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allergies are worse! Any suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM

I hate to say this but my allergies (pollen, dust, molds) are so much worse this fall after being paleo for almost 6 months. I am totally non-dairy but probably eat more fruit than I should. I am on zyrtec and benedryl. Hate taking 2 antihistamines but otherwise I can't function at all. I am sleeping really badly and drowsy during the day. My allergies generally last till Dec. then I am good till starting up again in late August. I had hoped that Paleo would help but alas I feel worse then ever! I wonder if probiotics might be of help. Anyone have any experience with allergies worsening with Paleo and then getting better?

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:47 AM

now that I think of it, last year I was eating yogurt and allergies were manageable. hmmm... Will try getting more probiotics into my diet to see if that helps. Thanks :)

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on September 30, 2012
at 03:20 PM

My gosh these are interesting articles! I suspected that more probiotics might help. Unfortunate that I can no longer eat yogurt because of casein intolerance but will definitely be adding fermented foods to my diet.

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Thank you. Looks interesting

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at 03:11 PM

Thank you. I will look at these.

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at 03:10 PM

Cannot eat dairy because of casine.

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on September 30, 2012
at 12:57 PM

If you live in the eastern US, it's not you, it's the ragweed. According to accuweather this year is especially terrible for fall ragweed allergies. I know it's hitting me way harder this year than usual, too.

I'm not one for bandaid solutions, but in this case, I think your best bet is to talk to your doctor about allergy medication options.

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on October 01, 2012
at 11:06 AM

Certain fruits can increase seasonal allergies. If the food is cooked it is much less likely to cause allergies. If you know whether you are allergic to ragweed, grass, or whatever outdoor allergy you may have Google cross reactions and you will find certain foods to avoid that may help your situation.

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on September 30, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Allergies got worse when you stopped eating dairy, why not reintroduce it and see if they get better?

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on September 30, 2012
at 03:10 PM

Cannot eat dairy because of casine.

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:47 AM

now that I think of it, last year I was eating yogurt and allergies were manageable. hmmm... Will try getting more probiotics into my diet to see if that helps. Thanks :)

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on September 30, 2012
at 01:34 PM

I like this stuff for allergies. Works well on my 16 yo son's allergies. link text

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on September 30, 2012
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Thank you. Looks interesting

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on September 30, 2012
at 07:15 AM

I want to give you two references. Both are about gluten intolerance, but they are related because they explain how your immune system attacks itself (thus leading to all kinds of allergic reactions) and how to heal it.

Source 1. http://drcate.com/what-is-celiac-disease-a-recipe-for-recovery-beyond-gluten-free/?doing_wp_cron=1348988940.9127230644226074218750

Source 2. http://undergroundwellness.com/tag/celiac-sprue/ (video)

If you follow an anti-inflammatory diet and lower your carbs (and possibly eliminate fruits and sweet potatoes for now), keep eating bone broth, organ meats, green leafy vegetables, fermented foods and probiotics, your immune system should recover. But don't go very low carb, it might trigger thyroid problems.

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on September 30, 2012
at 03:11 PM

Thank you. I will look at these.

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on September 30, 2012
at 03:20 PM

My gosh these are interesting articles! I suspected that more probiotics might help. Unfortunate that I can no longer eat yogurt because of casein intolerance but will definitely be adding fermented foods to my diet.

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