Spring has Spring and while the flowers are pretty and the weather is warming, it can be less than ideal for anyone who suffers from Seasonal Allergies.
Your diet and overall health can play a factor in your allergy suffering. Here are a few things you can implement into your routine that will help and some of them you might have on hand already.
- Citrus Drinks: Citrus filled drinks contain plenty of vitamin C, which can provide relief from seasonal allergies. It has the incredible ability to nourish the immune system. When you’re struggling with Allergies, your immune system isn’t functioning correctly, it helps to give it a boost. Try this simple mix:-1/2 lemon
-1 tablespoon of local, raw, organic honeySqueeze the juice from the lemon and oranges and chill for several hours. Stir in the honey, add some ice cubes, and drink daily.
- Local Honey: The theory is that consuming local honey from where you live will help your body adapt to the allergens in our area. This is supposed to work like a natural allergy “shot” and doesn’t seem to have a downside.
- Bee Pollen: If local honey hasn’t worked for you, try bee pollen. The same concept as the honey applies to the bee pollen. Starting in small amounts and gradually increasing the dosage daily will help build up your immunity to the pollen in your area. Make sure that your pollen is coming from a good source, and free from insecticides. There are 3 forms (granules, capsules, and powder) Bee pollen is crunchy, musty, and very floral – you can simply of the granules or powder over yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast.IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you are not anaphylactic or severely allergic to bees, or so allergic to pollen that you experience anaphylaxis.
- Apples and Walnuts: Walnuts are a great snack that you can enjoy to help ease allergy symptoms. They’re high in magnesium, and can help cut down on wheezing or coughing. while The vitamin E content can boost immunity and protects your body from reacting to allergens. Apples contain quercetin, and naturally reduce the production of histamine.
- Quercetin: is a natural bioflavonoid that is said to help stabilize mast cells to keep them from releasing histamine. It is also a potent antioxidant that is said to help reduce inflammation. In addition to being found in Apples, it’s also naturally found in foods like citrus and broccoli. It’s very difficult to consume enough from food to help with allergies but supplements are available.As with any herb, you should check with your doctor before using, especially if you have a liver problem, are pregnant, or are on hormonal contraceptives.