The warmer months are my favorite.
I say it all the time.
I’m solar powered.
I need the sunshine to function physically and mentally.
But I know so many people that struggle with allergies when the weather starts to turn nice.
When I first was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, I suffered from allergies for the first time in my life.
If you know anything about this illness, it makes you body react to everything.
I had never in my life had allergies like this before.
I even became allergic to the antibiotics that were being used to treat me.
This is why I have moved into the holistic and nutrition based route to improving my health.
I am not on ANY prescription medications any more.
You can learn more about has helped me HERE.
There are several foods and supplements that can help build your immune system and help your body fight off seasonal allergies.
Pineapple is one of my favorite foods and it’s great to help your body protect itself.
It contains and enzyme that is anti-inflammatory. It can help reduce swelling in the nasal cavity.
Some of my favorite ways to eat it include fresh with some yogurt, grilled or even in a fruit salad.
Turmeric is a supplement that has tons of benefits.
This also contains a compound that is anti-inflammatory.
It has some other great benefits including inhibiting the release of histamine (just like an allergy medicine does), and can increase nasal air flow (making it easier to breathe).
I have a couple different supplements that I use with this herb in it.
Local honey is another powerhouse that helps your body.
The idea behind this is that you need to find local honey at the beginning of allergy season.
They say that eating honey everyday will help your body develop fight the allergens.
Like the others, honey is also another great anti-inflammatory.
You can drink your honey in warm water in the morning. Eat a spoonful by itself, or even drizzle some on your favorite yogurt.
Give these a try and see what you think!
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