Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

Allergies – Are They a Constant Issue for You?

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There are allergy seasons and allergy reasons. Many of us suffer from one or both on a yearly or daily basis. Allergy season is just weeks away for many of us so welcome Spring prepared.

When spring arrives our allergy symptoms seem to arrive as well. Sometimes we can alleviate them through natural remedies and sometimes we need OTC products such as sprays or once a day allergy tablets and some individuals need monthly allergy shots. Whichever brings you the mist comfort is what is right for you.

If you would prefer a natural approach before using medications a few things to consider first are: How serious are your allergies? How strong are your symptoms? What are you allergic to? What does your doctor suggest about alternative remedy in your specific case?

If you are well enough to try natural alternatives you can start today!
Many things cause allergy symptoms including air quality, pollens, dust, pet dander, and foods we eat.

Common seasonal allergies are often helped by building your immune system with local honey, 1 teaspoon/day, honey also has anti-bacterial properties. The best time to begin taking honey for seasonal allergies is before the season begins.

ACV-yes, raw apple cider vinegar helps too! Add 1 tablespoon to 8 oz. water with a pinch of cinnamon and drink it daily. ACV has a host of benefits besides allergy help.

Other natural treatments include finding your food allergies. Many folks don’t realize that they have allergies to certain foods. To help you decide, the most common foods that cause allergy symptoms are milk/other dairy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, corn products (meal, syrup, oils), gelatin, beef, seeds from pumpkin to sunflower and sesame, spices including, MSG, coriander, garlic and mustard.

In order to find out if any of these foods aggravate your allergies try eliminating the ones you eat most often and note how you feel before and after eliminating. You can re-introduce the food into your diet and if your allergy symptoms kick up you know that you should steer clear of these foods.

Another natural alternative is using saline spray/ocean nasal spray 2-3 times/day to clear out your sinus passages. It’s completely natural and healthy.

Drinking plenty of water every day also helps keep your system clean and flowing naturally.

Allergies don’t have to ruin your outdoor fun!

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