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Allergy Symptoms and Natural Ways of Treatment

The truth is that many of us suffer from allergies (an estimated 50 million Americans), which can be worsened by weather conditions, pollen, humidity, and other influences.

Allergy Symptoms And Treatment

If you have allergies, then you are familiar with some of the symptoms, including runny nose, nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, itchy nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes, coughing, sleep problems due to these symptoms and others, headaches, cloudy thinking, and fatigue.

Many people look to pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter medicines for relief. However, there are some more natural ways that can help. Here are some of them:

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, and foods packed with vitamin C, including lemons and limes, can help fight against allergies.

Flavonoids: These powerful compounds include many plant pigments and also help to enhance the helpful effects of vitamin C.

You can find them in many foods, including apples, apricots, pears, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, black beans, and more.

Raw Local Honey: Choose raw, unfiltered, local honey that is from within 100 miles of where you suffer your allergy symptoms. It can be helpful in the fight against allergies.

Turmeric: Helping to support healthy inflammation levels, turmeric can also fight aches, fatigue, and other allergy symptoms.

Peppermint Oil and other Mint Oils: These, and the heat from their teas, can be helpful in opening airways and can act as natural antihistamines.

Nettle: Acting as a natural antihistamine, nettle can minimize the effects of allergies.

Reishi Mushrooms: These mushrooms have been found to be effective in fighting some allergic reactions, including those associated with seasonal allergies.

Eyebright: A wild plant native to Europe, eyebright is often used in teas to help minimize the overproduction of mucus from allergies as well as helping calm itchy eyes.

Ginger: Ginger has a direct effect on the anti-inflammatory processes of the human body, as it plays a positive, pivotal role in dominating the platelet-activating factor, which is associated with allergic reactions, says OrganicFacts.net.

Probiotic-Rich Foods: Eat probiotic-rich foods—especially those with the probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Try to make sure your probiotic-filled foods are also organic and non-GMO.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: These help to reduce bronchial inflammation and may decrease the amount of mucus produced. Eating a serving of salmon, or a handful of walnuts, two to three times per week may reduce symptoms.

And quercetin, a flavonoid in arugula, kale, cilantro, okra, onions, radicchio, and watercress, may help prevent immune cells from releasing histamine, potentially improving your symptoms and their severity.

Green Tea: Which contains EGCG, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to block the body’s release of histamine.

It is also recommended that you change your clothes when you get home so that you don’t carry the pollen throughout your house, and to shower before you go to bed including washing your hair to remove pollen from your body. Keeping the windows shut and the air conditioning on is helpful on days with high temperatures and high pollen counts.

So don’t let allergies get the best of you this season! Fight them naturally, and always works towards reducing your stress levels with the help of laughing. Increased stress worsens inflammation which could make allergy symptoms more severe. Remember to exercise and practise yin yoga or backbends yoga and meditation.

I have also found that chiropractic care has helped me tremendously. This year has been the worst for my allergy symptoms and with just a few adjustments I felt like I could function again.