We don’t want to distress you with negative headlines. However, they say this year could be the worst for pollen allergies. EVER. If you and pollen are not making friends, the news doesn’t get better. Pollen counts may double by 2040 according to some allergy and immunology experts. Thanks, climate change, thanks a bunch.
Okay, we’re done with that. We like to think in terms of solutions, not problems. So here are some natural ways to reduce your allergy symptoms (no pill popping required).
1) Get naked. Remove your shoes and change your clothing when you’re home from work and have a nice long shower. Pollen clings to the clothing and to your hair. If you’re affected, line drying your clothing outside may not be the best option. Also think about washing your outdoor pet on a regular basis before you snuggle with your cute pollen-carrying machine.
2) Take natural antihistamines. There are a ton of options, but a few food-based remedies that we love are bananas, pineapple, kale and wine. Yes, wine. Now sitting on a patio after work can just be a part of your allergy relief program.
3) Introduce bee pollen to your diet. Locally produced bee pollen or honey may help to jumpstart your immune system with this year’s strain of pollen. Make sure to check with your doctor if you aren’t certain if it is the best choice for you.
4) Clear your nose. Nasal irrigation, or neti pots, can help to relieve allergens and excess mucus. Try a daily regime. We’ve heard it described as “good drowning.” At least you won’t be drowning in that other liquid that comes out of your nose.
From teas to essential oils, there are countless other suggestions. Fight back with as much natural defense that you can, and the negative headlines in 2040 won’t faze your strong immune system.