Dairy and Allergies
Allergies are a very common medical condition for children and adults and they struggle with symptoms like congestion, coughing, eczema, psoriasis and digestive issues. More times than not, this is the result of a weakened immune system, in addition to dietary choices. One of the most common allergies for children is dairy. As all mammals, when cows are pregnant they produce milk for their babies to nourish them until they can eat grass. The hormones in cow’s milk are meant to help a baby calf grow to be over 600 pounds. The composition of cow’s milk is much different than that of human milk. No other mammal on the planet consumes another mammal’s milk, it is not natural. Therefore, when humans consume cow’s milk they tend to produce more mucus and have more inflammation which suppresses the immune system and causes reoccurring allergy flare ups.
My top 5 ways to get allergies under control are:
#1 Eliminate ALL dairy products from your diet
#2 Use a neti pot daily to rinse your sinuses
#3 Use a humidifier and add essential oils like eucalyptus and lavender
#4 Get an air purifier
#5 Eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and include raw garlic and onions in your diet to keep your immune system functioning properly
I hope these tips help you to feel less congested and keep your allergies under control.