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Tips for Overcoming Allergies

May 9, 2019

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Tips for Overcoming Allergies


East Tennessee is beautiful in the fall and spring time, but it usually brings some terrible allergy symptoms with it! Here are a few of our favorite, natural way to overcome allergies. 

  1. Essential Oils

    Essential oils such as lavender, lemon, and peppermint help fight common allergy symptoms. Lavender helps to soothe irritation of the respiratory system. Lemon helps to boost the immune system and can be added to a glass of water. Peppermint works to relieve headaches, alleviate a sore throat and acts as a cough suppressant.

  2. Eat Local Honey/Bee Pollen

    Local honey works to boost the immune system by integrating local pollen. Eating a spoonful of local honey acts as a natural cough suppressant.  Bee pollen has antibiotic properties that work to prevent cold and flu, as well as it’s a natural allergy remedy.

  3. Extra Fluids

    Drinking adequate amounts of water is essential to overall health! Some specific benefits of drinking enough water include: headache relief, flushing out of toxins, boosting immune system, and regulation of body temperature. How much water do you need to drink? Take your body weight in pounds and divide it by two; that’s the number of ounces of water you should consume daily.

  4. Eat Veggies and Fruits

    Vegetables and fruits that are green in color help to regulate liver detox and improve eye health. Red colored vegetables and fruits promote heart health and reduce inflammation. Vegetables and fruits that are orange/yellow boost antioxidant intake and keep skin and eyes healthy. Blue and purple colored vegetables and fruits work to reduce inflammation in the heart and arteries. White and colorless vegetables and fruits support bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

  5. Adjustments

    Getting regular adjustments helps to stimulate nerve function; this stimulates immune function and allows your body to naturally fight cold and flu viruses. Regular adjustments also improve the body’s overall health and well-being, improve the quality of sleep, and improve mobility. Call 865-315-7479 to set up your first appointment at Thrive!


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