4 Ideas For Your Seasonal Allergy Checklist
If sneezing and itchy eyes are part of your day-to-day life come spring, you may have seasonal allergies. Try the following to see which have the most beneficial effects on your allergy symptoms:
- Try freeze-dried stinging nettles, quercetin and butterbur. All three perform as well as antihistamines, without the drowsiness. Start taking regularly several weeks before your typical allergy season begins. You can usually find these packaged together in a single allergy supplement.
- Eliminate dairy (due to the potential for immune-system irritation in some). Opt for unsweetened dairy substitutes from coconut, almond or cashew if you are missing them.
- Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids – try wild Alaskan salmon or other wild caught fish like halibut and black cod, freshly ground flaxseeds, or fish oil supplements.
- Eat plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits such as organic berries and cherries to help modify the body’s inflammatory response.
You may also want to try nasal douching with a warm saline solution via a neti pot, and drink plenty of water to keep nasal passages hydrated and to flush out your system.
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