A lot of people came back from Iraq with a lot of different problems; some had PTSD, some had a TBI, and for me, I came back from Iraq and had allergies–had never had them before, and now I get them every summer. I’ve decided that this summer I’m really going to get to the bottom of the problem and see if I can solve it naturally. I’ve been researching for weeks and have researched about every natural way to deal with allergies. Here’s the list that I’ve came up with.
Eat local honey–since the bees pollinate the flowers, etc, eating local honey is suppose to help with pollen allergies.
Eat 1000mg of Vitamin C, a day,–suppose to help the immune system.
Buy an Allergen Remover (air purifier) –for people who spend a lot of time indoors, indoor air is suppose to be 200% worse then the air outside and a nice air purifier can get rid of most toxins, pollens, dust mites, etc.[I bought a Holmes Allergen Remover today, it claims to get rid of 99.7% of all toxins, molds, pollens and dust mites, etc.]
Use a Neti Pot–this is basically a tea pot that you fill up with a saline and then pour through your nose, (it’s suppose to clean up your sinuses and people have been using it for 2,000 years in India).–I bought one of these today, too.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)–this is pretty much just a type of acupuncture, but it supposedly works in a large percentage of people. (I have a meeting on Friday to give it a try.)
And then, if all else fails, I bought some Allegra Allergy and some Zyrtec–I was using Claritin, but that has since stopped working.
I’ve got my new Air Purifier, I bought some Vitamin C (and E) I’ve got my Neti Pot and I have my appointment for EFT on Friday (haven’t found any local honey yet,) and I’ll let you guys know how it works!
Michael Anthony is an Iraq War Veteran and is the Author of: Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Destruction, and Dishonor in Iraq.