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Battling Spring Allergies The Natural Way So We Can Breathe Easy!

High Blood Pressure Wellness Lifestyle Podcast, Episode #47

Battling spring allergies the natural way lowering the impact on the body’s immune system as it overreacts to something in the air. For many of us, the blossoming of flowers and warmer weather brings with them a less welcome sign of the season - allergies. Coughing, fatigue, sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose can take the joy out of spring. But fear not, managing seasonal allergies is possible with a few proactive steps.

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Battling Spring Allergies The Natural Way So We Can Breathe Easy Podcast Transcript!

battling spring allergies.

I’m so glad to be back podcasting and able to speak more than a sentence before coughing. I was sidelined by my body. This year’s allergy season has been very tough on me and my household. I have been to more than two doctors, finally going to an ENT & Allergy specialist doctor to get relief.

Every spring, millions of people suffer from hay fever, otherwise known as seasonal allergies, so battling spring allergies the natural way this season became for me almost like a life-or-death situation.  At times I was wheezing, mostly at nights is when I had this difficulty breathing!  Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose.

While over-the-counter medications can effectively control these symptoms, many prefer natural remedies.  Me included but sometimes we need something a little stronger.

Normally when my allergies start acting up, I go the route of natural treatments. But this year’s allergies season has been tough on me and I’m back to wearing masks which have been very helpful, after testing for everything with the doctor not able diagnose what is wrong with me and then assuming its allergies.

Most times this is not the case so today let’s take a look at some of the most effective ways to manage your allergies naturally this season.

Know Your Triggers:

First, know your triggers: -

Pollen is a common culprit during spring. Keeping an eye on pollen counts through local weather forecasts can help you plan your outdoor activities on days when levels are lower. On high pollen days, try to stay indoors, especially during peak pollen times like early morning or windy days.


Next, create an allergy-friendly environment at home. Use air purifiers to keep indoor air clean, and don't forget to change filters regularly. Keep windows closed to prevent pollen from entering and consider using a dehumidifier to keep indoor air dry and less hospitable to allergens.

Personal habits matter, too. Showering and changing clothes after being outdoors can minimize pollen exposure. Staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet can also support your immune system.

Lastly, over-the-counter antihistamines can be effective for managing symptoms but consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Breathe Easy: Natural Ways To Manage Spring Allergies

Now let’s take a look at some of the most natural and effective ways to manage your allergies this season:

  • Air Purifiers: Air purifiers remove allergens that may trigger allergies from the air inside your home or office. These devices are beneficial if you live in an area prone to pollen or other airborne allergens. Some air purifiers also come equipped with special filters explicitly designed for allergic reactions; these filters trap and eliminate particles that trigger allergic reactions before they enter your home’s environment.

  • Herbal Remedies: Herbal remedies such as nettles, bromelain, quercetin, and stinging nettles have been used for ages to treat seasonal allergies naturally. Nettles contain antihistamine properties which reduce inflammation and block histamines released by the body during an allergic reaction.

    Bromelain is a powerful enzyme found in pineapple that helps reduce swelling and irritation of the nose and throat caused by allergens.

    Quercetin is a natural antihistamine found in onions and apples; it helps reduce swelling caused by allergens and prevents histamines from being released into the body.

    Finally, stinging nettle is a herb that has been used for centuries to treat allergies; its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammation caused by allergens while providing relief from sneezing and runny noses associated with seasonal allergies.

  • Sinus Wash: This I use often and a lot. Sinus irrigation involves rinsing your sinuses with a saline solution, which helps to remove mucous and airborne irritants that cause the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, congestion, and runny noses. When done correctly, it can help to relieve allergy symptoms and reduce sensitivity over time. Proper equipment is necessary for sinus washes but is readily available in most pharmacies or online. Daily sinus washes can give allergy sufferers much-needed relief when spring rolls around.

  • Lifestyle Changes: Making small lifestyle changes can also significantly reduce your symptoms naturally without traditional medications or supplements. For example, avoiding outdoor activities when pollen counts are high can help reduce exposure to allergens; this means limiting time spent outdoors during peak hours.

    Washing bedding in hot water at least once a week can reduce allergens that collect on sheets, blankets, and pillowcases. Investing in allergy-proof covers for mattresses and pillows is also an effective way to shield against airborne allergens that cause discomfort for allergy sufferers during the spring months.

Spring allergies can be unpleasant, but several natural remedies are available to help you alleviate symptoms. 

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