Yesterday I sent a text message to a friend. I hadn’t seen her in a while and just wanted to check in. She replied that she and her two young sons weren’t feeling so well. The culprit? It was allergies. As I was reading my friend’s messages, my son’s sensei at the karate school came over to say, “Thank you for the eggs!” He is currently celebrating 40 years of his black belt status. That’s quite an achievement so I thought I’d give him some local, pasture raised eggs from happy chickens since I remembered that he eats about 30 eggs a week. He then started to tell me that since my family and I have been coming to his karate school he’s been suffering from allergies. Allergies, allergies, and more allergies. It’s that time of the year.
In the past few years I’ve worked with people whose allergies have pretty much disappeared. A relative that I health coached had really bad allergies. She was taking Flonase ever single day. We worked with food and eventually she went from taking the Flonase every single day to once a month to once in a while to none at all. This was just working with food. Today she doesn’t use Flonase and her blood pressure is almost in normal range that she doesn’t need to take her high blood pressure medication all the time. She’s even lost a little weight. A friend had bad allergies last summer. I made her an allergy herbal tea and in a matter of a few days she was better. Another relative told me that she’s allergic to cats. I sent her the same allergy herbal tea. After a few months she noticed that she could tolerate being near her cats. She stopped taking her allergy medicine and consistently drank the allergy herbal tea. I told my son’s sensei that I’ll be giving him some allergy herbal tea the next time I see him.
Food is medicine. it’s pure and it’s gentle. When you start to understand the medicinal benefits of food and incorporate real food into your diet, your world changes for the better. It’s so simple. Just start with food - organic, local, and seasonal.
Do you suffer from seasonal, environmental or food allergies? How badly do you want them to go away?