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Spring is Here: And So Are Allergies!

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Spring is in the air – flowers are blooming…allergens are flying.

At The Livewell Clinic, our families are starting to prepare for the common runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing that they may have experienced in the past. We all want relief, and there are several natural suggestions to help decrease the effects of these pesky particles:

Natural help for Spring Allergies:

Raw honey– Regularly consuming RAW, LOCAL honey can be helpful (bee pollen has been shown to help breakdown the cells that release inflammatory bi-product).

Neti Pot or Nasaline Junior- The use of either of these tools to keep nasal passages clean and flushing out the allergens before they enter the lungs or bloodstream.

Quercitin and Stinging Nettles- These are supplements that can help act as a ‘natural anti-histamine’ without some of the side effects of some over-the-counter medications.

Essential Oils– Quality peppermint, clove, holy basil, oregano, thyme, and cinnamon are powerful options that inhibit the effects of

Minimize your family’s exposure- Keep windows in your home and car closed, avoid playing outside earlier in the day when pollen levels are higher and consider purchasing a quality air purifier for your home to pull the allergens out of the air.

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Clean Eating- Some dairy products, grains and sugars are mucus-producing foods; therefore, increase inflammation levels in your body.  This makes it harder for your body to get rid of the allergens.  Eat local whenever possible and consume fresh fruits and vegetables daily to boost immune function.

Exercise and take your vitamins- especially a therapeutic fish oil/omega source, vitamin d and probiotics can be helpful.

Get adjusted by your chiropractor– Removing nerve interference from postural, environmental or emotional stress and trauma allows optimal function of the body to fight against and remove these foreign particles effectively and quickly.

** All of these approaches should be discussed with your care provider.

What has your family done to help avoid and treat spring allergies?

 

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