Why Does My Nose Run Constantly?

You shouldn't need to use these all the time!

Hi Tracy,

I got a serious problem with post nasal drip. Any ideas on what causes it or what I can do to make it stop? I don’t have a cold or anything; I just have to constantly blow my nose or clear my throat. When I get a cold, it’s even worse.  But I basically have it all year long.


Post Nasal Drip, Drip, Drip


Unfortunately, your discomfort is common – and a typical symptom of chronic inflammation. Your body is daily exposed to something it finds threatening. Sometimes, this is a food.  Sometimes, this is a household allergen. In the wintertime, we keep our houses shut up tight for warmth. Be sure to fully air out your house at least once a week, regardless of the temperature.

In my practice I find the most typical cause of chronic post nasal drip is dairy foods. Yes, milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, etc.. I highly recommend you try eliminating these foods for 2+ weeks and see how you feel. To get a good result, you really need to eliminate them 100%. Be sure to look for hidden sources in processed foods (e.g. casein, whey). I know it sounds hard, but you can do it! Many of my clients have found great relief this way.  Here is a Dairy Elimination Client Handout which might be a helpful guide.


Already scheduled your consultation?

Now you’ll need this form:
health questionnaire

Follow up visit? Fill this out:
revisit form

Where Did my Form Go?      Click here

Having Problems On a Mac? Click here


Upcoming Events

Featured Recipe

When you can’t decide which love to celebrate, I say opt for Both at once!  This sweet/tangy salsa is a perfect summer topping for grilled fish, shrimp, or chicken (or scooped up with thin slices of daikon radish).  A great choice for your barbecue. 4 cups watermelon, diced in about 1/3″ cube 2/3 cup red… Read More »


Overweight, no more “prince charming”! Disgusted with what you see in the mirror? Sex life lousy? Feel like crap (even depressed) over the state of affairs? Well join the club. First thing I suggest you do is not deal with it. If you feel like you can never, ever lose weight, then it is time to surrender, give up, quit, don’t try to lose weight ever again! Take a couple of deep breaths and do what I did: call Tracy and get some advice. It changed my life, simply changed my life and I feel so good… no B.S.. I am not “back on track”; I am on a new road to health. No BP pills, no cholesterol pills, no Viagra necessary. Reconstructed through nutrition: one day at a time. It is so refreshing – thank you Tracy!

J Tweed
Sherborn, Massachusetts