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January 27, 2010 at 6:36 AMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Fight Pollen Allergies Naturally

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The spotlight's flashing, the crowd is going wild. You're in the ring with your opponent. Your fighting gloves are on. You're focused and ready to win this fight. Who's your opponent? Pollen. That's right, allergies can be caused by pollen. We're going to figure out what is the cause of pollen allergies and fight back against pollen by looking at different ways to ease your allergies.

About 40-50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, so you're not alone. Did you know that one ragweed plant produces a billion grains of pollen a day that is invisible to the naked eye? It's true and the pollen that most often causes nasal allergy symptoms is light, dry and spread by the wind. The common causes of allergies are:

  • Grass
  • Ragweed
  • Tree pollen

If you suffer from nasal allergies that are worse in some seasons than other seasons, then it probably means you're allergic to pollen. The reason for this is because different plants pollinate at different times during the year and the pollen count varies from season to season. The pollen count is usually worse from early spring to late summer and it depends on where you live. You will go through different symptoms on different days within the same season because your symptoms can change depending upon the amount of pollen in the air. Hot, dry, and windy days might be hardest for you because so much pollen is increased and blowing around; however rain will wash a lot of the pollen away. So you can go "Singing in the Rain" without worrying about your allergies! People who have seasonal allergies will respond differently from each other, but the common symptoms of seasonal pollen allergies consist of:

  • Congestion
  • Distraction
  • Itchy nose
  • Lethargy
  • Not yourself
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing

Would you want to pay most of your hard earned money for these expensive and laborious allergy treatments?

  1. Allergy blood test
  2. Allergy skin tests
  3. Antihistamines
  4. Decongestants
  5. Immunotherapy
  6. Inhaled Nasal Steroids
  7. Nasal Smears
  8. Shots

I didn't think you want to waste your money away! I have such an easier way to ease your pollen allergies like:

  • Buy an air filter.
  • Kissing! Yes, you read that correctly. Thirty minutes of kissing can reduce the body's allergic reaction to pollen by relaxing the body and reduces the production of histamine, studies suggest.
  • Magnesium helps relieve constricted airways in the lungs and reduces bronchial discomfort associated with allergies. Foods that are rich in magnesium are spinach, avocados, barley, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, and oysters.
  • Quercetin reduces inflammation and prevents histamine release, which causes congestion and blocks allergic reactions to pollens. Foods that are rich in quercetin are cabbage, garlic, apples, grapes, cranberries, pears, onions, spinach, and grapefruit.
  • Stay healthy by eating a healthy diet and exercising a few nights a week will dramatically help your allergies.
  • Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine that blocks the effect of inflammatory substances that some people produce in response to allergens like pollen and pet dander. Foods that are rich in vitamin C are cabbage, oranges, strawberries, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, kiwi fruit, and potatoes.

And the undefeated champion over allergies is, once again, you!

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