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Old 04-21-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default Developed allergies

Last year around spring I started to get a problem where I had to hock loogies everyday. When winter came around it went away, now that spring is here I'm starting to get the problem again and today my nose will not stop running. I definately think I have developed allergies.

Please tell me that you guys have some nice cures for this.

My diet = paleo with 1 or 2 cheat meals per week
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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Dairy has a link to mucus type of allergies.....
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:58 PM   #3
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Neal,
Chemtrails or not, I definitely believe that there are some strange nasty things in the air these days...even I've been tending towards the mildest of allergy symptoms this year...everyone is calling my office saying stuff like this.

Make sure you're gluten free...that could be the issue, even though it only shows up at certain times of year.
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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Systematic elimination of the common "food allergens" might or might not help, but it's a good place to start.

I have read in a few places that drinking an infusion of the local honey has beneficial effects on allergies, but don't have any personal anecdotes to back it up.
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If it's a pollen thing, Steve's *local* honey idea is a good one. It's a simple form of an isopathic remedy...
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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Like Steve said, an elimination diet of some sort to test your sensitivity to food allergens is probably a good idea. If you are very sensitive, even one or two meals could be enough to set it off.

However, given that it seems to occur only in the spring, chances are pretty good that it is pollen or some other airborne allergen. I know some folks who have used local honey to clear up pollen-related allergy issues.

On Allen's thread about allergies, I mentioned quercetin. A mumber of allergy sufferers I know swear by it.

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Chemtrails or not, I definitely believe that there are some strange nasty things in the air these days...
I believe this conspiracy theory stuff belongs on the "karma" thread.
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Eclectic Institute makes a (freeze-dried) Urtica dioica and Quercetin combo that I use. It's basically a natural antihistamine that doesn't cause any drowsiness.

FYI, Urtica dioica is stinging nettles. I highly suggest you only purchase the freeze-dried version, I believe Eclectic is very good at this particular product.
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Eclectic Institute makes a (freeze-dried) Urtica dioica and Quercetin combo that I use. It's basically a natural antihistamine that doesn't cause any drowsiness.

FYI, Urtica dioica is stinging nettles. I highly suggest you only purchase the freeze-dried version, I believe Eclectic is very good at this particular product.
The Urtic/quercetin combo is legit.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:46 AM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I seen the doctor last year because I got tired of having to spit up loogies all the time, and I actually asked him about food allergies. He said it wasn't that because my nostrils were inflammed, so it must be something airborne.

Where does one find local honey?
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Where does one find local honey?
You might try a local tailgate or farmers markets. Also, health food stores will sometimes stock some honey from local producers.

If you don't have access to any of the above, you might check to see if your state has a beekeeping association (many do). They could probably refer you someone in your area who offers honey for sale.
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