I don’t believe the answer to *most* health problems is pharmaceuticals. I believe there are natural solutions to almost everything, and finding the root cause is something I’m all about. That being said, I have terrible allergies that I have medicated for MOST of my 36 years. I spent so many years treating symptoms with medication (both OTC and prescription) only to feel tired, sluggish, and still mostly miserable with my allergies. I got fed up with the whole thing, really. If I was going to feel miserable anyway, I might as well feel miserable without the meds. For the last 4 or so years, I haven't taken an allergy pill, used an inhaler, or any other OTC or prescribed drugs for my allergies. If that's not a miracle I don't know what is!
I spent some time learning about natural paths that led me to support my body symptoms on the front end rather than treat symptoms after the fact. I still have seasons of discomfort, but I am able to manage much better now.
As I gradually switched out all the toxic products in my home, from cleaning products to body products I noticed that I was better able to handle being outdoors with all the pollen and ragweed. I have a theory that by exposing myself to fewer and fewer chemicals, my body has recovered somewhat! Also my skincare system may secretly protect me from those things. I can't prove it, but I know that getting rid of the toxic chemicals definitely did not hurt.
Another major switch I made was adding in excellent supplements and vitamins. I can tell a major difference when I take them vs. when I don't. As a matter of fact, one of the rabbit holes I went down while studying about natural health was how vitamin deficiency affects seasonal allergies--seriously, just google it. When I don't take my vitamins, my body doesn't handle the floating particles well at all. As long as I stay consistent with my vitamins I do pretty well.
Although the changes in household products and vitamins have made a substantial difference, there are extra steps we take at our house when the pollen gets rough.
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