Hey everyone – we have another great post today from my husband Jake! Enjoy!
Do you or someone you know have hay fever or seasonal allergies? If yes, then this post is for you.
For all you allergy sufferers out there, yes you with the stuffy nose, watery eyes, and the lovely post nasal drip, the allergy season is upon us. I use to dread this time of year. Lucky for me, living in Seattle all year around was allergy season. It got so bad that I considered getting the weekly shots. I even considered moving away from Seattle, it was so miserable, until I began taking nasal spray and zyrtec daily. One thing my allergist never mentioned is the inflammation that was causing my allergies was being exacerbated by my poor grain based diet.
I always wondered how humans could evolve to live on this planet but be allergic to all plants and tree pollen as I was. That made no sense to me. Once I eliminated grains from my diet and started on this Paleo adventure with my wife, everything changed for the better.
Eating Paleo or Primal helps in so many ways. I have more energy. I’ve gone from a very tight-fitting size 36 jean to loose-fitting 33’s. One aspect I didn’t realize would be affected was my allergies. No more itchy eyes, no more nose running like a faucet, and no more daily nose spray with zrytec which I took the last 4 years. I’ve been allergy medication free for the last year and feel great. So for those of you who are on the fence about trying this way of eating please, for your noses sake, give it 30 days. I know you won’t regret it, and you might just have your best allergy free spring and summer ever.