Outside of medicine and injections, there are ways to ease allergies. When clinic visitors share their seasonal issues with our team, we are happy to share a nutritional plan and some tips for foods that reduce allergies.
For many, pollen is the most common culprit behind spring’s discomfort. However, do you also ever wonder what foods trigger seasonal allergies? Often, clients benefit by reducing their dairy, wheat and sugar intake.
First step is understanding that you don’t simply have to ‘deal with it’. Even if you are allergic to elements outside of your control, you can still take steps to prevent inflammation – and at the very least, reduce it.
Next, seek out the appropriate help. While diet is a great way to help with inflammation, another important step is learning more about your allergies. If you have already been to an allergist, you are most likely familiar with the multi-prick tests. If not, you may wish to consider speaking with a trusted doctor specializing in allergies. They can help narrow down your exact irritants, even right down to a type of tree or grass! In addition to being interesting, these findings are also quite helpful in handling symptoms.
Seasonal Allergies and Your Gut
If you are looking for a more holistic way to treat symptoms, a great start would be adding a few of the items below:
- Sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Add salmon, mackerel, tuna, flaxseed and walnuts to your shopping list.
- Ginger. A great overall diet addition for any inflammation including nasal passages, eyes and throat.
- Citrus Fruit. Lemons, limes and oranges boost your immune system with Vitamin C.
- Turmeric. This spice is known for its anti-allergic properties – and known for its blockage of histamine release in cells.
- Green Tea. This beverage contains natural antihistamines which can reduce allergy symptoms.
Also, a Mediterranean meal plan is often suggested. In addition to being great tasting, it also provides a better internal balance. Think fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish, whole grains, legumes, and nuts. Decrease dairy and egg consumption, and only eat a limited amount of meats and poultry.
Typically, many of us have a diet containing highly-processed food. Unfortunately, this can end up altering the gut’s microbiome. By throwing your digestive system off-balance, you can have various issues – and yes, increased allergy symptoms. And processed foods often have high amounts of salt, which can impact lung function.
Although there are plenty of seasonal allergy treatments, it is always best to start with the most natural methods. That’s why our wellness clinic provides a few anti-inflammatory options. If your diet can help relieve some discomfort, isn’t it worth a try? In addition to allergy relief, you are simply going to feel better overall. Feel free to request your complimentary consultation; it’s an easy way to start feeling better today. And don’t forget to inquire about our infrared sauna and acupuncture options as well.
Together, let’s find a diet that works with your body, budget, and schedule. We can help you find Yes, it’s possible! It’s an easy and great way to create a personalized diet that works for you. So if you’re ready, call (410) 296-4028.