My husband has had bad allergies all of his life and has been on prescription anti-histimines since he was about 17 (he's 64 now). The homeopathic person that's helping him out put him on Quercitin. He is absolutely astonished that he has no trouble with allergies now. She recommended a particular brand which I guess I can't mention but it has 500mg of Vit C, 1000 mg of Quercetin, 140 mg Bromelain, 100mg Citrus Bioflavonoids, 25 mg Acerola, 25mg Rose hips and 20 mg Rutin. She recommended he take 2 a day. It seems it only took a month or so and he was allergy free. Now he only takes them once in awhile when he feels he needs them. He also takes MSM for his knees but it isn't helping much.
I suffered from allergies for 27 years. One day I heard that Raspberries were good for allergies so I gave them a try. I will eat about four in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. I usually suffer from runny and itching nose, sneezing, watery eyes. It all disappeared, but you do have to eat them daily. Oh by the way I buy the frozen kind.
Raw Milk has pretty much cured my severe allergies. When I was a child, my parents were told I had cystic fibrosis because of the severity of my symptoms. When I was 8 they finally got the true diagnosis of out-of-control allergies. I was put on several medicines and my parents were told to make some pretty drastic lifestyle changes to get them under control.
Then when I was 10 or 11, a couple of things happened: I hit puberty, and we started getting raw milk from a farmer. My parents were still worried about my famine victim appearance, and admire the robust-looking kids of a professor friend who lived on a small farm. The friend told my dad that he had several cows, and all seven of his kids were drinking the milk. He was aware of the track record of raw milk in treating illnesses, and told my dad that a couple of my distant cousins in town were also drinking it. He didn't tell my dad about how it had been used in the past, though.
A couple of years later, everyone was marveling how I'd outgrown my allergies; even my allergist was amazed at my turnaround. I was gradually weaned off most of my medicines.
Then I went away to college, and my allergies returned within about 5 months, just a tad. Just enough to need a rescue inhaler and be on antihistamines that year. But they gradually worsened, until within 10 years I was on all kinds of experimental drugs, and within 12 years I was as bad as I'd ever been. I almost died when my son was 11 months old from a food reaction, only the second I'd ever had. Mine were all molds and pollens and danders.
About 2 years after that, we moved and I made new friends. One of them told me about someone who was going to have raw milk, and I was excited because it just represented health to me. I couldn't have the extensive garden and orchard my parents had had to plant when I was a child, but I could at least give my kids raw milk.
And within 6 months, I was wondering why there was no ragweed season. Within 12 months I'd let most of my allergy medicines run out without refilling them. And within 14 months, I'd been challenged by spending the night in a room with 5 of my top allergies, only to awaken with clear sinuses and lungs, still alive, even though I had no medicines with me.
I then found out that there had been a particularly severe ragweed season that year, and I hadn't even realized it. I realized the only thing that had changed for me during that time was adding raw milk to my diet. So I did some research and found out about the natural steroids in the cream that are destroyed by heat, and how substances in the milk heal small leaks in the intestines that may contribute to allergies.
At the same time, I noticed my 12-month-old daughter's eczema had vanished. I'd thought it wasn't active during the summer; then realized it hadn't reappeared during the winter. She now has lovely skin at age 10. And no cavities ever, because she's had pasteurized milk only a handful of times in her life.
That's the biggest thing I've noticed from drinking it, and it's such a huge thing in my life. The two times that I've had trouble getting raw milk for several months since then, at the end of that time period I would sometimes react to my strongest allergens again, just a little; and my daughter would sometimes have slight flair-ups of eczema. We do our utmost to make sure we can have raw milk!
Raw Milk Kefir
I have suffered the worst seasonal allergies from pollen and after 6 months of daily RAW milk kefir (8 oz daily) I can now say I am allergy free. I can step out and do anything on highest pollen days when people are suffering, but the allergies don't bother me anymore.
If you have access to RAW milk, please make kefir from it and consume and see how it changes your life.
Additionally it made my bowel movements normal, and my acne disappear too. Unreal!
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)
The Painkiller Link
I've had minor allergies for most of my life & progressive allergies for about 8yrs. Many of my symptoms are "sub clinical" & even the Allergists have dismissed me as a chronic complainer when I describe my symptoms. My most recent issue is that if I take pain Tylenol or Benedryl I get chills & a weird, creepy-crawling feeling inside of my lower back. I asked the Dr. to check my kidneys but an ultra-sound looked normal. I'm now going to look into liver stress thanks to your article. I can't believe the Dr.s didn't make the connection at the time of my visit!
