How to Defeat Allergies Part II

The standard approach for treating allergies symptoms are antihistamines and decongestants. Prescriptions and over the counter medications are the norm, using popular names like Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Benadryl, Tylenol Sinus, Clarinex….

In this article, I am going to share natural ways to become allergy free. Treating the symptoms of allergies is the easy way out, connecting to the cause can be empowering.  A simple thing like rinsing the nasal passage may bring relief to long time sufferers. The neti pot is a nasal douche that uses a saline solution to rinse away pollen and help clear sinus congestion; they are available at most health food stores. It is very simple to use. You can easily find YouTube videos demonstrating how easy it is.  The Neti Pot has even been featured on the Dr. Oz show.

A great option for people who suffer from allergies is, X Clear, a nasal spray made from xylitol a sugar alcohol from wood. It decreases allergies by attaching itself to harmful bacteria in the cells membrane of our nose, and render the bacteria inactive therefore causing less infections.

Another option is, Quercetin, a natural antioxidant that acts like “Pac Man.” It helps eat up the free radicals that cause cell damage which can lead to cancer in the long run. Eat fruits and vegetables that are naturally high in quercetin like: onion, apple, parsley, citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes and lettuce. The best time to start is before allergy season gets here.

When I was young, my grandmother used to give me a spoonful of Cod liver oil. I could not stand that bottle of Scotts’ Emulsion that my grandmother insisted my brothers and I take before school but it helped stave off illness. When I became a parent, I began giving it to my children.  I had fewer trips to the doctor than most of the parents I knew. I gave my kids that Scott’s Emulsion along with vitamin C, multivitamins and hemoglobin. 

Cod liver oil contains Vitamin A, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids; they are three important nutrients to help keep the body strong. A German study, published in the journal Allergy, found that participants who ate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids were less likely to suffer allergy symptoms than those who didn’t regularly eat these foods. For vegetarians, flaxseed oil can be a good alternative. Always consult your doctor before using this or any supplements, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.


Next week I will share with you some at home remedies that can help alleviate allergies.

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide general educational information. Information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, you should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

This article is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should readers rely upon my information if they might need emergency medical treatment. I strongly encourage readers to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions. By writing this article I do not establish a doctor-patient relationship with the readers.

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