Struggling with Allergies is real! You may have more trouble in the spring, but many find that allergies persist throughout the year, especially in the humid south. Those symptoms are signs of your immune system being both weak and overburdened. Your body isn’t trying to make your life miserable but is seeking to keep you safe. But it needs your help! I’m here to offer you some great natural remedies for allergy relief!
One of the first steps you could take is to eliminate dairy from your diet and observe how your body responds. For many people, dairy promotes excess mucus formation and congestion and is a common food sensitivity that can cause inflammation.
Help Boost Your Immune System
You may also find that including some of these foods in your meals would help boost your immune system and provide natural remedies for allergy relief:
Lemons & Vitamin C – we all know that Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and antihistamine. While you can supplement with Vitamin C, consuming lemons is more effective as they provide all the co-factors your body needs to use the vitamin. You can squeeze lemon juice into water or over your salad. Even better is to incorporate the lemon and zest of the peel (if you are using organic lemons).
Bone Broth – consuming 1 cup of bone broth daily helps to heal the lining of the intestines with its high amino acid and mineral content. When our gut is healthy and able to digest and absorb the nutrients from foods we eat, our allergy symptoms are minimized or eliminated.
Fermented Foods and Probiotics – fermented foods such as organic raw kraut or Gingered Carrots (see the recipe) bring good bacteria into our GI tract, helping to calm the immune system. We are more prone to allergies when we have a lack of beneficial bacteria in our microbiome. Probiotics act in the same way but don’t overload.
Raw Local Honey – if your allergies are environmental, you are likely reacting to the pollen produced by local plants. Incorporating locally harvested raw honey provides enzymes, minerals and local pollen to help build your tolerance of that pollen. Raw is essential because it hasn’t lost its properties from heat processing. Careful though … honey is sugar, so a little goes a long way!
Help Find the Root Cause of Your Allergies
One caveat to these recommendations – if you currently have an autoimmune activation, I would proceed with caution. Your immune system is already freaked out. Bone broth can soothe, taken in small portions. What you really need is an ally to help you find the root causes of your inflammation and compromised immune system.
Respond to me if you suffer from allergies and we can set a time to talk about whether I am the ally you need to feel better!
Leave a comment about when you have allergies throughout the year. Do you try natural remedies for relief?