My favourite season has sprung. Spring! Spring is great time to purge, welcome fresh possibilities, grow and cleanse; your home, your mind and your body.
With Spring also comes seasonal allergies. Oh the wonderful time of year when I battle itchy, watery eyes, a tingling nose and the frequent urges to belt out a loud “Achoo!”.
There are many ways to combat seasonal allergies and help alleviate the symptoms. Here are some of my tried and true methods:
Supplement with friendly bacteria. Probiotics often lend to digestion and immunity. Did you also know that it can influence the immune system in ways that it may be able to help correct the root cause of your allergy triggers?
Take more vitamin C. By increasing the amount of vitamin C you take each day, you are preventing the formation of histamine. This could help lessen symptoms, like tearing, runny nose and excess mucous.
Wash your hair before bed. Pollen can build up and collect in your hair over the day. If you are person who enjoys a morning shower and suffers from seasonal allergies, try switching up your routine and having a shower before climbing into bed. By showering at night you will prevent the spreading of pollen on to your pillow.
Service the filters in your furnace. Make a point to change your furnace filter with each season change or per manufacturers guide lines.
Adjust your indoor humidity. Aim for a humidity level of less than 60% within your home.
Keep those windows closed. It can be so tempting to open up the windows and let in the Spring breeze, but when those windows are open you are also letting in pollen and dust. If these are triggers for you, it may be better to close the windows than to suffer.
Overhaul your home. Give your house a good Spring cleaning. Focus on areas where those allergens could be congregating, like damp areas, bedding, carpets and air filters).
Detox and eat the right foods. A great way to detox is try the Hypoallergenic Diet. It is recommended by Naturopaths and can help you pinpoint foods that are hard for your body to digest or that you are intolerant to. In addition to this, aim to eat the right foods. Eating the right foods can help alleviate many common health complaints, including asthma and seasonal allergies. Seek foods that are high in antioxidants as they help your body battle inflammation.
Reduce Stress and Exercise. Stress can weaken your immune system, which can in turn make it more susceptible from suffering from an allergic reaction. It is important to learn to control your stress, and a great way to do that is through exercise. Exercising while it may not be appealing when suffering from allergy discomforts is a great way to get your heart pumping, the endorphins flying high and combat inflammation.
Seek relief using Orange Naturals Seasonal Allergy Tincture. Orange Natural Seasonal Allergy Tincture offers relief from all the common seasonal allergy complaints. Itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, difficulty breathing and throat inflammation. The tincture is made from all natural active ingredients and is non-drowsy. The tincture can be taken as little to 3 times a day (for general dosing) or up to 12 times a day (for more acute symptoms).
This Spring, you won’t find me cooped up inside complaining of my allergy symptoms. No. No. You will find me out enjoying the great outdoors with my kids! I have all my tried and true techniques to thank for that! My kids are thankful too.
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