Healthy strategies: When suffering from a cold,congestion or allergies...
1) Eliminate Dairy with symptoms of allergies & congestion:
products worsen allergy symptoms because they contain
, which increase the production of
, which restrict the bronchial tubes, thus
making it difficult for air to get through
. This can cause the production of phlegm and mucus, which worsens allergy symptoms.
Dairy tends to thicken the mucus secretions.
Dairy leads to sinusitis, nagging morning cough, and frequent nasal congestion
Patients suffering with allergies, sinusitis, colds and flus have heard us say,
"NO MORE DAIRY" for years. But, WHY?
Isn't milk supposed to be good for you?
: pasteurized & enzyme stripped, containing trace hormones and antibiotics from cattle raised in factories, not fields.
is not like
the dairy we had years ago.
: raw, grass fed, full of enzymes and immune building antibodies, raised with sunlight and fresh air.
2) Breathe in Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
is known as an anti-inflammatory that helps with chest & sinus congestion. Spritz a little on a Kleenex and breathe it in throughout the day OR diffuse while you sleep.
3) Take Oil of Oregano & Tumeric:
Oil of Oregano and Tumeric both work great for
. We carry both in our office & recommend frequently with good results.
4) Eat warm soups/Breathe in steam of White Onion:
Grandma's chicken soup
is still the best cold, flu & sinus remedy. Another goodie-
Boil a white onion
for 20mins turn off heat and
breathe in the steam
until sinuses start to drain. Works like a charm!
5) Teas that can help
is known for its
that are believed to block the allergy-causing histamines.
& helps the sneezing, coughing and watery eyes.
and is known for its
relief on irritated respiratory passages.
6) Eat Foods rich in Magnesium
One study out of Brigham Young University showed that animals
had higher levels of histamine in their blood when exposed to allergens than did animals with adequate magnesium levels.
is a bronchodilator and an antihistamine.