Spring Flowers May Bring Seasonal Allergies
For many, spring time means itchy eyes, a runny nose, and other allergy symptoms. Seasonal allergies can occur any time of year, so these tips may help you enjoy any time of year.
What causes allergies?
According to the Mayo Clinic, in their Allergies article, allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance or food. “Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t. When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system.”
That’s why some people, even in the same household, have allergic reactions to flowers or dust or pollen when others don’t. So what can you do to help curb your reaction? Avoidance, medications, and allergy shots are the proven options. But you can also try some of these alternatives to see if they help.
According to Healthline.com, vitamin c has some antihistamine properties. And the bonus, vitamin c is good for your immune system. Getting your vitamin c through foods is the best option. Try broccoli, orange juice, red pepper, or kiwi for foods high in vitamin c.
To supplement the foods you eat, consider taking vitamin c as part of your daily nutrition regiment. Youngevity offers Vitamin C Chewables, C-Fx™ (a combination of vitamin c and echinacea), or Beyond Immune FX™ as well as others.
Inhaling or diffusing essential oils may help you breath easier. Try Peppermint or Frankincense essential oils. You may also find adding Eucalyptus, which Youngevity has three varieties, to each load of wash to help remove allergens from your clothing.
Clean and Humidify Your Air
Allergens float through the air – inside and outside. And depending on where you live, you may have humid air, which can contribute to mold growth, which is not good for allergies. The Nature Direct EnviroAir™ and Pure Air Revitaliser can help clean the air in your home. There’s even a formula to use at night that may help relax you for a good night’s sleep.
Hopefully one of these options will help you enjoy being outside even when seasonal allergies are at their peak.