Spring is here, and with this comes allergies.
The itchy nose, throat, eyes, congestion, irritation, redness, are all unwelcomed side effects of the season change. However, there's a few things to know about why allergies come about that can help you minimise their symptomatic effects.
Allergic reactions are driven by an over alert immune system, who sees the pollen's as foreign invaders, and thus, creates an inflammatory and immune attack to prevent potential harm (our immune system doesn't know pollen isn't harmful).
With 75% of our immune system located within the gut, treating and healing the gut is the core of minimising allergy season.
Like everything, reducing the processed, refined, packaged foods that causes inflammation is the place to start optimising the gut and reducing allergic reactions. Adding in wholefood sources, rich in nutrients and antioxidants such as: Bone Broth, Fermented Food, Healthy Fats such as Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Turmeric and Pre-Biotic will help to strengthen the gut lining, reduce inflammation and encourage the population of beneficial bacteria.
With the dietary changes, you can now add in histamine clearing nutrients, such as Quercetin, Bromelain, Vitamin C and immune-modulating herbal complex's such as Fusion Allergy, Herbs of Gold Hay Fever and Sinus, and Brauer's Hay Fever Tablets and Spray all work synergistically to heal the gut, reduce the histamine and thus, minimise the symptoms experienced with allergies.
Healing the gut, reducing inflammation, eating nutrient rich foods and working to clear out excess histamine is an easy, effective approach to decreasing allergies, and gets rid of your reliance on pharmaceutical anti-histamines which actually reduce your body's own ability to clear out histamine, thus creating the reliance on the product and ongoing seasonal struggles.
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Written by Eliza
Nutritionist at Evelyn Faye Nutrition