The pollen is terrible this year and they predict that the allergy season will be severe but short. I wanted to share some natural remedies that I learned throughout the years.
-Use a netti pot. Using a netti pot with kosher or sea salt helps to flush out environmental pollutants including pollen from your sinuses. It also helps to thin the mucous so it does not thicken and stay stagnant and create sinus infections.
-Get adjusted. Getting adjusted is not a cure or treatment for allergies, however, getting adjusted enhances the functioning of your immune system.
-Take Histaeze from Designs For Health, which is an all natural supplement used to replace your traditional antihistamines. It is a non-drowsy formula that contains nettles, quercitin and vitamin C known in clinical trials to greatly help allergy sufferers. It also contains Tinospora cordifolia, used in Ayurvedic medicine, which helps to reduce sneezing and rhinitis. Tinospora cordifolia is contraindicated if pregnant, breast feeding, diabetic or for anyone with an autoimmune disease and must be discontinued 2 weeks prior to surgery. Only use when needed during the allergy season and not to be used long term. Histaeze can be purchased on the online store on my website.
-Several studies have shown a decrease in allergies in people who took vitamin D, probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids. These are three supplements that I take personally on a daily basis and recommend to my patients as the top three most important supplements to take daily for optimal health.
-Local Honey. There is anecdotal evidence that honey alleviates allergies. Some of my friends and patients have reported that they have had relief from having a spoonful of local honey daily during the allergy season. Try it and it may just work for you. If you live near our office in Danbury, CT, there are two places to purchase local honey: The Primitive Home in New Milford and a local honey cart in Brewster at the junction of Exit 19 and Route 84.