Can eating local honey reduce seasonal allergy symptoms? How about consuming stinging nettle extract or even pine bark?
As more people search for natural alternatives to OTC and prescription sinus and allergy drugs, I’ve noticed a spike this spring in the number of stories promoting dietary solutions for seasonal-allergy sufferers.
Here’s a small sampling of the stories I stumbled across in the last couple of weeks:
Seven Dietary Changes For Allergies and Asthma – Drweill.com
Top 5 All Natural Allergy Fighters – Liveinthenow.com
Seven Essential Oils To Reclaim Your Sinuses During Allergy Season — Organicauthority.com
Using Honey To Fight Allergies Worth A Try – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
So what’s the bottom line? Can dietary changes and natural supplements relieve seasonal allergy symptoms?
It depends on who you ask.
Which is why I enjoyed reading this recent article on Huffington Post’s EatingWell blog that examines some of the popular dietary strategies being used to curb asthma and allergy symptoms. While the verdict is still out on local honey, it sounds like it’s a good idea to limit salt intake, eat more fruit, and avoid raw milk.
What natural solutions have you tried to prevent nasal congestion and allergies?