Spring is just around the corner and I would like to avoid over-the-counter medications for my seasonal allergies this year. Are there any natural remedies you can recommend?
Yes there are many natural remedies for dealing with seasonal allergies. Many are natural anti-histamines or support the immune system.
It is thought that allergies develop due to an overactive immune system and/or a 'confused' immune system. When our bodies become overburdened and gut microbiome unbalanced, an insufficiently 'trained' immune system may start attacking substances that should not normally elicit an immune response. Therefore, addressing digestive function is beneficial for all types of allergies.
For dealing with seasonal allergies you can try one or a combination of the following remedies:
Tips for improving digestion:
Additional options for addressing allergies include:
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist specializing in vegan diets.