Spring is finally here, but for those with seasonal allergies, it’s hardly a time to celebrate. As with years past, pollen counts are expected to pack a serious punch this year and people across the country are gearing up for the assaults: itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion and stuffiness. Over the counter drugs may mask symptoms, but they also come with side effects like drowsiness and brain fog.
And most importantly, conventional allergy medications don’t address the root cause of allergies: Immune imbalances — often starting in your gut.
Fortunately, there are specific health-building strategies, foods, and natural compounds that work to balance immune responses and tame seasonal allergies. Applying these solutions help lessen the severity of seasonal allergies so you can sail through the season symptom free.
Toxins, Leaky Gut and Allergies
Your gut is the foundation of health—and illness. As a first line of defense against environmental toxins, harmful pathogens, and even certain “healthy” foods, it’s the central hub for total-body immunity. Over 70% of the immune system is located in the gut.
With so many complex roles in nourishing and defending your body—especially in today’s age—there’s a lot that can go wrong in the gut. The gut barrier that absorbs nutrients and keeps harmful invaders out of the bloodstream can easily be damaged by toxins and other threats such as pathogens, inflammation, even stress.
Damage to the gut barrier allows things like toxins, undigested food particles, and harmful bacteria to get into the bloodstream. This can trigger allergies and immune overreactions as your immune system ramps up to address the steady stream of challenges “leaking” from the gut.
There is accumulating evidence regarding the links between environmental toxins, such as pesticides and heavy metals, and immune dysregulation, immune overreaction, and autoimmune diseases. These environmental poisons generate inflammation and can wreak havoc on our finely tuned systems.
This is why comprehensive gut detox and repair is a key part of any truly effective allergy solutions. And the spring season is an excellent time of year to cleanse your body of toxins that have built up over the winter months. Gentle detoxification is a key practice that can help eliminate harmful substances, reduce inflammation, and help restore balance to the immune system.
Gut Detox & Repair
Eliminating toxins from the gut, balancing the microbiome, and restoring gut wall integrity are fundamental strategies for balancing your immune system and reigning in immune overreactions, allergies and related issues.
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Top Anti-Allergy Detox Foods
Diet is a key aspect of effective detoxification, and certain foods are shown to support even greater toxin removal while promoting optimal immune balance and support against allergies. In addition to emphasizing the foods listed below, many people find that avoiding common food allergens like gluten, dairy and refined sugar helps reduce allergy symptoms. As always, choosing organic can help reduce your exposure to health-robbing toxins while boosting your detox efforts with an abundance of clean nutrients.
Pineapple: Contains a powerful enzyme bromelain to help thin mucus and reduce occasional allergies.
Spirulina: Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent allergies. Spirulina is a nutritious source of the omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which helps support balanced immunity and reduce allergic reactions.
Berries: Dark colored berries such as blueberries contain an abundance of healthy phytonutrients such as anthocyanins that can help support immunity and help reduce allergy flare ups.
Turmeric: Yet another reason to love turmeric, this rich yellow spice contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant compound that supports immunity and can help alleviate occasional seasonal allergies.
Apples: An apple a day helps keep allergies away, because apples are good sources of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant compound that helps control occasional allergies and offers numerous additional benefits for immunity.
Citrus: Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and other citrus fruits contain the bioflavonoid hesperidin which helps control allergy flare-ups. They’re also good sources of vitamin C, another important nutrient for balanced immunity.
Allergies on the Rise—Detox and Defend Your Health
There may be a number of reasons for the increase we’re seeing in allergies: Climate change, environmental pollutants, GMOs and food additives, chronic stress, and more. Other conditions related to inflammation and overactive immunity are also on the rise. By using holistic strategies—such as detoxification—to address these issues, many people are finding significant relief, while supporting overall health and vitality in the process.
And that’s nothing to sneeze at!
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