I’ve discovered a supplement that has helped me deal with all the airborne corn. You know—the popcorn, perfume and cleaners. Ugh!
Popcorn: No Longer Theater Potpourri
Popcorn has been an issue for several years now. I first connected it to my intense headaches when I saw Les Misérables. I was miserable and (spoiler alert!) not just because Hugh Jackman dies at the end! Prior to that I just considered it theater potpourri—a non-edible substance that smelled nice.
In the past year and a half, I’ve noticed myself having the same reaction to perfumes and cleaners. Just walking through someone’s perfume wake in the office could cause a reaction. Don’t even get me started on how much perfume someone must be wearing that I can smell their presence on an empty elevator!
After researching online and talking with numerous alternative health practitioners, I discovered Standard Process Antronex. It’s made from a bovine liver fat extract that helps your liver detox histamines faster.
I like that it has few ingredients and it works by helping my body do something it’s already supposed to do instead of suppressing symptoms. I contacted Standard Process and they confirmed that there are no corn derivatives in Antronex. So I had to try it out.
Disclaimer: I’m not being paid to review this product and I have no medical expertise. I just had to share my experience in the hopes that it might help some of my readers. If you have airborne allergies, do your own research and talk to your trusted medical experts.
The Star Wars Test
I tested it by going to see the new Star Wars movie and it worked very well. It wasn’t a 100% solution but it was very manageable and my few symptoms (minor sinus headache and congestion) were very short-lived. Since then I noticed that the perfumes and cleaners don’t seem to bother me at all. Hallelujah!
I still don’t plan on going to the theaters on a regular basis but it’s good to know that I have options and a contingency plan in case of a random exposure. (I’m talking about you, Home Depot! Do you really need popcorn at a hardware store? Really?)
Where has Jillian Been?
I know it’s been a long time. Last May I had a heavy work load along with some illness and injury that kept me from posting, but I’m back now and will be posting more regularly. I also hope to start up the Corn-free Every Day link parties soon. I’m looking for someone to co-host. If you’re interested, contact me through the blog!