It’s that time of year here in New York where the trees are budding and my poor Logan is sniffling and sneezing with allergies. Before we dive into ways to support your immune system with allergies, let’s take a moment to talk about what allergies are. What are allergies?Allergies are caused when your immune system releases damaging histamines in your body. They typically affect your skin, eyes, nose, and lungs but can affect your whole body. Here are a few of the most common causes of allergies: pollen, animals, dust, mold, insect bites, medications or particular foods. When we first think of treating mild/moderate allergies we think of over the counter medicines, eye drops, and antihistamine creams, etc. And while these may provide temporary relief for your system they are not treating the underlying cause of your symptoms. And because of that, I would encourage you to explore ways you can support your immune system for allergy symptoms. Support your immune system naturally Eat an anti-inflammatory diet – eating a nutrient-rich diet will give your body the ability to repair itself. You can use to search bar to learn more about anti-inflammatory foods. And the following foods will help you beat allergies: garlic lemon, green leafy vegetables probiotic-rich foods bone broth coconut milk gluten-free grains/flours almond butter seed More allergy remedies: Local raw honey Apple Cider Vinegar Quercetin Neti Pot – be sure to use filtered water Stinging Nettle Eucalyptus and Frankincense Oil Probiotics Just a cautionary note that these tips are for mild/moderate allergies. Please seek medical attention for any severe allergic reactions. Reference: ,

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