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Stop your seasonal allergies with a few natural remedies
The sun is shining, the mounds of snow are finally melting, and you’re ready to take on spring and the outdoors. Except you can’t, because every time you step outside you’re subject to another sneezing fit and have to run back inside your air-filtered home. Try a natural approach to seasonal allergies and avoid the foggy head and sleepiness often associated with the over-the-counter meds. Click here for the full story.
Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies
The sun is shining, the mounds of snow are finally melting, and you’re ready to take on spring and the outdoors. Click here for the full story.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for everything from weight loss to acid reflux. According to experts, you can add allergies to that list. Drink 1 teaspoon mixed with about 2 cups of water to help boost your immune system and decrease your seasonal allergies.
Cut Back on Meat and Dairy
Honey and Bee Pollen
Although this method doesn’t have scientific backing, consuming raw, local honey or bee pollen may help battle seasonal allergies. Exposing yourself to small doses of local honey is thought to desensitize your immune system over time. Be sure to buy the most locally sourced honey that you can find, so that the pollen is similar to what’s floating around in your neighborhood.
Limit Alcohol Intake
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Probiotics are good bacteria that contain live and active cultures, which have multiple health benefits. They improve stomach health and fight seasonal allergies. You can find probiotic supplements at health food stores; it also occurs naturally in fermented food like kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt.
Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, so stock up on foods packed with the stuff, like broccoli, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes. You’ll want to consume about 500 mg of vitamin C a day.