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Natural Allergy Remedies

As the sun has been increasingly shining its bright face out from behind the clouds of winter, we’ve seen over the last week or so, an explosion of spring right before us. I can actually look out my window right now and see trees, that just last week were bare and cold, now filled with soft pink petals and chirping birds. But as the earth sleepily stretches and shakes the winter off its bare bones, it also brings with it a beautiful mess, pollen. If you’re like me, with my fickle sinuses, this time of year is like a double-edged sword. While I’m so excited to feel the warm sun on my face again, I usually head outdoors with caution and my list of necessary objects grows longer: allergy medicine, spare contacts, eye drops, tissues, and throat lozenges. I know, I’m a real party. While I do love to be the ultimate prepared girl scout for any occasion, I don’t bring this arsenal with me for the obvious bragging rights. I have, for as long as I can remember, had terrible seasonal allergies. I would love to take advantage of the warm days and cool evenings with the short-lived low humidity, but unless I want to struggle for quality air, I have always tended to limit my outside exposure during this time of year.

However, while I was in grad school for holistic nutrition, I began to look into more holistic seasonal allergy t