Natural way to surviving the pollen season
Meet spring outdoors without a runny nose. Here is a program in three steps that will prepare your body to minimize the effects of the pollen season and then show you how to remove the allergic reactions with natural food instead of drugs.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. The problem is usually hardly visible pollens of wind-pollinated trees, grasses and weeds.
Hay fever can cause headache, runny nose, itchy eyes, throat and nose, coughing, sneezing and even fever. The easiest way to avoid a reaction is to stay inside and keep the windows closed. This might be easy but very depressing and unhealthy in other ways.
Histamine is an important protein involved in many allergic reactions. It is formed in the body from the essential amino acid histidine. Some people produces more histamine that others and typical those who suffer from hay fever produce a lot.
Antihistamine drugs are often used to lower the histamine release and thereby reduce the allergic reaction.
The 3 step process will help you survive the hay fever season without red eyes and runny nose.
Step 1 Cleanse your body
A body cleanse is a very good way to start a new season and help your body get rid of toxins in the body. There are so many ways to clean you body. Some people choose to do a full body cleanse of a weeks fast 1-3 times a year. Another method is to have a weekly fast-day or a monthly fast-weekend. If you don’t want to fast there are many cleanses that can be bought at the health food stores. If you a new to body cleanses a very easy way to do clean out toxins is to use a raw food diet. Start by eating raw food during one raw weekend.
Bottom line is doing a body cleanse is good but there is no right way. Choose what feels good for you, your body and your lifestyle.
Step 2 Support your liver
The liver is our most important detoxifying organ. It removes circulating histamine. Boost you liver function by eating food that supports the liver even before the pollen season starts. Vitamin-B such as biotin and inositol support the liver function. Vitamin B can be found in:
- Brown rice
- Sunflower seeds
Another important way to support your liver is to minimize other substances which cause a burden on it such as fat food and alcohol.
Step 3 Lower histamine releases naturally
Once the pollen season has started instead of taking antihistamine drugs eat natural foods that naturally will lower histamine release.
Natural antihistamines are:
- Vitamin C which for example can be found in citrus fruits, kiwi, black currant berries, rose hips, cauliflower and broccoli.
- Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that also helps reduce inflammation. It can be found in kelp, spirulina and red onion. Quercetin seems to work even better when used in conjunction with bromelain, a digestive enzyme found in pineapples.
You are now ready to go outside in the sunshine without a runny nose.
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