How to Relieve Allergies Naturally
While there are many medications that treat allergy symptoms, there are also several natural allergy medicine options available, some of which you may already have in your kitchen. These are a few of many natural remedies for allergies and sinuses.
Look at Your Liver
Not only does your liver filter all the food and drink you consume, but it also regulates your blood sugar, produces bile, stores iron and blood clotting molecules, and breaks down excess histamine. Over time, it can become sluggish and clogged by processed food, chemicals, pollution, and excess alcohol. When this happens, allergies can be the result.
Detoxing the liver with products like Thistle Cleanse can help restore its optimal function as well as greatly reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms altogether. Bitter botanicals like milk thistle, dandelion, and goldenrod can all help to protect and optimize liver function.
Irrigate Your Sinuses
One of the most annoying aspects of allergies is the congestion that they cause in your sinuses. This is a type of inflammation; your sinuses are responding to the allergens by releasing histamine, which can create excess mucus and block the sinuses.
Nasal irrigation can help to flush excess mucus and pollen from your sinuses. Use a neti pot or another irrigation system. You can also use a mild solution of sea salt dissolved in warm spring water and inhale it into each nostril from the palms of your hands.
Remove Irritants from Your Home
The dust and chemicals in your home can add to the allergy symptoms you experience. Dusting, swapping dust-attracting carpets for bare floors, and installing HEPA filters in central heating and cooling systems can all help reduce airborne allergens.
As well, you can swap chemicals used in the home for natural counterparts. Try soap nuts, instead of conventional laundry detergent and dish soaps, and use a 50/50 solution of cleaning vinegar and water, which can replace all of the cleaning chemicals used in a typical household.
Try Natural Therapies
Acupuncture, chiropractic, and functional medicine are all-natural treatments for allergies that can help not only treat symptoms, but also optimize the nervous system and, ultimately, immune system function.
Support Gut Bacteria
An optimal gut bacteria balance will strengthen your immune system, making it better able to fight allergic reactions and symptoms. Fermented foods like kefir, kimchi, and raw sauerkraut populate your gut with good bacteria, while prebiotic foods such as flaxseed, cocoa, and onions give existing bacteria the nutrients they need. Supplements like Yeast Assist Probiotic Formula also benefit gut bacteria populations
Take Natural Supplements
Certain supplements can help address symptoms by reducing histamine levels in the body. One example is vitamin C, which can be taken daily. Formulations like AI Formula contain vitamin C, as well as anti-inflammatories like ginger, turmeric, and bromelain to address sinus congestion.
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