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How to Relieve Allergies So You Can Live Your Life

How to relieve allergies so you can feel good and live your life.

how to relieve allergies

Allergies are more than annoying; they hinder the quality of life for the sufferer. The inability to breathe easily, itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, headaches – all of these symptoms come with allergy problems. Although allergies may be challenging to get rid of altogether, here are tips that you can try to help you find some relief. 

My fiance, Chris, and many of my clients suffer from allergies far more than I do. In this article, I’m going to give you the top recommendations on how to relieve allergies that I give to my clients. These are the recommendations that yield the fastest results for them. Then I’m going to had the article over to Chris to tell you what he does to manage his allergies.

Use these as a guideline to experiment and find what environmental factors are creating the inflammation and allergies for you so that you can get back to feeling good, sleeping well, and enjoying your life.

Betty Jean’s  Advice on How to Relieve Allergies

It’s important for you to know that allergies are an immune response to something in your environment. Your body can become inflamed when you are struggling with allergies. That is why “clean air” is one of The 4 Pillars of health that I talk about on this site.

The 4 Pillars are:

  1. Clean food.
  2. Clean body care.
  3. Clean water.
  4. Clean air.

For the sake of this article, I will only be writing about “better air.”

If you are struggling with seasonal or year-round allergies, this article should give you some solid tools for figuring out how to relieve allergies for yourself.

For my clients who suffer from allergies, here are my top recommendations that get my clients the best and most immediate results!

how to relieve allergies

1. But a HEPA air purifier. 

Keep it in the rooms you spend the most time in. For instance, your bedroom and your office. HEPA filters do a great job of pulling out environmental toxins that may be creating allergies and inflammation in your body and making you feel miserable (while also impeding your healing and weight loss goals).

I suggest finding the HEPA air filter with the best rating and most room coverage at the best price you can afford. If you can afford a whole house HEPA air purifier then, by all means, GET IT! If not, at least get one or two smaller HEPA air purifiers for the rooms you spend the most time in. This will make a HUGE difference.

Here are some of the top (and most affordable) recommended HEPA filters on Amazon. My clients all buy different kinds with pretty good results.

  1. GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA $83
  2. GermGuardian AC4100 3-in-1 Air Purifier with HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, Germ Guardian Air Purifier Portable $54
  3. GermGuardian AC4900CA 3-in-1 Air Purifier with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch Germ Guardian Air Purifier $83
  4. GermGuardian AC5250PT 3-in-1 Air Purifier with Pet Pure True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, 28-Inch Digital Germ Guardian Air Purifier $119

2. Take activated charcoal.

Take activated charcoal to pull some of the toxins you have inhaled out of your system.

If you were to swallow poison and go to the hospital for it, they would pump your stomach full of charcoal to pull out the poison. It’s powerful stuff.

When you take charcoal, make sure to take it 2 hours apart from any medications or supplements as it will pull them out of your stomach as well.

Charcoal is flavorless and makes your water look amazing. You can take pills or add activated charcoal powder to your water as a system detoxifier and to help with allergies. (I also add it to my homemade toothpaste as a teeth whitener. I’ll be doing posts about my anti-inflammatory beauty care soon.)

Here are links to the 2 products I use. I mostly use the powder. This one 8 ounce jar will last you a year! So cheap and useful!

  1. Virgin Activated Charcoal Powder – Food Grade (8 oz) (This is the powder I use)
  2. Nature’s Way Activated Charcoal, 100 Capsules (These are pills you can keep with you.)

Chris’s  Advice on How to Relieve Allergies

These tips come from my own personal experience. You can try these to see if they will help you too.

1. Eliminate soda from your diet. I noticed that drinking pop made my allergies worse, especially Dr. Pepper. It may be the dark-colored sodas are worse for your system.

2. It is also a good idea to eliminate coffee too, especially if you use cream in it. Drinking it black did not affect me as much but the better option is to forgo both soda and coffee.

3. Drink large quantities of filtered water. Actually, if possible try to drink only water when your allergies are flared up. I drank a gallon of water a day and found great improvement. However, each person’s water intake varies depending on the body weight.

4. Avoid all dairy products except cheese in moderation. This means reducing or eliminating yogurt, cream, and milk.

5. Get outside and walk around every day. Even if it’s only 10 minutes at a time, it will be a boost to your system. Sometimes indoor air quality affects people’s allergies. Try to go out a few times a day. The vitamin D from the sun will be good for your body’s health too.

6. Use a HEPA filter with activated charcoal and allow it to run throughout the day. Then when you come home you will not suffer as much. I don’t like the noise of it running, so I turn it off at night and it still is just as effective.

7. Keep your home and work area free from dust, dirt, and animal hair by vacuuming and dusting regularly. You may need to vacuum a bit more than others do simply because the dust particles can be a trigger for your allergies.

When I was at my worst I had a “bubble boy” like structure built in my office due to my difficulties breathing. We had to install plastic curtains, vacuum every other day, and have three filters running at once. Thankfully, I am not that bad anymore.

These tips should help you find some relief. They worked for me.  {{End Chris’s post}}

(Okay… this is Betty Jean again.)

If you have any questions, you can always ask me here. Or let me know if there is something that works for you that I didn’t list here.

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