Easy Ways to Defeat Seasonal Allergies
If you are one of the many people who suffer from seasonal allergies, then the sight of grass is your worst nightmare. For a number of allergy sufferers there appears to be no end in sight, as their allergies impair their ability to engage in daily activities. Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, coughs and headaches are just some of the allergy related symptoms that people suffer from.
Fortunately, there are ways to carry on with your normal lifestyle without those drowsy antihistamines from drugstores. Unfortunately, there is no ‘quick fix’, you have to look at all facets of your life and be prepared to make some lifestyle changes if you want to lead a normal life. Factors to consider are underlying food allergies, lack of sleep, excess physical and mental stress, poor digestive system and diet, and toxic overload on the body.
The primary focus should be to eliminate toxins via a detox. Drainage of the liver, bowels, urinary organs, and lymphatics will allow the body to better handle anything that is thrown its way. A homeopathic drainage kit or an herbal detox kit will assist in facilitating waste removal from the abovementioned organs and thus improve the immunity of the person. Secondly, one should focus on the adrenal glands. The adrenals help the body to deal with stress. Overburdened adrenals or adrenal fatigue will affect one’s sleep, which lowers WBC and increases thymus gland shrinkage; this in turn lowers the immunity. Taking adaptogenic herbs like Rhodiola, Licorice, and Ashwagandha will help to balance the adrenals while the using Gemmotherapy Ribes Nigrum can help to gently strengthen the adrenal glands without causing and distress.
Restoring the digestive system is also crucial to building the immunity. People with allergies usually are deficient in stomach acid and enzyme function which can cause poor digestion and nutrient absorption. Supplements such as digestive enzymes with betaine Hcl, probiotics and L-glutamine will help to balance the digestive system thus allowing for proper nutrient supply to the body. It is also important to eat balanced, nutrient rich meals and drink plenty of water, while avoiding refined sugars and carbohydrates (which can have an adverse effect on the immune system.
For further allergy relief consider supplementing your diet with nutrients such as quercetin, vitamin C, and bioflavanoids which all help to stabilize Mast cells and decrease histamine response. Homeopathic remedies which come either in singles or combinations include: Apis for swelling and puffiness, Sabadilla for sneezing, Allium cepa for watery eyes and sneezing, and Histaminum to decrease the overall histamine response.
Remember the more lifestyle changes you opt to make the better your health will be, and more vitality you will have to live a more enriching life. For a complete work up always consult your health care provider.
This article is provided by Nature’s Source, proud winner of the 2012 Platinum award for Best Health Food Store and Best Naturopathy as well as a silver award for best local drug store. Nature’s Source’s friendly and dedicated team of experts are committed to bringing you the best in natural health.