1. Get Adjusted!
I know…I’m a chiropractor and of course I’d say that but I have to explain myself…. Adjustments don’t cure allergies! But here is what happens…when you get an your nerve system (which is the power supply for your entire body) starts working better, therefore increasing how well your body functions or works. Allergies are a symptom of mal-function within your body. If that mal-function is happening because the nerves in your neck can’t communicate properly between your brain and your histamine receptors, you can see an overproduction of histamine aka allergies. When you get adjusted your body/nerve system will work and function better. A side benefit to a more effecient and healthy body can be less allergy symptoms. Plus you will set the stage for everything else you do to work better! A strong nerve system is vital to your health and well-being!
One of my favorite supplements that I recommend for a lot of my practice members is called D-Hist by Orthomolecular. It works by stopping the release of histamine by the mast cells in your body, thus reducing allergy symptoms. People rave about this supplement and it has helped people with environmental and seasonal allergies as well as allergies to pets such as cats and dogs. Talk to your doctor to know how to dose it.
Supplements can allow our systems to get the extra support it may need during times of high allergy seasons. Some other ones that may help include: a probiotic, fish oil(omega 3 fatty acid) and vitamin C…
Another product to possibly consider would be TriEase Softgel by DoTerra. These softgels contain equal parts lemon, lavendar and peppermint essential oils, which are known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response when combined together. (Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask me if you’re have questions or are looking into a particular brand of supplement).
3. Foods High in Vitamin C
One of the ways to add natural antihistamines into your body is through the food you eat. These fruits can be helpful to eat year round (fresh or frozen in organic form is best) to continue to build up the antihistamines in our bodies…
4. Good Gut Health
Good gut health is very important to overall health and well-being! Taking probiotics is helpful for gut health but it is more important if you can to eat fermented foods or drinks! Some of my favorites are kefir, kombucha and fermented carrots, beans and pickles. You can also try sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass. Almost any fruit or vegetable can be fermented pretty easily at home if you’re feeling adventurous….. 🙂
These 7 simple tips from Dr. Sears, MD can also help give you an idea of the importance of feeding our gut. When we feed our gut and keep it healthy it repays us by getting rid of the gunk in our systems….
- Eat Often (Grazing on foods that fuel)
- Enjoy Smoothies (Sipping Solution)
- Chew Slowly (Your digestion system will thank you)
- Eat Pure and Eat Fresh (The question is how processed is your food?)
- Go for Quality Over Quantity
- Relax Your Gut Brain (Keep the “happy hormone” happy)
- Be Kind to Your Colon ( The last 6ft of your 25ft of intestines)
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can be mixed with water and drank up to 3 times per day to help with a mirad of things, one of which being allergies. The theory is that it helps decrease mucus production and cleanses the lymphatic system, making it helpful with allergy symptoms. It can also help aid digestion and is best taken in water away from meals, often first thing in the morning.
6. HEPA Filter
What is a HEPA Filter… It is a High Efficiency Particulate Air system that works to clean the air we breathe. Why have clean air? The less particles that our lungs have to deal with, the better it is for our breathing and it gives our internal systems a chance to heal and damage and us to breathe easier. Check out this quick picture that shows how a filter system can work… (examples of systems in your everyday life: your nose is a filter system, your car has a filter system, your house has one, etc.)