There is nothing worse than having allergies: your head hurts, you can’t breathe, and your eyes itch. If your allergies are really bad, they can actually make you sick to your stomach.
The thing about having allergies is that chances are pretty good that they will go on for a really long time.
Traditional Allergy Treatments
Traditionally, there are three ways to combat allergies. First, you went to the drugstore and stocked up on over-the-counter antihistamines and hoped that something would clear up your symptoms.
When that didn’t work, you went to the doctors and got a prescription for some stronger medications. The third method in the war against allergies was to avoid whatever you happened to be allergic to.
What you might not know is that your diet can be used to combat your allergies.
Make sure that you are eating large amounts of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are nature’s way of building up your immune system, and when you think about it, all your allergies really are is a very specific type of cold.
Increase the amount of vitamin C that you consume each day. The best way to do this is to eat large amounts of citrus fruit and lychee fruit every single day. Like the essential fatty acids, vitamin C is a natural way to combat your allergies. Many doctors actually recommend that their patients take a vitamin C supplement.
When you are combating allergies, you should drink lots of green tea. The tea will provide your body with polyphenols, which will help you work through your allergies.
One of the elements your body needs if it is going to maintain a healthy immune system is copper. The good news is that you don’t have to chew on bits of wire in order to get the copper.
It can be found in several different types of foods like eggs, some citrus fruits, and many vegetables. It is especially critical that women get enough copper in their diet because without it their livers can’t properly process the estrogen in their bodies.
When your allergies do kick up, it’s important to make sure that you drink plenty of fluids, water, tea, and natural fruit juices (not soft drinks) and get plenty of rest.