Monday, May 31, 2010

A Bit of Allergy Relief....AHHHHH
Respiratory allergies, which are the most common, are caused by much more than seasonal changes. Environmental pollutants like, asbestos and smoke fumes, and seasonal conditions, like dust, pollen, or spores all play a part. These type of allergic reactions occur when the body has an excess accumulation of mucous. The mucous creates an environment that allows harmful irritants to overstay their welcome, almost creating a magnetic effect. Common drugstore medications usually mask symptoms, creating a rebound effect- the more you use them, the more you need them. First things first, when you feel symptoms coming on, pay close attention to your internal and external environment. What are you eating? Could your house use a good cleaning? When was the last time you opened the windows? Our healing is definitely about the foods that we eat but, its also about good quality everything, air, water, exercise, people, and a lovely space to come home to. It is important to honor the body that holds you up in every way. Here are a couple of suggestions that will give you a bit of relief. * Keep in mind that this is all about adopting healthier healing methods. It is definitely a gradual process and I encourage you to delight and be patient in the walk. Once you absorb the info, it will be something that you can incorporate into your daily life and pass on to others. We take turns being students and teachers to each other.

So here it is:
*Please begin your morning with a glass of pure water
-Miso soup to release mucous and Green tea for its anti-oxidant effects
-Eat non- mucous forming foods like: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cultured foods like yogurt and sauerkraut, high vitamin C foods like citrus, berries, and fundamental sulphur from cabbage, onions, and garlic. Get plenty of essential fatty acids from omega-3 oils like flax, sea greens (kelp, nori, hijiki, wakame, arame, dulse, etc.), and spinach.
-Please avoid: Dairy, canned and preserved foods, caffeine, sugary foods, heavy starches, etc.
-Check out your vitamins and make sure that you are taking Vitamin C or Ester C to help build up resistance. Evening Primrose oil is also good to take several months before allergy season as a preventative.
-End each evening w/ a glass of pure water and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. It helps clear the body of toxins and you will detox while you rest. (smile)

*If the symptoms are truly out of hand, there is a homeopathic remedy that you can take that doesn't have any side effects. The Brand is Similisan and you want to get the Eye drops #1 and Nasal spray. It should be available at most health food stores, if not, check The Vitamin Shoppe.

*If you are a tea drinker, try "Breathe Deep" by Yogi Teas.

*Exercise is important to increase oxygen uptake, assist in pushing out mucous, toxins , and improving all around circulation. Take advantage of the cooler weather and take a daily walk w/ deep breathing, and sweat some of that stuff out. Delight in your day....Be well...

1 comment:

Jessica said...

i sooooooooooooooooooooo needed this....thanks everytime!