The weather’s cool, the grass is dead and the flowers are gone. Maybe you’re not the type to welcome the approach of winter with open arms — maybe you’re dreading yet another endless season of shoveling snow — but at the very least, you expect a little relief from your darned allergies.
And when you feel that little tickle in the back of your throat… when you start to cough, wheeze and sneeze… allergies are the last thing on your mind.
It’s got to be a cold, right?
Well, my friend, it’s time to put allergies front and center, even as we approach winter — because some 40 million Americans have allergies that can strike any time of year.
And if you’ve had what you think is a stubborn cold that’s lingered for weeks… if you seem to catch “every bug” going around in fall and winter… you might not be battling colds at all.
It’s winter allergies! In winter, mold spores and dust can do what pollen did in spring and make you absolutely miserable.
There are some ways you can take on ALL of these allergies and win any time of year, and I’ll get to them in a moment.
But first, let me tell you what you SHOULDN’T do, because the very drugs millions of people take daily hoping for some relief are about as effective as a using a spoon to shovel all that snow that’s piling up out there.
Two-thirds of allergy sufferers who rely on over-the-counter meds say they’re unsatisfied with the results. Prescription meds do a little better, but not much: Half are still unhappy with the results.
But they all keep taking those meds anyway because they think drugs are the only way to get even a little relief.
Well, my friend, I’m here to tell you they’re wrong.
You can give seasonal allergies a devastating one-two punch and knock ’em cold for the winter or any other time of year.
The right hook is butterbur, a natural supplement that’s as effective as common antihistamines but without making you drowsy and dazed.
Then, finish your allergies off with a haymaker from the left: probiotics.
A gut with a thriving population of these healthy bacteria can prevent allergy flare-ups and ease symptoms when they do strike, according to research.
You can take a probiotic supplement if you’d like, but the best source of allergy-fighting probiotics is farm-fresh raw milk. It’s not sold in supermarkets, but if you search online you can find a responsible source near you.