I have had seasonal allergies for the past 6-7 years. Earlier this year I read about how MSM can alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies, so I decided to give it a try. The allergy season was just starting and I could feel my eyes getting a bit itchy. I started taking 1000 mg of MSM and within 1 hour I was feeling better. It works as well as any OTC allergy medicine with out the negative health effects. As a matter of fact it is supposed to have beneficial health effects. I now take 1000 mg of MSM twice per day and have not had any more symptoms of allergies. I love this stuff.
For dust and pollen allergies I have to say that vitamine E saved me frome years of itchy eyes runy nose and lots of missery I was taking 800mg a day until I was 100% ok I finished the botle of 100 caps.I was good for like 3 years then they came back but now I know the remedy.
I started oil pulling 20 dec 07. have used olive, safflower, hemp, sesame, oils. also i have had others try the pull also. so far noticed from safflower are teeth got white, gums felt firmer, sinus's cleared, allergies diminished. from hemp i got sleepy. others that tried olive it immediately raised their mood levels and depression. gout pain eased with only one olive oil pull. i also add a couple of drops of peppermint in the tablespoon to kill the germs and open the sinus's too. sesame did not get any immediate results maybe because it is toasted . all in all everyone i have told that used it have been very happy with the results. only problem is trying to explain to them how it works. so i tell them that it works like oil in an auto engine that catches dirt and when you change the oil the dirt comes out. my nephew that is a plumber in oregon relayed that to me when i was trying to tell him to do the pull he automatically understood how the process could work. in his profession he stated that plumbers work with oil and water all of the time. smart nephew i have.
I stumbled across this website looking for a cure for my allergies. I have missed weeks from work due to allergies in the last year. I used ACV and that helped with the allergies but I still had some problems. I started oil pulling and I could really see the toxins leaving my body thru mucas ect.. After two weeks my allergies have been cured and I feel great.
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
To Ted: My Ragweed Allergy can get pretty ugly. completely stuffed up nose at night, post nasal drip, scratchy throat, uncontrolled sneezing and general feeling of being run down. H2O2 was giving me bloating, when drinking it in water. This time I bought a nasal pump. Put 3% HP (h2o2) in it, and pumped it in my mouth. To my surprise, the post nasal drip stopped almost immediately and the sneezing stopped. I carried my nasal pump to work, and did the same, as soon as I found, a big sneeze is on its way. And it worked almost every time. So the oxidative therapy of HP is working far better than all the Vitamin C, Vitamin E, NAC, Zinc, b-complex I was taking in hopes of combating the allergies. I am really thankful to you, cause had you not written posiitve things abt HP, I would have had no courage to try HP. You motivated me. Although I tried Bill Munro's method and I am also going to thank him personally. Please note: spraying HP in nostrils is really irritating. But spraying it insides of the mouth/ under the tongue, can literally stop and allergy attack. ( It has at least in my case). With allergy symptoms under control, I feel I have more energy and need less sleep, get less tired. Apart from spraying, I am also taking like 2 drops of 35% HP in a glass of water in the morning. I really wanna kill all the bugs out there. I am really impressed... thankyou.
I have had allergies for years. I developed allergies at the age of 28 and had suffered with them for a long time. Two years ago I brought a book called alterna-tive cures that I have been using for two years now to solve a few of my ailments. In reading the book for allergies NAC (n-acetylcysteine) was suggested for allergies. And it works, because right now the trees are blossoming and flowers as well and this is generally the worst time of year for me, because I suffer with allergies something awful. I have not had a problem with itchy eyes, sneezing, sore scratchy throat and tickling of the throat. I use the recommended dosage that is suggested in the book, but I can't remember what it is. Again, I have been using NAC two years and it has worked well for me.
Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
I heard about using vaseline to coat the inside of your nose many years ago and have been doing this for a really long time. I have never encountered any problems from it being a petroleum product. Although, in response to the original post, it has never made my allergies any better and I always get a cold or two per year. What it does for me is it keeps my nose from getting dried out and scabby which always really drove me crazy. Since I've been doing this I have never had any more problems. If on occasion I run out of the house and forget to use the vaseline my nose really bothers me the entire day. If you live in a dry climate it would probably work wonders. I live in the south where we have a lot of humidity but it works here as well. Hope this helps someone.
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.
It occurred tome that sneezing = histamine = dehydration and, so, thought that perhaps the 2 cup cure for indigestion and headache might work for that and, SO, to make a long story short, drinking a large glass of water stopped both the sneezing and the running nose.
For one who is forever telling people to hydrate, when I get busy, I don't. ROFL! I'm often dehydrated. Not to the critical degree that got me interested in hydration in the first place but the body DOES slap me upside the head to remind me. Whether with that "Oh no! " approach of indigestion or a headache or, duh, SNEEZING!
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.
Cutting out dairy and gluten is good idea since they cross react. Sugar is another one that should be avoided.
Water and Sea Salt
I used one tablespoon of Himalayan pink salt for 64 oz. of water to cleanse my intestines and it has helped my digestion and immune system
Hi, I was wondering what I can do for allergies as I have sinusitis and always getting viral infections, I have been being sick a lot lately with inflammation of my chest. I stopped drinking milk and haven't been sick since. I feel a bit sickly lately as I ate cheese for 2 days, but the dr. said I can't have an allergy at my age, which is 32. I'm just wondering if all my illness is due to allergies. Thank you.
