So many people were coughing, sneezing, grabbing for a tissue to wipe their runny nose, and feeling a little “yucky” yesterday at school. Someone said they heard ragweed pollen is really high right now, so no wonder both kids and adults were having a hard time with allergies yesterday, me included. What can we do to help alleviate some of the symptoms? Here are a few suggestions:
- From TIME Healthland: “A 2007 study found that children from the Greek island of Crete who ate a Mediterranean diet — high in fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, and nuts — were less likely to develop allergy and asthma symptoms.”
- From ABC News: “Take a break from milk. Use a HEPA filter.” During the night is when a lot of people’s allergies are worse, so sleeping with the windows closed and having an air cleaner which uses a HEPA filter is good.
- Drink green tea! Green tea is known for it’s antihistamine effect.
- Eat raw, local honey.
- Take extra vitamin C . We use Ester C which has Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex.
Following these tips help me, and hopefully will help someone else as well.