This morning when I woke up I heard the pollen count has skyrocketed to over 2,500. CBS this morning posted an article that stated “Experts predict this will be the one of the worst allergy seasons on record.”. With that said it becomes a matter of if you want to do something about it or do you want to keep taking chemicals to mask it forever?
Right now tree pollen is through the roof and many of you are going to be walking around sneezing, runny noses, congestion, cough, watery eyes, and itchy throat. If you experience even 1 one of these symptoms then you know your body’s internal environment is having a hard time adapting to the external environment. Follow these 3 simple tips to kick out allergies this spring season.
Most people will notice symptoms and say “What can I do to TREAT that or get rid of this symptom”. Instead the questions should be “How can I raise my body’s ability to adapt to the external environment and become a powerhouse against pollen”.
A lot of people come in to our office in March-April on the drug Zyrtec as their tool for pollen season. What is bad is they are using a chemical substance to artificially allow their body to not express symptoms. Maybe these symptoms are a way of telling you something inside is not right?
What I am going to focus on today is the top 3 things someone can do naturally to beat allergies. The reason why I am sharing this is because over the past couple years we consistently get hoards of adults and kids that are dependent on some allergy medicine and over time through chiropractic they notice their symptoms going away.
Here are the top 3 natural ways to beat allergies:
1) Check Your Nervous System
As I said earlier, over the past couple years most of our referrals at this time come because many of their friends are getting off drugs and noticing significantly less allergy symptoms. This happens because in our stressful World whether it is through sitting in front of a computer for hours, working out with poor form, excessive traveling, eating non-nutrient dense foods, or being emotionally stressed we can compromise our nervous system. Our nervous system made up of the brain, spine, and nerves controls and coordinates ALL function in the human body.
The healthier we keep our nervous system and the less stress on it then the better we are at adapting to the external environment. Many people think that in order for there to be stress on the nervous system there must be pain. In fact a person could have significant stress on their nervous system with zero pain just like they could have Stage 3 cancer and have zero symptoms. The key is make sure you have a chiropractor on your team regularly that checks your spine for interference and determines if there is blockage from the brain down the spine and out the nerves.
2) Load Up on Omega 3’s
Omega 3’s as many of you have seen in your fish oil, tuna oil, or krill oil are packed with a punch to help reduce inflammation in the body. As pollen keeps soaring it is crucial we are on the right brand of Omega 3 and taking the correct dosage to reduce inflammation. When pollen counts are through the roof you want to up your dosage to between 2,000-3,000 mg. We recently placed an order of Tuna Oil from Standard Process so please reply if you would like us to hold a bottle of this high quality Omega 3.
3) Load up On Vitamin D3
The next supplement that will be crucial and is very low in a lot of people right now is Vitamin D3. The primary source of this is in the sun but if you are experiencing many symptoms from allergies then you most likely do not want to be outside. Over the past 4-5 months many of us have been indoors because of the cold weather so our body’s are deficient in this vital nutrient that can affect over 2,000 genes in the body. The key is to make sure you are getting D3 AKA Cholecalciferol and not getting it from processed products such as pasteurized milk from grain-fed cows. The amount of vitamin D3 to take right now should be between 60-90 ng/l. Please let us know as well if you would like a bottle of these as we ordered these with the Tuna Oil.
By implementing all 3 steps, you are giving your body a much better shot at beating allergies and living an super-charged pollen season. Don’t forget your regular visit to chiropractor for prevention or ease of your allergy!