5 Ways to Beat Allergy Season

Turning to natural remedies for seasonal allergies are effective ways to treat symptoms and manage discomfort; however, there are many lifestyle changes that can be implemented for overall health and wellness. Beginning treatment in anticipation of allergy season is a solid course of action.

Sometimes, allergic responses can be reduced with just a few lifestyle changes (diet, hydration, exercise), but also specific supplements can up the ante on decreasing inflammation in the body’s systems— the root of why we suffer from allergies.

To get your body in the best possible position to combat allergens, it’s advised to start treatment a month before runnyeyessneezingscratchingachingbody season. Like now.


1. Be Anti Histimine

Your immune system gets triggered when you encounter an allergen, such as pollen or dust. To protect you, it launches Histamines— the process that gets allergens off your skin or out of your body. This process often involves sneezing, redness, tearing up, swelling, or itching.

Where anti-histamines combat histamines after they’ve formed, Vitamin C prevents the formation of histamine. Liposomal Vitamin C is the most absorbable form of Vitamin C and is made even more absorbable when taken with bioflavonoids, aka colorful fruits and vegetables.  


2. Get Fishy
Cod liver oil contains a great combination of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D. What does this have to do with allergies? Well, if you’re deficient in vitamins A and D you’re at a greater risk of chronic inflammation.— the cause of allergies… Additionally, omega 3-fatty acids can reduce chronic inflammation by suppressing the proteins that promote it. 
But most commercial cod liver oils are highly processed with heat that wipes out the natural vitamins A and D, and damages the fragile omega-3 fatty acids. Rosita Cod Liver Oil is the only fresh, wild-caught, and raw cod liver oil in the entire world. And we have it in 2 forms.
If you struggle with the fishy taste, try taking it on an empty stomach before your first meal or with a few sips of water. Or there is no downside to taking it in capsule form. 

3. Learn to Say Quercetin
One of the most abundant antioxidants in a healthy diet, quercetin plays an important role in helping your body combat free radical damage, which is linked to chronic diseases, and drumroll… reducing allergies. If you didn’t know: free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage when their levels become too high. Quercetin:
  • boosts immunity
  • fights inflammation
  • combats allergies
  • aids exercise performance
  • maintains general health

Foods that commonly contain quercetin include onions, apples, grapes, berries, broccoli, citrus fruits, green tea, coffee, red wine, and capers.

While we support your getting as many nutrients via food, Vital Nutrients Quercetin is a bio-available form of quercetin in capsule form.


4. Sniff the Good Stuff

Salt Inhalation (or halotherapy) is breathing salty air that can ease:

  • respiratory conditions, such as allergies, asthma, and bronchitis
  • psychological conditions, such as anxiety and depression
  • skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis

We suggest salt inhalation this time of year no matter if you’re an allergy sufferer or not. Fortifying the breath and airways is always an A+ move towards vitality. And Living Libations Salt Inhaler is a positively purifying (and petite) device. 

It comes with a small bag of Himalayan Pink Salt, fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and is perfect for on-the-go care. If you’re curious about or familiar with Neti Pots, this practice is a good fit for you.


5. Befriend the Wild
If you suffer from allergies it might be time to explore the benefits of Elderberry. Elderberry has been a go-to ingredient in allergy treatments for hundreds of years, with this humble flowering plant believed to boost the immune system. Elderberry syrup is made with the dark-hued berries of the plant to produce a rich elixir that’s particularly effective at reducing the impact of inflammation.  
Fat of the Land Elderberry Syrup is a potent antiviral, adaptogen, antioxidant & immunomodulating syrup to energize and support your body's natural defenses, helping prevent or recover from cold, fever, flu & allergies. This blend is a warming, aromatic, and slightly spicy powerhouse of energy and well-being. All organic and wild.

BONUS! Scientists think honey has anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects that help soothe the allergic reaction. If you want to try honey for seasonal allergies, make it Activist Manuka Honey 850+ to get the most potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial benefits.