15th, April , 2021
Think of the body as having a particular allostatic load that it can contain. Imagine a cup that can handle 32 oz of liquids. You begin to fill the body with stress hormones (6 oz), then lack of sleep (4 oz), then some sugar (3 oz), the microplastics, and microdosing of drugs in our tap water (3 oz) and your cup is already half full. You add in the dust, dander, blooms and trees, and mast cell activation that leads to dumping of histamine and BOOM… You are leaking out your nose and eyes.
Sometimes, with just a few lifestyle changes, my patients decrease their allergic responses by 50%. Often, we use a combination of lifestyle changes and specific supplements to decrease hyper-immune reactions. We do this by decreasing inflammation in the body’s systems. Changes alone decrease their allergic responses by 50%. Most of the time it takes an onboarding of supplements while we decrease the hyper-immune reactions by decreasing inflammation in your overall system.
You want to begin supplementing for Spring allergies 1 month before spring actually emerges. One of my favorite explanations for symptoms of Spring allergies comes from Vedic Medicine: Vedic Medicine explains the cold of winter begins to rise and causes condensation in our bodies like the warmth of Spring approaches. They explain that the cold of the winter begins to rise and condensate in our bodies as the warmth of the Spring approaches. Before the condensation process begins, here are a few of my top suggestions.
Liposomal Vitamin C – This is the most absorbable form of Vitamin C. It is almost always included in my immune arsenals. Vitamin C prevents the formation of histamine whereas anti-histamines combat histamine after it is formed. On top of that, Vitamin C is more absorbable when taken with bioflavonoids, aka colorful fruits and vegetables. For proper dosages, see your natural medicine physician.
Quercetin – An anti-inflammatory by-product of foods that stabilize mast cells and decrease histamine release in your body.
Nettles – These are commonly misprescribed by many. You actually want freeze-dried nettles as the constituent specific to treat allergies is in the stingers of nettles.
GoldenRod – This plant is often missed in allergy formulations and a game changer!
Fish Oil – The EPA & DHA
Homeopathic Allium & Eyebright 30C can alleviate watery eyes and nose drips.
Netipot – Rinse the pollen out of your nasal cavity every evening before bed.
Natural remedies for seasonal allergies are effective ways to treat symptoms and manage discomfort; however, there are many lifestyle changes that can be implemented for overall health and wellness. Beginning treatment in anticipation of hayfever season is the best course of action but if symptoms persist, your naturopathic practitioner is a reliable resource to help make you more comfortable.
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