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    The Secret to Hacking Seasonal Allergies

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    I think my number one benefit to switching to Primal has to be the complete elimination of my allergies. When I was a kid I was always sick, I had multiple sinus surgeries, weekly shots, hive outbreaks (which I still have scars from). Every single winter I would have a terrible sinus infection that would last months. I was never NOT sniffling. I wonder what percent of people have noticed a significant reduction in allergies once they eliminated certain foods from their diet. My mine three were grain, dairy and alcohol. I have practically no allergies now. I love feeling great when everyone around me is coughing and complaining.

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    Giving up dairy a couple years ago (pre-primal...I remember slathering tofu-walnut "cream cheese" on big slabs of artisan bread) did it for me. Now I can tolerate small amounts but I don't buy it for the house. I had horrific sinuses before then each summer, and now I don't deal with them at all!
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    Removing dairy and gluten pretty much put a stop to my allergies. I also had IBS issues that stopped after going paleo. Just like you I used to always get sinus infections, constantly sick and went so far as to get immuno-therapy shots for my allergies to no avail. The only thing that worked was going paleo and sleeping better.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    My allergies are way better this season. Carpal tunnel syndrome is virtually gone. I think I could go the extra mile and eliminate alcohol, but I'm not there yet.

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    I've eliminated grain and almost all alcohol. Dairy is just too damned convenient, even though I know it screws with my sinuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavemanj View Post
    My allergies are way better this season. Carpal tunnel syndrome is virtually gone. I think I could go the extra mile and eliminate alcohol, but I'm not there yet.
    That is really interesting about the carpal tunnel syndrome, I wonder what the causal link is? I have heard this before.

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    Give it up! Trust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDieYoung View Post
    That is really interesting about the carpal tunnel syndrome, I wonder what the causal link is? I have heard this before.
    As I understand it, carpal tunnel is caused by inflammation of the carpal tunnel nerve in the wrist. I think eliminating wheat and dairy caused inflammation to drop, which helped with my wrist. My thumb used to go numb when I drove for long periods of time and I would wake up with numb fingers. Doesn't happen anymore.

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