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Posted by: Nadizzle, Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:05pm
Ok - so I usually do not have allergies, but I today I started with a really runny nose and can feel that tingle in my sinuses.

I want to beat this...I am thinking 1 tsp pro berry mixed in water with 1 tsp of ARA 6 powder (3 x a day) will do the trick....Is this good? I also have carob extract - should I take this along with the pro berry ara drink?

Posted by: Christopher1, Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:30am; Reply: 1

You may also consider activated quercetin. I've heard good things about it.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:35am; Reply: 2
why not get a hold of the allergies book and follow the guidelines and protocols given in the book?
Posted by: Nadizzle, Friday, February 10, 2012, 3:15am; Reply: 3
I don't have bad allergies - as a matter of fact out has been at least three years since I have felt symptoms. So getting the book is not hugely necessary, but would be a great resource.

When I felt the symptoms creeping up - like runny nose and a tickle in my sinuses, i started taking the pro berry and ARA-6 and my runny nose is gone! I took it just twice a day for two days. I also took a tsp of carob extract just once a day.  i will continue to take it all as i have, but seriously - worked like a charm!

I will consider the quercetin too, but so far, so good! :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, February 10, 2012, 3:53pm; Reply: 4
I get those symptoms more from digressing products with corn in them.  It is very hard to always avoid corn since it is hidden under various names.  I eat out lots because I travel for work & when I get stuffy I blame the food.  It goes away in 3 days.  My worse fear is ear infections especially when flying.  I put a capful of peroxide in each ear, use a nasal spray cleanser, take my Proberry, & when I get on the plane a Benadryl.  Unfortunately the trip I just got back from last night I took a Wal-dryl Allergy because it was cheaper & had the same active ingredient.  I just looked at the box & inactive has corn starch so it is back to Benadryl for me.  I also bought the Walgreen brand of nicotine gum because it was cheaper.  It doesn’t taste as good as Nicorette & has more artificial ingredients.   Sometimes I don’t follow my own advice & read labels carefully.  I just assumed the store brand was the same thing but cheaper – wrong.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, February 10, 2012, 9:11pm; Reply: 5
Try using a neti pot.
Posted by: cajun, Friday, February 10, 2012, 10:14pm; Reply: 6
I use the Neilmed (bottle of saline water/ squirt up nostrils) system that is recommended by my ENT....not as awkward as neti pot but essentially the same.
I take collinsonia , proberry and quercetin to help, also. Of course, no cow or goat dairy or wheat! ;)
Hot peppermint and/or green tea, ginger and steam helps, too.
Posted by: Beachgirl, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 9:13pm; Reply: 7
Allergy season is officially in full swing in southern NV.  I have been sneezing & coughing (asthma flares) for the last 3 or 4 days.  I was hoping I'd see better results & less reactions after eating/ living this way for the last 6 mos., but I guess I still have lots more healing to do.   :-/  I do have the allergy book & will get the Quercetin & whatever other supps I can afford.  Money's super tight right now & while I've been applying for jobs, I haven't found one yet.  In the meantime, I'm back to being stuck indoors.   :(
Posted by: Beachgirl, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 11:39pm; Reply: 8
I started the day with a dose of children's Benadryl, as it's one of the few things that will take the edge off the sneezing.  Then, I headed over to WF to pick up some activated Quercetin....I swear, just the one 500mg capsule combined with the Benadryl has done wonders!  I'm hoping after adding a few more protocols (over the next month or two as I can afford it) and increasing the Quercetin will get me to the point where I won't need the Benadryl at all!  Fingers crossed!   ;D
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:36am; Reply: 9
I highly recommend nettle leaf along with quercetin for allergies. It isn't for long term use, but it'll get you through the season along with Proberry caps or liquid.
Posted by: gardengirl, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:01am; Reply: 10
I have really been into honey lately. I am using it with baking soda as a face mask. Anyways, since I have been reading up on it I read that if you eat local honey regularly, it will help with seasonal allergies. Not sure if honey is okay for your blood type though.
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2:04am; Reply: 11
I feel for you! Its hit us hard here, too, just 2 hours southwest of you! :(
There was one day last week and one day this week that my reg meds didn't help much at all. The sneezing and blowing wouldn't let up! I wore my mask so much my family thinks its weird to see me without it! ;D
My neilmed morn and eve, zyrtec, and mask are my daily weapons! ;)
Posted by: Beachgirl, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:29am; Reply: 12
Brighid, the only thing that concerns me about the nettle is that one of the side effects is that it can lower blood pressure & mine is already on the low end...  I was excited about the Quercetin working so well & feeling any other reactions, because in true Explorer fashion, I react to just about everything!  I haven't tried Proberry yet, but that's definitely on the list.   ;)

Gardengirl, assuming I'm a nonnie (which I'll find out for sure in less than a month), honey is an avoid for me.  I've tried local honey in the past & although it's delicious, I never really saw any improvement from it.

Cajun, I know your climate & pollen is so similar to ours  :-/... I was hoping since we got less rain this winter, that the Spring allergy season wouldn't be as bad, but when you have ridiculous amounts of pollen grains / cubic meter of air, I guess you can't really avoid it.  I've done the netipot as well, but I can't take makes my head tingle.  (another lovely reaction)  So far, I'm excited with the Quercetin & hopeful for less reactions.  My family is used to me wearing a mask as well.  lol!
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