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Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Health, Home Health, Nutrition, Toxic Free Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Videos |

Natural Allergy Relief

Show Topics at a Glance
Discovering the triggers for allergies and asthma
Avoiding the triggers
Limiting exposure to toxins and chemicals
Foods that help allergies and asthma
Allergy proofing the home
Natural remedies for treating allergies

Show 1 in Depth

This episode starts with James A. Ferrel M.D., CNC visiting a child with allergy and asthma problems. He examines him and later discusses his house call with two other medical experts in the field of allergies and asthma. Dr. Ferrel’s guests include Doris Rapp M.D. a pediatrician allergist, environmental medicine expert and New York Times best selling author, and Stephen Fineburg D.O. who is a pulmonary specialist. Together they discuss solutions for treating allergies and asthma.

Discovering the triggers for allergies and asthma

Avoiding the triggers

Limiting exposure to toxins and chemicals

Foods that help allergies and asthma

Colorful fruits and veggies – in addition to their antioxidant properties they act as anti inflammation agents.
Avoid trans fats – Rates of allergies and asthma are highest in the countries were consumption of hydrogenated oils are the highest.
Avoid milk products.
Limit daily protein consumption – to no more than 10% of your total caloric intake.
Limit fats from meats – They activate the release of inflammatory chemicals.

Allergy proofing the home

Keeping the home cool and dry – to minimize mold and dust mite growth.
Dry carpeting – if it gets soaked from a flood etc. within 24 hours. If you can’t dry it within this period remove the carpet because of mold growth.
Bathe pets – to minimize allergens.
Keep pets out of the bed.
Dust regularly.
Vacuum frequentlybecause carpets harbor many allergens.
Limit carpeting.
Periodically clean or replace air conditioning and furnace filters.
Make your home a no smoking house.
Limit fragrances – such as candles, and air fresheners.

Natural remedies for treating allergies

Black Currant Seed Oil – Has anti-inflammatory properties – Children 500mg a day, adults 1000 mg.
Bromelain Has anti-inflammatory properties – Children 500mg a day 3 times a day, adults 1,000 mg 3 times a day.
Butterbur – A natural antihistamine with anti-inflammatory properties – Children 50mg 2 times a day, 100mg for adults 2 times a day.
Eucalyptus Oil – Helps reduce nasal congestion – Sprinkle a few drops on a cloth and inhale.
Ginger – Has anti-inflammatory properties – 500 mg 2 times a day for children, 1,000 mg 2 times a day for adults.
MSM – Has anti-inflammatory properties – 500 mg 2 times a day for children, 1,000mg 2 times a day for adults.
Multiple Vitamin – Helps strengthen the immune system.
Nettles – Relieves itchy, watery eyes, and sneezing – 300mg 2 times a day for children, 600mg 2 times a day for adults.
Quercetin – Histamine blocker – 500 mg 2 times a day for children, 1,000mg 2 times a day for adults.
Scullcap – Histamine blocker – Children 3,000 mg a day, adults 9,000 mg.
Tumeric – Has anti inflammatory properties – 500 mg 2 times a day for children, 1,000mg 2 times a day for adults.
Vitamin C – Histamine blocker – Children 500 mg a day, adults 1,000mg a day.
Vitamin E – Helps strengthen the immune system – Children 200 IU a day, adults 400 IU a day.

In Summary
Allergy medications have side effects that can hinder the immune system and result in lack of energy. By implementing these topics discussed in the show and above, we can limit, or ideally eliminate drugs as a treatment for allergies and asthma.