It seems that during allergy season, which is certainly close at hand, a large majority of the public is so dosed up on antihistamines that they wouldn't know left from right. But a new study from Ohio State University Medical Center in this month's edition of Natural Awakenings claims that allergies can be helped by reducing your stress level. We all know that stress can lead to poor health, but now it's being extended to the sniffling and sneezing that goes along with allergy season. Antihistamines don't deal with this delayed condition that's caused by a weakened immunity. This is pretty critical when you take into account that allergies are the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States with medical costs reaching $3.4 billion per year.
So how do you reduce the stress and anxiety that leads to weakened immunity?