Spring is quickly approaching. We will soon be in the beautiful phase of change and rebirth! The ground will burst with blooming flowers, and the days will be warm and sunny. This time of year is also known as allergy season.
Allergies affect the immune system in the same way a cold or flu would, so the best prevention is to seasonal allergies is hearty health via simple self-care.
Below are 5 easy ways to keep allergies from ruining your fun in the sun.
It is a versatile plant medicine that is rich in magnesium and vitamin C, two compounds that keep your system strong. Nettles can be infused into a tea, made into a pesto, or added to soups.
2. Local honey
Honey is not only soothing for a sore throat but the elements of pollans allow the body to be less sensitive to them over time. Local Honey can be used to sweeten teas, as a sugar replacement in baked goods, or eaten by the spoonful.
3. Nasal irrigation (spray or neti pot)
A sample way to physically remove particles from the nasal cavity that can cause irritation, sneezing, and inflammation. Nasal sprays or a Neti pot can be infused with essential oils such as eucalyptus which clears nasal congestion.
Another key to minimizing histamine production in the body. Histamine is an immune response in the body when faced with an allergy trigger. Drinking plenty of water and eating hydrating foods will keep the body nourished and at pique response to pollen invaders.
This is often overlooked but greatly impactful to our health. When we sleep we allow our body to rejuvenate, restore and strengthen. Sleeping the recommended 8 hours per night is a good place to start. However, listening to your body’s needs regarding how much rest it needs may increase that amount of time during allergy season.