Spring is in the air as is pollen, trees in bloom, and all sorts of other allergens. This is a SUPER common issue that I very often get questions around.
So what to do when allergy season shows up?
Here are a few MUSTS to help support your immune system, your body and your sanity.
#1 Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is amazing. You can do just about everything with it from treating your pets skin infections to using it to clean your house.
I’m gonna tell you to drink the stuff. Why?
Because it helps the stomach turn ON when you eat. I recommend drinking a tablespoon before meals to help get your gastric juices flowing so that when partially chewed food shows up the stomach is prepared to break it down to individual nutrients to then be absorbed through the intestines for optimal health.
What does this have to do with allergies?
Welp, if you’re not breaking down, digesting and absorbing your nutrients then your bodies immune system is not getting all the right info to thrive.
It also reduces mucus production and helps your lymphatic system (aka drainage of the body).
If you cant handle drinking it, just take a wiff before meals. When you feel your salivary glands squirm you’re doing the right thing.
#2 Eat Bugs
The health of our gut play an enormous roll in the health and functionality of our immune system. And when I hear allergies, I think IMMUNE HELP, and I go immediately to supporting the gastrointestinal tract. And the number ONE way to do this is take a probiotic DAILY.
or Arbonnes Digest Plus
and always eat fermented foods daily like kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, kefir or homemade pickles.
#3 Eat Bromelain And Papain
Or I could say, “eat pineapple and papaya” because these two are concentrated in the dah-licisousness of pineapple.
- You’re not a pineapple or papaya fan
- You don’t see yourself eating them day in and day out
then take these guys.
Bromalain and papain are two enzymes that act as anti-inflammatories. Which is super awesome when dealing with allergies.
Because the immune system is “flared up” which triggers the IN-flammatory pathway, we want to set the body up with as much ANTI-inflammatory information as possible. These guys are heroes when it comes to that job.
#4 Take Quercitin
Quercitin is a flavonoid and acts in the body NATRURAL ANTIHISTAMIN. Ditch that over the counter stuff and eat capers, onions, cranberries and cherries.
#5 Eat Your Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to be specific.
As I have said before, omega three is and ESSENTIAL fatty acid, which means we have to consume it from the outside world to maintain health.
Omega 3 plays a lot of roles in the body, and one of them is to push and support the ANTI-inflammatory pathway. And seeing that allergies is a form of inflammation we again, as in #3, we want to give the body as much anti-inflammatory info as we can.
So eat fish, bison, wild game, flax seeds.
And, or take
Or this supplement