Beat spring allergies the holistic way
Spring is here and we are lovin it!! But then, ooops these stupid allergies knock your door. Every day. Morning to night. Even when you sleep.
Allergies are a type of bodily reactivity to an antigen in response to a first exposure. In other words, when something annoys your system, it reacts. Symptoms caused by allergies vary from person to person, depending on what’s causing the allergic reaction, and will vary depending on how severe the allergy is.
Let’s see how to beat those frustrating symptoms easily, quickly and naturally!
- Follow an Anti-Inflammatory, Alkaline Diet
Caring for your body with nutrient-dense foods gives your immune system the ability to repair itself.
Garlic —Eating or juicing two raw cloves of this powerful antioxidant may literally keep the doctor away!
Lemons — Drinking lemon water throughout the day detoxifies the body and rids it of impurities.
Green leafy vegetables — Leafy greens (including spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine, arugula, and watercress) are a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that aid detoxification and help reduce inflammation.
Probiotic-rich foods — Probiotics support immune health and can help to repair a damaged intestinal lining. Examples include kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, natto, yogurt, raw cheese, miso, and kombucha.
Bone broth — made from beef and chicken stock, it strengthens the immune system.
Coconut milk — The best alternative for cow’s milk is coconut milk, which is free of dairy, lactose, soy, nuts, and grains.
Almond butter & seeds — For people allergic to peanuts and peanut butter, almond butter is a safe alternative that provides healthy unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, minerals like riboflavin and magnesium, and even some antioxidants. Oh! Flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also great sources of healthy fats and fiber.
- Take a bath
Not only will it relax you, it’s a great way to detox and decompress. If you don’t have time for a bath at night, take a quick shower (to rinse off pollen in your hair or on your skin) before bed. It’s especially helpful if you can wash your hair at night. That way your bedding will stay pollen-free as well.
- Clean your bedding
You know, that place where you sleep 8 hours a night? Change your pillowcase and wash your pillow often to reduce allergens.
- Clean the house thoroughly
Keeping dust, pet dander and pollen from outside off of all surfaces can help tremendously. Clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter, and make sure you’re dusting your ceiling fans, cleaning out window screens and cleaning the vacuum filter often.
Heey don’t get confused by the info overload! Its quick, easy and lifesaving!!