April showers bring MORE than “May flowers”

For those of you who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Of course, the next time we talk, it will be April.

And this infamously wet month doesn’t just bring “May flowers.”

Here’s what I mean…

More rainy day blues

A wet, rainy spring may bring more sneezing, itching, and coughing for allergy sufferers.

That’s because rain can stir up and spread around pollen and other common allergens.

(Yep, contrary to popular belief, rain often worsens allergies.)

Many of you with seasonal allergies might already be stocking up on antihistamines.

But first-generation antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, are linked to drowsiness, dry mouth and eyes, blurred or double vision, dizziness, headaches, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, difficulty urinating, and constipation.

Hmm… aren’t some of those symptoms the very thing you’re looking to avoid—or treat—by popping a pill?

Here’s what you can try instead…

Try this instead

I recently compiled a list of 10 tips for overcoming pesky allergy symptoms.

And you can find them all by referring back to the May 2023 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“April showers bring… more allergies?!”).

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In the meantime, here are two things you can try, starting today:

  • Try acupuncture. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.A major study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed this alternative approach can reduce allergy symptoms, improve quality of life, and lessen the need for medication.
  • Try butterbur. Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat allergies. One of the best is butterbur.In fact, a 2017 review of 12 randomized-controlled trials found that butterbur effectively reduces the sneezing and stuffiness associated with allergic rhinitis. And another controlled trial found it worked as well as cetirizine—a popular over-the-counter allergy medication—in combatting seasonal allergies.


“Why Rain Actually Makes Your Allergies Feel Worse, According to Doctors.” Prevention, 4/6/21. (prevention.com/health/a36004686/does-rain-make-allergies-worse/)