I developed allergies post menopausal, I got sensitive simply to any minimal changes in my vitamins. It all got started by hives due taking Collagen supplements. (It could be anything ) It made me highly sensitive to even brand change of the same ..vitamins/supplements. I had severe hives and deep itching untractable. Nothing was helping the itch, I couldn't even sleep, scratching thru the night. My MD has put me on Prednisone 2 week complete treatments for about 3 to 4 x a year for more than 2 years. I never had allergies before.
Then I found Magnesium. I see that many are already taking Mg but its the kind with Calcium. Magnesium is the mineral that could lessen the body's sensitivity to allergens (substances that could stimulate immune protective body response such as hives, rashes, asthma, excema etc.). We need to maintain enough Mg in the blood, muscles and brain. It takes 6 months to a year to build up enough Mg to correct deficiency. It takes time to build cause we also use it up everyday. Once Mg is enough in the system you will notice these allergies will subside. There is a Book on Mg called the Magnesium Miracle, also another on Transdermal Mg. It complements each other. To speed building up Mg in the system, I had to use both oral and transdermal forms. Oral being Mg Glycinate 3 caps a day (400 mg Elemental Mg) and also Mg Oil rub to the body as often as you could do it. Please google Mg Deficiency / Allergies. Patience is needed as it will take time, but it will work. Currently, I have no further allergies to anything, I am back to my old self. Thanks to Mg. In time
It is important to maintain the dosage everyday till you feel the change.. you will have stronger immunity. I am taking Mg supplements everyday. It helps in all aspects of life. In memory, lessens stress, helps in sleep, relieves fear of the unknown, depression, tremors, migraines and hundreds more.
I haven't seen much on this but lemon juice can stop an allergy attack in its tracks... Almost instantly. Depending on the severity of the attack and how long you have allowed it to go, you may have to take two or three shots of lemon juice. That's how we do it. My husband has severe allergy attacks and most allergy meds doesn't even help him. If I hear him sneezing and blowing his nose I run and grab the lemon juice, he takes a big swig from the bottle and the attack will usually stop, sometimes if it's a bad one he will have to take a second swig. This has worked great for our family.
"Can I take Echinacea and goldenseal for a long period of time together?
Even though most natural herbs are ideal to use for extended periods of time, you should not take Echinacea and goldenseal for more than six weeks at a time."
Also I foud kiwi to be amazing at alleviating nasal congestion from dust allergy. We made our son eat slices of 2 kiwi fruits everyday. He gained almost 95% cure from his allergy symptoms!
I found that Rosa Mosqueta oil rubbed on my nose and under my eyes before bed helps considerably to open my nasal breathing. It also has numerous other cosmetic benefits... Buy organic. I too am a mouth breather prone to nasal alergies... Asthma. It also has other cosmetic benefits... (other rosehip oils may provide the same benefit but I haven't tried)
I myself have suffered from allergies in the past and found that cleansing the liver has helped tremendously. It came buy chance when I started taking protein powder(whey protein) which is supposed to help the liver detox. It also increases glutathion in the body which is a master antioxident. Turmeric seems to work in the same fashoin. Read up on turmeric here at earth clinic and you can see that some people who took it got rid of there allergies. Turmeric also known as curcumin also increases glutathion in the body.
I have struggled with severe allergies over the last three years. I don't use pharmaceuticals so it's been trial and errror with numerous products for the last few years. Mostly, it's been error. I've tried the vinegar in the past, but did not see any improvemnt. This time I stuck with it. And thankfully I was given a very wise piece of advice from an old book. Chewing on honeycomb! It enabled me to go outside without my eyes swelling shut or sneezing. I would just chew the honeycomb as needed. It seemed to keep my symptoms at bay until the vinagar started working. After about a month of chewing I don't need it anymore and I'm allergy free. I still drink the vinegar every morning (taking two days off a week), to keep my allergies from coming back.
Note, chew the honeycomb for 10-15 minutes then spit out, and get another piece if needed.
I've had allergic reactions for 11 years of which 10 of them I could not figure out what I was allergic too. Someone suggested MSG & at the time I did not know what MSG was. I assumed it was a type of salt... NOT!! I would like Earth Clinic to add allergic reactions to the ailments in case there are others that are experiencing allergic reactions & can't figure out what they are allergic to. Thanks! I'm so grateful for this site. It has been a God send!
I had another reaction the other day after eating chili at a friends. My reactions differ with each one & consists of one or more of the following: severe stomach cramps, indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting, welts, severe itching & throat swelling. I have always taken benadryl to get over these reactions. After reading info from Ted about MSG on this site I took 500 mg of L-glutamine. I pulled capsule apart & dissolved in water that I drank. Also, I took a bath with ACV which helped tremendously with the itching. I could still feel that my throat was swollen so I took another 500 mg L-glutamine an hour later. The itching stopped but it did take several hours for my throat to totally feel normal again. I did not have to take any benadryl(which knocks me out for 12 hours) & I was able to go to church. It was truly amazing. It's so frustrating since MSG is in, it seems, about 85% of the food sold! BEWARE: natural flavors... Natural flavoring!