Spring and summer are times of fun and sunshine for many kids, but for those with seasonal allergies, it can mean weeks of sneezing, itchy eyes, and feeling miserable. Some kids end up taking medicine that makes them sleepy, while others prefer to tough it out with natural remedies.

It's tough when allergies also trigger asthma or eczema, which seems to be happening more and more in both kids and adults. Studies are showing that allergy rates are going up, especially in busy cities.

But here's the good news: with the right approach, we can help our kids kick those seasonal allergies to the curb and enjoy the great outdoors again!

No Stranger to Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

If your child or loved one is suffering from seasonal allergies you are no stranger to seasonal allergy symptoms: sneezing fits, runny noses, itchy eyes, scratchy throats, wheezy coughs and all-around discomfort.

Those pesky itchy eyes and scratchy throats kids get from seasonal allergies are often blamed on sky-high pollen counts.

But here's the thing: all those sniffles and sneezes in our little ones are basically signs of inflammation, like redness, swelling, and itching.

So, if we want to help our kids tackle allergies head-on, we need to dial down the inflammation and their body's hyper-reactivity. And you know where a lot of that starts? Yep, in their little guts.

The Gut and Allergy Connection for Kids

You might not think your child's tummy has much to do with their seasonal allergy sniffles, but believe it or not, getting their gut in tip-top shape can be the first step to helping them say goodbye to those pesky symptoms. Let's dive in.

Your child’s gut plays a big role in acting as a gatekeeper between the outside world (like foods, allergens, and bacteria) and their bloodstream.

In the stomach, natural digestive acids work hard to break down potential allergens. And in the intestines, there's a protective layer of cells that stops these allergens from sneaking into the bloodstream.

What Causes Gut Inflammation in Kids?

Lots of things can chip away at our kids' gut health, making them more susceptible to inflammation and those annoying seasonal allergies. When they have "leaky gut syndrome," it means that sneaky foreign proteins can slip into their system, setting off alarms for harmless stuff like tree pollen. So, what's behind this leaky gut in our little ones?

Here are some culprits:

  • C-Section Babies. Babies born via C-section do not pass through the birth canal, missing out on exposure to beneficial bacteria present in the mother's birth canal and gut. This early exposure helps to seed the baby's gut with beneficial bacteria, which play a crucial role in maintaining gut health and immune function.

  • Formula-Fed Babies. Breast milk contains a diverse array of beneficial bacteria, antibodies, and other bioactive compounds that help to seed and nourish the baby's gut microbiota. Breast milk promotes the maturation and development of the baby's gastrointestinal tract, helping to establish a healthy gut barrier. Formula feeding doesn’t provide all this.

  • Introducing Baby to Solid Foods Too Early. Introducing solid foods too early exposes the baby to a wider range of potential allergens and irritants. Chronic exposure to these allergens can trigger immune responses, inflammation, and sensitivities that contribute to leaky gut.

  • Food Sensitivities. Eating foods to which they are sensitive triggers an inflammatory response in the gut which damages the intestinal lining and compromises the integrity of the gut barrier, leading to increased permeability (leaky gut).

  • SAD. Yep, the Standard American Diet is rich in pro-inflammatory foods that lead to systemic inflammation and disrupted gut microbiota.

  • Antibiotics. These disruption of the gut microbiota, known as dysbiosis which compromise gut barrier function.-

  • Stress. Believe it or not, stress can also mess with their gut, causing inflammation and other symptoms.

The first step in calming down their body's overreactivity is to heal their gut. This can help ease both seasonal allergies and food sensitivities.

Just to clarify, we're not talking about curing severe IgE allergies to things like peanuts or bee stings – those are serious and permanent. We mean the common seasonal allergies and food sensitivities that can trigger a wide variety of health issues but aren’t life-threatening.

So, no munching on nuts if they're severely allergic, okay? But if they have the other kind of allergies, over weeks and months, you might be pleasantly surprised to find that old triggers just don’t bother them anymore!

Heal Your Child’s Gut!

Healing your child’s gut comes down to a few steps. Let me break these down for you.


Take the time to understand your child's health concerns by getting to know their body and what might be causing their symptoms. You're already on the right track by doing this RIGHT NOW!


Pinpointing the root cause of your child's symptoms is crucial for effective healing. This step sets you apart from simply guessing and hoping for the best. Knowing what you're dealing with is key to targeted treatment.


Eliminate potential triggers or foods from your child's diet that may be contributing to gut inflammation.

Consider an Elimination Diet. An elimination diet involves following a simplified eating plan for two to three weeks where you cut out common food triggers like gluten, sugar, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, and artificial ingredients. It's also a good idea to steer clear of foods that your child typically craves, such as sugary snacks, carbs, and salty treats.

Implementing an elimination diet might require some planning and coordination, especially with children, but it's a straightforward approach that can lead to significant improvements in symptom management.


Support the body's natural detoxification process by ensuring that detox pathways are open and functioning optimally. This step is a vital part of holistic healing, allowing the body to eliminate toxins and set the stage for improved health and vitality in your child.


Now that the gut has had a chance to heal, it's time to focus on replenishing nutrients. This is where we can introduce beneficial supplements to support overall health, ease digestion, and promote regular bowel movements.


Trust in the body's innate ability to heal itself. Once you've created the right environment for healing, you can take a step back and let the body do what it does best. Things will start to become easier from this point on.

Congratulations! You've completed my 6-Step HEAL! Method for gut healing. But the journey doesn't end here. Even after completing these steps, it's important to maintain a healthy diet for your child – with a few exceptions, of course.

But My Child Has Allergies NOW!

I understand... waiting 4 weeks or more to get your child’s gut repair on and starting to see improvements can feel like a long time, especially when your child is experiencing symptoms right now.

But don't worry, there’s help! Click here to discover some of my favorite herbal remedies and nutritional supplements that provide rapid relief for allergies.

Plus, I have some exciting news to share! If you're eager to learn more about my step-by-step system to help your child find lasting relief from seasonal allergies, I invite you to join my FREE LIVE masterclass, "My Step-By-Step System to Helping Your Child Find Lasting Relief from Seasonal Allergies." From discovering rapid symptom relief to healing the underlying cause, this masterclass reveals it all.

This masterclass will show you the safest and most reliable way to heal your child’s  environmental allergies from the inside out, bypassing the side effects of conventional allergy medication.

Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to gain insight into kissing your child's allergies goodbye once and for all!

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About the Author Bettina

Bettina Gross is a holistic pediatric health coach who empowers moms to take charge of their kids health and step into their own role as a healer, so that they can raise healthy, happy kids and live the family life of their dreams.

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