Feeling more fatigued lately?
Have an itchy scalp or eyes?
Have a sensitive or burning tongue?
Every year, it seems like allergies get worse.
When I started to feel my own throat get sore, my scalp began to itch and I had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning…
I started my allergy supplements, incorporated the tips below, and began doing the exercise in the video below to get me going in the morning.
Within days, I felt myself again.
Many of my clients are complaining of similar symptoms.
So why is this year so brutal?
Climate change and the pandemic are playing a huge role.
‘Year over year, we’re finding climate change is a major factor in worsening symptoms for spring and fall pollen seasons,’ said Kenneth Mendez, the CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
The rising temperatures and increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere make pollen seasons heavier and longer. Allergy season is now 10 days longer than it was in 1990, and trees, grass, and weeds are producing 21% more pollen. More pollen means more runny noses, watery eyes, and itchy throats.
There’s another theory that could help explain why people may be experiencing worse allergies after lockdown: Some experts believe being exposed to allergens like pollen over time can help you build up a tolerance. If you take away the exposure, the tolerance wanes. More research is needed to determine if this could be the case, though.
This might be true, but I see the pandemic and all the other world stressors as part of the cause for another reason.
A theme in my client sessions over the last few months has been emotional stress about the fear of the unknown.
When we are feeling stress or pressure for an extended period about the unknown, it can tax the same meridians that also help our bodies detox.
Your Spleen, Kidney, and Liver Meridians energize these organs, which help filter your blood.
From an emotional standpoint, your Spleen Meridian helps you metabolize emotions, enabling you to assimilate new situations easier.
Your Liver and Kidney Meridians emotionally can help you navigate change with greater ease, courage, and confidence when they are in balance.
We are definitely living through challenging times and experiencing greater environmental and emotional stressors.
The first part of the video takes you through exercises with Lemon and Eucalyptus Oil to help alleviate sinus pressure and headaches.
These have been life-changing for me. I did the final exercise in the video this morning before I got out of bed and it opened my chest, cleared my head, and energized me in minutes!
You can download and print the Exercise Resource Sheet I created for you here and have it ready by your bed to do after you press snooze for a calmer and more energized start to your day.
Yes! Calm energy is the awesome effect of this exercise!
And keep scrolling down for more tips on how to limit allergen exposure and some useful remedies.
And please share this with anyone you know who is suffering: https://bit.ly/LR-AllergyHack
This solved my issues in just a few days.
And try these commonsense tips to limit your exposure:
- Clean your home more often to pick up the extra dust, pollen, and other airborne household allergens and make sure your vacuum filter is a HEPA filter. You actually could be stirring up pollen versus filtering it out of your home without one.
- Keep your windows closed.
- Change your clothes and shower when you get home to remove pollen from your person. Clear your nasal passages of allergens and irritants with a neti pot or my favorite a Neil Med Sinus Rinse. Clear it off and out of your system, so you aren’t exposing yourself, as you try to rest.
- Wear shades. Sunglasses can keep pollen out of your eyes. Continue to wear a mask. This helped me a lot! My chest was feeling continually better, then I had a setback, and realized it was after I had lunch outside. The next few days, I wore a mask even while exercising outside, and I continued to improve.
- Avoid exercising outdoors or wait until the evening. The pollen count tends to be highest in the morning and ragweed worst midday.
- Notice if your allergy symptoms get worse after eating. If they do, take an inventory of what you just ate, and try eliminating one of the more common inflammatory foods. I would try dairy, gluten or sugar first, and see if you notice a difference.
Now for Natural Remedies That Work!
I am always pleasantly surprised when things like this work!
- Inhaling Lemon Oil, then rubbing it on the sinus points in this free exercise has given me instant relief and helped me breathe again! While the acupressure exercise in this same video immediately relieves my sinus pressure.
- Vitamin C is a well-known immune-booster and 2000mg a day can lower histamine levels.
- Add ginger to your juice or make fresh ginger tea by peeling and boiling ginger in water. Ginger is a natural antihistamine! Add local raw honey for a further immune booster and to help your body begin to build up your immunity to local pollen.
- Drink a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 8-10oz of water to reap the benefits of this anti-inflammatory and antibacterial wonder water!