It’s springtime and that means pollen counts are increasing right along with the temperature. If you suffer from allergies, you know how bad they can make you feel. Allergies occur when your body has an immune response to pollen and produces histamines. Read below for some fantastic natural ways to combat seasonal allergies without medication.
Try one or more of the following natural remedies to knock your allergies out this spring:
- Avoid histamine containing foods – These are foods that have been aged and fermented – cheeses, pickles, sausage, and yes, unfortunately beer and alcohol too.
- Eat more anti-inflammatory foods – This should be done year round (not just allergy season) – think fresh produce, fish and nuts – and less sugar, grains, and processed foods.
- Try Chiropractic and/or Acupuncture – A proper functioning nervous system – which directly influences the immune system – is essential to conquering allergies.
- A Simple Saline Rinse – Using warm water and salt you can create your own saline solution to stream through your nose. This can help flush pollen and other allergens out before they have a chance to wreak havoc on your body.
You may be thinking, how can chiropractic care help allergies? Well, first of all – chiropractic care does not treat allergies. However, chiropractic care aims to have your nervous system functioning at an optimal level by removing irritation and misalignments of the spine- so that the body will not overreact to foreign substances (like pollen). Traditional allergy treatments only deal with the symptom without addressing the cause. Anyone who has taken allergy medication knows that it will work for a period of time and then its effect will gradually begin to decrease.
By trying the natural methods above, you’ll start bringing your body back into balance and alleviate your symptoms. How do you treat your allergy symptoms? See the original article on MindBodyGreen for three additional ideas.
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