Right about now, we’re all looking forward to the warmer weather.
But you might want to wish for the cold to last just a little bit longer. Maybe even one last snowstorm.
Because once the temperatures rise and the flowers start to bloom, we could face what experts are calling the WORST allergy season on record…. before it even gets here.
In fact, they’re ALREADY starting to sound the alarm. It’s time to bulk-buy the tissues (if you can even get them amid the coronavirus scare) because the coming allergy season will be LONG and SEVERE.
But don’t resign yourself to months of sniffing and sneezing just yet. I’ve got a plan that could help keep you clear-eyed and breathing easy all spring and summer long.
And you won’t need any risky antihistamines or other drugs to do it.
The sudden, rapid rise of allergy season
A new report from AccuWeather finds 193 million Americans – nearly two out of three of us – will be struggling through a worse-than-average allergy season this year. And depending on where you live, it might be starting already.
AccuWeather predicts the sniffles season will be in full swing in the southeast through Texas in a matter of days, going full blast before St. Patrick’s Day.
Then, those allergies will begin a quick and relentless march to the north. They should reach peak levels in the Mid-Atlantic states by Tax Day, and then extend into the Northeast.
By Memorial Day, even snowy Maine will be snowed under with another kind of white stuff… pollen. About the only region spared will be the West, which will range from normal (which is still miserable) to below average in some areas.
Above-average rain and snow in most of the nation mean you will be battling higher than normal grass, tree, or weed pollens depending on where you’re located. And the assault could linger well into autumn.
Battle allergies WITHOUT drug side effects
I know some folks are already stocking up on allergy meds. But they’re not just expensive.
Antihistamine drugs also can come with troubling side effects such as dry mouth and drowsiness. And for seniors, they can be even riskier, triggering changes in mood and behavior or interacting with other meds.
Ditch those risks and try a natural antihistamine instead.
The flavonoid quercetin is a natural antihistamine that could help fight off watery eyes and runny nose as well as coughing and sneezing. You’ll find quercetin in many foods, including spring onions, garlic, cocoa, and red onions. It’s also available as a supplement.
Ditto for the herbal remedy butterbur, which has been used for centuries to fight allergies. In one head to head study, butterbur matched the effectiveness of the allergy drug Zyrtec, but without the usual drug side effects.
And don’t forget the power of raw honey. When it’s made with local pollens, honey can help desensitize you to the very particles causing your misery.
Just make sure it’s local and raw. You can often find it in farmers’ markets and health-food stores as well as a growing number of chain supermarkets with “local” sections.
Don’t let the “worst allergy season on record” catch YOU off guard. If you have allergies, stock up on these natural options today.