Thursday, March 3, 2016 / 20 Comments
5 Natural Things I Use to Help With My Year Round Allergies
I love nature I do...maybe it's because I'm a Spring baby but there is one thing I dread dealing with year round and that is my allergies.
Over the years I've tried a bazillion different things and until the last few months never with much success.
I've tried allergy testing with the many shots. Loads of fun, but I made a penny per shot so not too bad.
All types of over the counter and prescription medications have been tried too. They seem to stop me up even more or dry out my actual nose and cause more nosebleeds.
The Neti-pot or any type of saline solution haven't been of much use to me. The Neti-Pot does nothing and the over the counter saline sprays burn like heck and you don't get any benefit from it.
What I have found that has been working are a few simple things. They aren't a permanent cure but definitely have offered me some much needed relief.
Things that have worked for my allergies #1 Peppermint Essential Oil
Now I didn't order a ridiculously expensive oil just a basic brand from the health food store. I use it in a few different ways.
When my head is about to explode from being so full I dab some oil on my temples and the back of my head where my sinuses are. A little rub across my forehead and under my nose works great too. Always use some coconut oil or Olive Oil with the essential oil.
Perhaps the most relief is when I wet a washcloth with hot water and ring it out and put a drop of peppermint oil on it and lay down and put the washcloth over my mouth and nose and breath in the the scent.
You can also diffuse it in a room.
Things that have worked for my allergies #2 Apple Cider Vinegar
I am partial to Organic Apple Cider Vinegar w/ the mother. I mix about a Tablespoon in with with a few ounces of water every morning and drink it. It breaks up the mucus for me and helps me to breath easier.
Things that have worked for my allergies #3 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
It is said that chronic allergies are caused by the overgrowth of candida albicans. While I think some of that is true I also believe environmental factors around us everywhere also contribute.
The air we breathe at home and work. Wind, rain and pollen also make a difference.
Things that have worked for my allergies
#4 Lavender Essential Oil
Again I didn't purchase a high grade essential oil here but a good quality one from the health food store. I frequently use a couple drops on my chest along with coconut oil and rub it around. Also I dab a drop under my nose with some coconut oil. It helps me to rest and often times calms me when I have an asthma attack. My asthma is caused from allergies.
You can also diffuse it in a room.
Things that have worked for my allergies #5
Using a good quality probiotic has made a big difference in the amount of flair ups I have. The probiotics put good bacteria back in our guts and help our body to heal itself.
You can find a good quality one at any health food store. I prefer ones that have to be refrigerated but that doesn't mean they are necessarily better.
Bottom line is that there are simple and affordable things out there that with some patience you can get some relief.
Please remember this post is for informational purposes only and not to diagnose, prevent or treat any illness. I'm not your doctor, your mother or your lawyer.
Use caution with these products and always consult a medical professional.
If there is something more that has helped you please email me I'd love to know.
May You Breathe Easier
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