Updated: Sep 11
It is here! Watery eyes, endless sneezing, coughing, and scratching are all signs that allergy season is among us, and we are suffering.
Do not let allergies control your life! Here are a couple of natural tips that will help you get through the day:
Eat correctly. I have noticed that if I change the way I eat, it solves my internal issues. Eliminate trouble ingredients from your diet, such as dairy, and try eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fats, such as salmon, almonds, olive oil, flaxseed, spinach, ginger, tomatoes, garlic, berries, and green tea.
A spoonful of honey keeps the allergies away. Eating local honey acts as a vaccine and will show relief in allergy symptoms. When bees create honey, some of the pollen from plants they have pollinated rubs off from the bees and into the honey. Therefore, eating local honey is essentially introducing your body to the pollen it is allergic to. The idea is that over time, your body will get used to these allergens and grow immune to them. If you think you cannot eat a spoonful on honey straight, add it to your smoothies or yogurt, or enjoy it with some berries. Just do not add it into piping hot tea as the heat will kill off all the good enzymes that act as antihistamines.
Use sinus rinses. Every night before bed, or every morning, rinse your nose with a saline solution or neti pot. This will help prevent congestion. Another helpful tip is to wash your hands and face when returning back indoors when you were outside. It will wash any excess pollen or dust off you.
Now go out and enjoy the weather, take in the season, and have fun!