Seasonal Allergies? Try Ditching This Food Group

Hay fever caused the pretty, fall days to be unbearable for me... and that's an understatement. My suffering was apparent to everyone I came in contact with. This lasted from my early years as a child, compounded by bronchitis, and well into my 40s! Too long! That just wasn't a good thing.

Then I began researching for my health. By removing this food group from my diet, I haven't experienced a "cold" symptom for over 7 years! That's amazing to me - especially considering my long history!

So what's the food group that will likely help most dealing with seasonal allergies and respiratory issues such as sore throats, swollen tonsils, colds, coughs, sneezing, puffy eyes, runny noses, etc?

We can take control of our health. There is an undeniably link between what we eat "to fuel our bodies" and how these food choices affect our health.

But isn't dairy healthy?  One would think so, but please read all the information contained in this article and the links below so that you can make a well-informed decision.

The milk of today isn't the same as milk which our grandparents and great-grandparents used to drink, prior to the early 1900's.  Wondering why the milk of today can cause problems? Here are a few things to consider.
  • rBST Growth Hormones added to milk and these hormones are affecting our bodies too. Some believe that they are causing early puberty in our children and there are even links which point to hormones as cancer causing agents, especially in females. 
  • CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) in place of healthy, pasture-raised and grass-fed cows lead to a lack of Omega-3 essential fatty acids in the milk supply and an increase in ingredients which lead to inflammation in the cows and us when we consume their milk. Milk produced from CAFOs also contribute to antibiotic resistance due to antibiotics fed to the cows.
  • Pasteurized and Ultra-Pasteurized milk no longer contain enzymes to help with the digestion of milk. This is the main reason people show signs of lactose intolerance because the enzyme that would naturally be present in the milk to digest the lactose has been destroyed through pasteurization. Hence, the development of lactose-free milk (milk with the lactase enzyme added) - to combat these problems.
Remember, to clean up your body will require removing certain foods (milk is probably one) and adding other nutritious foods in order to support your body's natural healing system. Contact me if you are interested in learning how to improve your food choices and better support your health.