Nasal Congestion

By Dean L. Jones

Nasal congestion occurs when nasal tissues swell due to inflammation of the blood vessels, and made worse from the mucus production.  Medical reports show a variety of things causing allergies—viral illnesses, hay fever, sinusitis or even negative reactions to medications.  But it is the food allergies that are the most common cause of nasal congestion, and processed sugar is considered ground zero of this trouble.

For those experiencing chronic nasal congestion, consider eliminating the consumption of processed sugary filled foodstuff.  Processed sugar causes harmful bacteria to proliferate in the body, resulting in nasal congestion. Consuming soda, candy, pastries and other foods may seem irresistible, but processed sugars must be eliminated to decrease nasal congestion symptoms.

High glycemic foods are the main producers of the inflammatory response to various parts of the body.  When overtly consumed the body experiences major demands on the digestive system that interferes with the absorption of crucial vitamins and minerals.  This is especially true for eating processed sugar as it becomes a major inhibitor on the effectiveness of the immune system and the overall metabolism.

Eating excessive amounts of sugary-filled products will deplete valuable neurotransmitters that become the basis for suffering from allergies and sensitivities, particularly during the spring and summer months.  Statistically over 60 million Americans are effected by an allergy of some kind, whereas 11 million of this total have been diagnosed with a food allergy, and countless more suffer from environmental or food sensitivities.

The saddest part of this widespread problem is that allergy sufferers are assuming a drug(s) will be the remedy or cure for their respective allergy.  Some people, even children, are prescribed drugs for years, and sadly their conditions never improve.  Moreover, allergies and sensitivities are at the root of many health problems, including respiratory ailments, skin abnormalities, mood disorders and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Drugs can sometimes help people feel better for a short time after they eat the foods to which they are sensitive or allergic.  One explanation is that their bodies have grown used to this dysfunctional body chemistry and suffer withdrawal symptoms when deprived.  But, for those with an allergy may want to evade their allergy symptoms by refraining for a few weeks from eating processed sugary-filled items.

Purging processed sugar might seem beyond the reach for some, but with a gradual start by removing products like sugary foodstuff makes it rather doable.  Nevertheless, avoid using artificial sugar substitutes containing aspartame and high fructose because they just add to the toxic load that the body has to deal with and some of them are correlated with developing cancers.

Eating processed sugar dulls the pallet’s sensitivity to natural sugars, where without fresh fruit flavors come alive again and/or maybe for the first time. Fruits and vegetables will taste delightful, and are full of vitamins, minerals, anti-cancer and anti-infection properties, a great way of living SugarAlert!
Since 2007, Dean steadfastly shares his understanding on the dangers of eating processed sugar.