Beat Allergies Naturally
Raise your hand if you’re fighting through sneezes, sniffles, and itchy eyes to read this. Well, grab a tissue and read on because we’re here to help you beat those allergies. Naturally. Allergies occur when you come into contact with something (pollen, grasses, etc.) that’s seen as an invader in your body. The body tries to fight off the invader by producing antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE). The release of chemicals like histamine into the bloodstream cause an inflammatory response, resulting in a stuffy nose, sneezing, hives, and more. Try these tried and true allergy remedies:
This centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition utilizes a salt water mixture that is poured through the nostril. Used daily, it helps sweep allergens, bacteria, and viruses from the nasal passages, thereby reducing chances of infection or allergic reaction. It also helps reduce inflammation in the mucosal lining in the nose.
Herbs & Vitamins
Like nettles, herbal butterbur and quercitin have natural antihistamine effects that may reduce an allergic response. Choose from some of our favorites: Herbs Etc. Allergy Relief System, Xlear Sinus Spray, and Earth Fare Aller-Calm can all be found at your local Earth Fare.
These help reduce free radical damage, which supports overall health of the immune system. Incorporating lots of purple and dark red fruits and vegetables into your diet is a helpful step in getting your daily dose of antioxidants. You can also find antioxidant supplements like Amazing Grass Green Superfoods, Vibrant Health Spectrum Vibrance, and N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC).
Enzymes can help with the absorption and breakdown of protein allergens. Try Enzymedica MucoStop, a blend of enzymes formulated to break down mucus and reduce histamine.
Healthy bacteria equals a healthy body. Since our health begins in our gut, probiotics are a natural part of your allergy fighting regiment.
Staying hydrated helps support overall wellness, well-being, and energy levels. For an extra boost, you can add electrolytes from Ener-C, Ultima, and Trace Minerals. Keep your eyes hydrated too during allergy season by picking up a cruelty-free eye drop from Boiron or Similisan. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.