“Hay fever is the most common allergy in the developed world. Yet, there are some countries in the world where doctors don’t know what hay fever is.”
Unfortunately, springtime isn’t welcomed by everyone.
My boyfriend who suffers from allergy to pollen would once a year take a day off from work because of his fatigue from the sneezing.
He wasn’t the only one bothered, not to sound mean, but you get a little irritated with someone who sneezes non-stop and breathes loud at night!
So it’s not just a horrible time for the sick ones, but for everyone else around.
You are allowed to argue with me about this one, but I always think that a healthy body cannot get sick.
And because I’ve never suffered from bad allergies I’ve always been quite fascinated by why and how people get them. It’s hard to think mother nature would put such a thing upon us, and so I do believe it can be avoided.
So let’s dig in to see how you can feel wonderful and energized this Spring, just as you deserve to be!
How do we prevent symptoms of hay fever?
There are actually tons of people out there in the world living with allergies, but because they are healthy or not exposed to common allergens, they don’t know about it.
If you suffer from any type of allergy, it may be wise to try an elimination diet and avoid common triggers:
- All refined sugar and products with hidden sugar (NOT FRUITS)
- Starches from wheat and wheat byproducts (gluten)
- High histamine foods
- Soft drinks
- Commercially processed and/or fried foods
- All foods containing artificial ingredients, such as additives, colorings, flavorings, and preservatives
- Coffee and other caffeine products
- Milk and dairy products
- Processed meats
- Citric Acid
There have been reports where people avoiding citric acid additive in foods stopped having symptoms of allergy completely. Citric Acid, the chemical kind and most common, is made with a process that includes the poisonous fungus Aspergillus Niger, that is usually found in spaces damaged by dampness.
It’s actually an allergy/intolerance to this fungus that triggers other types of allergies to play out because by the exposure to this substance you’re lowering your immune system so that it can’t work properly.
I’ve also come across some anti-allergy diets recommending to avoid consumption of citrus fruits and bananas. It doesn’t seem accurate when it’s exactly bananas and oranges that have made my man’s problems go away. Also, the number one treatment for hay fever is antihistamine which is vitamin C. The sources contradict one and other.
Aside from your diet, there are other methods that can make your hay fever more manageable. For example, did you know that your air conditioning system can accumulate allergens that can irritate your allergies? Regularly maintaining your AC system by cleaning it frequently and booking a service with a specialist such as Allen Kelly & Co. (https://allenkelly.com/) can help you to prevent any extra discomfort.
This tip was actually given to me by a friend. She moves around a lot with work and has lived with seasonal allergies for all of her life. Consequently, whenever she moves into a new house she always gets her HVAC system cleaned and serviced by a team of experts. Apparently, the last time she moved, she managed to find a fantastic team of HVAC specialists by doing some research on the internet. Correspondingly, you can click here now for some inspiration about some of the different services that HVAC specialists can provide. Essentially, you can never be too careful with your health after all.
Plus, in older properties, there is always a possibility that your HVAC system might not be working as efficiently as it should be, and this can lead to a significant reduction in the number of allergy-inducing particles being filtered out by your vents. Accordingly, if you would like to learn more about ac repair and the benefits of getting your HVAC system serviced on a regular basis, you can find plenty of helpful resources online.
Naturally, there are other benefits of getting your HVAC system serviced too. For instance, there is no denying that the rising springtime temperatures can make your allergies even more uncomfortable. Besides, there is nothing worse than being too hot when your eyes are constantly watering and your nose cannot stop running. Moreover, for further HVAC tips, head to completecomfort-hvac.com/areas-we-serve/fountain-valley-ca/.
The simple ways to treat hay fever naturally is with the right diet
Following the list above, opt for a raw or high raw vegan diet with lots of nutrients to boost your immune system. A raw vegan diet is automatically anti-inflammatory and therefore many people experience many health benefits on this lifestyle.
Dairy and wheat are known to be mucus forming and inflammatory, they are best strictly avoided a few weeks before and during pollen season. The aim is to eliminate inflammatory foods.
I’d also advise to cut down or stop eating meat completely. The animals are often fed or injected with several triggers to hay fever.
People with hay fever aren’t allergic to pollen per say but are in fact poison intolerant: there could be a certain food or chemical in a food that triggers an allergic reaction. The “allergy” is just a symptom of something not working right in the body. Avoiding trigger foods and eating clean, lots of whole foods and in their raw state as much as possible, helps your body have the energy and tools to defend itself.
It has also come to my attention, and I would say, that most people who suffer from hay fever are actually vitamin C deficient and eats mostly a high cooked diet, therefore it’s actually very important that you eat as many raw foods as possible (this goes for people who get sick very often too).
Keeping your fat intake around 10% of your daily calories is good for helping your body detox properly.
Studies have shown that probiotics may ease hay fever symptoms, as largely our immunity lays in the gut. As we may know, dairy is very inflammatory and sauerkraut is high in histamine, these are usually two sources of probiotics. However, it’s best to take a daily probiotic supplement a few weeks and during, to help survive the season.
If you’re already affected and you want something fast to lessen the symptoms!
I have some juice recipes that will make use of that juicer you’ve probably forgotten you had. Together with a healthy diet, your symptoms should vanish away!
Juices FOR RUNNY NOSES
JUICES FOR PERSISTENT CAUGHING AND RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
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Juices taken from Miracle Juices by Charmaine Yabsley