|Allergy season can be a challenging time for many of us. While medications can be effective, they often come with unwanted side effects. If you’re looking for natural ways to find relief from allergies, then you’re in luck. In this newsletter, we’ll explore some holistic allergy remedies that can help alleviate symptoms without the use of harsh chemicals or drugs.
Did you know that some natural substances can act as antihistamines and help reduce allergy symptoms? Quercetin, a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the release of histamines. Another natural antihistamine is stinging nettle, which can be taken in supplement form or made into tea.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. But did you know that they can also help reduce allergy symptoms? Studies have shown that probiotics can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation, which can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
Essential oils are another natural remedy that can help with allergies. Peppermint oil, for example, can help relieve nasal congestion and reduce inflammation. Eucalyptus oil is another option that can help open up the airways and improve breathing. Just be sure to dilute the essential oil before applying it to the skin or inhaling it.
Certain foods can trigger allergies or worsen symptoms. Avoiding these foods can be helpful in managing allergies. Common allergens include dairy, wheat, soy, and peanuts. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and minimal grains can also help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.
While there is no cure for allergies, these natural remedies can help reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life during allergy season. As always I suggest you reach out to me with any questions you may have. With the right holistic approach, you can find relief from allergies and improve your overall health and wellness.
–Bob Wood, RPh