Seasonal Allergies | Cultivate Health
Allergy season is upon us! Breathe easy with a holistic approach to your health this year!
Few things in life are guaranteed, but you can always depend on a Midwest spring to b
ring three things: a welcome reprieve from our harsh winter, a new crop of potholes, and pollen overload. The sneezing, itching, coughing, watery eyes… many of us have been there! Seasonal allergies impact a sizable portion of the population, and this time of the year leaves a lot of us feeling miserable. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. A proactive approach to your health can allow you to enjoy your spring symptom-free. Before you reach for the allergy medication, why not try a holistic approach?
A Holistic Approach to Seasonal Allergies
The typical approach to allergy care (ie: reach for a pill or nasal spray and hope for the best) only treats the symptoms.
Our bodies are amazingly adept at responding to our environmental stimuli- which, at its base level, is what an allergic response is. Your body is responding (and overreacting) to something in its environment that it interprets as a threat. The good news is that when our bodies are functioning optimally, these reactions can be minimized or even reversed. There are a whole host of holistic care options to support your body’s immune system. Here are a few of our favorites.
Chiropractic care doesn’t heal allergies, it simply allows the body to do the work it was designed to do. When your spine is in alignment, the brain and spine can communicate freely without disruption. Chiropractic adjustments release stress on the nervous system, allowing your immune system to function properly. This allows your body to respond appropriately to environmental stimuli, including allergens that might typically send you into a sneezing and wheezing spiral.
You might be surprised by how much of your health is ruled by your gut. Eating a balanced diet rich in healing, gut-friendly foods and avoiding excessive sugar and alcohol can support almost every facet of your health, and even reduce or eliminate your reaction to allergens. A gut-healthy diet includes plenty of fiber (think fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes), prebiotic and probiotic foods, and plenty of water. It’s always best to get your nutrients from your diet when you can, but supplements are available if you’re not quite hitting your nutrition goals. (Link to supplements when that part of the website is done) Not sure where to start? Come in and chat with us for some guidance. We can help you get your health goals sighted in with Health Coaching and the Fit & Well program will support you as you reach them.
We could write an article solely on the benefits of the Vitality Booth- seriously, there are so many. Luckily for allergy sufferers, some of the benefits of the Vitality Booth are respiratory health support and inflammation reduction- two key factors for those plagued with allergies. This wellness powerhouse combines the powerful treatments of halo therapy and red light therapy to deliver immediate and lasting results for a wide range of health concerns.
Its laundry list of other benefits includes heavy hitters like anti-aging benefits, weight loss, mood enhancement, skin rejuvenation, and so much more. Stop in to check out our Vitality Booth soon! We currently have the only one in Nebraska.
Don’t suffer this spring, come in and see us. Give us a call at 402-372-0166 or schedule an appointment here.
Visit us at www.cultivatechiroandwellness.com to learn more.
- Your Cultivate Chiro & Wellness Team