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Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

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Are you someone who suffers from seasonal allergies? Until a few years ago, I thought I had a super power that allowed me to side step allergy season. But after moving to Virginia, seasonal allergies hit me hard. The itchy eyes, sinus pressure, and headache-y feeling is downright miserable. So today, I’m telling you all about the natural remedies that have allowed me to actually enjoy springtime.


This is one of my most requested episodes. No one wants to move through spring like a zombie because the pollen in the air is making you sick.  In this episode, I share my experience dealing with seasonal allergies for the first time after moving across country, my scary experience with Claritin and all the things I’ve done to relieve my allergies, naturally.

 Listen for an in-depth explanation of my favorite natural remedies, lifestyle changes and the most effective natural solutions that I have found.  Many of my suggestions involve overall lifestyle changes that can help with many aspects of your health.

In This Episode:

  • My first experience with seasonal allergies and the side effects I suffered after taking Claritin

  • Why many traditional over the counter allergy medications are not helping

  • My first method of defense – probiotics

  • How to properly use a Neti pot

  • Investing in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter

  • Decrease the load of irritants (from cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.) in your home

  • The Hyland’s allergy supplement I swear by

  • The essential oils proven to work against allergies

  • The herbal tincture I swear by

  • The vitamin naturally found in plant food – Quercetin

My Story with Allergies

I actually never had allergy symptoms growing up. I’ve lived all across the world (San Diego, Russia, Italy, and more) and never experienced allergies. That is, until I moved across the country to Virginia after falling in love with my now husband.

That’s when the allergies hit me.

I thought it was a migraine at first but it persisted day after day after day… it didn’t get any better. I ordered all the natural remedies to try to get rid of my symptoms. While waiting for them to come in the mail, I took a Claritin out of desperation. After 30 minutes, I felt SO much better.

Every morning, I woke up feeling miserable and took a Claritin while waiting for my amazing natural remedies to show up. Within three days, I fell into the deepest depression I’ve experienced. I had so many irrational and horrible thoughts in my head. Something was wrong with me.

I Googled ‘Claritin side effects’ and I’ve NEVER had such an easy time finding so many people with the same side effects, as well as scientific data about the crazy symptoms people experience from Claritin. It was so upsetting to me that this medication was so easily accessible but had such insane symptoms being reported. Please be careful using over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

I got off of it immediately and within 36 hours, all my symptoms were gone and I felt like myself again. But then, I was miserable with my allergies again! I suffered until all my natural remedies showed up at my door – thank goodness!

In this episode, I share what worked, what didn’t, what kinda worked, and what I use now. Tune in!

My Favorite Natural Remedies for Allergies:

Organic Olivia Allergy Defense Tonic and Probiotics

Hyland’s Allergy

Essential Oils Allergy Bundle (10% off with link)

Related Episodes:

Episode 28: Going Toxin Free on a Budget: The Power of Non Toxic Living

Episode 45: Understanding Fragrance Allergens and Reading Labels (Cracking the Fragrance Code Part 2)

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