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Natural Ways to Reduce Seasonal Allergies Starts in the Gut!

Natural Ways to Reduce Seasonal Allergies Starts in the Gut!

The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and trees are bringing back their leaves. It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year! But for some, Springtime can bring a whole host of sniffles and allergy symptoms, making the season a little less enjoyable.  Did you know that what you eat can affect your seasonal allergies? If your body is having trouble digesting any of the food you are eating, you will have an inflammatory response. Inflammation throughout the body can also lead to not being able to handle the pollen and histamines in the air.  Stay healthy this Spring by eating whole organic foods, staying clear of processed foods as much as possible, and taking advantage of all the fresh local fruits and vegetables.  Happy Spring!

Inhibit inflammatory responses in the body by avoiding ~

  • Processed foods that are hard to digest
  • Sugar which increases your glucose levels
  • Seed oils, which imbalance your omegas
  • Gluten, which can activate an antibody response in your tissues
  • Dairy, which can lead to more mucus and congestion

Enhance your immune and digestive systems and respiratory health by adding extra ~

  • Garlic, a powerful antioxidant
  • Lemons, loaded with vitamin c
  • Green leafy vegetables, full of phytochemicals and vitamin k
  • Probiotic rich foods to support the gut lining and digestion
  • Local and raw honey, which carries bee pollen that can ward off allergies
  • Apple cider vinegar, which helps break up mucus
  • Quercetin rich foods like onions, berries and broccoli
  • Ginger, which contains medicinal properties
  • Turmeric, whose phytochemicals can prevent a histamine reaction