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10 Steps to Improve Sinus Allergies

10 steps to improve sinus allergiesMany people are suffering from seasonal allergies this time of year. Most of them seem to think that this year is worse than most. They indicate that the itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing feels like it started early and lasted longer than previous years, and the allergy season is just getting started.

Theories of why allergies are getting worse abound. One theory is that we are overwhelming our immune systems with toxins. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and bath in, the food we eat, the non-food we eat in place of foods, the products we clean our homes with, and the products that we put on our bodies. They are also in the over the counter medications and the doctor prescribed medications that we take.

If you think of a cornered animal you get a picture of what the immune system is going through right now. A cat that is cornered and thinks it is fighting for its life strikes out at everything, including the master that it adores. An overworked immune system does the same thing. It overreacts to every stimulus. Thus a strain of pollen that has never bothered it before becomes life threatening.

What can we do about this?

1. Stop putting in toxins. Be aware of everything that goes on and in your body. This includes food, beverages, room fresheners, cleaning products, personal care products, and makeup. Read all labels and pick the purest and most natural ones you can find. Don’t be swayed by marketing hype.

2.Start getting rid of toxins. Many cultures have a ‘spring cleanse’ there is a reason behind this. Instead of doing it annually or seasonally you can work on detoxifying on a daily basis. Make sure your organs of detoxification are working properly and take steps on a daily basis to help them in their tasks.

3. Find natural ways to alleviate the symptoms. Put away the chemical and over the counter stuff and reach for nature’s remedies. The man made stuff just hides the symptoms, where the natural stuff actually gives you relief. Natural remedies have much fewer side effects, if any at all. There are lots of herbal remedies that cut the phlegm caused by allergies. Consider capsicum, quercetin and butterbur or essential oils.

4. Feed your body nutritious whole foods. Nature’s foods help build the body, rather than tearing the body down like processed ‘foods’ do.

5. Drink lots of pure, clean water. This flushes the toxins out and thins out the mucus that is giving you so many problems.

6. Rinse your sinuses to get rid of the allergens. If you feel like you are starting to get a sinus infection use a little colloidal silver in with your distilled water. Do not use tap water; it is full of pollutants that can harm your tender sinus tissues.

7. Make sure you are getting plenty of Vitamin D. If you can’t get out in the sun every day consider supplementing with a good D3 product.

8. Get plenty of Omega 3 fats. These can come from fish oils, flax or even grass fed dairy products and meats.

9. Get some exercise. Exercise that makes you breathe deeply can clean out your lungs and help you breathe better.

10. Avoid pasteurized milk products, even organic ones. The pasteurization process kills the natural enzymes that help us digest the milk. This leads to an increase in mucus.

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