Allergy Season Solutions

It wasn’t until I was 25 years old that I started to experience seasonal allergies: head pressure, exhaustion…yuck. I had no idea what it was and didn’t know why I was sneezing and having a runny nose like a faucet. Well, leave it to allergies! Every fall and spring they come out full bloom- but I’ve learned a few tips n’ tricks along the way and learned to embrace natural allergy remedies that have helped me when allergy season approaches.

Natural Allergy Relief: What to avoid during allergy season (and what I avoid year-round):

Gluten and Wheat.

  • These foods bring stress onto our body and if you are like me with a gluten allergy or sensitivity, celiac disease or an autoimmune disease- you surely want to kick gluten to the curb and ban it from your pantry. Wheat and gluten can make us more sensitive to other substances such as pollen.

Dairy.

  • I’ve been lactose intolerant my whole life but there were a few years in my 20’s where I could handle a bit of Greek yogurt and cheese. Then, I got Candida and had to toss it all out- and boy oh boy did I see a big difference. Dairy is acid forming in our bodies and just like sugar; it creates a breeding ground for those bad bugs- leaving us with more bad bacteria than we want or need. I’m sure you’ve all heard or experienced the fact that dairy gives us that mucous-feeling, too which doesn’t help congestion or seasonal allergies- it actually makes them much worse. Check out my Dairy-Free Page for more information.

Sugar.

  • We all know sugar is acidic and welcomes bacteria, viruses and fungus. Since I have Candida, I have to avoid sugar at all times because it just causes more bacteria build-up and inflammation in our guts. Also, Vitamin C is a natural anti-histamine but glucose (sugar) takes over and tries to compete against Vitamin C in our bodies. So, the more sugar we eat, the less Vitamin C we absorb, which leaves us with a weak immune system and a sick ‘gut’. Not a fun or pretty picture. Check out my How to Live a Sugar Free Lifestyle Page for more tips.

Processed Food.

  • Your body doesn’t need the extra stress during allergy season- or during any season for that matter to try to identify these random processed foods and make something out of them in your gut. Chances are-processed foods are not doing you any good. They are just wasted calories that turn into fat and cause inflammation.

Natural Allergy Remedies for Seasonal Allergies from my Integrative M.D.’s:

 It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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I’m here to share my story of healing with you. I know what it’s like to suffer and not know what’s going on with your body. I’ve been there. I was lost, searching for answers and alone for 10 years until I learned how to get my body working for me, not against me—to address the underlying symptoms instead of using a Band-aid approach to reclaim my vitality. I want to show you that eating and living clean feels incredible. Once you see life this way, you’ll never go back. Ever. Come play along with me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. I’m here for you. xo

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