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10 Safe and Natural Ways to Beat Allergies

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10 Safe and Natural Ways to Beat Allergies

Spring is officially here. In addition to the birds, flowers, and sweet-smelling air, spring is also the season for allergies. If you suffer from the wide array of seasonal allergy symptoms such as fatigue; sinus congestion; itchy eyes, nose or throat; or watery eyes, don’t let a high pollen count get you down this season.  Here are 10 natural ways to beat allergies from my book, Allergy-Proof:  Over 60 All-Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Beat Allergies.

Build Your Defences with Bacteria

Research by scientists at the Osaka University School of Medicine found that certain probiotics were effective in the treatment of nasal and sinus symptoms linked to allergies.  According to their study published in the International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, the specific strains that are effective include:  Lactobacilli casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, L. acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium longum. Supplement your diet with a high-quality probiotic taken on an empty stomach.

Drink More Alkaline Water

Drink at least 8 to 10 cups of pure water daily to support the natural cleansing systems in your body.  Research even shows that staying well hydrated helps 38% of women relieve allergy symptoms.  Most tap or bottled water is acidic.  Acidity has been linked to allergies (The Ultimate pH Solution).  By switching to alkaline water you’re helping to further reduce allergies.  While there are many costly water alkalizing systems, I’ve found some excellent and affordable ones through Santevia (ranging from a $15 alkalizing stick to a $200 filtration and alkalizing system, and lots of options in between).  Read The Healing Power of Alkaline Water to learn more.

Supplement with Sea Buckthorn

If spring pollens aggravate asthmatic symptoms, you might want to supplement with sea buckthorn. Sea buckthorn has been used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine for lung conditions and asthma. Its use for asthma and chronic coughing are recorded in the Tibetan and Mongolian Pharmacopoeia. Learn more about sea buckthorn on my website.

Drink Green Tea

Green tea is packed with a powerful antioxidant phytonutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that blocks histamine and immunoglobulin E (IgE). Both of these naturally-produced chemicals are linked with uncomfortable allergy-symptoms.  Because EGCG blocks their production, allergy symptoms are reduced. Don’t like the taste of green tea, add matcha powder to your dairy-free fruit smoothies. (Dairy products are mucus-forming and can aggravate allergies). Matcha is simply powdered green tea. Drink two to three cups of green tea daily for the best results.

Take Quercetin to Quell Allergy Symptoms

Quercetin is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine phytonutrient.  Quercetin has an excellent ability to reduce allergy symptoms and to improve lung function.  Apples and onions are excellent sources of quercetin.  Some studies show that people who eat a lot of apples have improved lung function and reduced risk of lung conditions. Other good sources include:  berries, cabbage, cauliflower, nuts, and black, green, or white tea.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:55AM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

Ty

5:33PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Always good tips. I keep forgetting to drink my green tea, but I'm not gonna lie: there will always be some sugary thing to tempt me. I'm pretty sure I'll not be able to avoid it for 30 days. What can I say? I won't like to look better. =/

9:01AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

Gracias

9:19AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

When using a neti pot, don't ever use tap water. As the article states, use pure water.

8:33AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

This is some good information. I will have to try some of these when the winds kick up over here. Thank you!

1:54AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Ty

10:33AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

thanks

4:46AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanks for the great tips :)

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2:36PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

thanks for sharing this

2:22PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thanks for the tips.

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