For a lot of years, I thought our only options for allergy relief was to take over the counter medication. I remember standing in the drug store aisle trying to think of what I would take next because the other ones I
When I say dying I mean my eyes would be all red, scratchy & watery, sometimes my nose would be running, and my throat would be
Things seemed great! I’d found a solution that worked for me. BUT then, after a while of using
The good news is–Nature WORKS! I haven’t had to go back to those medications in over 15 years! Hopefully this will help you or someone you know find a safer & effective alternative.
I put together this quick guide that sums all of this up for quick reference.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
It doesn’t take a lot of, simply add a couple of tablespoons to your water in the morning. Do it every day or at least three times a week. The key is that you want the kind with the “active mother” still in it. The kind with lots of floaties. Those floaties are what’s going to help you! You can also mix in some honey to take make it a little more palatable–it will seem strong at first, but it’s also amazing for gut health and acid reflux. TONS of reasons to make it a part of your regular routine.
Local Raw Honey:
You need real local honey,
Find a farmer and then ask these questions:
- Do you use any chemicals to treat your hive?
- Do you pasteurize your honey?
- When was the honey harvested?
You want chemical-free honey, that has not been pasteurized, and was harvested in late spring or early summer. We want the bees to have collected the honey at the time of year you are having your allergy issues.
This may not be an overnight fix. You need to make this part of your daily habits all year around. If you’re just starting, give it a week or two to notice a difference, but you may notice relief from scratchy throat instantly!
This one took me a while to try.
“Do WHAT now?!”
It does take a little practice and the first few times you do it, do it while standing in the shower so you don’t have to worry about making a mess. If you don’t get the right angle the water will come into your throat. Don’t panic just tilt your head forward a little more. Trust me, the first time I did it I made a mess everywhere, I was choking on the water running down my throat and the salt was too strong so my nose was burning. It was ridiculous! But, not everyone makes the same mistake, so don’t be afraid to try!
Probiotics and Enzymes:
This one took me a while to make the connection but has probably been one of the best changes I’ve made. Think about your allergies this way: They are an immune response from your body. So, if you have a healthier immune system you can reduce the allergy symptoms quite a bit.
You may be wondering “But how does a probiotic help your immune system?” Great question! 70-80% of your immune system is in your intestines; having a healthy gut gives you a healthy immune system! The key here is to find an effective probiotic. With so many on the market, here are some things to be aware of:
- SHELF STABLE: Refrigerated probiotics die as soon as they hit your mouth. Think about it, if they have to be refrigerated to stay alive, how are they going to make it to your intestines before they die? That’s if they’re actually still alive after having been shipped to the store in an unrefrigerated truck…
- PREBIOTICS INCLUDED- Powdered probiotics and many others don’t have a prebiotic which is the food the probiotic eats while it waits to be eaten by you. Yes–living things need food, without it they die. Dead probiotics are worthless!
- DOUBLE ENCAPSULATED- Then you have ones that are double encapsulated. The first capsule allows the probiotics to make it through your stomach and then into your large intestine. That’s where we want it!
ESSENTIAL OILS! You knew this was coming, didn’t you?! My new allergy pill is a combination of lemon, lavender, green mandarin, and peppermint. That’s it! The best part is there are not any negative side effects from this combo. I make this combo into a roller bottle (3 drops each + Fractionated Coconut oil) and I also put one drop of each in a pill and take two to three times a day depending on how bad the allergies are.
The best part is that this combo works within a couple of minutes. It’s not like some of the above that takes a while to change your body.
So, now I’m sure if you were like me the first few times I heard all of this, your head is spinning a little on where to start. It’s ok we can make this happen…just take little steps.
The best way to start is by doing.
Also, I made you this guide you can print out to make sure you’re doing a little of each every day.