The Allergy Myth: Why Allergy Medicine Doesn’t Work

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

“Beat allergies” “defeat allergies”

Big pharmaceutical companies sell allergy medicine with these claims (an $18 billion market in 2020)… yet it never really “beats” allergies, does it?

Allergy Medicine just relieves symptoms for a bit before the pills wear off and we trot back down to the CVS for another pack.

This isn’t by accident –

It’s designed so big drug corporations, like Johnson & Johnson [owns Zyrtec], can count on us forking over our hard-earned cash for as long as pollen exists.

So far we’ve put up with it… it’s the best option we’ve had.

What they don’t want you to know

Allergies have more to do with our genetics than the seasons – it’s why you have friends or family who just don’t get allergies like you do.

Instead of temporarily relieving the symptoms, why not make yourself the type of person who just doesn’t get allergies?

If the drug companies really wanted to “defeat allergies,” this is probably something they would mention.

But they don’t.

They just want us to keep buying so the guys up top can keep their nice cars and tropical island vacation homes.

A better way to deal with allergies

What’s the best natural approach to get to the root cause and beat allergies in 2021?

It’s simple:

Step one – Know your DNA

Understand your unique genetic variants linked to allergies – genes like OVOL1 and BCL6 are often responsible.

Step two – See what science has to say

Once you know the genes, science reveals your next best move. I’ll use myself as an example…

My Allergy Report revealed that my BCL6 variant is linked to causing allergies by raising levels of IL-4, a crucial immune protein. A scientific-backed recommendation is to supplement butterbur – this helps by reducing IL-4.

You can have your very own AI-powered precision health software tell you the best ways to prevent allergies…based on YOUR DNA.

A few clicks away

With SelfDecode’s new Allergy Report, I just clicked “Generate Report” and I was good to go.

The report confirmed what I assumed based on my historical battle to breathe through my nose – I have a high risk for allergies.

But the biggest difference was the recommendations based on my unique DNA.

Now, I can address the genes that contribute to my allergies instead of shoving allergy pills down my throat for a few hours relief.

The most accurate & personalized allergy report

Allergy Recommendations

The Allergy Report analyzes nearly 2,500 genetic variants linked to allergies. And while others only tell you part of the story, SelfDecode is giving the FULLEST PICTURE of your health:

✅ Understand your genetic risk for allergies compared to the rest of the population

✅ Get prioritized recommendations on diet, supplements and lifestyle based on your DNA.

✅ Add recommendations to your Regimen & become the person who just doesn’t get allergies.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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