I didn’t know allergies were such a big problem in the fall, but apparently they are. I thought allergies were just a springtime nuisance, but ragweed is known to give people fits during the autumn months.
ChicagoHealers.com practitioner, Dr. Wahl, DAc, LAc, CH, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and herbalist who specializes in the treatment of children and adults with allergies and hypersensitivities. He offers these tips to help breathe easier this fall:
Take a whole food based Vitamin C.
Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine. Dr. Richard Podell, author of When Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Best: Errors That Even the Best Doctors Make and How to Protect Yourself, recommends 1000 milligrams of vitamin C (Ester-C) twice daily to help with allergies and asthma.
Drink a lot of cool water
Rehydrating is one of the best ways to eliminate toxins from your body. It cools you down and provides some symptom relief.
Stay away from dairy
If you have hay fever, eating dairy will produce even more phlegm and make you feel worse.
Get tested for food allergies
Many people who have allergies are also sensitive to different foods. These multiple sensitivities build on each other and stress the immune system. Find out what foods you are sensitive to and either eliminate them from your diet or get treated for them so you can eat those foods symptom-free.
For more practical and natural solutions to deal with allergies visit www.chicagohealers.com.