Ever since increasing meat and fat intake, and decreasing carbs and drastically reducing sugar, my pollen allergies have almost gone away completely. Apparently, living in a state of ketosis (burning fat instead of sugar) is key to having higher ketones and less allergic sensitivity.
Black Seed Oil (Aka Cumin)
Hi Bonnie, glad to know you have cured your asthma and allergies. I have the same condition for the last 5-6 years and in constant medication. I am taking black seed oil 1 tsp with half tsp honey 2x a day for 1 week now but unfortunately do not feel its effect on my asthma and allergy symptoms.
How long did you use black seed oil before you notice any improvement?
Thank you for your response and I wish you well.
Hi Mama to Many, Are the nettle capsules simply nettle leaf, or an extract? Thank you and a blessing to you and your many! 😀 Faith
I have posted about nettle many times in the past. I have used it for my children for allergies for years. My allergies this spring have been very bad. I think having an indoor cat this year has really aggravated my allergies in general. But this cat is part of the family. If she jumps in my lap my nose starts running. We did get a HEPA filter for our central air/heat unit. And I started to take nettle. I take once capsule morning and evening. This reduces my symptoms at least 90%. ~Mama to Many~
I did the apple cider vinegar nasal spray with a small glass bottle spray (what I had on hand for essential oils) and it provided instantaneous relief! I was sneezing constantly and had a runny itchy nose. First spray I didn't spray all the way inside per nose but still provided instant relief. I inhaled a bit then tried a second time aiming higher I did feel a sting both times. But it was worth it I felt I couldn't handle these allergies anymore. Haha it's such a difference. My nose is calm it's not runny anymore and I'm not sneezing. This spray worked for me. Developed allergies after deep cleaning the room and cleaning up any dust.
If my problem had been averted at first sign, it would have averted all the other problems I have been facing. I say start low dose and slow so you don't have a healing crisis. In 2010, every direction I turned I got more bad health news and I was in pain all day every day. The days felt like Ground Hog Day. Repeating the same problems day after day and then I would tell my prayer partner and she would pray. I read books, a lot of books, at the library and found the water book but wasn't going to read it because I drank a lot of water already. I avoided salt and fats because they were bad for you. Little did I know I was killing myself and creating a long drawn out nightmare. Read the link below this one Keep reading, keep learning, keep applying wisdom. Pray and don't quit when your answer doesn't come the way you expect or in the time you hoped it would. Lean in and Trust God loves you and is working it all out for the greatest Good. Bless you, Charity
Hi Charity, what was your protocol that you took that helped? Did you simply drink more water with sea salt added?
Yes, I read Dr. Batmanghelidj's books on water and salt mineral balance and he said that histamine was a warning shot across the bow that the body was out of balance. I was starting his program after rupturing L-5 and a neighbor said her peonies were in bloom. I loved them but gave me bad headaches in short time and had to see them in vase through patio door. After the salt and water, I could not smell them and thought something was wrong with her flowers. She let me have them every year when they bloomed.
Next day I got water /minerals out of balance and had to put vase of flowers on porch, pounding headache. Proved to me Batman was right on. So I let as many people as I can hear this information because I used to get three allergy shots every other day for over a year and was allergic to everything.
Sick people go to hospital and get saline IV and most go home fine. Most meds have anti histamine in them. Salt and water are natural anti histamine. Any mineral has a balancing mineral. Iodine lower selenium, selenium lowers iodine. Salt lowers potassium, potassium lowers salt. Zinc lowers copper, copper lowers zinc. Etc. Water lowers salt minerals.
The body will HOARD what it has become deficient in for a short time until there is a steady supply of it and so.....when you finally get some it can feel like it was bad as your ankles swell if you are dehydrated and take too much salt or water....
Batmanghelidj books woke me up and I am not allergic or having histamine rashes, sinus, lung, mental, emotional, colds, dry sinus cavity, horrible dandruff, psoriasis, digestion problems, or you can just go down this huge list of sick and ick off my bucket list that I overcame. Praise the Lord for information that sets us free.
Charity just posted these words on the New EC site: "stress causes dehydration which causes histamine to be released". Hmmmmm, taking this a step further, could dehydration be a co-cause of a hay fever attack?? I wonder.
Having started drinking more water recently (mainly boiled tap water), the hay fever attacks HAVE reduced significantly. I wonder about that. If so, it's an easy way to feel more comfortable!
Food Allergies and Hay fever Allergies.
I treated myself after viewing Youtube videos of N.A.E.T, (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment). After performing this procedure to myslef using a muscle massager on key accupunture points of my body, I am almost free of tree pollen allergies. I am no longer allergic to salt (which used to cause large blisters on my tongue when I ate chips and other salty snacks), and I am only slightly affected by dust. I used to be off the charts with allergic reactions to these 3 things. Since I am allergic to chocolate and vitamin C, I will be addressing those next. Awesomely easy and very effective.
If I increase treatments fo the tree pollen and dust I believe I will be fully cured. But it takes a number of treatements, and I was anxious to free myself of other reactive items in my life. I'll return to tree pollen and dust late in the year. I read that this same treatment helps those with autism as well. It has restored sight, reduced pain and other heartbreaking effects from autism that we had no idea they were suffering from...because they were really victims of allergies.
