When I was younger I had the most dreadful allergies. Every spring and fall it was like clockwork, and I would have all of the usual symptoms. My eyes would tear up, my nose would run, my face would itch, and I would get all red. I convinced myself that I was one of the unlucky people that just had the misfortune of dealing with it. I remember watching the allergy commercials on TV and dreaming about being normal like the people on the screen. Being able to go outside and play happily without worry, but alas, I thought that I was doomed to live with it forever.
There's a happy ending to this story. My allergies completely went away when I learned how to heal my body and cure it properly. I'm being serious! They are no more! Unless, I cheat.
Allergies are not caused by pollen, animals, or mold. These only exacerbate the issue, and the real cause is that the body is overburdened, inflamed, and the immune system is extremely weakened. When we heal the body, the symptoms go away for good. When we sneak comfort foods like meat, dairy, gluten grains (like wheat), and processed sugars we start to become weak. We're not meant to eat those sorts of things! It's not human food. We're meant to eat fruits, veggies, greens, nuts, and seeds. That's it. That's why the most common food allergies are peanuts, milk, soy, eggs, shellfish, and wheat.
Over Memorial Day weekend I had a pretty severe relapse. I've mentioned before that I tend to eat mostly vegan raw foods, with the exceptions of birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and special occasions. That's when I cheat and have some "treats". Well, these foods always get me sick in some way or another. This time my allergies came back full strength and once again I was reminded of what it used to be like. It was terrible, and I knew that I needed to write about this.
It truly is as simple as taking care of oneself. If I cheat then the issues, like allergies, return. This week I ate meat, dairy, chemicals, additives, wheat, and processed sugar. Within a day and a half my allergies came back, and they were bad. That's how quickly I was affected, and I'm only immune when I don't do the things that cause the allergies in the first place.
When I started to flare up I knew that I needed to get with it right away. I cut out all of the crap, and started to cleanse by eating greens and fruits. I also fixed my sleep schedule. I was going to bed a little later than usual (11pm-12am), and knew that I needed to sleep earlier to heal and rest properly (9pm-10pm). Sleeping late is problematic, because we're suppose to be in tune with our circadian rhythm. I also started to wash my eyes and nose out regularly with water. When I felt my symptoms starting up again, I would simply drink water/herbal tea right away or eat my good foods to flush out my system. That helped instantly. Mind you, I've been living healthy for over seven years now, so it doesn't take much to return me to my proper state. In the past it took longer, because I had more to clean out. That's all I did, so now I'm completely back to being vibrant and healthy again, all within three days too.
Here's how to get rid of allergies for good:
1. Food - Eating right is a MUST. It's more about what you don't eat than what you do. Get rid of the meat, dairy, grains, and processed foods. You'll heal more than just allergies. This means that the liver is taxed and is in need of help. When my allergies came back I knew that I needed greens, and lots of them. I ate loads of spinach and kale. I plucked wild dandelion and red clover flowers and ate them on the spot. I also got a large aloe vera leaf and put it in my smoothies. Aloe vera works miracles, because it's bitter, and helps cleanse the body immediately. I also took a teaspoon of honey with each meal to help strengthen the immune system.
2. Rest - Sleep is when the body heals, and it's best to start early. We're suppose to be in bed when the sun goes down, and the most rejuvenating hours are between 10pm-2am. Get to bed and heal!
3. Cleansing - When allergies flare up it's important to clean up right away. For immediate relief, wash off your eyelashes and nose hairs because the pollen and dander sticks to them. Neti pots are also great for washing out one's nose. A little bit of cayenne pepper can be snorted as well to release mucus and to open up the air flow (make sure to have a tissue ready so that you can blow your nose). This is a bandage though, and only helps to relieve the symptoms.
I feel for others that suffer from allergies. I've been there, and it's not fun. Life is
too short, and I'm learning my lessons the hard way, because all of my special days
are challenged by my poor choices. I wish you well, and if you know someone
that might be in need of this article, please pass it along.