Spring is in the air… and with it comes allergies; so, supporting yourself during allergy season is important. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US and more that 50 million American experience some type of allergies. Let’s look at 5 ways to support your overall well-being during this time of year.
Working up a sweat is a great way to increase blood flow throughout the body and strength your immune system. Increased blood flow moves toxins to your kidneys and pores; so, your body can eliminate them through bodily fluids.
Seasonal allergies can cause nasal, throat and chest congestion. Diffusing essential oils can help to break up the congestion. Some of the best essential oils include:
- Tea Tree Oil
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Oftentimes, seasonal allergies are not the only culprit behind your allergies. It is common for people to have more than one allergy type, such as a food allergy. The most common food allergies are:
- Gluten (Bread, Wheat and Pasta)
- Dairy (Milk and Cheese)
- Sugar (Baked Goods, White Sugar and Sodas)
- Certain Oils (Vegetable and Canola)
- Processed Foods (Deli Meats and Frozen Foods)
If you are interested in giving your body a reset, try the Elimination Diet.
Your sinuses can get clogged with pet dander, pollen and dust. And this can make breathing a challenge with the build-up of mucus. Using a neti-pot with Himalayan or Iodide-free salt with distilled, sterile, previously boiled water or premixed packets is a great way to flush out your sinuses.
Note: if you use boiled water, make sure it has completely cooled before use. Do not use un-boiled tap water because there might be trace amounts of bacteria. When you drink tap water your stomach acid can kill any lingering bacteria; however, your nose cannot.
Many people spend most of their days indoors. And opening a window for about ten minutes per day is a good way to get some fresh air circulating. Then, closing the window tightly to prevent more allergens from entering the home.
Also, consider using an air purifier with a HEPA filter. Which will capture large particles in the air, such as pollen and dust. Additionally, if you want to catch smaller allergens and toxins, such as bacteria and mold, consider a purifier that has a carbon filter.
In Summary: Supporting Yourself During Allergy Season
These are just some ways that you can help to relieve your allergies… as always, it is important to find what works best for you. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air!
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