Did you know that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in America.  Common allergies include hay fever, pollen, dust, dander and mold.  Allergies affect adults and children.  Americans visit their doctor and spend money on medication in the hopes of relief.Here are some tips on managing your allergies before they flare up.

5 Action Steps for Preventing Allergies Naturally

1. Carry a Water Bottle

Drink lots of water.  The goal is consume half your body weight in fluids.  Your sinus cavitities and respiratory system are extremely sensitive to dehydration.  It helps to stay hydrated to avoid flare ups.

2. Take Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria that aid in keeping your digestive system healthy.  It is recommended to take a daily capsule dose of probiotics to boost the function of your digestive and immune system.  Probiotics provide an ideal environment for your body to fight against foreign allergens in the body.

3. Get More Sleep

Our bodies are recovering when we sleep.  If we are ill or fighting allergies, it is recommended to get an extra 30 minutes of sleep a night to aid in the healing and recovery process.  When we sleep, our body is given the opportunity to recover to function properly.  If we are functioning properly, our bodies can react accordingly when challenged by allergens and not overreact.

4. Eat Local Raw Honey

Consuming local honey from your area is a natural way to desensitize yourself to the allergens. There is  local Spring honey in most markets. Take a look at your local farmer’s markets and ask. Eating 1-2 tsp per day will help and as a bonus, honey is a superfood.

5. Get Adjusted

Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments removes interference in the nervous system.  Neck and/or back pain are indicators of a compromised immune system.  Boost your immune system with regular chiropractic adjustments. Be proactive during this allergy season.  Reduce the amount of itching and sneezing this year with these tips.  Give them all a valiant try and see if your body responds favorably.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office and we can answer any further questions.