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
3. Learn to Say 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
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.