Are you as sick of this weather as I am? (Literally sick- my allergies are having a field day with these rapid weather changes!)
Only in Houston can we experience every type of weather in the course of a week. If you have seasonal allergies, weather change is NOT your friend!
I've suffered with terrible allergies my entire life, and in the past I turned to prescription medications, allergy shots, eye drops, and other chemical-based things that doctors threw at me to alleviate the symptoms of my allergies.
When I decided to take control of my health, I knew there had to be a better way to stop suffering from allergies, and even prevent them! I'm not going to tell you that I never take an antihistamine, because that wouldn't be true- but I've found many ways to prevent allergy symptoms, and I only have to turn to Claritin or Zyrtec very rarely, if ever.
Over the last few years, I have trialed many things, and these are the ones that have stuck:
1. Local Honey
This probably isn't the first time you've heard this, but let me go into more detail for those of you who aren't familiar. When bees are pollinating flowers, they carry some of that pollen which then gets transferred to the honey. By consuming local honey, you're exposing your body to some of the local allergens and helping your body to build immunity to them.
Almost every day I drink a mixture of warm water, local honey, ginger, lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. Super easy, delicious, and it gets rid of sniffles and congestion in a snap!