It’s been the worst year for allergies in many years and my boyfriend and I are really suffering. I absolutely love my man and hate seeing him so sick everyday. So, I decided to do a little investigating. I’m very keen on using natural home remedies. I feel that sometimes people are too quick to grab a bottle of over the counter medicines. Half the time these medicines aren’t actually even curing your body but just relieving your symptoms.
Don’t search for just any quick fix to stop that itching and sneezing. Choose to love your body and your sweetie’s more by taking proper care the natural way. The Earth has provided us with everything we need to restore and replenish ourselves. Yesterday was Earth Day, remember, so look for ways you can heal yourself and loved ones with the powerful tools given to us by our planet.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids! Omega 3 naturally helps your body rid itself of allergy symptoms. Earth signs, use this as part of your daily breakfast regime this spring. Make a hearty bowl of Nature’s Path Omega 3 & 6 Pumpkin granola. It’s full of flax and pumpkin seeds, which carry that good fat. Give your body an extra boost by throwing in some cranberries and walnuts, too. Cranberries are full of anti-oxidants and walnuts have omega 3 as well.
Close your windows!! Pollen is more abundant in the air during morning hours and around dusk. Be sure to keep your windows closed and change your air filters more frequently. There are even special allergy filters you can by from your local hardware store that are a little more expensive, but so worth it.
Use spice! Ginger is a great natural remedy for your sinuses. It completely opens up your head. I have a great juicer, so I like to juice ginger, a little lemon, and a little orange. I then boil a teapot of water. I pour the contents of the juice and then the hot water. I always add a little sweet agave nectar to kill the sourness. It’s so yummy and full of healthy goodness. Ginger is a natural antihistamine, so it’s a great choice for clearing up those sinuses.
Use water! Pollen can stick to your hair and clothes, so be sure to wash you and your sweetie down when coming home from work this spring. Also, since your washing things, why not wash out your sinuses with a neti pot? This is one of the best ways to clean out your sinuses. Water is so healing for our bodies. Drink it, bath in it, and snort it to rid yourself and your sweetie of irritating allergies!