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The Pollen is Flying!

Child in flowery fieldAccording to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience allergies each year. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of illness in the US. An allergy is when the body has a reaction to an allergen with symptoms such as but not limited to a runny or stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, hives, rashes and in more severe cases low blood pressure, breathing trouble and asthma attacks. It is one of the most chronic but overlooked diseases in the US, with it’s annual healthcare cost of exceeding $18 billion.

Right now the pollen is flying and it’s primetime for seasonal allergies, but most people have varying symptoms that can be managed easily with natural remedies. Here are 5 tips to manage your symptoms naturally:

Find locally sourced honey.

A daily tablespoon full of locally sourced honey throughout allergy season can have very helpful anti-inflammatory properties, reducing your throat irritation and helping to alleviate a cough. Experts say that honey can contain traces amounts of pollen and allergens. One treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens.1

Use Essential Oils for relief.

Essential oil blends such as Young Living’s Breathe Again roll-on helps to soothe the respiratory system creating a minty and refreshing experience. Apply to the chest, behind the ears and down the neck and the spine. Put just a drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, cover your nose and mouth then slowly breathe in. You can even diffuse it while you sleep. The blend is made up of Copaiba, Myrtle, Peppermint, 4 types of Eucalyptus, Blue Cypress, Laurus Nobilis and Rose Hip oil. Stop into our office to smell our tester and or grab your own bottle to use frequently.

Use digestive supplements for relief.

They call your gut your second brain, when your digestive system is out of balance, other aspects of your body can be as well. This can create significant symptoms of seasonal allergies even if you have never had them before. Be sure to take care of your digestive health and see significant relief. Take a vegetarian enzyme complex that promotes digestion such as Allerzyme from Young Living to aid in digestive support. Ask us how you can get your hands on some of this great product.

Reduce inflammatory foods.

Inflammatory foods can be major triggers to your system. During times where your body is already working harder to function as it should, inflammatory foods can create more intense symptoms. These foods can be sugars, dairy, eggs, gluten, soy and alcohol. Each person has different triggers, so be sure to keep a food log to keep track of your diet each day and whether you notice a reduction in symptoms when you limit certain foods.

Get regular Chiropractic adjustments.

A misalignment in the spine interferes with the proper function of your nervous system. Since the nervous system controls everything in your entire body, this can also weaken your immune system. Chiropractic adjustments bring balance back to your nervous system. This in turn improves your immune system function. If your immune system is functioning properly, your body can stop overreacting to perceived allergens. When you keep up with your regular Chiropractic care, your nervous system will function better and your entire body can work better. Get ahead of allergy season and schedule a spinal adjustment with us today!

1. Mayo Clinic

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