Q: I just started dating someone who I really like, but there is one catch. She has a cat, and I am so allergic to them. What steps can I take to help?
A: Allergies that lead to congestion and other mucus-like buildups are creating this reaction because the body is stabilizing itself against whatever may be harming the system. Along with eliminating direct contact with the cat as much as you can, as well as washing your hands after coming in contact with its dander, you can also lessen the likelihood and intensity of the reactions themselves through a few basic lifestyle modifications:

  • Refrain from eating for the last five hours of the day, so that your body can properly digest its food and absorb toxicity in the body before you go to bed.  On an empty stomach, your body will digest the allergens it would otherwise react to.
  • Refrain from eating sweets, as this type of food will increase the build-up of mucus-like substances in the body.
  • Avoid eating spicy and sour foods, as these types of foods create heat in the body and exacerbate allergic reactions.
  • Avoid alcohol and coffee, as these substances likewise create heat in the body and intensify allergic reactions.

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Yogi Cameron is a former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master who uses ancient healing treatments to help people recover from their health issues in Z Living's TV show Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru. He left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice. Yogi Cameron has also brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal in the coming years, and works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Yogi Cameron has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, amongst others. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and ELLE magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Sharecare, a health portal which is part of Dr. Oz’s outreach program for health and lifestyle experts. The Guru In You, his first book, was published by HarperCollins in January 2011. His latest book, The ONE Plan (HarperOne January 2013) provides a realistic approach to the Patanjali teachings designed to penetrate one’s entire being to result in a positive transformation of one’s life. Through The ONE Plan, Yogi Cameron translates these complex, intricate teachings into practical daily tasks, routines and systems that can easily be incorporated into everyday life for an improvement in one’s overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.