Home Remedies for Allergies

June 12, 2017

home remedies for allergiesSpring has sprung and allergies are kicking into full swing! Many people suffer this time of year with symptoms including sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. While taking an over-the-counter pill can usually help to manage symptoms, there are other more natural home remedies that can also help.

  1. Diet: The severity of allergy symptoms can be lessened with some simple dietary changes including removing food sensitivities, which help to reduce overall inflammation and allergic burden.
  2. Spring cleaning of your house can help by getting rid of built-up dust and dander.
  3. Indoor plants placed in high-traffic rooms can help clean the air inside your home.
  4. If you or a member of your family is highly sensitive, you may consider looking into purchasing a HEPA filter air purifier.
  5. BCQ: BCQ is a supplement combining bromelain, curcumin and quercitin. Together, they provide powerful anti-inflammatory and antihistamine responses towards allergic symptoms.
  6. Vitamin C: Commonly found in fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is well known to support the immune system. It’s powerful antioxidant and anti-histamine properties make it a great natural remedy for allergic symptoms.
  7. Probiotics:  The basis of your immune system starts in the gut. Allergic symptoms are direct responses to the immune system. Maintain the quality and health of your immune system by consuming probiotics, and the better you will be able to control those pesky allergy symptoms.
  8. N-Acetyl cysteine is a natural supplement that thins mucus and boosts levels of glutathione, which is one of the body’s most natural antioxidants. Glutathione can also be used as a natural allergy preventive treatment.

The next time you start showing signs of allergy symptoms, try implementing some of the natural remedies described in this article. Whether you still decide to use over-the counter allergy pills or mix in some of these natural home treatments along the way, we hope you find relief this season! Did you know that research has shown allergies can trigger an increase in anxiety? They are connected. While the cause, or mechanism of action, is still undetermined we have found that treating one can impact the other. If you have concerns with your allergies or suffer from anxiety, reach out to us at the Wholeness Center for other suggestions and to help you identify the cause.

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