Allergy remedies


There are six different methods by which you can not only stave off the effects of some allergies but you can also boost the strength of your immunity system to prevent allergy symptoms.  All of these methods are natural which adds to the allure of the means, knowing that you aren’t filling your body with chemicals and synthetic vitamins.

  1. Vitamin C and Quercetin

Natural remedies such as anithistomines known as quercetin which is a bilfavinoid and Vitamin C actually complicate and reduce the body’s ability to create histamine, which is an element that  causes the symptoms characteristic of allergies.  Taken independent of one another, these two natural compounds aren’t as effective against the symptoms than if they are taken together.

Rachael Schwartzman, who works at the Markham Village Naturopath Clinic inMarkham,Ontarioas a Naturopath highly recommends the usage of Vitamin C in an effort to combat the effects of your allergies because it increases the ability of the immunity system to operate more effectively.  She recommends that you take 2000 mg of each of the combination dosage  in divided into three equal measures over the course of a day in either a capsule or in powdered variety with each meal.  She cautions that should it irritate your bowels to reduce the dosage value to only 500 mg of each dosage with each meal.  Don’t expect instantaneous results though as a manner of fast relief of your symptoms.  She recommends that you begin this routine at least six weeks prior to the arrival of the dreaded allergy season.

  1. Nettle

Schwartzman recommends taking about 450 mg of Nettle daily as a measure against the effects of Hay fever about one to two weeks before the anticipated arrival of the allergy season to give you a strong boost against its onset symptoms.  In addition to the effects of hay fever, it contains magnesium which is ideal for preventing the bronchial tubes from constricting, she maintains and the reduction of constant sneezing or irritated eyes.

If you don’t like just taking a capsule, you can socialize with your friends with Nettle tea as well.  Just combine one big teaspoon added to a cup of boiling water upwards of three times daily.  All said, Nettle comes in a tincture in which you take one teaspoon daily or it also comes in capsules.  Taken in capsules it is recommended that you maintain a daily dosage of 450mg.

  1. Magnesium

Schwartzman has explained that if breathing issues are foremost in people’s minds during allergy season, magnesium is a good remedy.  A reduction in levels of this vital mineral as an element of effective lung operation, a lack of magnesium increases your vulnerability to the effects of not only allergies but asthma as well.

When your allergies cause the tight bronchial tubes, Magnesium has proven both in its effectiveness and its popularity to be the mineral of choice.  Also known as a mineral that can calm as well as incur a state of relaxation, you can ingest about 400mg this mineral in a glass of water or even in your juice at breakfast daily.  Be careful to monitor its effects on your bowels. If you experience some upset in your intestines, try cutting your dosage to only about 100mg or even to 50mg daily.


  1. Acupuncture

Another popular means of combating the effects of your allergies and providing you the fast relief you are looking for, Schwartzman recommends the discipline of acupuncture.  As endless studies have proven, this ancient Chinese medical practice is a great aid in the effort to deal with allergies.  When you’re having a very nasty bout of allergies and you haven’t the time to wait for the onset of the ingested remedies, acupuncture is a great alternative.  Needles placed around the nose, for example will result in the fast reduction in pressure to the sinuses and you’ll be able to breathe better, faster.

Schwartzman maintains that one should contemplate having acupunctural procedure done all year long as an additive to maintaining positive immunity strength and the ability to fight the allergens that bother you.

  1. Nasal Irrigation

When you’re suffering from a painful bout of nasal congestion, Schwartzman suggests a method that has been tried, tested and proven effective.  This is the process known as nasal irrigation.  Using a saline solution comprised of salt and water, half of it is poured into one nasal passage with a teapost like device (called a netipot)  and it comes out of the opposite passage.  Repeat the process with the alternate passage as well.

Use this method of relief in conjunction with your diet.  It not only doubles the effectiveness of the treatment of Nasal Congestion but it creates the ability to prevent it from occurring.  Refrain from eating any foods that you’re particularly sensitive to especially during the allergy season.  Eating a number of servings daily of whole grains like millet, brown rice, vegetables, quinoa and fruits can do wonders to help stave off the possibility of incurring a wrathful nasal passage.  Try having some fish oil pills or a teaspoon of fish oil daily to reduce a mucus laden nose and or congestion.

Sugar, tastes great but it can have a huge inhibitor to the treatment and prevention of acquiring nasal congestion.  Having just one teaspoon with your coffee, or tea or in any form will inhibit your immunity capacity for several hours.  It cannot be emphasised enough that in an effort to combat allergies, you must have a strong enough immunity system.  To maintain such a strong system not only should you boost it with the requisite vitamins and minerals but you should avoid those things that can add to the symptoms.  Things like dairy foods, and soy will actually stimulate the production of mucus.

Remember, forewarned and prepared is to be forearmed and the treatment of allergies is no exception.

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