Allergies making you miserable when you'd rather be mainlining pumpkin spice-flavored nonsense with glee?
It's important to understand that when our body is overloaded with stressors in general, allergic responses can heighten, so it makes sense to address yourself as a system of interconnected working parts.
1. RELIEVE SYMPTOMS
You may need to take some anti-allergy meds, and it's probably most helpful at the onset of symptoms.
2. NASAL IRRIGATION
Guys, I have NO SHAME about my obsession with Neilmed. Gamechanger for allergies (literally flushing those bratty allergens out of your nose & sinus cavities), side benefits are improved breathing patterns, better sleep & moist nasal passages during winter (impt for mucus/cilia). I hit it 1x/week as maintenance and step it up if I'm actually sick (which is EXTREMELY rare since I started a couple years ago).
3. ADDRESS YOUR GUT
It's common to experience an increased number of allergies during allergy season simply due to the histamine response. Digestion needs to be ON POINT since we're finding links between allergy sufferers & intestinal inflammation. Remove inflammatory foods, crush mealtime habits & consider supplementing with digestive enzymes, HCL, zinc, L-glutamine and quality probiotics.
4. ADDRESS NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
Vitamin A, D, zinc, & omega-3s will assist in inflammation & building resilience. Log in @cronometer_official to see where you're at (get QUALITY supps from Labdoor or ask a doc/coach)
5. RECOVER DAILY
Oh, ya didn't know increased cortisol responses can increase allergic responses? Address yo stress & join us in the land of recovery ninjas (if you're not sure how to do that you should probs be jumping in this month's Self Guided Formula).
Patterson AM, Yildiz VO, Klatt MD, Malarkey WB. Perceived stress predicts allergy flares. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Apr;112(4):317-21.
Rentzos G, Lundberg V, Stotzer PO, Pullerits T, Telemo E. Intestinal allergic inflammation in birch pollen allergic patients in relation to pollen season, IgE sensitization profile and gastrointestinal symptoms. Clin Transl Allergy. 2014 May 30;4:19.
Let's return to health, together.