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Beat Those Allergies

With the seasons constantly changing, many people are forced to confront one unfortunate inconvenience that can wreak havoc on their daily schedules –allergies. Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances that are generally not considered harmful.

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There are many different types of allergies, such as food allergies and skin allergies. Allergic rhinitis is a type of allergy that occurs when your immune system overreacts to airborne particles such as dust, dander or pollen, causing symptoms such as a runny or itchy nose and sneezing. Some of the most common symptoms of allergies are a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, coughing and even fatigue.

So, what are some remedies you can use? There is an abundance of over-the-counter medications on the market these days to tackle allergies, but more often many of these have side effects and can cause problems with other parts of the body.

The good thing is that alternative medicine can come to the rescue by offering those suffering from allergies some relief. Some effective allergy busters include acupuncturehomoeopathyherbal supplements and even tea.

Here are 3 tips that are also useful:

1. Drink more water!

Drink at least 8 to 10 cups of pure water daily to support the natural cleansing systems in your body.

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2. Drink Green Tea.

Green tea is packed with a powerful antioxidant, phytonutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that blocks histamine and immunoglobulin E (IgE). Both of these naturally-produced chemicals are linked with uncomfortable allergy-symptoms. Drink two to three cups of green tea daily for the best results.

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3. Pick Pineapple Enzyme for Allergy Relief.

Extracted from pineapple, when taken on an empty stomach, the enzyme bromelain treats sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other respiratory disorders; acts as an anti-inflammatory; and reduces lung swelling.

Consider consulting a homoeopath for an individual remedy for your particular allergy.