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The Bucket Theory of Allergies
If you are sneezing, wheezing, or itching, it may help to think of your allergies by comparing your body to that of a Bucket… This is what we call the Bucket Theory. Pretend that your body is an empty bucket. On any given day the bucket is loaded-up with the things that cause you to react including pollen, mites, food, or others. This is fine so long as it's not more than the bucket can hold.
Now picture, at the bottom of the bucket, a small faucet that is continually draining away those allergens. This faucet is like your immune system. It is continually processing and getting rid of those allergens, but sometimes your immune system can't keep up and the bucket begins to overflow.
When your bucket begins to overflow with sensitizing materials, you have overloaded your capacity. The results are your allergy symptoms.
Your bucket can get sabotaged. There are certain factors that seem to lower the brim, leading your bucket to overflow before it holds the entire three gallons. These factors include weather and temperature changes, fatigue, emotions, strong odors, chemicals, exertion, and infection. When some or all of these factors are at work, you may experience allergy symptoms, even when nothing else in your environment has changed.
The goal of us telling you about the bucket theory is to encourage you to get yourself, your bucket, into a clean environment that gives your immune system (the faucet) to get rid of the allergens. What we have found from many many customers, over the years is that when we have the chance to drain our bucket, that when we go out into the world the next day we are starting with a bucket that is not quite so full and that the number and frequency of allergic reactions we normally experience, before creating that clean environment at home, is drastically diminished.
I hope this makes sense. For more information, give us a call and let us come out and see what it would take to install these air cleaning products in your home.