Yes, it's finally spring and the earth is coming alive once again. In our house, the combination of more outside play time and all things blooming means it's time to break out the cadre of Claritin, Zyrtec and Flonase. But perhaps there is a better way! This month, Whole Foods is sponsoring the"Be Good to Your Whole Body"podcast series featuring alternatives to traditional over-the-counter medicines for relieving allergy symptoms including effective ways to use homeopathic remedies, herbs, probiotics, nutrition and diet.
“Natural allergy remedies encourage natural defenses to adapt to their environment rather than just covering up the symptoms and help the body adapt to allergens over time. Alternative options encourage relief without creating dependence on a product and help side step the ‘rebound effect’ – when allergy symptoms are masked for a few days and they often come back even worse then before. Conventional methods often have side effects like insomnia or increased blood pressure while natural approaches help the body rest, recover and adapt to seasonal changes.”
So if your house is anything like mine, it's worth a tune in!
April Podcast Topics April 1st: Homeopathy for Allergy Relief April 7th: Natural Approaches to Allergies April 14th: Lifestyle and Seasonal Allergies
Resources for families living with food allergies (peanut allergy, nut allergy, egg allergy, wheat allergy, milk allergy, fish allergy, shellfish allergy, and soy allergy)