Millions of people that suffer from seasonal allergies every year. As a matter of fact, two of them live with me.
Whether you call it hay fever, allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies, if you’re looking for relief from your seasonal allergies, there are options for natural seasonal allergy relief.
I love spring and warm weather. In my mind, I imagine the world waking up right along with the flowers and the hibernating animals. Warmer weather typically means more travel, time outdoors and tending to the family garden.
Last year, we didn’t plant much due to all the travel we were doing. This year though, things are different. Everyone is at home, and life has slowed down just a tad.
Since we’ll all be spending more time outdoors, I wanted to beef up our regimen for natural allergy relief. I’ve had some success with other spring allergy remedies in the past, but I’m of the belief that things can always be better.
So I test and tweek accordingly. The important thing about having a natural approach to health and wellness is recognizing that all parts of the body are intimately intertwined.
A headache doesn’t necessarily indicate a problem in the head. It could be a lack of sleep, dehydration, stress or even a nutrient deficiency. Likewise, when you’re honing in an approach for natural seasonal allergy relief, it’s important to consider several options.
Of course, avoidance is certainly a natural approach for seasonal allergy relief. But who’s going to to tell a ten year old girl that she can’t dress up like Jessie from Toy Story and jump, skip and play in the backyard.
For now, Neti pots are a normal part of our natural approach to seasonal allergies. They help to clear nostrils from pollen, dust and mucous. Fortunately she’s been using them since age six, and if a six year old can do it, you can too!
Similasan Allergy Eye Relief
Antihistamine eye drops or artificial tears may provide temporary relief but, they don’t get to the root of problem. Homeopathic preparations gently stimulate the body’s natural ability to relieve symptoms. Products such as Similasan Allergy Relief contain natural active ingredients, no dyes, chemical vasoconstrictors, decongestants or steroids. They can be used regularly without the annoying rebound effect. They help activate your body’s own defense mechanism to address the underlying problem.
It’s also important to note that what some people think are seasonal allergies are actually not seasonal allergies at all. If you’re looking for nighttime allergy relief from sneezing, runny nose and even a dry hacking cough, that could mean bed bugs and dust mites.
Try buying bed bug proof covers to cut down on annoying symptoms.
As far as my number one girl goes, soon enough her mind will be on teenage things. So my job is to make sure this little girl gets to be the girl she wants to be as long as she wants to be. So I reached out to my friends at RidgeCrest (where I’m an ambassador), for some SinusClear.
At first, I gave some to the groom because honestly the snorting sounds around the house were getting kind of unbearable. Two days in…the sounds were gone so, I knew I was on to something.
I looked at RidgeCrest’s SinusClear more closely.
Ingredients in their unique formulation include vitamin c, zinc and bromelain. Not only is vitamin C a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, but vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine as well. As a registered pharmacist, I’m well aware of the pharmaceutical approach to treat seasonal allergies.
For a more natural approach, vitamin C, has documented antihistamine effects as shown by decreased nasal secretions, edema and blockage.
Well apparently the folks at RidgeCrest did.
Bromelain, which is naturally found in pineapples is a protein-digesting enzyme. That’s significant because it breaks down mucus and reduces swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages, helping to clear mucus out.
By the way, if you’re looking for a deliciously healthy drink to support seasonal allergies try my pineapple ginger cooler. It’s contains pineapple peel and ginger of, both which are natural anti-inflammatory agents and a refreshing drink to have on a warm day.
By the way, SinusClear contains ginger root too. I tell you, my friends at RidgeCrest know what they’re doing.
A symbiotic mix of herbs and botanicals work together for speedy seasonal allergy support. Relief is often felt within minutes or hours and then you can adjust the dose accordingly to instructions.
My daughter gets 1 capsule of SinusClear in the am. She’s ten and can now proudly swallow capsules. But here’s the thing, since these come in easy to open capsules, you can just open the capsule into a juice or your child’s favorite smoothie.
For kids age 6-11, one capsule daily is the recommended dose.
As for adults and kids over 12, they can get the regular dose of 2 capsules.
Here are a few smoothie recipes that you may want to try:
Non Dairy Smoothie Recipes
Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (contains bromelain)
Speaking of smoothies, when it comes to diet, is there a connection between diet and allergy symptoms?
The biggest culprits are foods like dairy, sugar, wheat and even grain. These foods are inflammatory in nature. If you’re taking herbs for seasonal allergies, the aforementioned foods are counterproductive and can actually exacerbate symptoms. Here are a list of immune boosting and anti-inflammatory recipes that can help.
Water is also paramount for hydration and clearing the body of irritating pollen through secretions.
Now that we’ve found a natural allergy method we like, everyone can work outside in the garden with no complaints.
Oh and in case you want to know, this year we’re growing tomatoes, kale, oregano, carrots, microgreens, cucumbers, okra, basil, oregano, chives, cilantro, and bunching onions.
Bell peppers are in the near future. The Meyer lemon tree is still holding on.