#VashtieVitals: How To Naturally Get Through Allergy Season Without Medication

There is nothing like the spring and summertime; when you can finally tuck away that winter coat and feel the sun on your face again. Unfortunately, with that transition into warmer months comes allergy season. If your sinuses are overwhelmed and you succumb to the usual drugstore fix, I encourage you to take a look at this list of natural ways to ease an uncomfortable allergy season.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Tru Health Medicine states, “Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural allergy remedy, as it can help reduce mucous production and cleanse your lymphatic system. The quick and dirty approach is to swallow a tablespoon. For a more palatable option, try adding a tablespoon to a cup of hot water with a small bit of honey.”

Acupuncture

 Addresses underlying imbalances in the body, can fight stuffy nose and sneezing.

Probiotics

Good bacteria play an important role not only in our digestive system but our immune systems. They help guide our bodies on how to react when hit with sickness or foreign substances like pollen, dust, and grass. Probiotics will boost and balance your immunity and energy, kombucha is a great source or any fermented foods.

Drink Up

If your nose is stuffy or you are suffering from nasal drip, the more water, soup, or teas you drink the better. This will help thin out the mucus in your nasal passages, the key ingredient here is steam.

Stress Management

Sedera Health states, “Stress hormones wreak havoc in the body and especially in the immune system, making seasonal allergies even worse. Consider methods of stress management such as meditation, taking time out for self-care and avoid overcommitting your schedule.”

Detox

Your immune system is working overtime, and in our daily routines we’re exposed to a significant amount of toxins and bacteria. A full body cleanse is essential every so often but especially when the seasons drastically change like this. You can help this detoxification process with exercise, saunas, lymphatic massages or anything that gets the blood circulating and increases your metabolism. “The idea behind doing a whole-body cleanse is that by clearing toxins from the body, it reduces the load on our detoxification pathways. As a result, our liver is better able to filter the blood and deal with the allergens, thereby reducing the load on the immune system” Port Moody Health.

Essential Oils

Adding essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, basil and tea tree have been linked as an immunity booster fighting inflammation, infections and harmful toxins within the body.

Clean Up

Cleaning regularly can get rid of any allergy triggers in your home. Dust off bookshelves, air vents, and other areas where pollen and dust tend to collect. Vacuum the carpets and change your bedding regularly, allergens from your hair can attach to pillows easily.

 Hope some of these safe and natural solutions help restore your health and you welcome Spring in with open arms.

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