these harmful toxins back up into the blood stream.  Unfortunately your body knows they’re not supposed to be there.  So what does it do?  It uses the immune system to attack them.  And this is what causes your allergy symptoms.  The common medical approach is to block the immune system cells responsible for that attack.  Can you see why this only patches the symptoms?

Healthy Liver & Immune Function

It’s important to remember that neither I nor enzyme nutrition treat allergies, or any disease.  Fortunately, there is a solution to helping both your liver and immune system work properly.  In fact that’s exactly what enzyme nutrition does.  Through scientific testing based on sound medical principles, our testing will identify the source of stress in the body.  Then with a precise combination of gradual dietary changes and enzyme supplements we can support the healthy function of that organ.  In this case that may end up being the liver, and/or the immune system.

Are you concerned about your liver or immune health?  Does your condition affect your work, play or family?  Would you like a more active lifestyle?  Or perhaps you’re worried about a loved one.  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

link to CNN article

Allergy Medications hurt your brain
Allergy Medications hinder brain function