If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know they’re no joke. The annoying symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes can sideline you from your daily life. Like clockwork, as winter comes to an end and spring appears, your allergy symptoms come back full force.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You have within your power to dramatically reduce those annoying allergy symptoms.
Below are nine tried-and-true ways you can reduce your seasonal allergy symptoms. The more tips you stick to, the better your results. You’ll notice your symptoms significantly diminish with each tip you use.
9 Tips To Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
1. Refrain From All Dairy Products
Dairy wreaks havoc on your system. Before refrigerators, no one ingested milk other than babies suckling from their mother’s breast. Dairy is a huge mucous producer in your body. Sounds gross, I know. But it’s true. By removing dairy alone from your diet can significantly reduce your symptoms.
If you love dairy so much you can’t live without it, try refraining from it when allergy symptoms are at their worst. When your symptoms disappear later in the season, add some back into your diet. You may realize you’re feeling so much better; you remove it from your diet permanently.
2. Eat As Clean As Possible
No, I don’t mean washing your hands before eating. Clean eating is all about steering clear of processed foods. Foods that are processed can be a real drag on your system. Your digestive system has a lot more work to do to clean up all the junk when you eat processed foods. So staying away from these types of foods and eating more fruits and vegetables is always a good strategy.
Eating clean also means eating organic whenever possible. I know eating organic is easier said than done, because it can be harder to come by and more expensive. But if you eat as organic as possible during the time you have flare ups, it will offload your system. Your body won’t have to use its resources to clean up the pesticides from non-organic foods.
3. Drink Plenty Of Water
Water is not only an essential macronutrient your body needs to survive, but it also boosts the immune system. Water is also responsible for flushing out toxins from your body through sweat and urination. Less load on your system, fewer allergy symptoms. Period.
4. Take A Vitamin D Supplement / Get Some Sun
Low vitamin D levels hinder your immune system. Whether it’s a supplement (be sure it is vitamin D3), or you get out in the sun, keep your levels optimized. It goes a long way in helping to reduce your allergy symptoms.
5. Stay Away From Sugar
Did you know your immune system is crippled for a few hours after eating sugar? You need to keep your immune system active during allergy season to help reduce symptoms. Removing sugar from your diet is good all the way around even when it’s not allergy season.
6. Increase Your Circulation
Increased blood flow promotes removal of allergens from your system. The fewer allergens, the fewer symptoms. Two ways to increase your blood flow is by aerobic exercise or adding some cayenne pepper to your diet. You can even make some cayenne pepper tea by heating up some water and adding cayenne pepper to it.
7. Eat Local, Raw Honey
A spoonful of local raw honey significantly reduces symptoms of seasonal allergies. This is due to the ingestion of local pollen that is contained in the honey. By ingesting the local pollen, you desensitize your system to the pollen in your environment. It’s the same principle used with allergy shots.
8. Clean Up Before Bedtime
Take a shower before bedtime to remove any pollen that may have accumulated on your clothes, body, and especially your hair. Without a shower, the pollen you acquired from your environment accumulates in your bed and onto your pillow. You end up rolling around in it all night which can aggravate your allergy symptoms.
9. Close Windows During Allergy Season
Give your immune system a rest when you are indoors. Stop bombarding yourself with allergens. Close your windows and allow your histamine levels to normalize.
These allergy relief tips may not completely take away your annoying seasonal allergy symptoms, but they can have a huge impact on reducing the severity of them. Hey, what have you got to lose but those itchy eyes, runny nose, and uncontrollable sneezes?
Peace and be well,
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