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Allergy season is on its way. If you suffer from allergies, you know how miserable and all-consuming they can be — with headaches, runny noses, itchy eyes and irritated skin.

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Luckily, nature has provided some wonderful tools to help relieve the symptoms of allergies. An allergic reaction happens when our body’s immune system is wrongly triggered and creates inflammation.

Anti-inflammatories like these 5 natural allergy remedies, help keep the reaction in check and reduce the aggravation and discomfort of allergies.

 

Probiotic foods

Wellness starts with what we put into our bodies. Probiotic foods are especially important if you have allergies because they help maintain a healthy gut, which in turn supports the correct function of the immune system. Healthy digestion helps fight inflammation and promote dexotification, too.

Try these 6 Super Probiotic Foods

Yoga

Daily yoga practice is one of the best ways to fight allergies. It reduces stress, strengthens the lung, detoxes, and increases our sense of well-being. Specific yoga poses can do wonders for relieving blocked sinuses, cleansing the organs and lymphatic system, and helping you breath easy.

Try these 5 Anti-allergy Yoga Poses

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Honey

Since ancient times honey has been used to heal, cleanse and sooth. Drinking a cup of hot water with honey, fresh lemon and ginger is a great way to calm your aggravated senses, relax, and ingest beneficial anti-inflammatories.

Read more about Healing Honey

Sleep

We often sleep less than we should, or sacrifice rest for more activities. If you suffer from allergies it is important to make sleep a priority. Our body needs time to heal and restore itself — especially when it is being challenged by allergens.

If you struggle to sleep during allergy season try these 7 Steps to Better Sleep

Saline nasal spray

When you’re in the midst of an allergy attack, saline spray can give relief. They help release mucous from the nose, making it easier to breath. Because they are just salt and water there are no side-effects and you can use them as often as you like.

Do you have a great allergy-busting tip? Share in the comments!