Better Nutrition

Anti-Allergy Foods

Q: I read your column about how antihistamines medications like Benadryl could dry my brain [search “Antihistamine Alternatives” on betternutrition.com]. Not good! But I get seasonal runny nose and itchy eyes, and it seems these symptoms are getting worse every year. How can I break this cycle without harmful drugs?

—Tammy Lynn E., Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Almost all “allergies” present their annoying symptoms through the body’s immune-stimulating histamine. Histamine resides mostly in the basophils and mast cells (types of white blood cells), but also works in the stomach to help release gastric acid. It’s an important neurotransmitter for

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la Better Nutrition

Better Nutrition3 min citite
Gorgeous Gifts
You’re guaranteed to make someone’s day with this adorable gift set. Here’s what you get: a mini essential oil diffuser; 1 bottle Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend; 1 bottle Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend; 1 bottle Clove Essential Oil; and 1 bottle
Better Nutrition2 min citite
Grain-Free Holiday Crackers
Serves 12 These grain-free crackers are made with seeds and loaded with fiber. We used rosemary and Parmesan cheese for extra flavor. For a vegan version, swap 2–3 Tbs. nutritional yeast for the cheese. Or skip the savory herbs and spices, and add 2
Better Nutrition2 min cititeFood & Wine
Rice, Reimagined
Did you know that more than half of the world’s caloric intake comes from rice? That couldn’t be a bad thing, right? After all, rice is cheap, plentiful, and nutritious, and good way to feed the multitudes. But now consider these facts about traditio