I love living in Austin, I really do. It’s a funky fit town with lots of hills, lakes, trails, etc. I love that we have abundant access to that.
But if I could change one thing, just one thing, it would be the allergies. ACK! Yes, the allergies are brutal here and I am way to stubborn to stay inside. I am also way to stubborn to take medicine. Well, until I get a major sinus infection desperate relief. LOL.
For the past few days, our temperatures have been quite pleasant in the morning. We took advantage of being outdoors, and unfortunately, so did the mold.
Ya, do you see that? Unreal. And let me just tell you, the hubs and I don’t do well with mold. My glands swell up and I can’t swallow anything. James gets monstrous headaches and congestion. We’re such a pretty pair!
Well, as soon as I started feeling the fat throat, I changed up our meals for the week. As much I hate doing it, it needed to be done. Ohh woe is me, yes?
To help relieve some of our mold allergies, we cut out the following. Okay, maybe not cut out, but backed off a bit.
- fermented foods (less kombucha)
- wine (sad sad face here)
- starchy foods and vegetables
- peanut butter (another sad face here)
- vinegar dressing
- dried fruit
Instead we are focusing more on these foods.
- fresh fruit, especially citrus
- green smoothies with good fat added in (like avocado hemp milk with vanilla protein powder)
- sunflower seed butter
- cooking with more olive oil and lemon/lime juice- butter will be back soon though!
- coconut milk yogurt/kefir
- steamed greens
- cocoa coconut healthy bites
Hemp meal heated with coconut milk and fresh berries, this is our MOLD RELIEF breakfast for sure! That and some vegan cocoa coconut healthy bites.
You can check out more info on airborne allergies and food avoidances here.
It looks like the allergies will be taming themselves soon, so hopefully by the weekend I can have my wine back. What’s a wino to do without wine? Boring.. jk.
Thanks Jen for allowing me talk about mucus and mold today.
Do you have any Airborne Allergy cures?