How To Fight Seasonal Allergies With Food and Herbs
You can fight seasonal allergies with food and herbs… and you can win this fight! You often hear me say that food is medicine… but food is also the best allergy medicine!
Let’s Get Rid Of Those Annoying Allergy Symptoms!
Why Do You Have Allergies?
Seasonal allergies happen when your body tries to protect itself against something it perceives as a threat. The body’s natural response is to produce inflammation and histamine… and you start to sneeze, cough, and build up mucus.
So, when all of the pollen, mold, ragweed, etc. make an appearance, your body mistakenly thinks you need protection, and it produces these allergic reactions. Your body is really awesome when it comes to protecting itself. And, if you give your body the right weapons, it can win the fight much easier and faster.
Can Food And Herbs Really Work As Well As Allergy Medicine?
There are foods and herbs you can take to help with these inflammatory responses. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet during these uncomfortable months can help you tremendously. And, a big plus here is that there are none of the annoying side effects that can accompany allergy pills. I mean, come on… it’s gorgeous outside, so who wants to have to worry about feeling tired, having a dry mouth, or feeling foggy? Not me!
The correct combination of food, traditional herbs, Chinese herbs, and supplements can completely erase your allergy symptoms. That means no more runny nose, stuffed nose, sinus congestion, sinus headache, cough, itchy eyes, and brain fog that can be associated with seasonal allergies.
If you want some individualized help with all of this, sign up for a free phone consultation with me. This link will take you directly into my calendar so you can put your name into a time slot that works for you, and we can get your allergies under control now!
What Kinds Of Foods Are We Talking About?
There are lots of foods that you can easily incorporate into your daily diet to help fight seasonal allergies. There are other foods that you may need to try a little bit harder to fit into your day. There are also herbs that you can make into teas or take in tablet form. And, there are some foods that you need to avoid during allergy season. The bottom line is that there are lots of options for you. Let’s discuss them all so you can be armed with all of the info you’ll need to win this fight.
There’s good news and there’s bad news. Hmmm… which to deliver first…?
Okay, let’s start with the bad news first. Let’s discuss the foods you need to avoid in order to eliminate your seasonal allergy symptoms.
These Are The Foods You Must Avoid During Allergy Season:
- All dairy products. Yes, ALL of them. That means no cheese, no milk, no cream, no yogurt.
- Processed Foods
- Refined Sugar
- Sunflower Seeds
When you remove the above list of foods from your diet, you give your body and your inflammation a chance to calm down from your allergy symptoms. This helps fight seasonal allergies tremendously.
Each person is different. In some people, certain foods can mimic allergens in the body and can worsen symptoms. Often, if these foods are cooked instead of eaten raw, the properties that mimic the allergens are killed. So, for this heightened allergy season, consider cooking your fruits and vegetables, instead of eating them raw. Once your allergy season is done, please add the raw foods back into your diet so you can get the complete benefits of the food enzymes.
These Are The Foods You Should Add Into Your Diet:
- Raw Honey — exposes the body to trace amounts of pollen, working like an allergy shot
- Green Tea — the antioxidant compound stops allergens from building up
- Spicy Foods — many people find this drastically lessens symptoms
- Bone Broth — keeps gut working properly so the body can get rid of the allergens
- Ginger — helps remove phlegm
- Pineapple — this is better than cough medicine
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar — mix 2 tsp in a glass of water, and drink 3 times a day
Supplements And Herbs Can Make A Huge Difference:
- Quercetin — keeps your cells from releasing histamine and can reduce inflammation; to be effective you must take this for a few weeks so it can build up in your system
- Nettle Leaf — this is nature’s antihistamine; comes in capsules or as a tea
- Jade Screen by Seven Forests (Chinese herbal tablets) (see note below)
- Probiotics — take them every single day
- Digestive Enzymes — take with meals
- Magnolia Flower (Xin Yi Hua) — this is a Chinese herb than unblocks nasal passages and helps runny noses. (see note below)
It’s very important to take your probiotics regularly during allergy season. Your digestive system needs to process everything completely now – even more so than regularly. A strong and well-functioning gut is key to fighting off allergy symptoms.
your diet because they have so many nutritional benefits.
I am aware that Chinese herbs may be unfamiliar to many of you. I’m here to answer all of your questions. I’ve always treated myself and others with Chinese herbs and had fantastic results — amazing results really… Now that so many of these Chinese herbs are readily available online, I think it’s the perfect time for your to try them.
When you sign up for a free phone consultation with me, we can discuss which Chinese herbs you should try and where you should get them so that you can effectively fight seasonal allergies… this is a life-changer!
Here Are Some Allergy-Busting Recipes You Can Prepare:
Make this refreshing Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie for breakfast or for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Make a big pot of this Healing Slow Cooker Chicken Soup, and to make it an extra powerful allergy buster, substitute chicken bone broth for the traditional chicken broth called for in the recipe.
Make a spicy batch of this Turmeric Chicken and get the allergy busting benefits of hot peppers and the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.
Remember, there are lots of options for you to try. I’m here for you and we can do this together. Click here so you can enter your name directly into a time slot in my calendar for a free phone consultation. We can work on your allergies (or whatever you need to work on now) so you can get out there and enjoy life. Food really IS medicine!
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