Allergy season: the most dreadful season for a good percentage of the populace. Women’s Health Magazine estimates there are “40 million Americans who are suffering from seasonal allergies brought on by pollen and mold spores that bloom with warmer, wetter weather” every year. April is prime allergy season as the winter cold thaws, the flowers blossom, and a whole host of people start hacking and coughing. There is, however, some good news. There are a few things you can do to help decrease or even stop the appearance of your symptoms. Locate the article here: http://naturesbalance.com/natural-relief-from-allergy/
Add seafood to your diet
First of all, try adding foods like walnuts, flaxseed, and fish to your diet. These foods are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm allergy inflammation.
Spice it up
You may have recognized the last time you went to a Mexican restaurant and bit into a chip loaded with spicy salsa that your nose began to run. Women’s Health Magazine explains this is because spicy foods work to “decongest your sinuses, increase circulation, and clear away head-clogging mucus.” Try adding a little cayenne or chili peppers to your next dish and make sure you have a box of tissues nearby.
Repel the dust
Interestingly enough, almost half of the dust we find inside our houses comes from outside. This means you are tracking those nasty little allergens in with you on the bottom of your feet. Invest in a doormat and reduce the dust by 10-25%. Take off your shoes altogether before coming inside for even better effect. Cannot keep away from the allergens? Be proactive. AllergyRelief101.com suggests, ““Take anti-histamine] an hour or two ahead of time. This can allow [it] to be circulating with your system, in advance of your exposure, and can reduce or get rid of the resulting response.”
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