My daughter is experiencing some allergy symptoms, mostly a runny nose and "sneezy" feeling.
I had her take nettle tincture that I made a few months ago. I usually put a dropper full into a couple of ounces of water, but twice today she just put a dropperful (about 1/4 t.) into her mouth without diluting it. She held in in her mouth for a minute.
Her relief was nearly instant. She did take several doses today and will probably continue for a while.
We have usually used capsules and they work well, but not as fast as the tincture worked today.
~Mama to Many~
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
I have just started taking 1 tablespoon of ACV with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda mixed together with a glass of water 3 times a day and have found my sinuses and my eyes are no longer a problem with my allergy symptoms... Thank you Earth Clinic!!!
Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
Whether something is a petroleum product or not says nothing about its safety. Petroleum jelly is pretty inert and is safe, even for use in your nose. If you are concerned about the purity of your petroleum jelly, that's a different problem. In such a case, simply stick with Vaseline brand.
I get sick with allergy with milk or dairy product. I used like almond or coconut milk or coffee milk. I have no problem. There's also goat milk or kerfir as well. I tried them out n know what helps n what not. Also it's important to drink water before meals n 8 times a day. Body needs water daily. To keep your lung open like asthma. I had asthma bad for three years n died twice. Later, I learn ACV really helps! With lemon n honey. I drink it hot n it took time to get better. Since I didn't realized I had severe sinus infection. I also bought apple juice n I always spit out a lot of mucous n felt better. Dad told me allergy runs in family. Right now I'm working on experiment with cucumber, tumeric, garlic, and ginger to try it out. Apple Cider Vinegar is awesome for sure - if ur condition is worse I would start 2 tbs with raw honey n lemon in cup of hot water anytime u need it. I did that when I was very ill. N also black plain coffee every morning one or two. Then I start walking n it helps my lung strong. Walking is amazing. Someone mentioned about in the air due weather n I don't remember but can look up website about weather issue what time good to walk. Or go ymca. I done a lot to take care of myself. Don't forget check filter to ac/ heat cuz it gets dirty easily due to some season.
Cutting out dairy and gluten is good idea since they cross react. Sugar is another one that should be avoided.
Nettle and Horseradish Tincture
Thanks for sharing! We too love nettle for allergies. I think when it is used long term it is healing. I have never heard of using horseradish with it. I will have to try that!! I appreciate your clear instructions too!
~Mama to Many~
Nettle and Horseradish Tincture
I use a tincture that I make of Stinging Nettle Tea from traditional medicinal. I use all 16 of the bags in a 32 Canning jars. I then add about an 8th of a cup of horseradish powder. I pour Brandy, I don't use Vodka since it gags me. I fill the jar to the bottom of the Rings. I stick this in my dark cupboard after I have shaken it so that it is all mixed together. I shake it daily for 2 weeks.
I take a tsp in a 16 Oz glass of water and ice and as soon as I first sip my sinus clear, my mold caused frog voice is gone. I use it for seasonal allergies, as well as our mobile home had serious mold issues that we have removed, and I used it to help with my severe mold allergy.
I original bought Simpliers Nettle and Radish tincture for many years since it was readily available in Sonoma County CA where they are based and where I grew up. After moving to Northern NV last year, I could not find it anywhere and was upset since I never paid more then $5.99 for an Oz. The only tincture I could locate was at Whole Foods at $15.99 an Oz. Not the same brand. I began making my own this past Springs after coming home from a month in a hospital and having been hit by a car as a pedestrian. My hospital room had moldy ceiling tiles, I was given meds I'm allergic to, was given a bi-polar med when I'm not nor have ever been bipolar.
It's very simple and very effective. I don't use a dropper since it isn't big enough in the beginning of treating my allergies. I do it every few hours as I develop symptoms. I finally after a week I become able to go much longer in between doses. With seasonal allergies, 2-3 weeks usually did me until the following year.
Regarding Stephanie's post from 2008 - how many pickles should you eat daily?
Recipe looks delicious too, thanks for posting ♥
I've been using nettle capsules for years for seasonal allergies. Before I started using it, I literally hated spring and fall. Now, when my eyes get scratchy, I get stuffed up or my ears itch way down inside, I take a nettle capsule. I don't hate spring and fall anymore. It's the one thing I consistently stay with.
I've recently had an increase in allergies, which I've read could be related to copper toxicity. Note that vegetarians are particularly susceptible, as most zinc-rich vegetarian foods are also high in copper. High-zinc/low-copper foods are mainly animal products, which I haven't been eating much of lately! Sure enough, I was eating a lot of copper-rich foods and taking copper through my B-complex and multivitamin!
Well, I reduced those supplements and added a 50mg chelated zinc tablet. My skin is less dry, is clearing up, and I have more energy! I also have noticed an increase in libido, which apparently zinc has been known to do.
