With Spring firmly upon us, you may already be following my Seasonal Allergy treatment protocol – but I also wanted to share the super easy way to hold off hay fever that I use every day.
I spend 2-3 hours a day in the fully glory of nature with my horses. That’s my Belgian mare, Audelina, in the picture at the end of the post, and you can see that nature is blooming, sprouting and pollinating all over the place!
Here’s what I put every morning into my BlenderBottle to bolster my immune system by utilizing nature’s anti-histamine and immune boosters:
- 1.5 cups Raw coconut water or milk of choice (almond, coconut, or cashew)
- 1-2 tbsp. Udo’s oil
- 1 scoop of chocolate sprouted rice or whey protein
- 2 Pycnogenol capsules (100 mg)
- 1 CoQ10 capsule (100 mg)
- 2 Quercetin capsules (1,000 mg)
- 1 Potassium capsule (99 mg)
- 1 B-Complex capsule
- 1 multi-vitamin
- 1 tsp. greens powder (right now I’m using Moringa)
Shake and go!
Tip: When I get my pycnogenol and CoQ10, I mix them together in one bottle, as they are easily distinguishable by color – so I only have to open 1 bottle, rather than 2! You may also want to swallow the B-Complex capsule separately, if you’re picky, as it has the strongest taste.
Of course, if you usually have a fruit and/or veggie smoothie for breakfast, you can just throw all these items in before you blend it.
If you have some Vitamin C and you tolerate it well, you could also throw that in. I usually have a packet of Emergen-C with my lunch.
Even when the cottonwood fluff is thick as snowflakes in the air, this shake will hold off the itchy, runny nose, and red, itchy, runny eyes. And if my eyes do get a bit prickly, then a couple drops of Similasan Homeopathic Allergy eyedrops does the trick. If you have severe allergies, then take 1,000 mg of Quercetin several times per day. One of my readers has taken 12,000 mg per day for years and reports no adverse effects from the high dosage.
Original post May 2016. Most recently updated April 2020.