How To Ease Fall Allergies Naturally
The leaves are changing, the weather is pleasantly cooler and Pumpkin coffee is back! We love it right? All that is nice but for many of us, it is the suckiest time of the year. One word, “Allergies”. For me, it is the worst season for my allergies. Yeah, I suffer in the Spring but Fall is worse!
What Causes Fall Allergies?
The short answer is this: Weeds and plants release pollen in the air and there are lots of outside molds known as Ragweed. Relief doesn’t generally come til the first frost. Cue the runny noses and eyes. The headaches and Congestion. I don’t know about you but it’s all I can do to stay awake.
For years I took a variety of medications such as decongestants and antihistamines which also left me extremely loopy and tired. Upon my entry into a more natural way of life I did some research into relieving my allergies naturally.
I was skepitical at first but I found some things that really worked for me and might work for you as well.
Allergy-proof Your House
It is important to keep your house as clean and dust free as possible. Believe it or not, we bring the Pollens inside with us so dusting and vacuuming is so important. Everyday is a good plan. Keep your sheets and mattresses clean because that’s where Dust Mites live.
Invest in a De-Humidifier. Molds and Dust Mites love a humid area. Keeping your home cool really helps with Congestion. Keeping your home at 65-68 degrees is optimal for easing Allergy Symptoms.
Be sure to shower or bathe when you come in the house and discarding your clothes in a closed environment such as a bag or laundry basket with a tight lid. Pollen sticks to your clothes and skin.
Foods That Fight Allergies
Eating well is the best revenge in so many ways. You can cure so many Health Issues by changing your diet. It is the same with allergies. Foods rich in Vitamin A, Quertcetin, Cartenoids, Beta Carotene, and Vitamin C really help. Here is a small list of foods to include in your diet:
- Collard Greens
Drink Plenty Of Water To Flush The Toxins
Use A Neti Pot
If you have never heard of a Neti Pot, they are amazing and a completely natural method of cleaning your Sinuses and easing Congestion. Basically, it is a small pot filled with warm water and salt that flows through one nostril to the other loosening mucus and flushing out Pollens.
You can use it safely twice a day.
There are also a vareity of Supplements that may help alot Probiotics are amazing for Allergies and overall health which includes digestion and inflammation. A few others are Butterbar, Stinging Netle Leaf, Vitamin E and C.
It is possible to get through this Allergy Season by using these Natural Remedies to ease your symptoms without the side effects that often come with Medications. How do you make it through the sniffly season?