By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Allergies certainly know how to make a person feel like they are spiraling down for the season, especially when there are so many beautiful May flowers! May flowers could be causing you to feel a bit out of sort due to dreaded allergies.
Most people just settle for over the counter medications and prescriptions because they want a quick fix. However, is that the best way to go? Not necessarily because those antihistamines can cause other side effects, some are not necessarily a good trade off if you ask me. Take a look at some of the side effects that antihistamines can have.
Antihistamine Side Effects
Feeling nervous, excited, or irritable
Blurriness or Change in vision
Change of appetite
With side effects like those, how can anyone enjoy May’s best days while being on antihistamines? Having to choose between not having a runny nose OR taking an antihistamine that will put you to sleep all day is not much of a choice for me and hopefully not for you either. So, is there is a better way out there besides medications? Yes, you can enjoy May with a few tips to help you enjoy springtime.
Things to Do So That You Can Enjoy Springtime
Try taking Vitamin C for allergy support. Vitamin C helps reduce histamine release and reduces it more quickly once it is released.
Stay away from dairy if you are experiencing a runny or mucousy nose. Dairy triggers mucus for many folks, so give dairy-free a try, to give your nose some relief.
Take supplements or eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, they can protect you from allergy symptoms too.
Get spicy with turmeric! It helps to reduce inflammation that is caused by allergies!
Instead of allergy pills, why not give these natural remedies a try? You will not lose any sleep over them that is for sure;) Call our office to order our natural antihistamine support.
We understand that allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe and that not everyone has the same tolerance. If you need more help than the above remedies, there is still HOPE! We offer allergy testing- not the kind where you get poked with all type of nasty injections! With our Allergy Test, you only have to get a simple blood draw and you get many answers to what is causing your symptoms.
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Say “No” to allergies the natural way and “Yes” to the beautiful month of May!
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