It's on its way! Spring temperatures, gorgeous pastel blooms, birds and yes, for many of us allergies.
I too have been tempted to reach for the quick-fix over-the-counter drug store remedies. Those have worked intermittantly for me and leave that lingering heady, unclear feeling.
Here's my secret remedy: Seasonal Foods + Balanced Living
I haven't suffered seasonal allergies in years. And when my clients and friends grumble about their persistent issues, sometimes leading to sinus infectiosn and often creating weeks of discomfort, I simply recommend the above.
Seasonal foods offer a powerful combination of nutrients, natural antihistamines, and antioxidant-rich foods that create healing from the inside out.
Ayurvedic physician John Douillard, recommends a seasonal dietary cycle tha includes plenty of local seasonal produce, which naturally contributes to our overall health.
Eating seasonally isn't just for garners and green thumbs any more.
5 Way to Prevent Spring Allergies with Seasonal Foods:
Channel our inner pioneer. Extend our growing seasons with early vegetables like radishes, many greens, and cold-hardy vegetables like kale or hardy Brussels sprouts. And we can take advantage of perennial fruits and vegetables which come back year after year.
Make a date for the Farmer's Market. Spend an hour wandering the stalls, noticing what's in season and sampling a few of your fresh finds. Ask your local farmers and vendors for their favorite ways to simply preapare what's in season right now.
Connect with the bigger picture. Join a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) such as and feel great supporting local farmers and seasonal foods. Again many CSAs offer recipes and tips on preparing what's in your box.
Go out to eat. But before you eat out do a quick search for restaurants that offer locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in your neighborhood. These seasonal menus are a wonderful way to incorporate fresh choices and stretch beyond your traditional choices.
Sweeten it up. With local raw honey, that is. Using this natural sweetener is a perfect preventative allergy measure.
Now get out there and enjoy! And let us know which seasonal foods have helped with your allergies this season.
Be well, Clea