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7 Ways to Beat Allergies Naturally

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7 Ways to Beat Allergies Naturally

Aaa-choo!  ‘Tis the season for Kleenex, eye drops, and decongestants. Allergy season is upon us. Its symphony can be heard in the refrains of sniffles, sneezes and nose blowing.  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 summer.  Here are 7 natural ways to beat allergies from my latest book, Allergy-Proof.

1.  Drink More 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 percent of women relieve allergy symptoms. (For references, see my book Allergy-Proof).  And, I’m sure the same is true for men.  So, drink up.

2.  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.

3.  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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3:02AM PDT on May 2, 2013

I will try all :(

6:00AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

tks

2:33AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

favorited, thanks

10:02PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Natural is so much better than man made.

12:18PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Rinsing the sinuses can be quite helpful, and I like an excuse to drink more green tea :) thanks!

8:11PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

Thanks a lot.

1:30PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Hello I tired the homeopathic remedy Sabalia which stopped the sneezing immediately. Then the netti pot helped tremendously with the feeling of having pollen stuck in my sinuses. Thank you for the information.

9:30PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

THANKS 2 INFORM

3:59AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

I shall certainly give some of these a try. Thanks

3:51AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

have been having massive cravings for pineapple and or colliflour lately. now i know why, to fix my allergies! thanks for this very interesting.

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