Posts Tagged "Allergy Remedies"

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Taking a Drug for Allergies

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Allergy Remedies | 0 comments

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Have you considered taking an allergy drug? Or maybe you’ve already taken one or more? Or maybe you are taking allergy drugs now. While allergy drugs can provide relief for people, in many cases they are not necessary and can in fact, make your allergies worse. Personally I’ve tried every allergy drug on the market both prescription and over the counter and never got the kind of relief I was looking for. In fact, I am convinced that taking allergy drugs actually increased some of my health issues and it took me years to get to the root cause of my health issues whereas I could have found the cause and gotten real healing faster without them.

So what are five questions that you should ask before taking a drug for allergies to determine if in fact, you do need one. (Note: I am not saying that no one ever needs a drug for allergies.)

1. Do you really have hay fever or seasonal allergies? And Is this your only problem? Personally, while I did have hay fever and seasonal allergies, I also had several other issues including candida, leaky gut, and food intolerances which where in fact, the root cause of these. So on to question number 2.

2. Do you have candida or leaky gut? If so, no allergy drug will fix this. In fact, no drug will fix it period. You have to heal from candida or leaky gut by primarily changing your diet. Although taking a probiotic and fish oil supplement can also help.

3. Do you have any food allergies, or food intolerances? Even if you think you don’t chances are good that you do. I’ve heard a statistic that up to 70% of the U.S. population has at least one food intolerance or allergy. If so, taking an allergy drug will do nothing to solve this problem.

4. Do you have an auto-immune condition? What many people do not realize is that many allergies are caused by or made worse by auto-immune conditions. If so, you need to get help for your auto-immune condition first before your allergies will clear up.

5. Are there any home allergy remedies you can use instead? Personally I’ve had really good success with essential oils for allergies as well as local honey.

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What is a Macrobiotic Diet and How Can It Help Allergies?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Diets | 0 comments

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Have you heard of the macrobiotic diet? Neither had I until I came across it as a part of my training to become a certified health coach with IIN and then ironically was assigned to do a product demo in whole foods on the MACROBARS Organic Variety Pack of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Granola with Coconut, and Cherries and Berries, 1.8 oz- 2.5 oz Bars (Pack of 15) and these bars were created as a snack and meal for people who are on the macrobiotic diet. So exactly is it and how can it help your allergies?

1. It’s a diet based almost exclusively on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds which small amounts of whole grains such as brown rice, however, gluten and soy are not allowed. Small amounts of chicken and fish are allowed if you feel like you need it, however, it is recommended to be vegan if possible.

2. Another way of viewing it is that is is almost the complete opposite of the raw vegan diet, in fact, the macrobiotic diet when followed strictly does not include any raw food including salads.

3. You cannot eat potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, egg plant and any other nightshade vegetables.

4. Many people have hidden food intolerances and this diet by default eliminates the ones that most people struggle with.

5. The macrobiotic diet is based on fruits and vegetables and doing a cleanse of sorts by eating very clean for a time period can help with a lot of allergies and allergic reactions.

Here is a video that also explains in more details the macrobiotic diet.

If you’re curious to know my personal 10 steps to wellness that have already helped thousands of people improve their health and heal naturally from allergies, click here to learn more.

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Is leaky gut syndrome causing your allergies?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Food Allergies | 0 comments

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Do you have leaky gut syndrome? For many people this term is not familiar and even many doctors don’t even know much about it. However, it can wreck havoc on your immune system and may very well be the root cause of your allergies including food allergies and intolerances.

Some of the common symptoms of leaky gut syndrome include:

1. Digestive issues including gas, bloating, diarrhea and other stomach discomforts.

2. Asthma

3. Chronic sinus infections

4. Seasonal or food allergies

5. Fatigue

6. Weakened Immune System

7. Skin rashes

8. Anxiety

9. Frequent colds or flus

10. Joint paint and headaches

11. Auto-immune diseases

In short, are you sick a lot? If so, chances are very good you have leaky gut syndrome.

Here is a video that talks about leaky gut syndrome and what to do about it.

If you’re curious to know my personal 10 steps to wellness that have already helped thousands of people improve their health and heal naturally from allergies, click here to learn more.

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