5 best tips to get through allergy season

5 best tips to get through allergy season

5 best tips to get through allergy season

Spring is here and with it comes allergies. Stay equipped with the best tips to get through allergy season.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that around 40 million people in the United States alone suffer from seasonal allergies, known also by the common name of hay fever and the more technical name allergic rhinitis.

Let’s take a look at the 5 best tips to get through allergy season.

1. Nasal irrigation:
One of the best tips to get through allergy season is to try doing nasal irrigation with a neti-pot (a small teapot like product). It is a very simple yet effective technique of rinsing the sinuses of allergens and irritants with water. Make sure to use filtered water and avoid tap water.

2. Fresh juices:
Fresh juices are great for the allergy season because they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help strengthen the immune system and fight off allergy symptoms. Try our beet and carrot allergy season fighter juice recipe to get started.

3. Local raw honey:

Eating honey that was harvested from the area you live may help you build a resistance to the pollen and allergens in that area. Make sure the honey is raw and unprocessed, and is from a reputable source. Add a teaspoon of raw honey to your tea or coffee. Add more to taste if necessary.

4. Probiotics:
Probiotics help promote healthy bacteria in the gut. Research from The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society linked beneficial gut bacteria to less risk of allergy symptoms. Some great sources of probiotics are kombucha, dark chocolate, sauerkraut, microalgae, and olives.

5. Limit pollen exposure:
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends the following:
. Avoid synthetic clothing, as it may attract pollen. Try natural fibers like cotton instead.
. If exercising outdoors, do it before dawn, in the late afternoon, or early evening, as this is when pollen counts are at the lowest.
. Wear gloves and a mask while gardening
. Reduce exposure to indoor allergens as well

Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Probiotics and Allergy.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 2005. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.
2. “How to Survive Spring Allergy Season.” Mercola.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.
3. “Pollen Allergy.” ACAAI. N.p., 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.

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