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As we welcome the warmth of spring, there's a buzz of excitement in the air. However, for many, this time of year also brings something less enjoyable: seasonal allergies. 

The Pollen Predicament:

One of the primary culprits behind spring allergies is pollen. As flowers bloom and trees begin to bud, they release tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. While this process is essential for nature's cycle, it can wreak havoc on the immune systems of allergy sufferers. 

Symptoms to Watch For: 

Spring allergies can manifest in various ways, but some of the most common symptoms include: 

  • Sneezing or nasal congestion 

  • Runny or stuffy nose 

  • Itchy, watery eyes 

  • Scratchy or sore throat 

  • Coughing 

  • Post-Nasal Drip 

  • Headaches or fatigue 

  • Sinus congestion 


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These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can significantly impact daily life if left unmanaged. 

Tips for Relief:

Stay Indoors When Pollen Counts Are High: Keep an eye on local pollen forecasts and try to stay indoors when pollen levels are at their peak, usually in the morning and on windy days. Great resources for looking at local pollen counts include apps such as:,,  

Keep Windows Closed: Although it's tempting to let in the fresh spring air, keeping windows and doors closed can help prevent pollen from entering your home.  

Get Adjusted: According to research, patients who received chiropractic care experienced a 50% reduction in frequency and intensity of allergy symptoms upon onset of care, with continued improvement after three months of care.  

Chiropractic adjustments restore optimal function to the nervous system, allowing the body to heal from the inside out in addition to help boost immunity and reduce the frequency and intensity of allergy symptoms. Patients have communicated an increased tolerance to allergens such as pollens, grasses, and weeds while under chiropractic care. 

Use Air Filters: Consider using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in your home's heating and cooling systems to trap pollen and other allergens or even using an air purifier. 

Shower and Change Clothes: After spending time outdoors, shower and change into fresh clothes to remove any pollen that may have collected on your skin and clothing. 

Decrease Dairy Consumption: Dairy can worsen allergy symptoms via increased mucus production, an increased inflammatory response, and cross-reactivity. In some cases, individuals with pollen allergies may experience cross-reactivity with dairy consumption meaning that the proteins in dairy can mimic those found in pollen, leading to allergic reactions or heightened sensitivity during allergy season. 

Alternatives to Dairy: Fortunately, there are plenty of dairy-free alternatives available that can provide similar nutritional benefits without exacerbating allergy symptoms. Consider incorporating the following options into your diet: 

  • Plant-based common dairy product alternatives such as almond, coconut or oat derived. Avoid soy. 

  • Non-dairy sources of calcium, such as leafy greens, fortified plant milks, and tofu. 

Consider Allergy Supplements: Natural D-Hist and Sinatrol provide relief for mild to moderate symptoms. See the product highlights by following the above links to learn why both of these products provide relief for seasonal allergies. D-Hist Jr is the chewable form for children. As opposed to using a nasal spray, a netty pot is a great option to clear pollen from the nasal passages. 

Looking Ahead: 

While spring allergies can be a nuisance, they're a small price to pay for the beauty and renewal that comes with the season. By taking proactive steps to manage symptoms, you can enjoy all that spring has to offer without the sniffles and sneezes. 

Here's to a season filled with blooming flowers, sunny days, and clear nasal passages! 

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