With seasonal allergy season once again rearing its ugly head, many who suffer from mold, pollen, danger, ragweed and a bevy of others are dashing to the drug stores to stock up on their go-to OTC allergy medication. No surprise there, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with this. Still, it’s interesting how remain completely unaware of the actions they can take to control their allergy symptoms naturally on a day-by-day basis. At the top of the list are reducing sugar intake, eating healthy and addressing undiagnosed, easily-corrected spinal misalignments.

Allergies are marked by the immune system’s overreaction to foreign, potentially harmful substances. And as evidenced by mountains of scientific data, there’s a direct link between allergies, diet and spinal health. Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking for a more natural way to manage or reduce your seasonal allergies.

  • Reduce sugar intake, as it raises the body’s inflammatory immune response

  • Consume foods that are high in vitamin D, quercetin, bromelain, and probiotics

  • Quality fiber, such as psyllium, helps rid the body of toxins and waste materials

  • Spine misalignment can hinder brain/spinal communication and trigger allergies

  • Avoid processed foods whenever possible and incorporate fresh fruits and veggies

  • Consult a qualified chiropractor and/or wellness expert for personalized advice

Allergy medications, while effective for many, can reach a plateau over time. If you find yourself reaching for them on an increased basis each season, it may be highly beneficial to consider a change to your diet, as well as a chiropractic evaluation. At Riddle Wellness, we offer a wide range of chiropractic and nutrition services to help those who continue to struggle with seasonal allergies. Get in touch with our Rochester NY clinic to schedule a complementary consultation or learn more about how we can help.

We’re located at 435 West Commercial Drive in Rochester NY, and committed to providing a safe, sterile environment for your peace of mind. Give us a call at 585-670-0020 or write to us through our website’s contact page to get started.