Healthy Tip Tuesday – 4 Ways To Reduce and Eliminate Seasonal Allergies

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Seasonal allergies are no fun, it can make you feel like you’ve got a cold right when the weather is getting nice and warm and sunny! It can even make you just want to stay inside and sleep all day until they go away. Well there are actually a few things you can do to improve your bodys defence against these pesky seasonal allergies so you can enjoy the beautiful weather without itchy eyes, a runny nose and lots of sneezing!

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Here’s 4 Ways You Can Try To Reduce or Eliminate Seasonal Allergies:

1. Add Bee Pollen To Your Food
I started using this last year as I tend to get mild seasonal allergies and it really helped! I never had any sneezing or a runny nose and got to enjoy the weather at my best. Bee pollen is helpful in reducing histamine production in our bodies which in turn reduces our allergies. It is best to start off with very small doses, half a teaspoon daily and work yourself up from there. There is no specific prescribed daily amount either, just whatever your body is comfortable with. If you have any form of reaction however, it would be best to consult your physician before continuing use. I usually have my bee pollen with my smoothies which is really yummy!

2. Propolis Spray
Research has shown that propolis possesses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. Propolis contains high levels of bioflavonoids (powerful antioxidants) known for their immune boosting properties. One of my favourite companies is BeeKeepers Naturals. Follow the directions on the bottle for best results.

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3. Increase Your Fruit and Veg Intake
This may sound so simple, but really what you’re doing is eating the very plants that can bring on these allergies or may have come into contact with various varieties of pollen while growing. Upon ingesting, these fruits and veggies can help build up your bodies immune system.

 4. Wash Away Allergens
This may also sound simple but it is effective. When we spend time outside we attract pollen onto our skin, hair and clothes. To get rid of it, change your clothes when you come inside and try taking a shower. You can also try a nasal rinse or using a steam facial by covering your head with a towel over a bowl of hot water. Another great way to keep the allergens away is by cleaning out your air filter at home on a regular basis.

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By utilizing these resources you can potentially reduce or even eliminate seasonal allergies and be able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a clear nose and eyes!

Do any of you suffer from seasonal allergies? What do you do to get rid of them?

xx HBL

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