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How to Beat Allergy Season

Ah, spring time. Baby birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, snow is melting, and the temperatures are beginning to inch up. It's one of the most refreshing and magical times of the year. That is, unless you suffer from allergies. Spring, along with all of the magical butterflies and flowers and baby animals, also brings a plethora of airborne allergens, such as pollen. And, to a person who struggles with allergies, this can mean months of sniffling, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and fatigue. Statistics show that roughly 26 million American suffer from seasonal allergies yearly. If you are one of them, then you a probably on the hunt for some sort of relief from the plethora of symptoms. Here are a few things you can try: 

Fill up on allergy-fighting foods. 

It may come as a surprise, but certain foods have allergy-fighting properties. These include certain fish, grass-fed meats, flaxseed oil, and walnuts. All of these foods contain a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which can potentially help to fight off inflammation caused by allergies. Furthermore, you can also eat passageway-clearing foods, such as horseradish, chilli peppers, and mustard, as they can all temporarily clear clogged passageways. 

Practice good hygeine. 

Because of the pleasant weather, you are more likely to spend time outdoors in the spring. If this is the case, then you are probably tracking various allergens (grass, pollen, dust, molds, etc.) into your home on a daily basis. In order to keep these things from affecting your health, it's important that you and your family practice good hygeine. Make sure that everyone is regularly washing their hands, especially at meal times. Sweep the floor regularly and take a few minutes to wipe down counters and appliances at the end of each day. Furthermore, take a shower before you get into bed at night, in order to avoid transferring these said allergens into your bed.

Consider chiropractic care. 

Like most things chiropractic, treatment for allergies concentrates on the nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord). Regular chiropractic adjustments can help to remedy subluxations, which then takes pressure off of the nervous system and, in turn, strengthens the body's immune system and allows it to ward off symptoms of allergies. If you are considering pursuing chiropractic care for yoru own allergies, stop into The Joint... The Chiropractic Place for a consultation.  


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