With a change in season comes allergies. Whether they are caused by pollens in the air or dust they both involve an immune response in the body.
This immune response may cause
- a runny nose
- watery eyes
- scratchy throat
- and coughing
There are some simple remedies that can help your family cope with these seasonal changes.
- For one, raw local honey has been shown to contain antihistamine properties which help alleviate hayfever.
- Omega 3 found in flaxseeds and salmon, and turmeric all have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties which also help to alleviate allergies.
- Probiotics have also been shown to modulate the immune system and therefore can also help to reduce the immune response to pollens or dust.
- Drinking herbal teas and fresh veggies juice can also help to wash and soothe the throat.
- Bouncing is another great way to clear sinuses and extra mucus from the upper respiratory tract.
If you notice that someone in your family is constantly struggling with allergy then it may be time to investigate a little further
Food intolerance doesn’t have as a dramatic effect as food allergies do, however, they still produce an immune response and over time can cause fatigue, sore joints, and brain fog.
The most common foods that cause food intolerance
Try avoiding wheat and gluten for a week and notice the difference to your sinuses and runny nose.
If you have food intolerance you will start to feel better in a few days.
Avoiding wheat or gluten, although, still the best solution, may not be that easy, so start by rotating your wheat intake to every third day to give your immune system a break.