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How Diet and Her bs May Impr ove Seasonal Aller gies By Dr. Toni Camacho Spring is in the air, and misery is on its way for seasonal allergy sufferers. Itchy eyes, sneezing, mucus buildup, and congestion are just a few allergy symptoms that have so many of us pleading for an ounce of relief. Fortunately, there are easy and natural ways, like changing your eating habits and taking herbal supplements, that help ease the discomfort of seasonal allergies. Certain foods can make your seasonal allergies worse. For example, alcohol, peanuts, sugar, processed foods, wheat, chocolate, and even coffee are known culprits that act as hay fever triggers. Other foods that you may want to limit are mucogenic (cause mucus production) foods, such as dairy products and gluten. Additionally, if you are allergic to ragweed, you may benefit from avoiding melons, bananas, cucumbers, and sunflower seeds, as they can cause allergic reactions in your body and worsen seasonal allergies symptoms. I know it sounds like there is nothing left for you to eat! Don?t worry there are plenty of foods and spices you can say YES to this season! They are not only delicious; these foods can also help you manage allergy symptoms: Spicy Foods. If you?re experiencing congestion, incorporating spicy dishes like chai tea, and curry in your diet can help thin out mucus. Spices like cayenne pepper, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon are your friends during this time of the year. These spices are anti-inflammatory, boost your immune system, help break up mucus and fight infection. So incorporate them in your diet as much as possible. Herb/ Spice Heal t h Benef it s Cayenne Cayenne is ant i-irrit ant , ant icancer, ant imicrobial , ant if ungal , and ant i-al l ergen. It prevent s migraines. It is a digest ive aid and usef ul f or bl ood cl ot s. It is used f or det ox support and rel ieves joint pain. It support s weight l oss and promot es heart heal t h. St udies at Loma Linda Universit y f ound t hat cayenne pepper may hel p prevent l ung cancer in smokers. Cinnamon Cinnamon is ant ispasmodic, ant iemet ic, ant idiarrheal , ant i-inf l ammat ory, and ant if ungal . It hel ps f ight inf ect ions l ike t he common col d, l oss of appet it e, and erect il e dysf unct ion (ED). Cinnamon may l ower bl ood sugar in peopl e wit h t ype 1 or t ype 2 diabet es. It reduces LDL chol est erol . Buy Ceyl on Cinnamon whenever possibl e. It comes f rom Sri Lanka and is widel y considered t o be t he best in t he worl d. Page 10