I'm kinda surprised not to see any comments about cutting dairy for allergies. I was allergy free most of my life, til one day at about 33, I got hit with all of them at the same time...oh my God, I was in misery, itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose...it took me many many years to even consider it was dairy. So I decided to try an experiment and quit all dairy, no milk, no ice cream, etc, I was done for now. Within a few months, I noticed my allergies subsiding. I had been a dairy junkie, more cheeses than anything, bacon egg cheese bicuits for breakfask, cheeseburger or cheese pizza for lunch, string cheese for snacks etc. So I no longer need over the counter meds to deal with all the stupid allergy stuff save, eye drops ONLY for the springtime...but for nothing else. I probably had no dairy for almost 2yrs. I think my body was over saturated with something from the cheese itself...don't know what, but that's my theory, since I was allergy free for so long, them BAM, my body revolted and had a fit!
So, try it, give up all dairy for a while and see if that helps the symptoms, you'll at least see a decrease in mucus if nothing else. But I hope for overall better results than that.
Suffered allergies for two weeks; itchy watery eyes, runny nose, dry skin. Increased water to half my body weight in ounces and adding 1/8 tsp of sea salt per 24 oz of water. ACV didn't work for me, neither did just increasing water. However adding the salt to the water did the trick. Dehydration causes histamines to be released. Salt helps water get into cells and hydrate the body. Otherwise the water ends up in the toilet. Your electrolytes may be out of balance which can activate histamines. ACV didn't work for me because I believe I didn't need those minerals, I needed salt. In a half day, I felt 100% better. God IS that awesome!
Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
With all due respect, putting petroleum jelly inside one's nose, let alone anywhere on the body, for allergies has got to be the worst advice I've read in a long time.
Petroleum jelly is made from petroleum products -- chemical compounds that were never meant for human consumption or application, and in fact are responsible for not only certain types of "allergies", but also serious problems like immune suppression, liver function problems, kidney problems, etc.
Hi! How do you use the baking soda for your sinuses?
All the best,
Thanks for your reply. I just saw it. I came on today looking for info about coconut allergies. I have been drinking raw coconut water for some time now fairly regularly. I did not drink it for a couple of days and late Sunday I had a glass. Within minutes my eyes were itching. I also have been using almond milk in my smoothies for breakfast just about since all this started so I'm wondering if there might be something to that as well.
I have gone off both the coconut and the almond milk to see how things go without them. So far it seems better however I have not backed off the herbs yet. I have been taking quercetin in addition to the butterbur and it seems to help a lot.
I have not used Butterbur before. I do see in the literature that it is not recommended for long time use, though.
There are other herbs that work very well for allergies. Nettle Leaf has helped a couple of my children with allergies very much! My son would take 4 capsules twice a day. If he had symptoms mid-day he would take another dose. He also took a capsule of Quercetin morning and evening. After taking this consistently for a year or 18 months, he no longer had allergy problems. Nettle is considered very safe and nutritious.
~Mama to Many~
I have been taking the herb Butterbur for several weeks now for my itchy eyes and throat. I have been trying to figure what is causing the allergy so I can try and get to the root of the problem but haven't as of yet. The Butterbur works great as long as I'm consistent. But when I back off the itching comes back with a vengeance. The thing I've read about Butterbur is it can cause liver problems if taken longer than 12 weeks. This concerns me because I'm closing in on about 8 weeks and am no closer to finding a cure. Just the Butterbur bandaid. Does anyone know anything about this herb and possibly give me any advise concerning the long term side effects about it? It's the only thing that's helping me and the thought of having to stop taking it is putting me in panic mode.
For the earth clinic families who work hard to find natural ways of dealing with allergies, asthma and related inflammation...hats off. The long term use of anticholinergic drugs (like Benadryl) can have devastating long term brain health effects "down the road" for our population. Dementia and alzheimers are devastating our families.
If you know someone who takes anticholinergic drugs daily, please pass on the following sites. You could be helping someone's future tremendously.
I had asthma and allergies all my life. We would buy tissues by the case. I sneezed all day long and had to have a box of tissue in every room. The allergies would trigger the asthma and most of the time I had to sleep in a recliner. I wasn't "growing out" of this.
I read an article how a local lady was healed by eating a teaspoon of honey daily from a local beekeeper (within 3 miles is best). She made sure that it had not been heated. Two years later after eating a teaspoon daily, I was totally healed. I don't even buy tissues anymore.
The beekeeper we found didn't heat or filter his honey so there was a little pollen. Some beekeepers heat the honey to make it flow easier. Interesting fact, about a year into this journey the local beekeeper moved away and we couldn't find another one. I was improving, but wasn't totally healed. My sweet hubby drove across town and took beekeeping classes and became a beekeeper for a few years just so I could have local honey. That is LOVE.
I have been healed for 18 years and I no longer wheeze or sneeze. The key for me was LOCAL, non-heated honey and taking a teaspoon full each and every day. Busy Bee
Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
For several years now, I've woken up with severe allergy symptoms in the morning which generally take an hour or two to clear up. About 3 days ago, I noticed that when I drank some ACV and honey in water, my symptoms cleared almost immediately! So I've been doing it every day since with the same results! I'm completely amazed!