There is probably nothing that can disrupt our day more than dealing with a short burst of allergies, or even more challenging, chronic allergies. I always think about actor Will Smith in the movie “Hitch” where he ate some food that gave him such an allergic reaction, that his ear, nose, and face began to swell and he rushed into the drugstore to get an antihistamine. Whether it's runny nose, itchy eyes, fatigue, or congestion, none of it is fun. So what can we do naturally? There are so many options when it comes to our health and allergies. First we have to look at what causes allergies in the first place. Allergies are usually started by the body’s inability to break down proteins. There are different reasons for this, however, it happens often to many. The proteins release a substance called histamine produced by the basophils or mast cells. This is what creates the reaction that we have to whatever we are allergic to such as foods, pets, pollen, chemicals, etc. So what can we do? There are some basics that will help you when dealing with allergies. Here can be a great place to start. And not only do I understand this due to years of working with people, but I took allergy shots for over 10 years as a youth and struggled tremendously with allergies.
1.Consider Hydrochloric Acid
After age 40 we start to lower our ability to be able to break down our proteins due to diminishing HCL in our digestive system. The lack of HCL causes our digestion to not work as effectively and can cause issues with allergies and poor digestion.
2.Apple Cider Vinegar
It's one of the oldest remedies that we have known that can be a great help for the body. A major key is that it helps with digestion of proteins. My favorite drink is seltzer water, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and stevia.
3.Eliminate The Wheat and Dairy
I get asked and no it's not forever. Consider it for 8 weeks. These are the two categories of foods that can create the greatest challenge for people. By eliminating them, and then slowly adding them back in, you will be able to determine if they could be a culprit.
The lymphatic system is on that can be a player in whether you are going to have issues with allergies or not. The more active you are, the more it pumps the lymphatic system. This will help the body push out more histamine and improve digestion.
5.Get Fresh Air Daily
We all tend to stay indoors for work. If you are indoors all day, you might consider that indoor air quality is a major contributor to allergies. Even if you get your internal environment right, you must get your external environment right to really make a difference for empowering your health.
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