Category Archives : allergies


Beat Summer Allergies

Seek out a natural antihistamine such as quercetin, a type of antioxidant found in onions and citrus fruits. Available in supplement form, 1,000 milligrams of quercetin taken three times daily throughout the season should help you stay symptom-free.


Plagued with Sinus Problems?

Sinus and Allergy Sufferers fear no more!  Neti Pot to the rescue…Rinse your nasal passages twice a day to flush out pollen and other irritants. Put saline solution (a 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup warm water) into the Neti Pot (a spouted container that allows you to pour water directly into your nose). The […]


Buy Green Cleaners

Rid your home of fumy chemicals by replacing surface, glass, toilet, and floor cleaners with plant-based brands – try any of these quality green cleaners. Direct links of asthma and allergies to commerical cleaners have already been established.You may not have any asthma or allergy symptoms today, but unfortunately the fumes emitted from commercial cleaning […]


Fight Allergies – Rethink Your Diet

Nasal symptoms from seasonal allergies are mainly due to an inflammation of your nasal membranes. Following an anti-inflammatory diet of foods rich in antioxidants (brightly colored fruits and vegetables) and omega-3s (fish such as salmon and herring, ground flaxseeds, walnuts) can go a long way in stamping out symptoms. Indeed, several studies show that kids […]


Fight Allergies – Quercetin Relief

To keep allergies under control, supplement with 600 milligrams of quercetin twice daily between meals, suggests Randy Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. An antioxidant, quercetin, helps stop cells from releasing histamine, a chemical that sets off symptoms in response to allergic triggers. It can take four to six […]


Fight Allergies – Try Hypnosis

Several studies suggest that using hypnosis — a trancelike technique that leaves you more open to suggestion — can deliver allergy relief. A report from Switzerland’s University Hospital Basel, for instance, found that allergy sufferers who were taught self-hypnosis saw significant improvements in symptoms and well-being over the course of a year. With the help […]


Flight Allergies – Use a Rinse

Cleansing your nasal passages regularly helps keep them clear and washes away potentially irritating allergens, which can thwart allergic reactions. It also can help relieve allergy symptoms, according to a small study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Doctors recommend using a neti pot, a traditional Indian vessel with a […]


Invest in a Neti Pot

Plagued with sinus problems and/or allergies? Rinse your nasal passages twice a day to flush out pollen and other irritants. Put saline solution (a 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup warm water) in a plastic squirt bottle or a nasal irrigator, a spouted container that allows you to pour water directly into your nose. The […]


Cold Cures – Natural Relief 2

Take a dropperful of echinacea tincture in water four times a day at the first sign of symptoms, until they subside. Some studies have shown it can shorten colds; everyone is different though so try it for yourself to see if it works for you. Additionally elderberry syrup, which research suggests can fight flu, may […]