Friends! I have something I would like to share with you in that hopes that it might help someone suffering from a similar problem. This isn’t fitness related, but it does have to do with your health. If you have allergies, this might make a difference in your life as it did in mine.
So, to start with, I’ve had terrible allergies my whole life. With the exception of food, I’m allergic to just about everything you can be allergic to: ALL furry animals, dust, pollen, grass (not that kind, though), YOUR MOM, etc. I don’t think this is an allergy, but even the day before it rains I would get sinus pressure and pain and lots of congestion. How’s that for a weather forecast? The bottom line is that I have extremely sensitive sinuses.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that my nose was a leaky faucet with no fix. I’m not exaggerating when I say I would have sneezing fits ALL DAY, at home and at work. Regular allergy medicine helped a little, but not much. And Allegra D or Claritin D always made me feel cracked out. Besides, I didn’t want to have to rely on pills to feel normal.
I needed a better solution. One that didn’t involve getting shots for the next 5 years either. (When I was 20 I did get allergy shots for about a year, but stopped because it was difficult to go every week. Plus I had to wait in the office for 30 minutes to see if I had a reaction.)
After Googling, I found a site of personal testimonies singing praises for apple cider vinegar. I’m somewhat familiar with it as it’s touted as a “fat-loss enhancement” in the fitness world. Never tried it though. But I decided to give it a shot for the sake of my allergies. (I use Bragg raw apple cider vinegar and would HIGHLY recommend it.)
I mixed 2 teaspoons with 8 ounces of water. (You can add baking soda if the acidity upsets your stomach. I didn’t have that issue though.) I swear, by the second day my allergies and sinus problems were GONE. Like, completely disappeared. I have never, ever had such an abrupt change in my health like that.
I’ve been drinking diluted ACV for about a month now and I have had no allergy attacks since. This is UNHEARD of for me. Before this, I was in a perpetual state of allergy-induced hell. My weather-related sinus problems haven’t bothered me at all either.
I have no idea what is in ACV that made it work for me, and I can’t make any guarantees that it’ll be the same kind of miracle tonic for anyone else. But speaking from my own experience, it has cleared up my allergies better than anything else I’ve ever tried.
I usually drink it Monday-Friday in the morning. I find that even if I skip a few days my allergies still don’t act up.
If anyone else out there suffers from allergies, give ACV a try and let me know if it works!