One of the biggest complaints I see around this time of year is about allergies.  It is impressive how much money people will spend on air filters, high tech vacuums and carpet cleaners, etc. in order to diminish their allergic response.  I’m not saying these things aren’t helpful, though I am saying these things are a bandaid fix for a deeper problem.  Any allergic response is a disorder of the immune system.

The top 3 things you can do to help your allergic response to seasonal allergies are:

  1. Cut out processed sugar.  Replace it with local raw honey as much as you can. Processed sugar will overburden your liver and cause more congestion in your detox pathways. If you must use sugar, use a product that has nutrition to offer like Turbinado sugar.
  2. Add in some probiotics, from non dairy sources. Like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, fermented veggies, etc. Probiotics will help strengthen your gut and in turn strengthen your immune system. This one is my favorite!
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar water. At meal times or throughout the day, mix 1 tbsp of ACV with about 8oz of water and sip on it.  You can add a little raw honey and/or lemon juice if you’d like for flavor.  This is amazing for lymphatic drainage and helps support your detox pathways. Get it here-

While you’re working on those three things, here are some quick fixes while still supporting your detox channels, your liver, and your immune system.

  1. Essential oils - Purify {DoTerra blend} - rub 1 drop on your temples as needed. Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint - combined in a capsule take 1-3x a day. One day my friend was over and she couldn't stop sneezing because her allergies were so bad. I had her use one drop of Purify on her temples and within seconds her sneezing stopped and she did not sneeze once the rest of the time she was in my home! It was incredible!
  2. Milk Thistle capsules - 1-3x a day. This is amazing for your liver and helps your body cleanse.
  3. Bee Pollen.  About ½ tsp - 1tsp a day can be very helpful in strengthening your immune system against pollen and other seasonal allergies.

You don’t have to suffer needlessly during allergy season!  These tips have helped my family and I from ever needing any allergy medication, and we no longer suffer from seasonal allergies!