When that season comes when some of you don’t want to go outside, you start trying all types of drugs. Some people don’t know what to do, so they suffer with stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes, congestion, itchy skin or swollen cheeks. People use Nasal sprays, Claritin, Benedryl, Allegra or Zirtex unknowingly that the sprays have zinc inside them and cause you loose your sense of smell and taste.
Personally I have never had Allergies. But the same pollen, dust mite, pet dander in the air that I’m breathing and you are breathing. So if I don’t get it and you get it, there has to be something that you’re doing that I’m not doing. If you make healthy lifestyle choices by eliminating wheat, soy, dairy, sugar, and alcohol then you can really make an impact on your allergies.
Some people suffer from food Allergy. This type an allergy is an abnormal recognition of a foreign protein so the body starts to attack itself. Inside your intestinal wall there are little small finger-like materials called Villa and when we eat wheat that is Gluten, the finger-like material sticks together and creates a passage for foreign proteins to get through.
When that allergy is created it releases histamines from it’s Mast Cell Membrane creating an anaphylactic reaction. You have heard of anti-histamine drugs that I listed above, so you know that you must eat anti-histamine foods. This prevents the excess production of histamines. Therefore people need to strengthen and build up their Mast cell by synergizing healthy bio-flavanoids. The best bio-flavanoid for allergies we should be eating is grapes with the seeds. The seeds are the most potent Bio-flavanoid which are called Proanthocyanidins. It is 20 times more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E.
Another supplement but not really a supplement that can be eaten or capsuled is called Quercetin. Quercetin provides significant support for Allergies and potent antioxidant for respiratory relief.
Some of the best herbs used to treat allergy symptoms are:
Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) – Used as an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.
Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) – Reduces congestion and secretions. It is good for itchy eyes, sneezing, and excess mucus.
Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) – Used as an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – Reduces congestion and secretions.
Coltsfoot- relieve the congestion associated with hay fever and other respiratory disorders.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium genus)- natural antihistamine
Make a tea of one herb or a combination of herbs. Take 3 to 4 cups a day. If the herbs are in tincture form, combine several of them and take 1 -3 dropper 3 to 4 times a day.
Include these following foods in your diet:
– Organic Dark green, leafy vegetables
– Organic Deep yellow and orange vegetables
– Nettles, bamboo shoots, cabbage, beet tops, beets, carrots, yams
– Onions, garlic, ginger, cayenne, horseradish
To reduce allergy symptoms, eat a moderately low-fat, high-complex-carbohydrate diet. Drink 1/2 of body weight in ounces of water daily (e.g., a 150 lb person would drink 75 oz of water).
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