3 Things You Need to Know to Survive Fall Allergy Season

Inspired by Dawn share's tips for surviving Fall allergy season with health and wellness

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, especially during the Fall, you'll do almost anything to ease the suffering, right? We feel you! That's why we decided to dig a little deeper to see if we could come up with some new or little known information and tips to help you get back to your healthy, active self before the season is over.

#1 - Brace ourselves. Evidence seems to be showing that global warming is extending the Fall allergy season and making it more intense. Lucky us! Warmer temperatures are resulting in longer growing seasons not only for things we love - strawberries, watermelon, etc., but also for the weeds that often define Fall allergy season.

#2 - Knowledge is power. While we already know that we should rely on our air conditioning in our homes and cars, change our clothes after being outside, etc., etc. It's also best to do our best to avoid being outside when pollen counts are high. So we've discovered two great tools to help.

  • Detailed daily pollen counts available for where you live from a reliable source - American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
  • 5-Day pollen forecast also customized to where you live, and also offers a 30-day tracker of historic pollen levels

#3 - Your are what you eat. Foods you're eating on a daily basis may be easing or exacerbating your Fall allergy symptoms! While everyone is different, it might be helpful to try a few a these to see if they help you feel any better or note if some of these do seem to have an unhealthy impact.

 Seek Avoid
Broccoli Bananas
Kale Chamomile Tea
Onion & Garlic Apples (some varieties)
Pumpkins Cucumber
Carrots Zucchini

Hopefully these tips and resources will help you feel better and manage your health throughout the Fall season. Happy Fall!

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