Spring has sprung and with it, for many, comes annoying and sometimes even debilitating seasonal allergies.
Allergies, in general are the result of an erroneous immune system which builds up antibodies against normally harmless substances. Japanese doctors believe that allergies including asthma are actually an immune disorder is caused by acidosis. Acidosis is the state of being too acidic and is caused by an inverted way of eating and living. The sad truth is that most Americans are over-acidic.
Both prescription and over-the-counter allergy medications are acidifying to the body, which further exacerbates the problem by adding to your body’s toxic load. Fortunately there are natural and homeopathic remedies that you can try instead.
#1 Drink ionized alkaline water
Drinking ionized alkaline water may help alleviate and even reverse allergies due to its high pH and detoxification properties.
Bob McCauley, author of The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water explains that ionized alkaline water flushes accumulated pollen, mold and chemical substances from the body. You can make your own ionized alkaline water at home with a water ionizer. If you cannot afford a water ionizer, you can try upping your daily water intake to a minimum of half your body weight in ounces but your results will not be as extreme. This is because ionized water is believed by Japanese scientists to be microclustered, and thus better able to penetrate your cells and flush out the allergens than standard water.
#2 Reduce or eliminate intake of mucus-causing foods
Mucus locks allergens into the tissue where they become deeply embedded. Mucus is caused by dairy, rice, wheat and processed foods which contain gluten. In addition, the absorption of undigested proteins is a major cause of allergies. By reducing your intake of these foods you can lessen and possibly even eliminate your allergies.
#3 Eat more alkaline foods
According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle series, “Allergies are 100% reversible with an alkaline diet and lifestyle.” He goes on to say that, “When you alkalize and exercise, beginning with an organic green drinks loaded with chlorophyll and purified, ionized water from a quality water machine/water ionizer, these allergies will begin to subside. This is because these products introduce oxygenating and alkalizing elements into your body—helping to balance the conditions that may lead to hyper-sensitivities.” Dr. Young recommends an 80% alkaline/20% acidic diet rich in whole plant-based foods like avocado, kale, spinach, and broccoli.
#4 Filter your tap water
A recent study reported by ABC News found a link between pesticides in tap water and food allergies. Filtering your tap water is a very important step to preserving your health. Even if you do not drink tap water, chemicals and contaminants can be absorbed through your skin if you are not using a whole house and/or shower filter. You should also consider a Chanson drinking water pre-filter if you cook with tap water.
#5 Try homeopathic and home remedies
There are many homeopathic allergy remedies on the market which are all great alternatives to acidic prescription medications. There are also some methods you can try yourself at home. These include irrigating with a simple saline solution, sleeping in a room with a humidifier (for pet allergies) or dehumidifier (for pollen allergies), drinking peppermint tea, and breathing steam.
#6 Reduce household toxins
Using chemical cleaners and commercial body and beauty products also adds to your body’s toxic load. By replacing many toxic products with ionized acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer, your immune system will be stronger and thus better able to ward off allergens. You can also try cleaning with natural products like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice, and beautifying with coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only. The author of this article is not a medically trained physician; therefore, any theories or suggestions put forward are intended to supplement and not replace the advice of medically or legally trained professionals. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, which states that only a drug can treat, prevent, or cure a disease.