Looking For Some Allergy Relief?
I love the spring season. Flowers blooming, tree leaves growing and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air. That all sounds great for people that don't have allergies. However, if you do suffer from allergies, we have some remedies for you.
I thought it would be helpful to find out what our top searched allergy remedies were on AOL Search. Common OTC and prescription allergy medicines such as Zyrtec, Claritin and Sudafed can help treat most of your allergy symptoms. If these medications don't help your symptoms or medications are not your type, there are some other alternatives.
Natural allergy treatments such as the neti pot, quercetin and stinging nettle can be as effective as prescription allergy pills without the medication. Neti pot, also know as the nose bidet, flushes out all the debris clogging your sinuses and helps alleviate pain. Quercetin is a natural plant-derived compound (called a bioflavonoid) that helps suppress histamine production in your body. Stinging nettle is a weed, sold in capsules, that inhibits the body's ability to produce histamine.
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Surprising Secrets for Sinus Health
Here are some all-natural ways to gain freedom from sinus suffering.
Clear your sinuses and your mind with a steamy stovetop spa. Add a few drops of wintergreen oil to a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam. Take care not to be burned by the vapor.
Herbs and spices like ginger, scallion, basil, garlic, oregano, cayenne peppers, white pepper, horseradish and turmeric will have your sinus passageways unblocked in no time!
The supplement bromelain - a papaya and pineapple-based enzyme - helps reduce histamine release, the body's natural allergic response.
Clear your nasal passageway daily for healthy, happy sinuses. Add 1 tsp of sea salt, 1 drop of oregano oil, and 1 drop of wintergreen to a cup of warm water. Fill a small-spouted squeeze bottle with this warm solution. Squirt into one nostril at a time and blow out through the nose. Alternate nostrils.
Press one clove of garlic, mix with 1 tsp of olive oil and soak a clean cotton ball with the oil mixture and place in nostrils after having washed the nostril with warm salt water. Leave in for 20 minutes and repeat three times a day until the symptoms clear up.
These two simple self-massage practices that follow are incredibly effective for relieving sinus congestion. For both, sit at the tip of a sturdy chair with your back erect, spine stretched, and your head tilted slightly forward.
1. Inhale and gently press your forehead just inside the temples with your palms. Exhale and release. Repeat three times.
2. Cross your middle and index fingers by placing the tips of your middle fingers on top of the fingernails on your index fingers. Rub the sides of your nose 36 times in a circular motion, warming your fingers first if they're cold.
What you eat affects your sinus health
Avoid the foods that produce mucous and dampness: dairy products, corn (including corn syrup), and simple sugars.(2 teaspoons of sugar lowers your immune system by 50%.) Choose whole grains like quinoa, amaranth and brown rice instead of wheat, rye and barley, which are typically high allergy grains. Opt for papaya, cranberries, pear, pineapple, cherries, mango, and citrus fruits. Eat more green vegetables such as artichoke, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and spinach.
Both alcohol and smoking should be avoided during a sinus flare-up as they irritate the respiratory tract and worsen nasal inflammation. Also, sinus congestion is often worse with lack of quality rest so be sure to get plenty of sleep and keep your stress level low.
Have you heard of the nightmare condition called Morgellon's Diseasecaused by Genetically Modified foods
MRSA, the mutant staph infection. They dont have anything to give you except to bombard you with really heavy antibiotics (it is antibiotic resistant) and hope for the best. This woman's urine was cultured daily andshe has lab results showing on Jan. 22 she had a full blown infection. The doctor informed her at 5:30 that evening of the infection and she immediately began a routine of taking a Colloidal Silver product. This product was capable of killing MRSA, SARS and many other dangerous microorganism type infections considered to be plagues of our time. She took 1 tsp. every few hours and used some Colostrum and Olive Leaf for extra support. (Super Colostrum) The next morning her urine was cultured again. In just 12 hours, the test results showed the infection was totally clear!!!
Colloidalsilver has many other applications for illness including external uses for cuts, burns, eye and ear infections, acne, douching, as well as spraying on sore throats, in nostrils for sinus infections and much more. It is really versatile.
Food for Thought - A New approach.
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Eggplant, Avocado's and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well as help overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Grapefruits, Oranges, and most Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes
Sometimes it takes science quite a while to learn what God knew from the beginning.
Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils to enhance physical or mental well being through diffusing or application on the skin when diluted with carrier oils. By these methods essential oils are then absorbed through the skin or by inhalation and our sense of smell. Smell has an effect on our perceptions and how we react physically, emotionally and mentally to our surroundings. Various every day scents remind us of the seasons of the year, our location or situation, potential dangers or happy occasions. Essential oils are distilled plant essences that may be used to make ourselves feel better. Essential oils may effect the physical, mental and emotional aspect of our lives. Inhalation of essential oils may also effect the release of brain chemicals such as seratonin. Other essential oils have healing qualities when applied topically. Link to our Essential Oils
oils have an effect on the body, its functions and
systems and the organs. Spice Essential oils
are uplifting and stimulating, improving
circulation and digestion. As a circulatory
stimulant they reduce bruising. They detoxify
organs and muscle tissues, and are antispasmodic
and pain relieving. As a digestive stimulant, they
aid in indigestion, nausea and constipation. Spice
Oils are strong antiviral and antibacterial and
have the ability to boost the immune system.
girl wouldnt want flowers? They uplift the soul,
work on the spirit and are relaxing, soothing and
tranquilizing. Ideal for stress. Neroli
(Roman) are ideal for teenagers battling to
cope. These oils are also aphrodisiacs and ideal for
imbalances related reproductive system.
Tree Essential oils.
In some European Countries they use Peroxide instead of Chlorine in processing their drinking water - It's a lot healthier.
Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Bleach
This was written by Becky Ransey of
I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% Hydrogen peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost? <>
My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!!
Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!
Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops. Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more
canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter withoutexpensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. e.g. Arm & Hammer baking soda & PEROXIDE. (my input - you need to rinse your mouth with plain water after using or the peroxide will keep reacting)
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine but was
healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most
other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for
a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly. (my input - you need to rinse your mouth with plain water after a treatment or the peroxide will keep reacting.)
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the
peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.
been using this in my ears for a few years
now. If you feel a cold or flu coming on use
a dropper and put some in your ears
and let it fizz for awhile. It sure works
for me! (unknown)
As we were getting our links ready to launch our new shopping cart
we found some pages we thought you might find useful or fun or interesting
Just a Reminder of some of our pages from the past
We have a new Bowel Conditioner formula that my husband has been using for over 30 years and likes it better than anything else he has tried. It softens the stool while conditioning the bowel. We are selling it under our Garden Essence label. We had a company bottle them for us and then we add our label.
Don't forget prayer and listen to your body as you take anything. Remember that even doctors are only practicing.
God Bless each of you in your quest for health.
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