Seasonal Allergies -3 Things to ERADICATE allergies, Naturally!!

Seasonal Allergies are HERE! And for some it is a horrible experience!

Puffy eyes, congestion, post nasal drip, sneezing, just feeling horrible.

There are many things you can do to help with solving your seasonal allergy issue!

Here are a 3 Ways to improve if not eradicate your seasonal allergies:

 

  1. Limit your histamine RICH foods. These are the foods that increase the substance that creates your allergies in the first place – histamine. Reduce the high histamine foods such as:
  • Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and wine.
  • Anchovies
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Chocolate
  • Cheeses, especially aged or fermented cheese, such as parmesan, blue and Roquefort.
  • Cows Milk
  • Cider, kombucha, and home-made root beer.
  • Dried fruits such as apricots, dates, prunes, figs and raisins (you may be able to eat these fruits – without reaction – if the fruit is thoroughly washed).
  • Eggs
  • Eggplant
  • Fermented foods, such as pickled or smoked meats, sauerkraut, etc.
  • Fish
  • Mackerel
  • Mushrooms
  • Papayas
  • Processed meats – sausage, hot dogs, salami, etc.
  • Sardines
  • Shellfish
  • Smoked fish – herring, sardines, etc.
  • Sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, yogurt – especially if not fresh.
  • Soured breads, such as pumpernickel, coffee cakes and other foods made with large amounts of yeast.
  • Spinach, tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinegar or vinegar-containing foods, such as mayonnaise, salad dressing, ketchup, chili sauce, pickles, pickled beets, relishes, olives.
  • Yogurt

It does NOT mean you have to completely avoid all of the foods, but it DOES mean that you have to LIMIT them. If you really want to have cheese for example, then don’t pill up your plate with avocoado, eggs, and strawberries! Limit each histamine rich food to only a few a day.

 

2. Support the break down of histamines with the following nutrients:

  • Zinc  – taken on a full stomach
  • Vitamin C
  • B vitamins

Many people are deficient in these nutrients that can keep your body from breaking down the actual histamine. If you can’t break down the histamine, then you will have an increase in histamines which cause more allergies.

It’s best to supplement with these nutrients as the foods these days are depleted in proper nutrients and so the nutrients from food, will not be enough to do much to help w the breakdown of the histamines. For example, an orange back in the 1950s had about 500mg of Vitamin C.; While an orange now – 2019 – has about 5mg. Overfarming guys keeps the produce from being stocked full of nutrients. Another reason why many of us will not live as long or as vital as our grandparents!!

3. Clean out your gut bugs!

Did you know that you can have good bugs and bad bugs in your intestines?

Good bugs or bacteria promote health.

Bad bugs or bad bacteria in your guts promote bad symptoms, disease, and imbalance.

Here are things that feed your bad bacteria in your guts:

  • stress
  • poor eating (junk food, processed foods, things that come in a bag or box) not from nature foods.
  • alcohol (kills your good bacteria in your gut and allows the bad bacteria to have a party)
  • antibiotic use (this kills EVERYTHING) and causes the bad bacteria to go crazy

What can you do?

  • Eat healither – cut out the high histamine foods, reduce sugar and junk foods.
  • Call a Naturopathic Doctor to help run a specialty test called – organic acid test OR run a stool test to determine what bad bacteria are overgrown in the guts. (Is it yeast or bacteria or both?)
  • Take a good probiotic (there are SO much out there – hard to know which is good for you)
    • What to look for as these are the strains that acutally LOWER histamines:
      • Bifidobacterium infantis, breve, and or lactis
      • Lactobaccillus gasseri
      • Lactobaccillus rhamnosis
      • Bifidobacterium breve

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