10 Tips to Jump into Spring Allergy-Free!

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Spring brings beautiful flowers, green grass, sunshine, the anticipation of summer, and for some, sneezing, congestion, red eyes, itchy skin and eyes, and ear congestion to name a few. As a sufferer of seasonal allergies myself, I have great empathy for those of you who experience this as well. The good news is that its not too late to start your NATURAL regimen for spring time allergies. Over the counter medications can have unwanted side effects (racing heart, drowsiness, digestive problems, etc); however natural medicine can provide relief without the unwanted side effects. The key is to start EARLY. See below for some tips to start today!

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In the mean time here are some tips:

1. Consider food allergy testing – food allergies can worsen your seasonal allergy symptoms

2. Increase your garlic and onion intake

3. Invest in a netti pot – I prefer the Neil Med Sinus Rinse  – regular salt works just fine

4. Use your netti pot

5. Keep the house free of dust – carpet, drapes, ceiling fans, etc. Wood floors are best. Use natural cleaning supplies – look HERE for more info.

6. Change the filters in your home – hepa filters are best

7. Increase omega-3 fatty acids (fish, flax, walnuts…) and veggies

8. Decrease sugar and red meat – inflammatory foods

9. Change your pillow case often and avoid buying a new mattress during this time

10. Visit me for more information and guidance!

Veggies Aren’t Boring!!

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I hear a lot of people say that healthy cooking takes too long, and I just don’t have time. Well, here is one of the simplest and most delicious ways to make veggies. You only need the veggies, olive oil, and Braggs Aminos!

Ingredients:

1. Variety of veggies (choose 4-6 or whatever is in your fridge): Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, sweet potato, peppers, and the list goes on, but I think you get the idea! So many options 🙂

2. 1-2 Tbsp olive oil

3. 1-2 Tbsp braggs aminos

Directions:

1. Set oven to 400 degrees

2. Chop up veggies if needed and place on a cookie sheet or glass dish (leave kale out and add to mixture for the last 2 minutes of baking)

3. Coat the veggies in the olive oil and Braggs Aminos

4. Place in oven immediately, no need to wait for the oven to preheat – we are in a hurry!

5. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes and serve immediately

6. Serve as a side dish or on top of a salad with beans or lentils

7. Keep left overs for lunch tomorrow!

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Braggs Aminos are amazing! Tastes and looks like soy sauce, but is made from soy beans and does NOT contain any salt!

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