Allergens fluctuate based on the season, below are Wisconsin's:
- Spring – tree pollen
- Summer – grass pollen
- Fall – weed pollen, mold, and dust mites
- Winter – mold and dust mites
- Raw Local Honey
- Consuming local honey is key because it contains pollen that bees have collected in your environment. Your body can respond and recognize the pollen as a non-threat to your immune system, which prevent the allergic response.
- Dose: 1-2 TBSP/day
- Will help to boost your immune system, break up mucus, and help lymphatic drainage. http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html
- Dose: 1 TBSP 3x/day
- These enzymes are found in colorful veggies and fruit, especially in pineapple. They act together to support the immune system and break up mucus. One of my favorite supplements for sinus health is Sinuplex. http://www.metagenics.com/mp/products/sinuplex
- Bromelain: 100-200 mg/day – Be sure to take an hour or two before or after meal
- Quercetin: 400-500 mg 3x/day
- Most of your immune system resides in your gut and it is important to keep your healthy gut flora happy. Taking a daily probiotic will improve your immune system, digestion, and mood.
- Dose: 50 billion IU/day
- This herb helps to reduce inflammation and histamine production, which decreases the body’s response to allergens.
- Dose: 300-500 mg/two per day
- Tea: http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/products/nettle-leaf/