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)
Here are the links that did not go through yesterday:
Dr Gerson Speech on his Cancer Protocol (including Allergies)
Dr Flechas, Iodine and Histamine Levels
Dr Berkson's Liver Repair Method
Dr Foster's HIV AIDs Selenium Liver Repair Method
Liver Cleanse, Detox and Repair Protocol
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)
Hi Cindy... The best diet is simply an elimination diet which essentially eliminates all the dangerous elements from processed or man-made foods and is the same as the anti-candida diet shown in this EC comment stream here :
My own health maintenance protocol -- always preventative -- also assumes that you will never realistically be able to avoid processed or man-made foods. After all, in order to stick to such a regimen would mean not going out to parties, not eating in restaurants, not drinking a little wine or coffee with friends now and then -- and what about holidays? I regard this avoid-everything-bad-at-all-costs as a little excessive and extreme in my opinion and not very realistic because I like going out socialising and having fun occasionally. So, unless you are suffering from a major problem like liver problems, heart problems, candida or IBS or Fibromyalgia or arthritis, which does call for a much more intense daily approach and a stricter diet, then my way is simply to adopt a preventative maintenance approach so that you can enjoy your life a wee bit.
So this is why I continually detox my own body on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. My regimen now is much less intense and I've become much more aware of my own body state since ridding myself of candida. I usually take a decoction of Chanca Piedra, Heart Vine(Tinospora cordifolia), Neem leaves and Tumeric Root once a month for about 7 days only. This washes my kidneys, helps revive my liver and intestines as well as helping to rid my body of any excess calcium and acid build-up. I alkalize fairly regularly using Ted's lemon/lime remedy mainly, normally on a daily basis now. I regularly take vitamins and minerals in the form of dessicated liver and fulvic acid as my nutrient baseline. I avoid taking tablets supplements where possible. I also regularly take large dose lugol's Iodine(removes fluoride and bromide as well as all its many other benefits) as well as large dose Magnesium and Vit C(Ascorbate) because not only are these specific nutrients sadly lacking in all western diets, the RDA recommended for these supplements is, in my opinion, way to small as to be almost laughable against all the evidence that's already out there. I also use borax and Hydrogen Peroxide remedies when I have to and regularly use Ted's recommended topical and oral remedies as well. I also keep Methylene Blue, Aspirin and Lysine handy in case I get flu or a cold or some other nasty bug.
So therefore my health maintenance method is almost wholly preventative but not that intense. I continually supplement to supply those vitamins and minerals that I think I am not getting from my food. I also regularly detox heavy metals using sodium thiosulphate or through diet using green tea, cilantro or chlorella. All this has simply become a habit with me now.
I am currently trying something called Chyawanprash -- a complete and all-round Ayurvedic herbal food supplement that contains over 30-40 important Indian herbs(the herbal formula does vary depending on what make you buy) based on an ancient and famous Indian herbal recipe. The Ayurvedic healing system cleverly makes some of its important herbal concoctions completely naturally(no modern preservatives or additives) into food forms that are actually quite tasty -- and by the way, Chyawanprash is delicious -- you can take it with bread or crackers as a spread or simply take two teaspoonfuls a day and it is packed with nutrients. Chyawanprash is a well known herbal rejuvenator in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and contains some very active and important healing herbs like Boerhaavia diffusa(liver, allergies), Indian Myrrh Tree Bark(intestines, parasites), Silver (anti-pathogenic), Indian Gooseberry(high Vit C), Ashwaganda(all round adaptogen -- Indian ginseng), Sida cordifolia(adaptogen, energizing), Black Pepper(for lungs and as an absorbtion synergist), Asparagus(alkaline, acts against arthritis and cancer), Cinnamon(Intestinal protective), Terminalia chebula(anti-ulcer), Tinospora cordifolia(all round adaptogen, liver and kidneys), Tribulus terrestris(libido, sexual organs), Chanca piedra(all round adaptogen, antiviral, liver and kidneys) and there are many more herbs as well.
Chyawanprash is also fairly cheap, you can find it at any Indian grocery or deli because it is an ancient and well-known herbal rejuventor that is still widely used and trusted by the Indian community.
Vaseline Coated Inside the Nose
I have been having seasonal allergies ever since during spring and fall. I would get runny nose, itchy & watery and swollen eyes. Sometimes I would have to blow my nose a dozen times in 1/2 hr after i wakes up. After researching for a long time i concluded you must pevent the allergens from eaching your bloodstream. You cannot cover your nose but i had another idea. You can coat the inside of the nose with Vaseline. I have been doing this for about a month, morning and night and haven't had to blow my nose not more than twice since then. No itchy, watery or swollen eyes. I was surprised it works. It even prevents sneezing and the common cold. I used to take Claritin but haven't taken any since then.
