Coping with allergies

Tips on relieving that sneezy, wheezy feeling

Allergy season has begun, and chances are you have been battling the sneezing, wheezing, irritated eyes and runny nose caused by seasonal allergies. Here are some non-pharmaceutical ways to get relief, as elaborated on health website

Eat right: Spicy foods can help thin your mucous and provide some relief. Avoid foods you have even a mild intolerance to in order to not overtax your immune system.

Rely on nature: Everything from local honey, to freeze-dried nettles, to the European herb called butterbur has been proven effective in battling allergies.

Poke it out: Acupuncture has helped bring relief to many allergy sufferers.