The springtime misery of seasonal allergies – allergic rhinitis or hay fever - affects about 20% of the population. Pollen from grass, trees and flowers provide the insult. It’s common for people to recommend the use of various antihistamines to reduce the common symptoms of sneezing, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, and itching in the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat. However, anti-histamines do not influence the underlying allergic mechanism but merely blocks its expression. Steroid based nasal inhalers can only be safely used for short periods.
A broader range of treatment options to draw upon would be desirable. What other arrows are in the treatment quiver?
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The sun is shining outside your window, the warmth of spring envelops you as the last of winter melts away. You step outside to bask in the glory of it all, only... your eyes begin to water, and you’re aware of the little tickle in your nose that becomes a full-on sneeze. Your nose then starts dripping like a faucet. Lo and behold, you’re a sufferer of seasonal allergies. These symptoms characterize the all too familiar triad of allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as seasonal allergies. Fortunately, a wide breadth of natural remedies exist to prevent symptoms from manifesting or reduce the severity of symptoms during pollen season.
Quercetin, a flavonoid found most abundant in onions, is an antioxidant that is often used
Vitamin D – 3000 to 5,000 IU daily for most adults is safe and effective for the prevention of flus and colds. No other supplemented nutrient has been as extensively studied as vitamin D. If you are low in vitamin D, fewer Natural Killer cells (NK-cells) are formed, and your innate immune defenses against viruses and bacteria become impaired.
Chances are good that if every allergy season your sinuses and tear ducts open up like Niagara Falls, then this year will be no different. Allergy season can be debilitating, and unfortunately for you and I, this means sneezing, runny nose, red swollen itchy eyes, and a general sense of discomfort for the better part of a summer. If you’re like me and don’t appreciate how groggy and foggy even the most “non-drowsy” anti-histamines make you feel, then consider taking an alternate approach this season.
Allergies tend to affect us when immune cells, originally designed to protect us, become too reactive to things like pollens,
Seasonal Allergies affect most people in the world today. An allergic reaction can be treated but not cured as drugs simply suppress the symptoms and make the situation better.
springtime Allergies -
These type of allergies are caused by the pollen from trees, which pollinate typically between January and April, depending on the climate and location.
summertime Allergies -
Grass pollen is typically the main cause of late spring and early summer allergies. Reactions to grass pollen can be enhanced if someone is mowing the lawn or lying in the grass.
fall Allergies -
The main uses of protein are to maintain and build the immune system, along with repair, rebuild and retain lean muscle mass and most body masses.
What type of proteins should I choose?
There are many types of protein supplements, from many different companies, and it looks so overwhelming, but if we break it down into simple questions they become easier to understand. First of all, you must decide the source of protein that you want to ingest. The most common is dairy-based whey protein, but there are also vegetarian sources like rice, soy, hemp or pea. After deciding which source is best for you, then ask yourself how this protein is
For those plagued by allergies, spring is a dreaded time and it appears that the number of those afflicted just keeps on getting higher. Yes, we can reach for our favourite over-the-counter remedies and deal with the symptoms and yes there are many dietary modifications one can make to alleviate suffering. But in order to have any success with the long-term management of Allergies or ideally resolving the issue one must understand what is going on in the body and the environment we have chosen to immerse ourselves in. Simply put, allergic symptoms are a hyper-sensitization to the environment by our Immune system