Should You Take Vitamin C for Allergies

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that your body needs for many functions. You probably heard about its ability to help the immune system. But is taking vitamin C for allergies useful or simply a waste of money. Some links in this article are affiliate links. I make a small commission at no extra cost … Read more

Taking Butterbur for Allergies

Seasonal allergies can make life difficult to enjoy. Side effects of allergy medication can make you feel drowsy all day. If you are looking for a natural remedy for allergies try taking butterbur for allergies. The studies on butterbur show it could be as effective as taking allergy medication with fewer side effects.    Some … Read more

5 Important Vitamins for Allergies

Allergies can be a seasonal problem or all year problem. If you chronically suffer from allergies you could be low on some essential vitamins that help regulate the immune system. Here are 5 important vitamins for allergies that could help you get relief from your allergy symptoms. 1. Vitamin C for Allergies Vitamin C could … Read more

Health Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is essential for growth, development, and the immune system. There are many health benefits of vitamin A. It is abundant in many foods including dairy products, Cod liver oil, cabbage, parsley, and carrots just to name a few. FORMS OF VITAMIN A Vitamin A occurs in two forms … Read more

Vitamin D for Allergies

Vitamin D is the first supplement I would suggest for allergies. Unless you live where there is an abundant amount of sunshine and can be outside daily, chances are your vitamin D levels are low. Vitamin D deficiency is widespread even in areas where there is plenty of sunshine.

Simply taking some vitamin D could improve your allergies within a few weeks. It may take longer if your level of vitamin D is low. While waiting for vitamin D levels to rise look into quercetin and bromelain for some faster relief.

Taking Vitamin D for Allergies – How it Helps

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Stinging Nettle for Allergy Relief

Nettles or stinging nettle (used interchangeably in this article) is a very nutrient-rich plant. It has been used for years to treat many different health problems.

With all the health claims of stinging nettle, I decided to add it to our daily life to help with allergies.

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Taking Stinging Nettle for Allergies

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink?

Depending on what you read distilled water is a miracle that will help cure many ailments or a deadly thing that will kill you. Determining if distilled water is safe to drink was a bit of a challenge due to the lack of good research. There’s some controversy about distilled water but most of the information is exaggerated on both sides of the controversy.

How Distilled Water is Made

Water is heated and turned into steam. The steam condenses and is collected in a container. A pretty simple process that removes many impurities. Distillers are very good at removing all minerals and total dissolved solids (TDS) from water.

What Impurities Does Distilling Water Remove

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Does Local Raw Honey Help With Allergies

When searching for alternative treatments for allergies local raw honey came up often. It left me wondering does local raw honey help with allergies? If it does then how does honey help?

Many alternative health websites recommend raw local honey claiming it has a similar effect as allergy shots. Some claiming some pretty impressive results.

Most medical websites deny the possibility of local raw honey helping. Dismissing the idea almost as a joke or making raw honey sounds dangerous.

I spent years myself working as a registered nurse dismissing ideas like this only to turn around and find out how wrong I was (it hurts my pride to admit that). I decided to look into the idea of local raw honey helping allergies for myself.

Why Raw Honey? What’s The Difference? 

The only difference between raw honey and regular honey is how they are processed.

Raw honey is removed from the hive and strained. After being strained it goes into jars to be used.

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The Benefits of Quercetin and Bromelain for Allergies

During the worst of allergy season, quercetin and bromelain for allergies can be a lifesaver.

Quercetin and bromelain work especially well for sinus pain and pressure. Along with a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy watery eyes. Not only does it help relieve symptoms it helps improve inflammation in the body.

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Best Probiotics for Allergies

Best Probiotics for Allergies

Do Probiotics Really Help?

There is some conflicting research on this topic. Some studies indicate probiotics work best when used by pregnant women, to prevent allergies in children or infants. Others claim there are no benefits, and some studies report people had improved symptoms when taking probiotics during allergy season.

The results could be due to several reasons ranging from the strains of probiotics that were used to the length of use. Many factors can affect the studies.

Although the results of the studies are conflicting, taking a high-quality probiotic is unlikely to cause any problems. If you do try a probiotic don’t expect results overnight. If you try a probiotic and symptoms don’t improve in 3 months it may not be the right probiotic, or simply may not help your allergies.

The Best Probiotics for Allergies

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