Top 4 Natural Ways to Fight Allergies
Staying healthy during the holidays is a goal most people have. Too often though allergies take their toll on your immune system making way for the cold or flu virus to get you sick. To improve your health this winter, here are four natural ways to combat allergies:
- Dust – Dusting is an underrated task. Dusting can be done quickly throughout your home by wiping horizontal surfaces with a microfiber cloth. Be sure to get the blinds and behind your tv too! It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
- Vacuum – This one may seem obvious, but most people rarely vacuum daily (if at all). Over time, all kinds of dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, dead skin cells–you name it–make their way into your carpets, rugs, hard floors and sofas. It is critical to keep these areas vacuumed as frequently as possible to prevent a buildup of allergens in your home. NEVER use a broom if you can help it! Brooms just kick up allergens and trigger allergic symptoms. Vacuuming with a HEPA filter vacuum will trap those allergens so you can dispose of them rather than breathe them in.
- Open Your Windows – I know it’s cold outside and heating costs money, but fresh air does a body good. Just a few minutes a day is all it takes. Some may argue, “but I’d be letting in allergens like pollen and dust from the outside.” To that I would agree, but I would also add that a higher concentration of allergens to “stale” air is more detrimental to your health than a lower concentration of allergens to fresh air. Plus, you would also be letting in beneficial microorganisms like probiotic bacteria that would help combat allergens and pathogens in your home.
- Probiotic Shield – Did someone say “Probiotics?” Yes that’s right! Germz Be Gone’s Probiotic Shield is on the cutting edge of allergy relief. Similar to the probiotics found in yogurt, these micro-protectors can be applied to your home environment to actually eat up allergens on surfaces and in the air. What’s more, probiotics also fight germs to help in your quest for better health while also providing protection for up to several days. You can purchase a bottle of these natural superheroes here or, if you live in the Las Vegas area, you can opt for our Probiotic Shield Service where we apply probiotics to your entire home. Either way, I highly recommend you add probiotics to your natural allergy fighting arsenal.