Over-the-counter drugs might alleviate your allergy symptoms, but the side effects can be the pits. Try these food-based natural remedies for seasonal allergies instead!
Allergies are one of the most common afflictions of Americans today, especially in children. “My allergies are acting crazy today!” “Here, have one of my [insert allergy drug here].” As an ex-child with asthma and allergies, now a fully-fledged adult with the sniffles and wheezes, I was drawn to review Dr. Atul N. Shah’s book for kids, Allergies, and Awesome You!
We talked last week about a child with a debilitating peanut allergy, and several commenters brought up the good point that we didn’t see food allergies like this when we were kids. What’s causing this increase in food allergies here in the U.S., and what can we do to prevent them? As it turns out, kids are not “wimps,” as one commenter put it. In fact, what’s changed isn’t the kids. It’s our food.
Drippy. Itchy. Stuffy. Groggy. Sound familiar? If you regularly suffer from springtime allergies, the answer is probably yes. While loading up on the Claritins, Benadryls, or Zyrtecs is one option, you can also try some local honey. When bees ingest the nectar from flowers, they’re also ingesting some of the plants’ pollen. This nectar is …