For some people, there is no escaping the wrath of allergy season. Even a simple walk outside can leave some feeling the effects for days afterwards.
Rather than letting allergy sufferers exist in a histamine-induced haze, we asked top health experts for tips on treating this season's killer symptons.
Skip Meds & Choose Supplements
"Instead of taking medication, another option is the supplements iron and nettles," Dr. Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H said when we spoke to her. "Both help decrease the allergic response and my favorite product is called D-hist by Orthomolecular."
Also, Dr. Blum reminds us that "a healthy gut is key to reducing allergies of all kinds" and taking a daily probiotic can be very helpful.
Dr. Blum can be found at her Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York.
Holistic Health Mix
Try a healthy cocktail from holistic health expert Susan Ciminnelli: Mix 1/2 tablespoon of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar with 1/2 tablespoon of local honey into an extra large glass of water.
"Drink this concoction a couple of times a day to acclimate your body to the local pollen," says Cimenelli. "Make sure to rinse your mouth afterward to protect your tooth enamel. The earlier you start this in the season, the better it works for you."
The founder of Susan Ciminelli Beauty Solution in New York, New York also suggests her clients "apply my Toning Formula directly on the sinus areas of the face to open up the nasal passage and aid in easy breathing" and to provide even more relief, try bathing in the Susan Ciminelli Algae Fine Powder, which calms the body as it eliminates toxins.
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