Allergy season is in full swing. One in six people suffer from pollen allergies, also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Over 55 million Americans are experiencing symptoms such as watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing and hives.
Allergies occur when molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants.
What causes allergies?
Allergies and their uncomfortable symptoms occur when our immune system overreacts to harmless pollen. Our body releases chemicals, including histamine to fight off this perceived threat.
When is Pollen the worst?
Pollen levels depend on the temperature, rainfall, sunlight and weather conditions and can vary by month and day.
Naturally fight pollen
Ingesting low levels of the current pollen in your area may help you become less sensitive to it and experience fewer symptoms. This is the philosophy behind homeopathic remedies.
Consuming raw organic local honey will have small amounts of the current pollen and has been shown to help boost immunity.
Local bee pollen supplements can also help and are a great addition to your smoothie.
Check current pollen levels in your city online at Pollen.com.
During times of high pollen levels:
We recommend these natural products to fight pollen allergies:
Aller-Caps by Premier Research Laps
Airborne Allersode by Professional Complementary Health
Provides homeopathic aid in support of adverse symptoms associated with allergies. Airborne Allersode provides remedies in low potencies (1 x to 6 x ) to help the body de-sensitize to multiple airborne allergens.
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AlliHist Relief provides nutritional and herbal support for healthy nasal‚ sinus and lung function. Helps the body reduce sensitivity to airborne substances. Made with botanicals and enzymes without the typical sedating effects of antihistamine ingredients.
Maintaining good liver health is a key component in helping the body to filter pollens and other contaminants, which helps to minimize histamine reactions.
Yours in Health,
Forty-seven percent of Americans report experiencing higher levels of anxiety than the prior year.
The human brain is wired to experience anxiety when it signals something is not right and can help us avoid a dangerous situation. But persistent anxiety that disrupts our lives can signal an anxiety disorder. One-third of adults will grapple with this at some point in their lives.
When we experience anxiety, the brain signals to our gut we are under stress and a combination of hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol are released. This can affect us in different ways. Common reactions to anxiety are heart palpitations, knots in the stomach or dizziness and light-headedness.
While encountering a saber tooth tiger may not be a problem these days, there are many less-lethal stressors that affect us today.
Winter is the time for rest. In many places, the land becomes barren, frozen and appears dead. Trees shed their leaves. Animals hibernate or spend more time in their dens and burrows. Birds migrate to warmer places.
But all is not dead, it’s simply hidden. Winter is the time when living things rest and replenish.
How can we better rest and replenish ourselves to cultivate what will bloom in the spring?