Seasonal Allergies_ Causes & Natural Alleviation - Ep. 216 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST

Seasonal Allergies: Causes & Natural Alleviation – Ep. 216

“There are numerous studies that show that the foods you eat can have a significant effect on your seasonal allergies. 70-80% of your immune system sits right outside your intestinal. If your gut isn’t healthy, you’re going to have more immune responses, allergies, and autoimmune issues than somebody who’s gut is really healthy. The first thing you have to do is support and heal your gut.” – Devon Dionne


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This week, we have an awesome episode today all about allergies and how to naturally alleviate them. We were actually prompted to talk about this topic when Devon woke up with a horrible headache one more. She knew it wasn’t a normal headache and narrowed it down to being caused by seasonal allergies. After using a couple of household items and simple foods, teas, and essential oils, she felt tons better. We’ll be sharing what she used plus other easy ways to naturally alleviate your allergies.

Hot topics we’ll be covering in this episode include:

  • Why our bodies react the way they do to seasonal allergies
  • Why it’s better to naturally alleviate allergies rather than rely on medicine like antihistamines or nasal sprays.
  • How allergy medicine can negatively affect the gut.
  • What a low antihistamine diet is and why it’s not the same as working with seasonal allergies.
  • Oral allergy syndrome that is caused by pollen and foods that you react to unless you cook them.
  • How our gut has a huge connection with our allergies.
  • How probiotics and fermented foods are a great way to heal the gut and keep your allergies at bay.
  • Everyday household items and common foods you can easily find to help naturally alleviate your allergies.


Seasonal Allergies_ Causes & Natural Alleviation - Ep. 216 OPEN SKY FITNESS PODCAST


How To Naturally Alleviate Allergies

The best way to help prevent allergy symptoms is to ensure you have a healthy gut. If you eat a lot of processed food and sugars, they are going to have a negative impact on your gut lining and therefore your immune system as well.

Some very easy, natural ways to help heal your gut and alleviate allergies that you can start doing today include using or consuming:

  • Whole foods or Paleo based diet
  • Probiotics
  • Fermented foods
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Raw honey
  • Garlic
  • Raw milk
  • Fatty fish with Omega 3
  • Fish oil
  • Omega 3 supplements
  • Bone Broth
  • Stinging nettles tea
  • Quercetin supplements
  • Foods and teas high in the flavonoid, quercetin:
    • Black tea
    • White tea
    • Green tea
    • Skins of apples
    • Blueberries
    • Cruciferous vegetables
    • Capers
    • Chocolate
    • Red onion
    • Strawberries
    • Red grapes
  • Saline solution in a neti pot
  • Essential oils:
    • Eucalyptus
    • Frankincense
    • Peppermint

What You’ll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:40 Check out last week’s show: OSF 215 – How to Get BIGGER, LEANER, STRONG, With Mike Matthews

2:00 About today’s topic: seasonal allergies and how to naturally alleviate them.

2:30 Clean up your diet with our 7 Day Paleo Reset

2:50 Join us for our upcoming Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook on Sunday, September 2 on protein powder.

4:40 Question from the OSF Facebook Group: How can you be consistent when not seeing your results quick enough?

7:00 The top takeaways and real-life benefits people get from the Sky Fit Challenge without any drastic measures.

8:00 Why weight loss isn’t the only indicator of a healthy body.

12:00 Devon’s experience with seasonal allergies and headaches caused by them.

13:00 Devon’s search for a natural way to fight back against allergies.

15:00 Why our body reacts the way it does to allergies from congestion, migraines, runny nose, watery eyes etc.

16:30 Various things you could be allergic too including cockroaches.

19:30 How antihistamines work against allergies why it’s not great because it’s only fighting the symptoms and not the cause.

21:00 What a low antihistamine diet is and why it’s not the same as working with allergies.

22:00 Oral allergy syndrome that is caused by pollen and foods that you react to unless you cook them.

24:00 Allergies to nightshades like eggplant and birch tree pollen.

24:50 Grass allergies in the spring and the various intense reactions people might have.

26:00 How to naturally combat seasonal allergies in a natural way by healing and supporting your gut.

27:50 How probiotics and fermented foods are a great way to heal the gut and keep your allergies at bay.

31:00 Household items that you probably already have in your kitchen that can help your allergies.

32:00 How consuming local, raw honey can help your body adjust and get used to the local pollen in your area.

33:40 Essential oils that can help you alleviate allergies.

37:00 The benefits of raw milk for asthma and allergies.

38:30 Benefits of foods and teas with the flavonoid, quercetin.

40:30 Stinging nettle tea benefits.

43:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

45:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing






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Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We’ll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we’ve done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

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