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.
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.
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 had really really bad allergies at age 50, I was in bed for three weeks with vertigo. I was not going to let this happen to me again, I did reseach and found taking vitamin C doses every few hours till you reach your level of saturation to avoid upset tummy.. My allergies were kicked!! I also take a stress vitamin B complex with it. I am so much healthier.. I take a quality brand, wouldn't trust the junk [email protected] GOOD LUCK
I have had what I think is a sinus infection or allergies for 6 days now. Overall I am doing better, but the stuffy nose that switches from one side to the other, along with the pressure is driving me crazy.
I had successfully been treating this condition with high doses of Vitamin C. I would take 1 GRAM capsules, 2 at a time every 2 hours until my stomach said "enough". With this method, all my symptoms would reduce to nothing. I would be aware of some inflamation in the sinuses, but no stuffy nose or pain or anything. But whenever I would stop taking the VitC the symptoms would come back. I am up to 20 GRAMS a day. Normally a person could only tollerate one gram to three grams a day when healthy.
So the reason I say all this is I wanted this condition to leave, not just be almost gone, so I read what others here had done and took 2 tablespoons ACV in 24oz water. I experience what others did in the way of a rapid draining of mucus. Unfortunately it was temporary and not complete. I did this a few times during the day.
I am back to taking the VitC as described above. Hopefully this will take care of it within the next few days as I have always had great sucess when I took VitC for colds in the past. I have always been able to eliminate symptoms, and reduce the time the cold hung around to just a few days - plus still go to work and do the other things I had to do. The trick is taking enough, stay away from sugar, and be faithfull in taking it every hour or two hours or what the schedule may be.
Good luck to you others that are searching for non-medical treatments.
Vitamin C for Insect Bites and Allergies: I had a spider bite once that swelled on my forearm like a half-egg under the skin. I took 3-4G of ascorbic acid, the cheap Vitamin C from Sams club, about once every hour and a half or so. By dark the swelling was down to maybe 10%. I continued overnight and all day the next day. During that time, while in the yard working, I felt something on my arm. I looked down to see a "fireant" biting feverishly the back of my hand. I assumed there must be something wrong with him as I didn't feel any burning. Another one bit me later with the same results. I only noticed a feeling like something was crawling on me. The wounds never swelled, turned red or itched! It must have been the massive doses of C circulating in my blood.
I estimated I consumed about 40 grams of C over a 24hr period. Normally that much C will give you severe diarrhea and gas! I had neither.
I also take it for severe allergy flareups with great and quick relief, though only last for 2-4 hours, depending on the intensity of the allergen.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Water and Sea Salt
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!
(Port Charlotte, Florida)
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
Water and Sea Salt
My boyfriend, age 47, had horrible allergies for 15 years, and headaches since childhood. Sinusitis, too. Pills, nasal sprays, antibiotics, you name it, he tried it. He had headaches almost every day and ate excedrin migraine tablets like they were going out of style. He regularly went to a specialist for his sinus problems. Nothing helped, and the last bout of antibiotics made him feel horrible. I heard about doing a water cure, which is basically drinking half your body weight in water daily and taking a few pinches of unprocessed sea salt daily. We started the salt and water protocol, and never looked back, no headaches, no sinus problems, no allergies. We rode 800 miles on his motorcycle over Memorial day 3 day weekend, in late May and there was pollen gallore, NOTHING. NO allergies. He can breathe! He smells the air, and he sleeps at night with a clear nose, and NO MORE SNORING.
We've been doing this for 5 months, just a few pinches of sea salt each day and drinking half our body weight in ounces of water every day: neither of us had even a smidgen of allergies ALL the past 5 months since we started the water cure. NO allergies. All through Spring, Summer, and now early Fall. We've been outdoors all day long in hayfever season, with all the ragweed and both of us were fine. No snoring, our skin looks phenomenal (YAY) and our joints are as limber as they were in our 20's, no popping or creaking or crunching when stretching and moving. Even my neck is loose and moves in any position smoothly. Digestion is optimal. This water cure is my way of life now, FOR LIFE. Simple sea salt and water has done us both the WORLD of good! Super cheap (almost free) and extraordinarily effective. The only cure we need!
PS - he hasn't needed any of those expensive allergy meds he used to need daily! He no longer uses over the counter pain meds daily for headaches. It's wonderful!!!