Get A Jump Start On Spring Allergies - 4 Things To Try Now
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 and butterbur. Both herbs perform as well as antihistamines, without the drowsiness. Start taking regularly several weeks before your typical allergy season begins.
- Eliminate dairy (to avoid immune-system irritation). Opt for dairy substitutes from coconut, almond or cashew if you are missing them.
- Increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids – try wild Alaskan salmon, 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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