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07 May 2013

Minimizing the Impact of Allergy Season

Spring is here and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather, stop to smell the flowers, go the park, go for a hike or have great time at the beach and enjoy the view and sounds of the ocean with your family and friends.

Unfortunately for some us, Spring also brings the discomfort of allergies and hay fever from the blossoming tress and flowers. For some of us these beautiful blossoms cause a reaction when we are exposed to the allergenic dust from the pollen, etc.

These side effects can be decreased by reducing the intake of dairy products, simple white breads and pastas, and pasteurized juices (which are high in sugar).  In general, you should avoid ANY foods that are high in sugar or score high in the glycemic index chart (click here to check the glycemic index chart).

Are Allergies Affecting You??

Are you ever curious about why or how you get a running nose whenever you go outdoors?  Inside of our nose, we have nerve endings that sense foreign particles coming into our bodies. As an automatic response to the foreign particles, the hormone histamine is produced in our liver to get rid of the these foreign particles and then our nose runs.

Knowing this information, how can we assist our bodies to deal with the dust and tree/flower pollen that is in the air and naturally increase the anti-histamine hormone production?

These are a few things you can do NOW to help deal with allergies the natural way:

  • Increase your intake of raw vegetables or eat them slightly steamed (deep green colored vegetables are recommended to detoxify the liver)
  • Drink water daily –  1/2 of your body weight in ounces.  For example, if you weigh 140 pounds then you should drink 140×1/2= 70 ounces.  Drinking water helps with the release of toxins, improves the absorption of nutrients in your digestive system and prevents dehydration.
  • Lubricate Your Large Intestine –  Raw and cooked beets are known to be great for stimulating the release of stored bile in the gall bladder.  Bile is produced by the liver and is a key component to digest fats and lubricate the large intestine and prevent constipation.  
  • Drink Natural Teas – Green tea works well.  Any Nettle based tea or tea with Rose hips or Licorice are also great for allergy relief.  Rose hips contain flavonoids which have an anti-inflammatory effect due to their ability to alter allergic responses by reducing histamine production.   Nettle and licorice both have anti-allergenic properties. 
  • Make time to prepare your meals ahead of time and enjoy this beautiful season of the year!

If you are interested in getting similar natural nutritional benefits that the raw foods provide, you can stop at MBM and pick up these products that will help your allergies:

If you are interested in a deeper level of detoxification such as cleansing your lymphatic system, digestive system, liver, kidney and lungs, I suggest that you sign up for the 21 Day Purification Program!   Not only will your organs feel better but you may get the extra reward of losing a few pounds, as many of my clients have already done (some have even lost up to 30 lbs!).

“Keep On Moving”

Luis Ponce Sr.

(408) 778-5577

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