IonLoop customers love the outdoors, but allergies can get in the way –
so we are pleased to share a few natural allergy remedies that may help
relieve your allergy symptoms! IonLoop prefers natural methods to
over-the-counter allergy medicines or prescription drugs because natural
treatments generally are free from side effects.
What Are Allergies?
First, let’s look at the root problem.
are basically the body’s response to foreign bodies entering it. The
body uses watery eyes, sneezing, bronchial swelling and other methods to
rid itself of unwanted intruders.
Thanks, but no thanks!
Our Favorite Allergy Remedies
are our top five favorite natural remedies for allergies. (We suggest
you do your homework before you try them, as some – like butterbur – may
produce additional allergy symptoms in certain people.)
Pots. This type of nasal flushing uses saltwater or a saline solution to
rinse away allergies. This method can be used to treat or prevent
allergies by cleansing the nose and making it more effective in removing
2. Food. Certain foods – particularly those rich in
omega-3 like fish, eggs and flaxseed oil – have been used to treat
Spicy foods like hot mustard and cayenne can act as nasal decongestants as well.
Butterbur. This botanical has been shown to work similarly to a product
like Singulair, blocking chemicals that can trigger nasal swelling.
4. Stinging Nettle. A natural alternative to antihistamines, nettle inhibits the body’s ability to produce histamines.
5. Acupuncture. Acupuncture stimulates strategic points in the body, encouraging it to heal naturally. This Fox News article highlights a study in which patients treated with Chinese herbs and acupuncture demonstrated a marked level of allergy relief.
If you suffer from allergies, we hope you find the perfect remedy so you – and your IonLoop sports bracelets – can get outside and enjoy life!