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Water for Sneezing and Runny Nose

Cindy (Ililnois, USA) on 03/19/2023
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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!

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Re: Address Dehydration for Allergies/ Aching Joints

Ali (Wales) on 03/12/2023
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I had an allergic reaction 2 days ago - the first I’ve had in a long time. I was struggling to breathe, but I remembered that drinking water had alleviated other reactions I’d had some years back, so I drank at least half a liter of water & took a pinch of salt.

It all calmed down very quickly.

I recognise that I have been very dehydrated for a long time so have started implementing the Water Cures protocol as per their website. I do have the book ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water’ & must dig it out & read it again to remind myself.

I did go through a period of drinking 2-3 liters of water daily, some time ago, but was not taking any salt. It didn’t seem to make much difference. I was also pretty low in Potassium back then, but now eat a mostly plant-based diet, with quite a bit of raw food so do get more potassium now.

The unrefined salt is needed to provide electrolytes & trace minerals so the body can use the water properly. So much improvement can be gained when the body is properly hydrated.

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Reduce Sugar to Reduce Allergies

Amia (Bennington) on 03/10/2021
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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.
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Mama to Many (TN) on 05/19/2020
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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~
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Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for an Itchy, Runny Nose

Teresa (Arlington, Tx) on 06/18/2020
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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.
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Stress, High Histamine, and Dehydration a Trigger for Allergies?

Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/15/2020
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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!

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NAET Has Been Very Effective for Allergies

Dtnovelties (Tennessee) on 05/28/2018
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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.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Jay (Melbourne, Australia) on 03/07/2018
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I am trained as a scientist (PhD Psych.) and am skeptical and suspicious of the placebo effect, which is real and can be quite powerful.

Three days ago I was about to book in for my third nasal polyp surgery because I couldn't breathe through my nose for the last few months, due to polyps, chronic sinusitis, diagnosed allergies to dustmite and grasses, and severe adult onset asthma.

Oral steroids, steroid sprays, antihistamines, steroid inhalers and ventolin were all still not managing my infections and inflammation. I'm 37 and over the last two years felt like I was pretty much dying.

Two days ago I heard about research showing acetate (acetic acid in vinegar - any kind) treats asthma in rodents. And I learnt that there is a scientific explanation for this effect, which might prove true for humans too. High fibre diets are crucial for gut bacteria, which lead to 'short chain fatty acids', which in turn moderate inflammation. Vinegar is full of these acids and so it is potentially a medicine which can be clinically effective, not just anecdotally through history etc.

So two days ago I started having 2 tablespoons, three times per day. It seems like a miracle, but I have had a clear sinus, with airflow through both nostrils, for two whole days now. It's amazing how dynamic polyps can be. Furthermore, I have clear or very little infected discharge. And before that I was ready for surgery... I didn't even take my steroid spray today - I can't believe it. Asthma is now under control.

I hope that this effect will continue and become a long term treatment for me, and you too if you are reading this. I only give it 4 stars because it is early days. If this continues to work, I will reclaim my life. The only other thing I would ask for is to reclaim my sense of smell, which has been missing for over a decade.

All the best!

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Nettle Tincture for Instant Allergy Relief

Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/06/2017
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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~

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Rakesh (Singapore) on 08/31/2017
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Apple cider vinegar really works for allergies and raw and organic brand is the best by far. Helped me control Sugar and bad throat

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for Allergies

Colleen (Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada) on 05/30/2017
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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!!!
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Re: Allergic to Dairy

Leigh Ann F. (Texas ) on 05/14/2017
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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.
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Gena (Nebraska) on 12/11/2016
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I decided to try apple cider vinegar for nasty allergies and sinus congestion I have been having since September. I started to feel better the next day. I am on week two of daily app cider and my allergies are gone plus I feel fantastic with lots of energy. I put about two teaspoons of organic acv in my sports water bottle and sip it throughout the day. I am pre-diabetic so honey is a big no no for me.
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Nettle and Horseradish Tincture for Mold Allergies

Shelley (Sun Valley, Nevada) on 11/28/2016
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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.

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Marieca (Cambridge, Mn) on 11/21/2016
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I have using the apple cider vinegar for my allergies after I stopped getting allergy shots. I no longer wake up with a sore throat from the post nasal drip, and my sinus infections have been less since I started using it.
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Nettles for Seasonal Allergies

Catlyn (Washington) on 08/21/2016
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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.
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Mesem (France) on 08/08/2016
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Silly I forgot to check out Earth clinic. I've been suffering from irritated eyes and inflammed sinuses for a while. I tried ACV last night and this morning and its true, the change was dramatic! Someone said perhaps my allergies were to do with pH so coming here it seemed obvious to try. I hope this is not a chance coincidence.
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat Allergy

Wellspruce (Ak) on 08/07/2016
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Hi, it's imperative I take a minute to encourage those with allergies~~APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WORKS. At age 65 I've never been allergic to anything to my knowledge. THEN I adopted a male kitten from the pound and oh boy, sneezing, sinus irritation, upper respiratory congestion that would go into infections, itching eyes so on fire and red I couldn't wear makeup. But, I wasn't about to give up my Moses. I was desperate and researched remedies and have used Flonase close to 9 mos and while the steriod worked, a side affect of exhaustion hits me so I rarely used it so I suffered with the cat allergy a lot. Yesterday out of desperation I researched on here and began sipping throughout the day ACV (1T in 2 cups water); I got a small bit of relief during the day but it was so small I was disappointed~~but TODAY, though I had light itching in sinuses and eyes this morning, it didn't accelerate into my usual reactions to the cat. I've continued to sip ACV today and I can say at 3:30 in the afternoon I am without ANY signs of allergy~no itching, no burning in sinuses, eyes, upper respiratory.

Here's hoping YOU are given the gift of being allergy free!

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Zinc Helping Allergies, Skin Issues and Low Libido

Misty (Indiana, Usa) on 05/04/2016
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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.

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Eliminating Dairy Cured Allergies After a Few Months

Kennywally (Midwest) on 05/01/2016
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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 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.