Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 19, 2009

Natural Remedies for Allergies

Many people suffer from allergies. I have a child that has allergy induced asthma. If the allergies build up in her system she will have an asthma attack. Seems like allergies have gotten us all lately around here. I don't like chemicals and certainly don't like feeding them to my children. There are some natural things that you can do to combat allergies and allergy season. The first is exposure, the more you are exposed then the more your body has a chance to build up an immunity. The key to exposure is not exposing yourself to more than one allergen at a time before you have built up this immunity. And exposure takes time. Drinking chamomile tea on a regular basis can help as it is in the same family as ragweed. There are several natural potions at the health food store that will expose you to certain allergens and if taken every day will help with your exposure therapy. Honey is one of the best medicine for allergies, but it must be local and must be unprocessed honey. Honey also takes a good bit of time before you notice the difference. For honey to be effective you must take it everyday for 4 complete seasons, 1 year, to notice the immunity levels building.

*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not to be considered medical advice. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. What works for us may not for others.

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