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5 Natural Allergy Remedies + Bee-Gone Spicy Lemonade Recipe

May 7th, 2015 | 1 comment

Spring Post

Tis the season of Spring which brings with it a sense of renewal, cleansing and a sense of regrowth. I love how each season brings with it a new feeling and aura. As the weather changes, so does our mindset as well as our environment. I love to see the flowers at the NYC street markets morph into vibrant bursts of color and texture.

Spring is the time of regrowth in nature. Buds start to burst off branches and peak through the grass, bees are busy buzzing around and a little yellow dust starts to cover our cars and windowsills.

With all of its beauty, Spring can be a treacherous time for those with bad allergies. You know what I’m talking about… itchy runny nose, uncontrollable sneezing, watery red eyes and needing to be within arms length of a tissue at all times. It can be exhausting!

I myself suffer from seasonal allergies, so I wanted to give you a few natural tips that I employ to reduce symptoms and feel better.

  1. Incorporate a TBSP of local raw honey to your diet daily. Since local honey is often produced within 100 miles of where you live, it will have similar properties to the local trees and flowers that are making you itch and helps ward off allergies. Local is king in this trick.
  2. Reduce dairy such as milk, cheese and eggs. Dairy encourages mucus production so reducing it will help keep you dry and clear.
  3. Increase the spice to keep your nasal passages clear. Spicy foods also increase circulation which means new oxygen is brought to congested areas to help break it up. My favorites are ginger, garlic (anti-fungal properties), spicy mustard and cayenne pepper. I love to make a tonic of local raw honey, cayenne pepper, lemon and water (recipe below).
  4. Wash your hands and face often. Little bits of dust and pollen can coat your skin, so washing often reduces your exposure.
  5. Frozen slices of cucumber act as a refreshing eye soother. Allergies tend to create watery, red, itchy and puffy eyes. Help reduce the swelling by employing this tip daily. Cut up a few slices of cucumber and freeze overnight in an airtight container. One slice on each eye for 5-10 minutes will do the trick.

Allergies Bee-Gone Spicy Lemonadehoney,  lemon and ginger on a wooden background

  • 16 ounces purified water
  • 1 tsp organic cayenne pepper
  • 1 organic lemon, juiced
  • 1 TBSP raw local honey
  • 1/4 inch of ginger, sliced

Add all ingredients to a blender bottle and give it a good shake for 60 seconds. Continue to shake as you drink if the cayenne pepper starts to separate. Enjoy!

TIP: you can play with the ingredients, if you don’t love the spice start with a little less. If you want to add more lemon, go for it!
 
Allergies Bee-Gone Spicy Lemonade
Help ward off seasonal allergies with a delicious spicy lemonade tonic. Make sure the honey is local!
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Ingredients
  1. 16 ounces purified water
  2. 1 tsp organic cayenne pepper
  3. 1 organic lemon, juiced
  4. 1 TBSP raw local honey
  5. 1/4 inch of ginger, sliced
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender bottle and give it a good shake for 60 seconds.
  2. Continue to shake as you drink if the cayenne pepper starts to separate. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. TIP: you can play with the ingredients, if you don't love the spice start with a little less. If you want to add more lemon, go for it!
Adapted from The Master Cleanse
Adapted from The Master Cleanse
DeAnna Lynn Englezos, Certified Life Coach, Wellness Expert, Speaker http://createyourgreatlife.com/

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