Learn how Inside Out Weight Loss listener, and chanteuse extraordinaire Dara Tucker is healing years of allergies using the tools from IOWL!
I wrote you a couple of weeks ago to let you know that I have been listening to your podcast off and on for about a year now (very consistently for the past few months), and it’s helped me tremendously. I’m down 25 lbs. so far this year, and the principles and skills you’ve taught me have played an invaluable role in helping me to eliminate limiting beliefs, and to begin to see this weight loss journey as an adventure to be enjoyed, rather than a problem to be conquered.
I wanted to let you know that I have been applying a concept you mentioned in passing for the last few days with startling success.
I have suffered with seasonal allergies for years, and for the past few years, I have also dealt with a condition called ‘vasomotor rhinitis’ — an over-sensitivity of the nasal passages. My allergic reactions are triggered by everything from stress to emotional distress to temperature changes to tiredness.
Every allergy medication that could be prescribed has been prescribed to me. I’ve developed a tolerance to them all. For the past several years, I’ve started getting steroid shots from my doctor because they’re the only thing that’s provided any kind of relief. The problem is, they only last for 6 weeks, and you’re not supposed to get them more than once every 3 months or so, or you could end up suffering from bone deterioration. The shots are painful and embarrassing (they’re administered in the buttocks), and I have actually begun to develop a tolerance to them as well.
A few days ago, I heard you mention in one of your podcasts that you felt an allergic reaction coming on at one point, and you stilled yourself and talked to your body and envisioned yourself having clear sinuses, and the symptoms went away. I figured I had nothing to lose by trying this method — everything else has failed me.
For the past few mornings, I’ve started using this method in the mornings when I start to feel that ’swimming pool in my head’ feeling. I normally sneeze for 15 or 20 minutes every morning, no exceptions. This particular morning, I decided to place my hands over my sinuses, and calm myself. I went inside, and began to speak to my body. I said, “Thank you for protecting me. Whatever it is you’ve been protecting me from, I’m ready to deal with it now. We’re going to handle this in another way.”
What I experienced next was nothing short of a miracle. The ’swimming pool in my head’ began to subside! I felt my sinuses begin to relax, and I continued to get dressed. I’ve had to repeat this process multiple times throughout the day for several days when I feel my sinuses begin to flare up, but each time I do it, my body responds. The flare-ups have become more infrequent as the days go by. I’m happy to report that this is my first no medicine sneeze-free day in years! I can’t believe it.
You can’t possibly know what this means for my life. I’m a singer, and allergy problems are one of the worst physical ailments you can face in my line of work. What I am experiencing is a life-changing breakthrough, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing your brief experience with an allergy attack, and encouraging us to look at that issue with a fresh perspective.
My recovery with weight loss and allergies is definitely a work in progress, but I now feel I have the tools to address these issues with empowerment and hope. Thank you so much for the work you do. I can’t imagine a line of work that would be more rewarding. You have truly been a God-send!