Are you suffering from fall allergies? Believe it or not.. you're in luck! We've got some simple, easy ways to avoid them this season.
The first thing we recommend, is for you to ditch the antihistamines. These can actually leach micronutrients from your system, and make allergies worse! Also, be sure you're taking a daily multivitamin, of course we recommend nutreince.
Next, it's important to know what you are responding to. Do you know what your common triggers are?
Here are the top 3 most common triggers this time of year:
- Dust mites
All three of these can cause sneezing, coughing, and itchy or watery eyes. If you're suffering from any of these symptoms, be sure to start inside your home. Depending on the type of heating and cooling system you have in your home, you may need to clean your heating and cooling vents, or replace a filter. Be sure to continue to do this throughout the year. Also, you'll want to look for any sources of mold, and eliminate them as well!
If ragweed seems to be the allergen most affecting you, we recommend wearing a scarf while raking leaves (or maybe just asking your significant other to help out with that chore!).
There is also some good news when it comes to enjoying fall's most favorite fruit, the apple. Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin, this flavonoid actually acts as a natural antihistamine and increases mucous to keep allergens out of your nasal passageways. Also, another recent study determined that people who increased their intake of omega 3 fatty acids (such as in fish), were less likely to suffer allergy symptoms!
Last but not least, if you're still in need of relief – we want you to stick to a natural antihistamine, such as stinging nettle. Studies have shown that most people are able to find relief when taking 300mg daily.
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The bottom line here is, allergies are no joke! Seasonal allergies are actually starting earlier and lasting longer each year. A recent Harvard study determined that sneeze induced pollen counts are set to double by 2040!
Do you have a natural allergy relief recommendation that works for you? Share it with us!