Natural Allergy Remedies that Work!


Natural Allergy Remedies that Work! You can finally get relief!

May 11-17th is officially Food Allergy Week and in honor of the sniffling, itching and throat closure, I am here to bring you some proven natural allergy relief tips. Some of us are running from peanuts, a few of us are itching after eating melon and some of us ladies are just rubbing tree pollen further into our reddened eyeballs. OK, so I am 2/3 of that list along with sneezing like a hyena every fifteen minutes, but I imagine some of you might also be buying stock in Kleenex right now.

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While this week may be food allergy week, I am not an allergen discriminator so I welcome those of you who battle ragweed, dust, pollen, dander, food, smog and other related allergies. Essentially our bodies are trying to convince us that living in a bubble would be fun- unless it is latex, and then some of us might be allergic to it.

I should not have to say this but I will go ahead and remind you, if you are severely allergic to anything, stay away from it. If you cannot stay away from it and find yourself, I dunno, not breathing or something deathly, this list may not have the remedy you are looking for. Essentially I am hoping to curb a little minor allergic reaction here folks, not cure cancer. Ok if I could, I would definitely do that.

3 natural ways to fight allergies!

 

1. Salt Water, aka saline solution- good for a stuffy nose and swollen throat. I am constantly using eye drops, sniffling and clearing my throat lately so I was really blown away to learn that I could make my own saline solution by “mixing a teaspoon of salt in a pint of warm, distilled water and adding a pinch of baking soda” according to Howstuffworks.com. Water is a natural cleanser and salt draws out the bad stuff. Other watery solutions- hang out in a steam room, take a hot shower or relax in a sauna. All of these options will help draw out the allergens from your body and revive you with a little TLC.

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2. Peppermint Tea. I swear every ailment has a tea associated with it. Peppermint is one of my personal fav’s since the essential oil smells so dern delicious and reminds me both of being in a spa and eating Christmas cookies. I know… you don’t have to say it. Apart from my strange correlations, the minty oil has been proven to be a decongestant (clears up your nose) and is known to be anti-inflammatory- bonus! If it makes you feel like a Christmas spa, that’s just an additional perk between you and I.

 

According to Mother Earth News, there are additional benefits in a few other food groups: “Omega-3s help fight inflammation and can be found in cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil, as well as grass-fed meat and eggs.”

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3. Wasabi or horseradish. If you have ever shared a meal with me, you know I am one of the biggest fans of hot sauce or spicy foods this side of the Atlantic Sea. While I personally feel hot sauce and peppers in general will help you breathe easier, research shows that wasabi and horseradish have particular properties that help with allergies. “That’s because allyl isothiocyanate, a constituent in wasabi, promotes mucus flow” notes the editors at howstuffworks.com. Flow on outta here, mucus.

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So there you have it. For those of you who are juicers, simply combine all three and get a peppermint-wasabi salt water cleanse! Yuck, never mind, you may not survive that one. I recommend a good dip in the ocean, followed by peppermint tea at an ocean side spa, just before eating some sushi. There, there you go juicers… follow the light.

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