Naturally Rockford: Six tips to help you survive ‘The Sneezin Season’… naturally

A new way to help your ah—ah—allergy!

It’s ah… ah… allergy season again.

Soon, wastebaskets throughout America will be buried under mountains of soggy tissues as tens of millions of allergy victims race to pharmacies and drug stores to buy medicines to stop their maddening nasal drip-drip-drip and halt their uncontrollable bursts of sneezing.

But antihistamines and decongestants can cause drowsiness, which can be very dangerous if you drive. Additionally, side effects resulting from prescription medication such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea do not need to be added to the list of symptoms already making you feel horrible.

And according to labels, many medications will actually make your allergy symptoms worse if taken longer than a few days.

Is there a better way to make it through the sneezin’ season safely and comfortably?

According to an expert in the medicinal uses of wild spices, the answer is “yes.” In fact, he says the solution to your allergy woes may be as near as your own kitchen pantry.

“Many ‘hot’ spices and their extracts, like oil of oregano, are powerful tools for opening clogged sinus passages, halting mucus secretion, and taming allergy symptoms,” says Dr. Cass Ingram, author of The Cure is in the Cupboard.

Dr. Ingram says one reason hot and spicy herbs and oils help alleviate allergy symptoms is because they kill fungus, a hidden culprit behind many so-called “allergic reactions.”

“Most people incorrectly assume they are allergic to pollen, dust or animals—but what they experience is a reaction to fungus in their sinuses,” says Dr. Ingram. “The sneezing, runny nose, and sinus inflammation are not allergic reactions, but immune system reactions.”

Thousands of kinds of single-cell fungi (molds and yeasts) are found everywhere in the world. Fungal spores (the reproductive part of the organism) become airborne like pollen. Some people develop allergies to fungi, and for others, fungi triggers an immune system response while simultaneously reducing the immune system’s ability to fight off other invaders like dander, dust and pollen.

To help lessen your sneezing, watering eyes, and shrink that mountain of Kleenex overflowing the trash can, Dr. Ingram offers these simple tips for surviving the Sneezin’ Season naturally:

1. Allergy symptoms vanish when you kill the fungus.

If your eyes and nose water during allergy season, apply some wild oregano oil near your nose and place some drops under your tongue.

2. Wash your hands often. Put a few drops of oil of oregano in pump soap. Bar soap tends to collect bacteria if left in the open air in bathrooms. If using bar soap, add the oil directly on the soap.

3. Drink plenty of water. A few drops of oregano oil in water will fight congestion.

4. Stick with soups and juices.

5. Crude raw honey assists in the release of mucus, is a natural immune tonic, and helps soothe sore throats while preventing or halting coughs.

6. Avoid nasal sprays. They cause damage to the sinus membranes.

About Dr. Cass Ingram

Dr. Cass Ingram is one of the world’s leading experts in natural remedies and the effectiveness of wild oregano oil. Dr. Ingram holds a Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including, The Cure Is In The Cupboard, The Respiratory Solution, and Natural Cures for Germ Killers. Dr. Ingram headed a study that demonstrated that medicinal oil of oregano extracts inhibited the corona virus, the virus responsible for atypical pneumonia as well as the common cold.

from the March 28-April 3, 2007, issue

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