By Karen Morris
Oh, Spring! Oh, Allergies!
A runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and clogged sinuses make it difficult to breathe… Sound familiar?
If you suffer from allergies and hay fever, you’re not alone.
And when Spring is sprung, it makes itself well known, doesn’t it?
When it gets windy, the wind circulates pollens in the air. If it starts raining, raindrops wet the pollen causing it to blow up into tiny particles that get lodged in people’s airways.
And whilst pollen might be the most common type of allergen, there are other things that contribute to hay fever and chronic sinus conditions.
Dust, dust mites, pet dander, mould, cleaning products, foods and cockroaches are just some of the triggers in your home that cause an inflammatory response in your airways and body.
When you encounter a particular allergen, within minutes your body releases histamines and prostaglandins, which cause the allergy symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, sore throat, cough etc and can lead to hay fever and asthma.
Luckily there are some things you can do naturally to help:
- Avoid going outside during high pollen times, especially when it’s windy
- Use a Netti pot to clear your sinuses
- Eat a well-balanced diet and particularly one that is low in histamine-producing foods. Eat lots of fibre and a good mix of prebiotics and probiotics
- Reduce alcohol and sugar
- Clean and dust inside regularly (wear a mask)
We also have a very effective Allergy Protocol that helps to reduce inflammation and promote respiratory health and a healthy immune system.
Our blend of Albizia, Eyebright, Burdock, Nettle and Calendula has been traditionally used to lessen the severity and symptoms of allergies. This Allergy Herbal Mix is a perfect blend for anyone suffering from allergies and is also an effective treatment for children with eczema and recurrent ear infections, which are often caused due to allergies.
Take Quercetin & NAC for allergies and to reduce mucous, helping to support the upper respiratory tract and immune system health.
We also have a wonderful blend of Homeopathic drops Haylo Homeopathic Biopathic Drops which are a blend of homeopathic remedies used to reduce the symptoms and incidence of Hay fever and Allergy.
Or try Histaminum Homeopathic Drops, a potent remedy that may be useful with allergies such as hay fever, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, grass, dust and dust mites, chemical allergies, red patches and welts that appear across the skin and the sensation of tingling.
We also recommend a Nasal Pump Spray. Blended with Grapefruit Seed Extract, Nigella seed, Eucalyptus oil and Peppermint oil, lubricate your nostrils once to three times daily and see what relief you can get, naturally!
As Spring has only just begun, it’s best to get on top of your symptoms early, so you can enjoy your days of the sunshine and the good weather warming up!
Order online or feel free to call us at (02) 9555 5117 and we’ll be happy to put your protocol together and send it out to you straight away.
Breathe well, and live well!