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    Colds and hay fever remedy?

    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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    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.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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...
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    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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