Many people look forward to the shifts in seasons as a way to transition through life and enjoy different sights, smells, and tastes. However, seasonal changes also have a way us sick because of environmental triggers and changing lifestyle habits. With kids heading back to school and temperatures starting to drop, fall is a common time to start feeling under the weather.
Here are some of the most common fall illnesses and how to prevent them the natural way.
The Common Cold
Although you can get the common cold at any time of the year, autumn is a very common time to start struggling with symptoms of runny and stuffy noses, sore throats, and coughs. Colds are very contagious through skin contact, contaminated surfaces, and just through the air.
Good hygiene practices, such as covering your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of the common cold. When cold symptoms strike, try natural remedies like Seagate Olive Leaf Nasal Spray.
Children’s Ear Infections
Children are also more likely to get ear infections in the fall because of weather changes and close contact with other kids at school and daycare. Yet earaches in children are one of the most over-treated ailments in our country, and the overuse of prescription antibiotics do more harm than good to children.
As an alternative, try Seagate Pediatric Earache Remedy, which provides all-natural relief without the side effects of drugs.
Early Flu Sicknesses
Flu season doesn’t get into full swing for a few more months, but it begins picking up in October and only gets worse from there. With the flu, you’ll likely feel body aches, fevers, chills, and fatigue. And to make matters worse, these exhausting symptoms are often paired with coughs, congestion, sore throats, and vomiting.
Flu shots are recommended to help prevent the flu, while other preventative measures include good hand-washing hygiene, avoiding crowded spaces, and eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables.
Sore throats are also common in the fall season because of cooler air and the early symptoms of colds and the flu. It could be the result of allergies, viral infections, or just dryness too.
To prevent sore throats, use an air humidifier indoors, don’t share cups or utensils with other people, and try Seagate Olive Leaf Throat Spray in raspberry spearmint flavor or the unflavored version.
Many adults experience increased joint pain when the fall season rolls around because cooler weather results in stiffness and soreness.
To help you get the joint support you need this fall, Seagate offers omega-3 shark liver oil and shark cartilage in convenient capsules. Stretching exercises and yoga are also great ways to start off fall days to move past morning stiffness and be more active throughout the day.
Spring isn’t the only time that allergies strike, and in fact, certain allergens are more common in fall. For example, fall is a common time to be affected by ragweed and mold spores in the air. With fall allergies, you can feel a wide range of symptoms that include congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, loss of smell, and headaches.
Prevent fall allergies by checking the pollen count and air quality report before going outdoors, showering after being outdoors, keeping windows closed, and eating more omega-3-rich foods like fish and walnuts.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Also known as SAD, seasonal affective disorder symptoms begin to appear in the fall when the days become shorter and less time is spent outdoors in the sunshine.
To prevent feeling down because of lack of sunlight and drops in melatonin and serotonin levels, eat vitamin D-rich foods, like fish and mushrooms. Also, try light therapy techniques with a special lamp at home.