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    I always have this colds and recently i had hay fever. I've been taking meds but my friend suggested me to use a humidifier which will help relieve my respiratory issues. what do you think? what brand do you suggest?

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    Hay fever is an allergic reaction so I'm not sure it will help other then to get the mucous out.

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    • #3
      I cured my seasonal allergies by eating local, raw honey in the late winter and spring. Somehow it desensitizes the body to local pollens (if the bees put them in the honey!) and allows sniffly-joes like me to not only go outside, but even mow my lawn! Just a tsp. a day for a month or two before the bloom seems to do it. Previously I had to wear a respirator and/or and take large doses of benadryl to avoid the horrific swollen face/throat, sniffles, red eyes and difficult breathing.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
        I cured my seasonal allergies by eating local, raw honey in the late winter and spring. Somehow it desensitizes the body to local pollens (if the bees put them in the honey!) and allows sniffly-joes like me to not only go outside, but even mow my lawn! Just a tsp. a day for a month or two before the bloom seems to do it. Previously I had to wear a respirator and/or and take large doses of benadryl to avoid the horrific swollen face/throat, sniffles, red eyes and difficult breathing.
        That seems like a genius idea to me. What made you think to do that?

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        • #5
          The point of eating Primal is to fix your body so you don't get colds and lessen or eliminate the hay fever. I tried the local honey trick (been knocked about for as long as I can remember) and it did nothing as my issue was grains & sugar overdoses. I eliminated them from my diet and colds are rare, sinus troubles, hay fever and allergies are mostly gone.

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          • #6
            Yes, I cut grains, too! And for two years, did the honey also. I still eat no grains, but forgot the honey this spring and SUFFERED this summer. So results may vary, I think. It might help that my gut is leakier than a Motel 6 faucet...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
              I cured my seasonal allergies by eating local, raw honey in the late winter and spring. Somehow it desensitizes the body to local pollens (if the bees put them in the honey!) and allows sniffly-joes like me to not only go outside, but even mow my lawn! Just a tsp. a day for a month or two before the bloom seems to do it. Previously I had to wear a respirator and/or and take large doses of benadryl to avoid the horrific swollen face/throat, sniffles, red eyes and difficult breathing.
              That sounds like something that maybe I should try. Not to be gross, but I have constant mucous, and am sniffling and clearing my throat all the time. Annoys people around me and makes it hard to record my voice (I make videos).

              I used to get sick several times a year, but cutting out grains and other junk seems to have helped with that--have only gotten sick ONCE this year, and it was in January. This time last year, I'd gotten sick enough to miss work five times by now.

              But the mucous problem just won't go away, even after (mostly) giving up dairy.
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              • #8
                For hay fever I have found that adding a little local raw honey (has to be local AND raw - nothing else will do) taken as an inoculation just before the start of my allergy season in conjunction with eating paleo has been the single most effective treatment I've ever used. When I did that I only needed to take 5-9 allergy pills in addition through the whole season.

                By contrast this year I was doing a gluten challenge in order to get tested for celiac and my allergies were TERRIBLE - worst I've had since I moved away from Kentucky (I'm very allergic to blue grass it seems).

                For colds I just get rest and drink lots of fluids and take an herbal, zinc enhanced cough drop 1-3 times per day.

                For the congestion related to both hay fever and colds I cannot more highly recommend good old fashioned steam to break up the mucous and help you expel it more easily.
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                • #9
                  Eating honey seems to be a great idea , i haven't tried it... but to expel the mucuos out i've been doing that too, always.. as well as drinking lots of water and juices. aside from this i just thought of doing or buying something that will help me breath more easily if i have colds, cough or hay fever especially whenever i sleep, so my friends suggested a humidifier. i've been checking around the net about this as well as the natural way and weight things which is better...

                  grains should be eliminated on my diet too

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eats.meats.west View Post
                    The point of eating Primal is to fix your body so you don't get colds and lessen or eliminate the hay fever. I tried the local honey trick (been knocked about for as long as I can remember) and it did nothing as my issue was grains & sugar overdoses. I eliminated them from my diet and colds are rare, sinus troubles, hay fever and allergies are mostly gone.
                    antihistamines and nasal corticosteroids are treatments for hay fever. If these prove ineffective, doctors may recommend immunotherapy, a desensitisation. Have you heard of this?

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                    • #11
                      My kids go to a kindergarden where they catch and bring stuff home. Before primal, I was getting a cold every year, with screwed up sinuses, etc. The whole shebang. This time (almost 2 years): nothing. And they don't seem to fall sick either. So something is working here I see so many of their little pals with snot all over, ear infections, etc. My kids: nothing, nada!
                      Let's hope it lasts ...

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                      • #12
                        Sure, I've heard of those methods. But the problem was solved by eating a correct diet for my body instead of fruitless interactions with quackery by MD's.

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                        • #13
                          If you are allergic to grasses or mold eating local honey won't do much good because bees have nothing to do with them. If you happen to be allergic to the pollen from flowering plants/trees then eating local honey could help. We've kept bees for years and I really wish eating honey from our bees alleviated my allergies but unfortunately it did nothing. Eating paleo has not helped either, I've been eating paleo for 3+ yrs and still have allergies.
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                          • #14
                            Urban, so honey is not effective to you, have you taken meds? they say ginger is also good for colds and flu.. i've done all this cleaning my surroundings, vacuuming and getting rid of dusts and pollen, i wanted to try something new to cure colds and hay fever ..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by star View Post
                              Urban, so honey is not effective to you, have you taken meds? they say ginger is also good for colds and flu.. i've done all this cleaning my surroundings, vacuuming and getting rid of dusts and pollen, i wanted to try something new to cure colds and hay fever ..
                              I pretty much tried everything from Western medicine to chinese herbs and acupuncture, including paleo autoimmune. The one thing I haven't done and won't do is live in a bubble. BTW I have the allergies year round and it doesn't seem to matter where I am.
                              Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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