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Allergy Relief - 6 Home Remedies Backed By Science

Allergy season is coming upon us, and headaches, fatigue, and exhaustion are soon to follow. If you’re like me, allergies have been a plague on your mental and physical health for years. However, relief is possible!

I’ve put together my Top 6 science-backed solutions to allergy season. So if you’re one of the 50 million people suffering in the United States alone, this is for you!

1. Tinospora Cordifolia

Meet Tinospora Cordifolia, more commonly known as Giloy, a remarkable ayurvedic herb known for its immune-boosting prowess. A complex of polysaccharides and polyphenols, this plant is a sentinel against allergens, stimulating the body’s clean-up crew. Research shows that consistent use can provide astounding relief from sneezing, nasal drips, and obstruction, and many more common allergy symptoms.

2. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the quintessential supporter of the immune system. This water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant is a cornerstone for health, aiding in the production of collagen and bolstering the body’s defense against invaders. From citrus fruits to bell peppers, incorporating more vitamin C-rich foods into your diet can be a game-changer for allergy sufferers.

3. Quercetin

The most powerful flavonoid, a class of powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer compounds your body needs: Quercetin is critical for overall health. It’s been a personal favorite in my family, particularly for its benefits in managing respiratory issues. Found in abundance in nature’s palette, from red onions to capers, quercetin works alongside vitamin C to keep histamines in check, preventing those unwelcome allergic reactions.

Some great places to pick up quercetin are heavily pigmented foods such as grapefruit, dark teas, or even olive oil!

4. Stinging Nettle

Don’t let the name scare you. Stinging nettle is a perennial powerhouse rich in nutrients and capable of acting as a natural antihistamine. With its history rooted in ancient civilizations, this plant offers a holistic approach to mitigating allergic responses, especially when consumed in teas or soups.

5. Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in modulating the immune system and has been linked to a lower incidence of allergies. Ensuring adequate vitamin D levels, particularly through supplementation of D3 alongside K2 and magnesium for optimal absorption, can be a strategic move in your allergy defense plan.

Best part? You can increase your Vitamin D levels simply through sun exposure. Toss in a ten minute walk every day outside, and you’ll be shocked by the results.

6. Probiotics

The gut is the cornerstone of our immune system, and probiotics are its knights. Incorporating fermented foods rich in probiotics into your diet can enhance your gut health, offering a fortified defense against allergens.

From sauerkraut to kombucha, the choices are delicious and diverse.

For a quick, delicious, and probiotic-rich breakfast, try a bowl of greek yogurt with some bananas, nuts, and protein-powder. This will keep you satiated for the whole day, while providing plenty of prebiotics to keep you energized no matter the pollen count.

The Takeaway?

Before you reach for the inflammatory antihistamines for allergy relief pain medications, check your pantry for healthier, more natural alternatives that won’t send your liver reeling. The best medicine is always preventative. Give your body what it needs, and it will fight for you!

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