Wednesday, May 8, 2013

5 Natural Ways To Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms ~
 
 Seasonal allergies can be miserable and long lasting.It is important to understand that when the body is trying to combat an allergic reaction, it is because something is not right within your body and it cannot fight off the allergen by its own defenses. This imbalance triggers a reaction and you get allergy symptoms.

Most people suffering from allergies go to a doctor and are given acetaminophens or antihistamines, both of which can aggravate the allergy symptoms it was given for. Prescribed medications for allergies upset the natural process and PH balance of our body’s immune system. You then become dependant upon the medication and will always have to take a drug to alleviate the symptoms from whatever allergy you are suffering from.  These drugs do alleviate/hide the symptoms but the internal hyper reaction in our body is still there. This is why it is so important that we give our body a break from the drugs and try to provide it with natural ways to heal itself.


Start by eating healthy and drinking lots of water. Then try these 5 natural ways to help reduce allergies. You must use all of these 5 suggestions daily! It is always best to start this routine BEFORE allergy season.It can take a week or two to see results.

1. Freeze Dried Stinging Nettle: This is a safe, natural antihistamine that reduces seasonal allergies. Take 3-6 capsules daily (this is safe if you are pregnant). The nettles have to be freeze-dried to work. You can purchase these in major natural foods stores or online.

2.Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and l
emon: Mix a tablespoon each of raw, local honey & organic apple cider vinegar together. Add to 1 cup of  warm water containing the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Drink this 3 x a day.  Organic, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) at 5% acidity is what you need to use. This contains the "mother" which is the living enzymes that work to fight off infection and balance the body. True ACV promotes alkalinity and PH balance of the body, which is why it is a great remedy to fight allergens. Raw local honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, allergies, and boost immunity. Lemons alkalize the body which means better balance and immune function. Lemons and limes are loaded with antioxidants, that are excellent for boosting the immune system. 

  3. Nasal Rinse: Nasal rinses can help remove allergens, bacteria and pollutants from the nasal passages. You can rinse using a Neti Pot or a a squeeze bottle that's made specifically for use in the nasal passages, both can be found online or at most drugstores. Be sure to use distilled water when rinsing

4. Quercetin 500 mg ( half for children): A plant pigment found in many common herbs and foods, and a very reliable anti-inflammatory nutritional supplement. It helps with gut repair, boosts the immunity in your mucus membranes reducing reactivity to seasonal allergens, and also helps reduce food allergies. There is conflicting data on whether it is safe in pregnancy. Do not take it during the first trimester and limit your dose to 250 mg/day thereafter if you’d prefer to use this over a conventional pharmaceutical while pregnant.

5. Buffered Ascorbic Acid: Take up to 2000 mg daily. This is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Do not exceed this as a total daily dose during pregnancy, including what is in your prenatal vitamin.

Be sure to check out my Resource Page for information on what Freeze Dried Nettles I use.




* health conditions and remedies suggested on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA or EU Health Authorities. Remedies, foods, herbs and products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information on this page is intended to promote health. Individual results will vary and are dependent on factors including age, weight, diet, exercise regime and existing medical issues. Individuals following any herbal formulas, recipes or other information provided should seek the advice of a medical doctor. 

1 comment:

  1. Do you think any of these would help with extreme reactions to insect bites?

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