When you don’t feel well, everything is harder. At least that was my experience this Spring with allergies. It was harder to sleep, harder to exercise, harder to work, harder to relate well with others. I just felt so miserable.
In the past I’ve tried to ignore it or plow through it. But it was too much this time around and I knew I needed to make a change.
Not being a fan of big pharma (let’s pay money to swap symptoms for side effects), I did some research on natural seasonal allergy relief and here’s what I came up with:
The first one is kind of obvious, but it’s important to keep an eye on local pollen levels each day so you know what you’re dealing with and can plan accordingly. Here’s weather.com’s current forecast for my area. Giddy-up.
Second, you’ll want to keep your windows closed during high pollen days and ideally have some kind of air cleaner running. Turns out ours needed to be repaired. Glad I checked.
Third, use a Neti Pot (or better yet, a Nasopure) every day to keep your sinuses clear. It looks gross but works great.
Fourth, consume plenty of raw apple cider vinegar. I drink mine with carbonated water from our SodaStream along with a little juice.
Fifth, eat local raw honey. I usually take some before exercising and before bed.
Sixth, consume lots of probiotics via yogurt, kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, etc. Capsules are a convenient way to get them too.
As for results, I can honestly say that after just one week of this regimen I feel SO much better. My allergy symptoms have essentially disappeared and I am back to feeling like myself again.
If you or someone you know has seasonal allergies, consider giving these eight things a try. Perhaps they will help you or them as much as they have helped me.