The arrival of spring means allergy season for many of us. Pollen is one of the biggest culprits for allergies this time of year. It’s time for allergy sufferers to buy Kleenex, and many will also buy allergy medications at the local drug store. If you lean toward natural remedies, however, there may be things you can take that will help quell the sniffles without having to take either pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter drugs that may have side effects.
Paul Mathieson says you want to be sure to have plenty of apples and yogurt on hand to help get you through allergy season. Apples contain quercetin, which has both anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine effects on the body and is great for fighting allergies and asthma. Yogurt contains a plethora of probiotic bacteria that aid our immune system. Taking more vitamin D also helps with regulating your immune system. You should decrease dairy consumption as it is known for increasing congestion, which is the last thing you want when you are already suffering from allergies. Eating broccoli may not be a popular recommendation for some, but if you happen to like this vegetable, it contains sulforaphane that is known for fighting inflammation of the respiratory system. If all else fails, try one of the most powerful natural remedies known; garlic. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, although perhaps even better because antibiotics only fight bacterial infections, but garlic fights infections as well. It is probably the most recommended food in nutritional healing.