If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you're all too familiar with the symptoms— sneezing, congestion, runny nose, fatigue, itchy eyes. You might also have tried various meds with little or no success. If you haven't considered natural options, we encourage you to check them out. Don't give up.
We've outlined a natural allergy prevention regimen below to help you stay on top of things.
To give yourself the best shot at success, start prepping your body at least six weeks before allergy season begins to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. But if you're starting these remedies during allergy season, don't worry. They will still work.
Our diet largely contributes to inflammation in the body; therefore, your first step is to reduce inflammatory foods. If you already know which foods trigger inflammation, then reduce your intake as much as possible. If you're not sure, visit your doctor and have a sensitivity test done.
In general, dairy, sugar, and gluten are the main culprits when it comes to allergies.
You can also consider consuming foods that help fight inflammation. These include green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, nuts like almonds and walnuts, and fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.
Supplements are excellent for supporting your immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving your immune responses. Some helpful ones include:
• Olive leaf
• Omega 3s
• 8oz of Nettle tea
• Local honey (1 tsp-1 tbsp) and 8oz of rooibos tea daily
Clean your air
Did you know that the air inside your home contains allergens and other toxic substances? Consider buying an air purifier for your bedroom to filter the air while you sleep. If you work from home, make sure you run it in your workspace while you're working.
Another way to manage inflammation is to diffuse essential oils when you're indoors. Mint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and clary sage are awesome oils to use.
If you don't own a diffuser, you can also mix these oils with a carrier oil. Then rub the blend on your chest or the bottoms of your feet before going to sleep to open up your airways.
Get your body moving and do an enjoyable activity to keep your stress hormones low. Stress worsens everything, including allergies.
Daily meditation and relaxation exercises are also beneficial, make time for them in your routine. Even ten minutes daily is enough to alleviate stress.
Ensure you drink plenty of water to help your body function optimally and remove impurities.
ONCE ALLERGY SEASON HITS
If you've been following the tips above, your body is well prepared to handle allergy season. When the dreaded season arrives, continue with these remedies, and you will see your symptoms decrease significantly.
However, if you continue to experience symptoms, try the following:
• Use eye drops as required to relieve the eyes
• Take Amylase, a natural antihistamine present in our saliva
• Try Sabadil, a natural, non-drowsy, homeopathic formula to reduce symptoms
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team