Updated: Apr 5
Tips on Easing Spring Allergies
If your car isn't already covered in a layer of pollen, it's only a matter of time. Spring is here, along with the sneezing and watery eyes that accompany it. It's a small price to pay for warmer weather and gorgeous blooms everywhere -- but it can still be quite the annoyance if you don't keep your allergy symptoms under control.
Thankfully, there are natural ways to ease your spring allergies that are simple to find and can bring you the relief you seek.
- Try apple cider vinegar
It's a remedy as old as time, one that really works. Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother can assist with a host of issues, and by helping to lower inflammation in the body, it can help to quell some spring allergy symptoms that are nagging at you.
- Restore the good bacteria in your gut
The gut has been shown to have a link to your immunity. Allergies often come about when there is a lack of balance in your gut microbiome. It could be that your good gut bacteria population is dwindling and needs a boost. Choose probiotic-rich foods such as high-quality yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, or drink kefir or kombucha daily to get your probiotics in and restore order in your gut. Aside from eating probiotic-rich foods, find a high-quality probiotic supplement that can help you restore your microbiome.
- Use local honey
When you buy honey that is made locally, the bees are taking pollen from the native plants in your area. That means your body starts adapting to those same allergens that have you sneeze when you see that thick blanket of pollen on your car. Make sure the honey is raw and unprocessed. You will find local stuff at your farmer's market or health food store. Take a teaspoon of it twice a day, ideally a month before allergy season getting into full swing.
- Seek out anti-inflammatory foods
Often, the answer lies in the foods we eat. Put more fresh herbs and spices into your meals, like ginger, for example, and you will help soothe inflammation before it has you sneezing. Green tea is another effective option, plus it gives you plenty of antioxidants with boost your health all around.
With these natural ways to ease spring allergies, you will hopefully be able to stop and smell the roses more often. Do you generally struggle with spring allergies? If so, what do you typically due to kick your symptoms? Let me know! I would love to hear what works for you!
I will be live everyday from my Facebook page on Allergies all this week - Join me!
Spring is just around the corner, which can be dreadful news if you suffer from seasonal allergies. The runny noses, watery eyes, and blocked sinuses can really put a damper on your days. Thankfully, there are a few fantastic (and natural) allergy remedies that you can try before buying those over-the-counter medication, and they may work even better for you!
I will be sharing my best tips on Daily Practices (10 days) you can do to prevent allergy flare ups, and natural ways to ease symptoms if they do strike. Join me starting (April 5 - April 14) over in my Facebook Group/Instagram/ wherever you choose to get my best tips.