Well, it’s that time of year again. The snow is finally melting, the daylight is lasting longer, and the flowers & trees are soon to start blooming! Yay for the arrival of Spring!
As exciting as it is that winter is over, for a large population of people this also means allergy season is now about to be in full force. The scratchy throat, the itchy eyes and ears, the post-nasal drip… why can’t we just enjoy the new season as much as everyone else?
Did you know that approximately 40 to 60 million people experience seasonal allergies each year? Blossoming trees, weeds and flowers, fresh cut grass, and excess dust are just some of the reasons causing these seasonal allergies.
So what are the 40-60 million people supposed to do all spring/summer/fall? Stay inside? Well, I guess you could.. But you most certainly shouldn’t have to!
Over-the-counter prescriptions for antihistamines may help you with the short term effect of relieving some of your symptoms, but often they cause lots of other underlying issues for many, and they never truly treat the cause. What if there was a more natural approach to resolve these annoying allergies? Well… fortunately there are many natural remedies to help relieve symptoms, and for some to help rid of them for good.
Here are my top 8 tips for managing your seasonal allergies naturally:
- Raw Local Honey – We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, which is also home to many honeybees! Take a drive almost any area of Kelowna or the Okanagan, and you will most likely come across a honey farm! Local raw honey is so beneficial for seasonal allergies because whatever pollen’s are bothering you, the bees are likely sourcing pollen’s from the same plants. This means you are getting a broad spectrum of different pollen’s in the honey, allowing you to build up a tolerance to them! Have one spoonful daily for the benefits!
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Among all the health benefits of ACV comes the help with seasonal allergies. Apple cider vinegar helps by blocking our bodies histamine reaction, boosts your immune system, breaks down mucus, and improves lymphatic drainage. On top of all of that, ACV is also amazing for gut health and ensuring you are properly breaking down your food to improve nutrient absorption. Start your day off by making an elixir with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon raw local honey, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to 1 cup of warm water. (My favorite brand of ACV is Bragg’s which you can find at almost any grocery store.)
- Bone Broth – A huge component in ensuring an enjoyable spring through fall is taking care of your immune system! Did you know that our gut holds over 80% of our immune system? And did you know that bone broth is one of the most healing foods for our guts? Bone broths have also been shown to improve respiratory and nasal congestion problems. Make a big batch of chicken, beef, or lamb bone broth and have a small cup daily to reap the benefits.
- Probiotics – If you’re not on the probiotic train yet, or if you don’t eat probiotic rich foods, well then you should probably think of adding them into your routine! Probiotics are your guts first line defenders, fighting off all the bad “invaders” that enter our system. These guys greatly improve our immunity and help aid digestion.
- Quercetin – This means eating lots of onions, garlic, apples, dill, and cayenne pepper! Quercetin is a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory, helping prevent against reactions to seasonal allergies!
- Pineapple – This delicious tropical fruit contains an enzyme called Bromelain which is not only a helpful digestive enzyme, but it also lessens your reactions to seasonal allergies. Don’t be afraid to even eat a little of the fresh core, as this part of the pineapple contains the highest amount of bromelain! Pineapple is also very high in Vitamin C which is of course helpful to boost your immune system.
- Avoid Food Allergies – If you haven’t been checked for food sensitivities or allergies yet, it may be worth finding out! Certain foods that you may be sensitive to can trigger an immune response which will lead to worsening your seasonal allergy symptoms. For example, if you have a ragweed allergy – foods such as melons, bananas, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, echinacea, and chamomile may trigger an allergic response in your system. Call the clinic to book your appointment for food and/or environmental sensitivity testing.
- Mora Desensitization – Mora therapy is our first choice at the clinic for treatment in the case of environmental sensitivities. We use it to desensitize any of the items we test for, as well as any items you might bring from home that may be causing you problems. The treatment is 100% non-invasive, safe and pain free for any age. The procedure is completed within 10 minutes here at the office, and
“Mora therapy is a German electronic modality that can be used both for testing and therapy. We use it here for sensitivity desensitizing. It uses no external voltages, currents or frequencies. It works with the micro electromagnetic information of the patient’s own body. It is modified by the Mora Therapy unit through filters and amplifying systems, then sent back to the body. Before being sent back to the body, pathological oscillations are inverted causing their elimination from the body. To invert means to reverse, in other words to convert an oscillation electronically into its mirror image, which means into its own counter oscillation. The psychologic oscillation information are those oscillations that build up and strengthen the body. They are sent back to the patient’s own body unmodified, but amplified.”
Without a doubt, if you can incorporate these 8 tips into your routine over these next few months, you would notice a big difference in your quality of life! We all deserve to go out and enjoy these spring/summer/fall months without having to suffer from allergies.
If you have any questions or want to inquire to book an appointment for Mora Desensitization, give us a call and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.
250.862.8791 or firstname.lastname@example.org