Tips for Seasonal Allergies

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.

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