Your body needs some mucous. We’re taught that mucous is a bad thing because it obstructs our breathing during a sinus infection, asthma or a cold. But mucous is also a lubricant and an important body safeguard. Mucous gathers up irritants like dirt, pollen, smoke and pollutants we take in to protect mucous membranes in the respiratory system. Foods that putrefy quickly in your body like meat, eggs and dairy products are those most likely to produce excess mucous. These foods also slow down transit time through your gastrointestinal tract. Some of us carry around as much as 10 – 15 pounds of excess mucous!
Basic Mucous Elimination Diet for Seasonal Allergies: A 3 – 4 day nutrition plan
Diet changes and taking therapeutic herbs are the most beneficial and quickest means of controlling allergies. A short 3 or 4 day mucous elimination diet is a good way to start relieving allergies because it rids the body of excess mucous build-up, paving the way for nutritional changes to take effect.
The night before your mucous elimination diet...
Mash 4 garlic cloves and a large slice of onion in a bowl. Stir in 3 tbsp. honey. Cover, let macerate for 24 hours; remove garlic and onion and take only the honey/syrup infusion—1 tsp. 3x daily.
The next day... On rising: take 2 squeezed lemons in water with 1 tbsp. maple syrup. Now is a good time to take your D-Congest spray and Natural-HST caps.
Breakfast: have a water-diluted grapefruit juice or pineapple juice as natural expectorants with 1 tbsp. green superfood, like barley grass, spirulina, or chlorella.
Mid-morning: have spring water with 3 sprays of D-Congest extract, an expectorant to aid mucous release to help in oxygen uptake.
Lunch: have a vegetable juice like V-8, or make a Mucous Cleansing Tonic by juicing: 4 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 2-3 sprigs parsley, 1 radish and 1 garlic clove.
Mid-afternoon: have a green veggie drink, or 1 tsp. of Chlorella granules in water.
Dinner: take a hot miso broth with 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast. Add a small fresh salad the last night of the cleanse.
Before Bed: have apple or papaya/pineapple juice.
The day after your cleanse... Have toasted muesli or whole grain granola for breakfast, with a little yogurt or apple juice; a small fresh salad for lunch with lemon/oil dressing; a fresh fruit smoothie during the day; a baked potato drizzled with flax or olive oil and a light soup or salad for dinner.