Allergy Season In New England Has Begun
This is prime time allergy season for most, especially here in New England, as our season is now in full bloom. Here are some tips I've incorporated over the years to make great improvements to my state of overall health. First, a little history of how bad my allergies were. When I was diagnosed with allergies some 20+ years ago, I ended up on allergy shots for pollen dust mites and mold. If you know anything about allergies, that trifecta meant that I was allergic to something or a few things ALL year long. This miserable lot brought with it hacking coughing, bad headaches and sleep disturbance which caused daily fatigue. I did the weekly allergy shots, many types of pills, and even had sinus surgery --- one of the most painful surgeries I had to recover from. So needless to say, I feel a special place for those who are suffering from this chronic tormentor of good seasons.
Move forward to the now, currently, I have NO allergies. That's not an exaggeration. So how did I do it? I don't want to tell you everything in this blurb, that would take too long. (If you want more even more details, please reach out and I'd be happy to share). Also, this is not a medical or spiritual guarantee that these will work for you. I make no such claims. I'm not that guy. I just know for those who have applied some or all of these principles I'm going to share, they too have had improvements. And at the end of the day, who doesn't want that?! Please note the brands I link below I trust, use and recommend.
6 Tips For Dealing With Allergies
Here are the things I suggest to improve your health to the point of overcoming persistent allergies:
1a. Do a gut flush. My suggestion is Global Healing Center's Combination. Best bowel movements ever!! I know right, it's odd that I'm celebrating the "outcome", but those who are not, want in on this celebration. How often? I do this at the start of a season change, any tough patch of ill health, or anytime I'm starting to feel off.
1b. Do a charcoal cleanse after any questionable or excessive eating or drinking. Best to take 30 minutes after any medication/supplements, as the charcoal could bind and remove their efficacy before they are fully dissolved into your system.
2. Increase your gut flora, two ways, great probiotics, and/or great fermented foods. Don't get stuck with one brand, or one type of food, mix it up every three months or so.
3. Get appropriate water. There are lots of good formulas out there. The one I use is 10 ounces (that's' about a large cup) for every 25lbs. I'm usually weighing in at 175, so that's 7 cups for me. To boot add a little Himalayan salt, just a dash. It will help to re-mineralize your body while further boosting your immune system and all that.
4. Boost the multivitamins during that stress season. For those who know me, they know I ONLY do organic certified real food multivitamins, I suggest you make that your regular thing as well.
5. Increase your intake of Omega 3's. This is big. I recommend Krill Oil.
6. Do a sinus flush daily preferably in the morning before you start your day. Simply fill you hand with water, inhale till the cavities have water in them, then briskly flush out. I'd do this at least 3 times. This is not limited to the mornings, and if you have a moment where you're just being overwhelmed by allergies, I would do that as an aid to calming things down.
There you have it, hopefully this helps with your battles. Please feel free to share which parts of this formula were more noticeably effective for you.
By Rick Smith
Rick Smith is a Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, Motivational Speaker and Inventor of LifeLotionSES Products.