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3 Natural Ways to Ease Spring Allergies

Feeling like allergies are getting the best of you? Especially during the spring and summer, allergies can be overwhelming and make life incredibly uncomfortable. Luckily, allergy suffers can find relief from naturally .

1. Probiotics: These are healthy bacteria that live in your digestive tract. While there are conflicting reports, some studies show that probiotics might reduce allergy symptoms such as runny nose and congestion. Dr. Drake recommends daily probiotics for all ages.

2. Fruits and Vegetables: One study showed that kids with allergic asthma who ate lots of tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, green beans, and zucchini had fewer symptoms than kids who didn't. Fruits and veggies high in vitamins C and E -- such as spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes -- might also ease swelling in your airways. Our office recommends Juice Plus+!

3. Chiropractic Care: Your nervous system is the master system that orchestrates your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is probably an inappropriate reaction.

Chiropractic doesn’t treat allergies! We look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system.

Through chiropractic and homeopathic remedies, we can re-train the body to respond appropriately to its environment.

For example, a five year old boy came to our clinic with multiple allergies: foods, pollen, dogs. After working with his system for a few months, removing the nerve irritations and assisting the body to heal and adapt, he no longer had “asthmatic attacks” when ingesting the offending foods. His mother said they visited a friend who had a dog that sheds. Normally, he would have breathing problems and hives. He had nothing! His body is healthier and knows how to adapt to its environment!

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