natural cures for allergies

  1. Chronic stress triggers allergies

    Chronic strees the part of allergies that's within your control

    Spring is in the air, and with it comes everything else -- and not just baseball and barbecues. Pollen and other allergens are also out in force, turning spring into allergy season for tens of millions of Americans.

    But it's not just what's floating around in the air that's making you miserable.

    No, there's another factor that could be contributing to your sniffles, sneezes, coughs and wheezes -- and it's something that could be inside you right now.

    It's stress, as new research finds that chronic stress can worsen allergy symptoms and lead to more flare-ups. And along with stress, being in a lousy mood will also boost the number of flare-ups, according to the study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

    So if you want to get control of your allergies, you can start by getting a handle on your chronic stress and improving your mood.

    But don't stop there.

    Tell your doc about your allergies, and he'll almost certainly recommend allergy meds -- drugs that can leave you feeling sleepy and loopy. And in many cases, you can build a tolerance to them, so even when they work, they don't work for long.

    There are much better ways to fight off allergies, including safe, effective and completely natural remedies that can ease or even eliminate the symptoms.

    Start with butterbur supplements, which have been proven in studies to work about as well as common allergy drugs, but without side effects such as sleepiness.

    Then, work with a holistic medical doctor on a natural program to desensitize you to the very allergens causing your misery.

    You own cure will depend on finding that cause.

    Here at my clinic for example, I treat classic hay fever symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose with the homeopathic remedies allium cepa and/or nux vomica. And for symptoms more in the eyes, try euphrasia, a homeopathic remedy made from the eyebright plant.

    There's also one more up-and-coming solution and you're not going to believe how simple it is. I'll have the full story on this encouraging allergy cure in an upcoming issue of my subscription newsletter, Health Revelations.

    Subscribers, watch for it in your mailbox soon. Not a subscriber? It's not too late -- sign up today, and never suffer through another miserable allergy season again.

  2. How to beat allergy season

    The 'other' allergy season

    Forget "spring fever." So-called seasonal allergies can strike all year long -- and for many people, autumn allergy season can bring as much sneezy, wheezy misery as spring, if not more.

    The problem this time of year in many parts of the country is ragweed, and I'm already seeing reports that it's out in force -- especially in the Southeast and even parts of the Midwest.

    And if ragweed hasn't hit your part of the country yet... just wait. Ragweed is common in all 50 states -- and if that's not enough to get your nose running, there are other threats in the air.

    If you had a wet summer, expect mold -- and even mold you can't see can find its way to your sinuses and make you sick.

    Many people buy club-size packages of antihistamines and other medications to make it through allergy season, but that's a habit that can get expensive fast. It can also be frustrating, as the drugs can lose effectiveness over time.

    And many people battle side effects such as dry mouth and drowsiness.

    There are much better ways to breathe easy no matter where you live, what allergy season it is or what you're allergic to. Start with butterbur supplements, which have been proven to be as effective as one of the best-selling allergy meds.

    But I consider that a short-term solution, or a solution for people with only mild allergies.

    For long-term relief, homeopathic remedies can desensitize you to the very allergens that are making you sick.

    I recommend allium cepa and/or nux vomica for classic hay fever symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose, and euphrasia -- made from the eyebright plant -- for symptoms more in the eyes. And for ragweed, try homeopathic ambrosia.

    A holistic medical doctor can test you for common allergens and help desensitize you to them naturally, so you can make it through allergy season without any worries.

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