Spring is just around the corner. While warmer weather and longer days are definite benefits of the season, it also means that allergies will be in full bloom. Rather than opting for over-the-counter medication that can make you drowsy, we’ve put together our top natural remedies to combat seasonal allergies.

Keep It Clean.

Allergens can make their way into your home by attaching to your clothing and skin. When you enter your house, take your shoes off and change your outfit to avoid tracking more pollen inside.

We also recommend using an air purification system and cleaning your house regularly with natural cleaning products to rid your home of allergens.

Opt for nutrient-rich food.

The fight against seasonal allergies can run your body down. This is why you need nutrient-dense foods to replenish your immune system. The best place to start? An anti-inflammatory diet.

An anti-inflammatory diet will reduce your risk for allergies and boost your immune system with essential vitamins and minerals. Read more about the eight super foods we recommend to decrease inflammation and increase your overall well-being.

Promote energy flow with acupuncture.

Another way to decrease the anti-inflammatory effects of allergies spring is with acupuncture. This will promote the flow of energy (also known as qi) and help get your body back into balance.

Read our article about five conditions you may not expect acupuncture can treat.

Use honey to build resistance.

Believe it or not, raw local honey can strengthen your immune system and ward off allergies. When you eat local honey, you desensitize your body to the pollen that is in the air as you build up your resistance to the harmful effects. So drizzle a little extra raw local honey on your fruit or toast this spring!

Clear your sinuses.

One of the most effective ways to clear out your sinuses is with a neti pot. While they originated in India hundreds of years ago, they are still used today to remove congestion and clear out sinuses from allergies and the common cold. You can purchase a neti pot at your local drug store for $10-15.

At Advanced Wellness, we address the root cause of your symptoms to help you live your healthiest life. If you’d like to know more about how we can help you fend off allergies this spring, schedule an evaluation with our us here.