Health tip #1-Eat seasonal foods to ease those seasonal allergies. Meet Sharada Hall, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic praticioner, a Highland Park native, now living in New Mexico with her husband and two young boys. Besides operating her private medical practice in Santa Fe, she also writes natural health articles on her site, Bodhimed.com.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, a simple shift in your diet can make a huge difference in your symptoms. According to Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, excess mucus production is treated by eating foods that are of the opposite qualities of phlegm, i.e. foods that are light, drying, and warming. After a winter of eating heavy, rich foods, it’s best in springtime to switch to lighter, fresh foods that help relieve sinus congestion and inflammation. These include leafy green vegetables, most fruits, amaranth, quinoa, rye, barley, buckwheat, and spices. Foods that increase mucus and allergy symptoms are cold, frozen, and greasy foods, dairy products, wheat, avocado, banana, dark meat, seafood, sugar, and salt. Give this ancient prescription a try this allergy season and you’ll be amazed how much lighter and clearer you feel.
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