I’ve suffered from seasonal allergies for years, and it’s horrible. I’ve been to countless doctors, including allergy specialists, and taken every allergy medication there is, but nothing seems to help.
When my husband and I went plant-based, I was hopeful that this would help my allergies. It hasn’t. It’s helped me in countless other ways – just not with my allergies.
My allergies kick in big time at the end of June, and they were in full swing when my husband and I went out to lunch with blogger Mike from Applecore and his wife, Florence recently. As I pulled tissue after tissue out of my purse, Florence mentioned that she used to have bad allergies too.
She went on to say that a doctor in Mexico treated her allergies with aromatherapy and told her to stop eating processed food, chocolate and strawberries. She followed the doctor’s advice, and it worked for her. Now she’s allergy free.
Could treating my allergies really be that simple? I was intrigued, but not ready to give up chocolate without more research. As fate would have it, last night I stumbled upon the blog post Natural Allergy Busters by Kali from FOCUS Medical.
Kali’s post was well written, and I felt confident that she knew what she was talking about. She recommended five things to reduce allergy symptoms:
To Reduce Allergy Symptoms…
- Follow an anti-inflammatory diet
- Use neti pot with saline
- Eat local honey
- Do nettle infusions
- Take apple cider vinegar
Except for eating honey, which isn’t vegan, I’ve decided to follow Kali’s four other recommendations for the next four weeks to see what happens. It certainly can’t hurt, and I’m hopeful that it will help a lot more than Claritin has ever helped me. I’ll follow up in a month to let you know how it goes.
For info on how to follow Kali’s recommendations check out Natural Allergy Busters.
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