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7 Steps to end your allergies this spring!

Spring will soon be upon us!

The birds will be singing, flowers blooming and temperatures getting warmer.

Unfortunately, for about 1 in 5 people, spring also spells MISERY—in the form of allergies!

For over 50 million Americans, spring brings sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, congestion, headaches and more...and out comes the Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra.

While these medications do provide a measure of (temporary) relief, it’s symptomatic relief only—they don’t do one iota to address what’s really going on behind the scenes with allergies…

A hyper immune response that’s capable of wreaking havoc all over your body!

But when you instead tackle that revved-up immune system of yours and take measures to calm it down (and smarten it up), a whole new world free of allergy symptoms (and allergy medications!) can open up for you.

Here are some very effective measures you can try:

1- Probiotic supplementation

Nothing beats probiotics when it comes to a healthy, properly functioning immune system.  70-80 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, so it’s absolutely vital to ensure that your gut microbiome is in a healthy balance.

Although having a whole foods diet and eating fermented foods can help, our guts face an onslaught of factors that can make our microbiomes topsy-turvy, including stress, sugars, medications (especially antibiotics, antacids and birth control pills), tap water and glyphosate exposure.

That’s why probiotics like Super Shield can be extraordinarily helpful in combatting allergies for three reasons—they repopulate your supply of healthy bacteria, they can manufacture enzymes to help your body break down allergens, and they can support your immune system function and help tame the “over-reaction” that occurs with allergies!

Super Shield’s full-spectrum blend of 13 robust, well-studied probiotic strains has been helping allergy sufferers feel a whole lot better for over 9 years!

2- Encourage a healthy pH

Your body’s pH is designed to be slightly alkaline, at about 7.3-7.4.  When you are in this range, your body can more effectively control inflammation, your immune system can function as it was designed to, and you are far less likely to face sickness and disease.

Problem is, most of us are far too acidic!  You can thank inflammatory foods that are all around us like refined carbs, sugars, soda, sports and energy drinks, alcohol, processed foods, fast food, vegetable oils and margarine for that.

You can support a healthier acid/alkaline balance by concentrating on alkaline foods—most fresh fruits, vegetables (other than potatoes and corn), herbs and spices are alkaline.

Also, it’s OK to have some acidic foods—just make sure they are nutrient-dense and not junk.  Meats, poultry, wild-caught fish, cheese, eggs and real butter are all good choices.

And if you need more guidance attaining a healthy pH, my Great Taste No Pain system will tell you all you need to know!

Great Taste No Pain spells out which foods are acidic and which are alkaline, so there is no guesswork.  Plus it shows you how to pair your foods together in your meals for more efficient digestion.

Bye-bye gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation!

3- Get sources of quercetin

Quercetin, a bioflavonoid naturally found in cruciferous vegetables, onions, shallots, green teas and citrus fruit, stabilizes the release of histamine and helps to naturally curb allergy symptoms.

4- Use apple cider vinegar

Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of ACV and a splash of fresh lemon juice is a great way to help flush out your system each day.  Look for organic raw varieties that contain “the mother.”

You can also try “Fire Cider”—an organic ACV tonic that also contains honey, oranges, lemons, ginger, horseradish, garlic, turmeric and habanero pepper—a whole bunch of superstar anti-inflammatory foods!  I take a shot of Fire Cider every morning to start my day with a nice, cleansing anti-inflammatory boost.

5- Vitamin D supplementation

Vitamin D fights inflammatory immune responses like those seen in allergies and autoimmune diseases. 

It’s no coincidence that while our rates of vitamin D deficiency are increasing, so are the frequency and severity of these conditions.

We shun the shun because of (often exaggerated) fears of skin cancer, and slather ourselves in sunscreen when we do go out, so our bodies don’t have a consistent opportunity to make vitamin D.

Plus food sources of vitamin D are very limited, so you can’t count on your diet providing what you need either. 

That’s why supplementing with an outstanding product like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B can help ensure your body has health-supporting levels of this crucial nutrient.

Optimum DK Formula provides a therapeutic 5,000 IU dose of vitamin D3, plus also its partners vitamins K1 and K2, and the mineral boron.  These helpful nutrients work synergistically together to support proper immune, bone and cardiovascular health.

6- Reduce stress

Stress can destroy your friendly gut flora and ignite inflammatory responses in your body.

That’s why when you’re under stress you find yourself getting sick over and over, or suffering digestive problems or having headaches.  Your immune system is challenged and inflammation is on the warpath inside of you.

It’s also why many people have allergy flare-ups during times of stress.

Do whatever it takes to curb stress in your life.  Measures like regular exercise (with your doctor’s OK), meditation, massage, acupuncture, infrared sauna, prayer, deep breathing and even adopting a pet can be a big help!

7- Eat local raw honey

If you have pollen allergies, the idea behind this is that eating honey produced by bees in your local area can help relieve allergies because the bees transfer pollen from the local plants to their honey…so you can become “desensitized” by eating a little of the honey every day. 

While mainstream medicine hasn’t attested to the effectiveness of local honey for allergies, I know many people who have sworn by it, and it makes perfect sense. 

Put these natural allergy-curbing measures to work for you and see how much better you can feel!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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