By Arun Goel
Spring has always been so poetic. Unfortunately, for many it is a time where
their suffering peaks with all that pollen in the air.
Most of us have knocked our heads out in trying to find that elusive panacea
for spring allergies.
So, is a solution there? Hmm... not exactly, but a lot of things you can do to
reduce its impact upon you.
Caveat: These solutions may be cumbersome in some way as they are
challenging to your senses and require some discipline. It's also true that -
pampered as we are - we may not have the perseverance to work on it
consistently. But what the hell, I'm going to share these with you anyway..
The trick lies in managing your allergies by minimizing the suffering
while the spell lasts. These guidelines should help you ride out the storm
without resorting to medications.
- Cut that sugar to ZERO
That's right ZERO. No sugar in your tea; no
sweetened foods (whether artificial or natural) or beverages. Cut that sugar
out and you will see the intensity of your symptoms reduce. Maybe not
immediately, but in a day or two.
- Say NO to Coffee, Alcohol
Who knows whether it's the caffeine or
something else. But coffee is certainly not sinus or throat friendly. The
sooner you realize that, the better for your sinus & throat allergies.
Instead, take several cups of Green tea during the day (without milk or
- Cut down on RAW food
Yep... no salads, no fruits in raw form. If you
must, have them steamed or boiled
- No fried foods or dairy products or nuts
Avoid, milk, butter, oils, fats
(including nuts) and even refined doughs. These are mucus forming and would
make the symptoms worse. There is an EXCEPTION which brings us to the next
- Drink Turmeric Milk
Turmeric contains curcumin - a very good "natural"
antibiotic and healer. See if you can get the whole turmeric root from your
grocers or else opt for the ground turmeric powder. Chop a quarter of an
inch into small pieces (or 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric powder) and add to
your milk. Boil and consume.
- Use the Neti Pot
Using the Neti Pot almost always has great results for
Spring Allergies. We know this because the demand for our SteloKleen always
peaks in Spring. So long as you don't have clogged sinuses, neti will
greatly relieve your symptoms. You can always buy the SteloKleen Neti Pot
online by clicking here