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7 Ways to Beat Allergies Naturally

4.  Choose Nettles for Allergies

Native Americans used stinging nettles for thousands of years to treat many health conditions, including allergies.  Now, science has proven what these wise people knew from experience:  that nettles are an effective allergy treatment.  Unlike pharmaceuticals which cause heart problems or drowsiness, nettles does neither.  Nettles are conveniently available in the dried form for making tea, liquid tinctures to take as drops, or in capsule form.

5.  Pick Pineapple Enzyme for Allergy Relief

Extracted from pineapple, when taken on an empty stomach, the enzyme bromelain treats sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory disorders; acts as an anti-inflammatory; and reduces lung swelling.  I usually suggest one or two capsules containing 5000 mcu each on an empty stomach, three times daily.

6.  Select Homeopathic Allium Cepa

If you have allergy symptoms that are worse indoors, at night or in warm rooms, along with red and burning eyes and a clear, burning nasal discharge, the homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa may be best for you.  Start with a 6X or 30X remedy if you can find it.  Let three pellets dissolve under the tongue every 15 minutes for the first hour or two.  Then take three pellets, three times daily.

7.  Flush Your Nasal Passages

Using a neti pot, which is a small ceramic dish shaped a bit like a gravy boat, you can flush your sinuses with a salt-water solution.  Most health food stores sell neti pots and saline packets ready to mix with water.  You can either follow the package directions or you can purchase sea salt and mix it with pure warm water.  Start with one-quarter teaspoon of sea salt to one cup of water.  Simply lean over a sink and tilt your head to the side to pour the water into one nostril and allow it to run out the other nostril.  It may take some practice but it is an excellent way to cleanse and eliminate mucous and microbes.  Over time, you can increase to one-half a teaspoon of sea salt per cup of water and cool down the temperature of water you use.


Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook.  Adapted with permission from Allergy-Proof:  Over 60 All-Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Beat Allergies from Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, PhD.  For informational purposes only. Always consult your physician prior to taking any new supplements or remedies.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of 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 her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at 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


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


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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