Oh No, not allergy season again!
Today we talk about allergies and how you may be able to get some relief from these.
One of the 1st and most important aspects in treating these symptoms and helping to prevent developing hayfever, allergies and sinusitis in the 1st place, is to take a probiotic supplement. If you havent watched my Probiotic review where I interview Corene Humphreys, who I consider to be the Probiotic guru (amongst other things) then make sure you watch our Probiotic review video after this one. In this, Corene tells us how 70% of our immune system is situated in our intestinal wall and how a lack of beneficial bacteria can make us more hyper sensitive to allergens, both air borne and from the foods we ingest.
Because of this, taking a probiotic supplement is really one of the most important steps in helping to treat and prevent allergies.
The one we talk about in the video with Corene is the Clinicians MultiFlora. This does not need to be refrigerated.
We also have stronger probiotics. Here is a link to all of the probitoics we stock
If you are more hyper sensitive to allergens, and if you havent completed a detox before, now may be the time to consider this. A body over loaded with toxins WILL become more hypersensitive. Our poor liver is constantly bombarded with toxins, such as from pollution, medications and the herbicides and pesticides on the food we eat. It is our livers job to convert and neutralise these metabolic products and toxins into soluble and safe by products, which can then be eliminated. If anything interferes with these processes, then general toxicity levels in the body increase, affecting its functioning ability – but particularly our eliminative organs. When this happens, we can become more hyper sensitive.
I have talked in length about detoxing and the options we have available. You can read more about detoxing here. In the case of hayfever and sinusitis, I would choose a parasite cleanse, that also supports liver function. Two of the main ones would be Natures Sunshine Parasite cleanse and also the Ultimate Herbal Detox.
Naturopaths have long recommended using a sinus rinse to help relieve sinus congestion, but more recently, specific research has been carried out, with regard to doing a daily sinus flush. This research found that this is one of the best things for the treatment and prevention of the symptoms of allergies and sinusitis. You can read more about how to complete a sinus rinse for an allergy here.
Nasal spray. It can be such a problem using the steroidal nasal sprays. In many people, using these can make the lining of their nasal passages even more hyper sensitive to air borne allergens. As well as this, they affect the balance of beneficial bacteria in the sinuses and because of this, fungus can grow in the actual cavity.
I have been told by many customers that this nasal spray Gencydo Hayfever Spray works as effectively, if not better than any steroidal nasal spray they have used before for their allergy.
Allergy Support. This is a herbal combination of ingredients that have been used to help with red itchy puffy eyes, a runny nose with clear discharge, an itchy nose, sneezing, headache and low energy related to an allergy. With ingredients such as baical skullcap, horseradish, fenugreek and 200mg of histadine, this combination can be used to help treat the symptoms, as well as a preventative, to help prevent the symptoms from developing.
Another product we use is the Allergy Check from Good health. The special ingredient in this is the perilla, which can help with respiratory symptoms, related to allergies. It also contains histadine, however only 25mg per capsule. So if you are feeling really allergic, one with a higher histadine level (Allergy Support) may be better for you.
Another herbal combination is Ethical Nutrients Sinus & Hayfever Relief, for the symptomatic relief of allergies and nasal congestion. It combines the herbs olive leaf, horseradish and eyebright to effectively alleviate the symptoms of sinusitis and hay fever. In combination, the herbs possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and decongestant activity and are commonly used to ease symptoms including chronic sneezing, mucus congestion and painful, itchy eyes.
If you are into homeopathics, then Sinumed from Naturopharm is an effective formula too. The indications for use are to assist with clear breathing, by keeping the nasal passages and throat clear. It helps to thin the mucus allowing it to drain naturally from the sinuses.
I love Olbas oil. My mum told me about this, after returning from the UK. I had never heard of it before this, but she raved about it, for helping when she had nasal congestion. we also have the Dolphin Clinic Decongestant Blend.
So I hope this helps with your selection of products from healthyonline to help with the symptoms of hayfever, allergy and sinus.