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3 Natural Solutions for Allergies

The pollen is covering my car and it is spring time in the Carolinas!

Allergies occur when allergens like pollen or mold appear in your body which triggers your immune system to react and cause runny nose or itchy eyes.

If you have allergies, then you probably have tried numerous of treatments to control it.

Most people use prescription or over the counter medication, but what they may not know or realize is that by strengthening their immune system, they can fight their allergies in a more natural way.

Here are three natural solutions to boost your immune system against allergies:

1. Eating Healthy

There are several ways to boost your immune system and decrease inflammation.

  • Eating foods that contain quercetin like apples, onions, berries, cabbage and cauliflower have been believed to stop immune cells from producing allergic reactions.

  • Avoiding foods that are mucous-producing such as wheat, dairy, and eggs will help decrease congestion - runny nose, sinus pressure, clogged ears.

  • Eating fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and haddock will increase your omega-3s and decrease inflammation.

2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Closing windows, taking off your shoes inside, changes your air filters and bed sheets, and taking a shower when you come home can all help reduce allergens in your house so that you are not constantly around it.

3. Stress Management

Managing your stress is important because high stress levels can cause your allergies to worsen. This can be done in many ways through meditation, taking a bath, exercising, even sharing a laugh with your friends and family. Remember to pamper yourself when needed this will keep your stress and allergies at bay.

By doing these three simple steps, you will find more relief and a less need for allergy medication.

For more guidance about your allergies and other health concerns, call to set up an appointment with me by calling 704-543-5540.

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