When spring and summer attack….sounds like a bad movie. There’s nothing worse than allergy season if you happen to be one of the 50 million people in America that suffer from allergies. According to the College of Asthma and Immunology, allergies are actually the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Wow! These statistics are trending up and don’t look to slow down anytime soon.
Common allergies and conditions such as hay fever and even asthma affect both adults and children, so much in fact that our country spends over $18 billion dollars every year as a result. Medication, doctor visits, and even ER appearances add up quickly, leaving in the wake millions of people still searching for relief.
Here’s a question we’re just going to throw out there: Why not stop the allergies before they even start? Here are 5 all natural things you can do to help prevent allergies before they flare up.
5 Action Steps For Preventing Allergies Naturally
1. Carry A Water Bottle
This is the part where you drink LOTS OF WATER! The goal is to consume half of your body weight in fluid oz. per day. Why? Because your sinus cavities and respiratory tract membranes are extremely sensitive to dehydration, so staying hydrated helps fight any flare-ups.
2. Get Extra Sleep
Your immune system gets taxed easily by fighting off all the allergens and it needs to recharge. Sleep can help with this. Adding an extra 30 minutes every day will give your immune system a boost. This will help it to react appropriately and not overreact.
3. Take PRO-biotics
Probiotics are live bacteria that help keep your systems healthy, especially your digestive system. Your immune system is in your gut so taking a y probiotic every day helps build that health from the inside out. We recommend taking a capsule that has 20 billion organisms in it. Allergens entering in will end up in the gut where the first immune reaction begins.
4. Eat Local Raw Honey
Consuming local honey from your area is a natural way to desensitize yourself to the allergens. There is actually local Spring honey in most markets. Take a look at your local farmer’s markets and ask. Eating 1-2tsps per day will help and as a bonus, honey is a superfood!
5. Get Adjusted
Getting regular chiropractic adjustments helps remove interference to your nervous system and keeps everything running optimally. Neck pain and other pains are related to a compromised immune system, boost it up with regular chiropractic visits.
Save yourself the itching and the sneezing for the season and give these things a try! Your nose will thank you, and if you have further questions please feel free to contact our team! We’d love to talk!