After getting through the long cold and flu season of winter, you’re likely looking forward to a much healthier and less symptomatic spring and summer. However, springtime sicknesses are very common and affect daily life for many of us who are just trying to get outside and be more active.
Here’s an overview of the most common springtime illnesses and how you can prevent them the natural way.
Many people suffer from allergies in the springtime due to all the beautiful blooms that start coming out. Common allergens are grass, trees, flowers, and mold. To reduce your exposure to allergens, make sure to wash your hands, face, hair, and clothes after spending time outdoors. Also, use air conditioning rather than leaving the windows open, and get an air purifier for your home. Seagate’s Olive Leaf Nasal Spray can help with symptoms when you are having trouble breathing.
People who have asthma tend to see more symptoms in the springtime due to all of the allergy triggers in the air. This can make it difficult to breathe, exercise, and simply function in daily life. Spring asthma symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Avoid being outside as much as possible on high-allergen days, and talk with your doctor about strategies to help control long-term asthma symptoms.
Gastroenteritis is better known as the common stomach flu, which affects many people during the spring. It is very contagious and involves nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping. These symptoms usually only last for a day or two but can be very severe during that time. In general, the best ways to prevent gastroenteritis are to keep your body healthy with nutritious natural foods and to wash your hands after being exposed to germs.
Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean the common cold is not a threat any longer! Many people still get upper respiratory illnesses in the spring that involve sore throats, runny noses, congestion, and cough. Wash your hands often after being in public places and before eating. Also, avoid sharing foods and drinks with other people, and distance yourself from people who are sick. When symptoms strike, try homeopathic remedies, such as Olive Leaf Throat Spray and Earache Remedy.
As people start spending more time outside in the spring, Lyme disease becomes more common. This is especially true in wooded areas, such as hiking trails, parks, and backyards. Lyme disease can occur when you are bitten by a tick that is infected with a certain type of bacteria. Regions in the U.S. that are problematic for Lyme disease include the Northeastern states, Northern California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Cover up as much skin as possible while outdoors to prevent tick bites, and also check your body for ticks when you come back inside.
During the springtime and all throughout the year, a good natural supplement to have on hand is Seagate Olive Leaf Plus for maximum immune support. These powerful capsules offer vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, garlic, magnesium, and olive leaf extract to promote natural health no matter the weather or season.