Springtime is here! It’s my favorite time of year when everything is budding with new life, the temperatures are perfect for leaving the windows open all day and night and my toesies get to see the light of day again. I just went shopping for new sandals last weekend…pretty exciting! But, with spring also comes to some less desirable things, like allergies for many people and pets.
Allergy symptoms occur when the immune system overreacts to the presence of a substance (an allergen) that’s not normally considered to be of danger to the body. Allergens include pollen, pet dander, dust as well as different types of foods that can cause allergic reactions in some people.
A few tips on staying allergy-free this spring:
Stock up on BodyBoost
Colostrum has an ingredient called proline-rich polypeptide (PRP) which is one of the main components responsible for eliminating or improving the symptoms of allergies. The PRPs inhibit the overproduction of lymphocytes and T-cells that are triggered in an allergic reaction. They also create helper T-cells and suppressor T-cells which turn off the immune response. PRPs are highly anti-inflammatory, which helps to reduce the effects of the histamine that’s been released.
Studies show that PRP has the same ability to regulate the activity of the immune system as do hormones produced by the thymus gland. It can stimulate an underactive system into dealing with disease-causing organisms and it can also suppress an overactive system that results in autoimmune disorders and allergic reactions. This is a truly remarkable built-in intelligence.
BodyBoost Colostrum is beneficial for human, canine and feline consumption, so if your pet suffers from allergies you can give them BodyBoost as well. Click here to purchase.
Find some locally sourced, raw, unpasteurized and unfiltered honey
Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, some experts point out that honey contains traces of flower pollen — an allergen. And one treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens
Gut health is crucial to overall health. You can find probiotics in yogurt, kefir, fermented veggies and supplement form.
A bioflavonoid that helps prevent the immune system from releasing histamine, which causes the runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. You can find this bioflavonoid in apples, onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, and berries
Vitamin C also decreases histamine levels. You can find high levels of vitamin C in citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, and cauliflower.
The Curcumin in turmeric is another histamine blocker. It is also highly anti-inflammatory. You can add turmeric powder to food as a spice, boil fresh turmeric in water to make a tea, or take it in supplement form in capsules.
Omega -3 fatty acids
High in anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce the allergic response. You can find Omega-3 in salmon, anchovies, oysters, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, spinach, and eggs.
Now, get back to playing!