Natural remedies for Allergies

1. What is the number one cause of allergens in the spring and fall?



2. True or false this will be the worst year for pollen allergies?

True, because climate change is causing warmer weather and more pollen


3. Your immune system’s reaction to pollen for example is what causes allergies. What controls your immune system?

The central nervous system


4. So continuing on with allergies, what are some natural remedies that can help?

Raw honey: Raw honey contains pollen develop immunity to the spores, reducing allergic reactions.

Omega 3 fish oil: Omega 3 fish oil has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body.

Vitamin D:  Vitamin D is essential for a healthy immune system.

Probiotics:  Probiotics or “good” bacteria are fantastic for improving allergy responses.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is another natural antihistamine.

Green tea: green tea is shown to strongly inhibit mast cell activation and histamine release, as well as relieve many allergy symptoms.


5. What are some natural preventatives?

Chiropractic helps keep the immune system strong and working efficiently.

A healthy diet full of anti-oxidants, antibiotic free, organic, and fermented foods.

Wash your bedding once a week in very hot water to prevent build-up and help kill off dust mites.

Lowering stress.

Wash dishes by hand.

Avoid antibiotics and antibacterial products.

Get a healthy amount of exercise.

Use non-toxic, natural cleaning products as the fumes from chemicals have been shown to trigger an allergic response. Try to keep dust and dander at a minimum in your home-however don’t overly clean your home as that can actually make allergies worse.


6. Can Chiropractic help improve allergy symptoms?

Since the beneficial effects of chiropractic adjustments on the nervous system are well documented, it’s not surprising many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for vertebral subluxations.  Misalignment or dysfunctional movements of vertebra can cause irritation in the spine, which then creates an abnormal signal received by the nervous system.  When this abnormal signal occurs along the same pathway of normal environmental messages, the body may not interpret the information correctly.  When this occurs, an allergic reaction can result.


Dr. Mercola

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

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