home remedies for seasonal allergies
Digestive (after eating) symptoms: Dry mouth, food intolerance, stomach ulcers, canker sores, excessive tiredness, palpitations, swelled stomach, sweating, mental fuzziness, stinging tongue, metallic taste, heartburn, indigestion, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, food cravings, pains, intestinal gas, gall bladder trouble
Muscular and skeletal symptoms: Arthritis; aches in neck, back, or shoulders; fatigue; spasms; joint pain.
Respiratory and throat symptoms: A cough, asthma, frequent colds, postnasal drip, wheezing, hay fever, nosebleeds, chest tightness, hoarseness, shortness of breath, dry or a sore throat.
Nervous symptoms: Tachycardia (fast heart rate), palpitations, depression, anger, anxiety, confusion, irritability, hyperactivity, restlessness, learning and memory problems.
Skin symptoms: Blotches, acne, flushing, hives, dark circles under eyes, itching, eczema, psoriasis.
An allergy is a sensitivity to some particular substance, known as an allergen. It may be harmless to some while causing problems for others. The allergen may be a food, inhalant, or chemical. It may be smoke, molds, pollen, perfume, formalin, etc.
Causes vary widely: There can be urticaria (skin rash with itching) from fish or strawberries; paranoia from sugar; headaches from perfume; or asthma-like symptoms from sulfite (a preservative in sulfured raisins and apricots). The list goes on and on.
Mold is a special problem. It can be in the house, in the food, in the drugs (that is what the penicillin-type drugs are: mold!). Avoid dampness in, or around, your home.
It is estimated that 35 million Americans, alone, have some type of allergy.
Unfortunately, we live in the chemical age. The body cannot handle all the problem substances entering it, and it rebels.
TREATMENT— HOME REMEDIES
Take vitamin C to bowel tolerance (the amount you can take before diarrhea results from the acidity in the C).
Take vitamin A and zinc, and be sure and get enough essential fatty acids and vitamin B complex.
Eat a balanced, moderate, nutritious diet and drink enough water—and you will find that many things in your life will improve.
Try a fruit and vegetable juice fast for 1-3 days. If you are not thin, repeat it every month.
Here is a good liver flush to take the fast: 1 teaspoon of olive oil, one-half teaspoon of fresh ginger, 1 teaspoon of fenugreek, 1 teaspoon of ground dandelion, the juice of 1 fresh lemon, and a pinch of cayenne. Mix it in juice and drink every morning during the fast.
Building up the body and avoiding the offensive substances is what you want. Regarding the second, what should you avoid? The simplest solution is to do a pulse test. Include one test item in each meal; take your pulse after each meal, and see if that item raised your pulse a little. Some people are disturbed each time they ride in a car. Keep searching for causes.
Here are other ways to have avoidance:
Vacuum the house and car more often. Air-condition the house and car. Install an air cleaner in your bedroom or get one which connects to your central air conditioner. Buy a dehumidifier.
Wrap your bedding in plastic. Use a synthetic pillow or none at all. Wash mattress pads more often.
Get rid of the old carpets, clean the floors, and either install new carpets or stop using them. Use throw rugs instead.
Clean damp areas in your home, such as under the sink and around the bathtub.
If you have animals in the house, keep them clean, well groomed and healthy. Frequently change cages or wash their bedding. Animals are not involved in allergy as frequently as people think. They seem to be the 'allergy scapegoats'.
If you have absolute unmistakable evidence that a pet is the source of an allergy, try bathing it and keeping it well groomed. If this fails, be sure to find a good home for the pet. It is a living thing also and its needs should be respected.
As a child with asthma I several times suffered having my pets taken from me when I would go to certain 'allergy specialists'- it never helped my asthma- and it sure didn't help my emotional development! (temcat edit)
- Set aside one room which you keep air-filtered.
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