Suffering From Hay Fever & Asthma
People who suffer from hay fever often also suffer from other so-called atopic disorders, such as asthma and irritable skin rashes like dermatitis, or with very sensitive skin.
Animal hair, dust, feathers, fungus spores, moulds, and/or other environmental agent may trigger the symptoms. A susceptibility to hay fever tends to be inherited.
- Hay fever sufferers should always choose hypoallergenic supplements. Always choose good quality supplements that do not contain fillers like soy, wheat, and other harsh powders that are not needed.
- A Naturopathic Nutritionist can advise you to follow a protocol to heal and strengthen the gut lining which will improve symptoms and the root problem.
Practical tips to improve symptoms:
- Strengthen the gut by giving the digestion a break and take an easily achievable 3 day organic vegetable juice fast with Nosh Detox, and feel positively restored.
- For red, itchy eyes, place slices of cool cucumber over the eyes. Rotate this treatment with steeped, cooled black tea bags placed directly onto the eyelids. This reduces irritation cools and soothes.
- An essential oil steam (few drops in hot water place a towel over your head and breath) with lavender oil or peppermint will clear congestion.
- Rub a bit of natural lip balm on your eye lids and in the rim of your nose with your finger. The balm is sticky and excess pollen sticks to it. Wipe away and reapply throughout the day.
- Close windows early in the day as pollen rate rises later in the day.
- Shower thoroughly, wash your hair and change your clothes when you come indoors after spending time outside to remove pollen collected during the day.
- Cut out dairy (exasperates the forming of mucous) and cut out wheat for up to two months to ease the congestion and keep the gut from being irritated by the abrasive wheat.
- Increase green leafy vegetables and juicy soft fruits . Increasing the amount of Vitamin C will dry up the mucous and strengthen the capillaries in the air way passages.
The most commonly used are Zirtec and other generics as well as nasal sprays.
How do they work?
Allergic reactions lead to the release of histamine which is the body’s chemical reponse to an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for nasty symptoms like itchy eyes and a runny nose. So the medicines are known as antihistamine – blocking the histamine misery. The medicine acts by drying up the mucous but does not boost immunity.
2 Supplements for all allergies and ages
Spirulina Pacifica by Nutrex Hawaii.
Spirulina contains a host of naturally occurring probiotics that will also help you to manufacture your own healthy gut flora which in turn re-balances your immunity, so your body can defend itself.
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it.
It helps by healing and sealing the guts cellular lining. When our gut lining is strong it protects us against foreign objects and particles entering the blood stream and causing inflammation and a whole host of allergic reaction misery.