I just had to write a quick blog about allergies because so many people are struggling right now. Obviously, many people struggle with seasonal allergies this time of year as all the buds are coming out and Spring is springing! But some years can be more intense than others.
I’ve been hearing from clients that are sneezing and wheezing and my own allergies have started up again recently.
My main recommendation for allergies is a supplement by Ortho Molecular products called Natural D-Hist. I have had the most success with this product, over any other. When you start taking this product, I recommend “front loading”, which means to take a few extra for the first few days to get it into your system. I start by taking up to six a day for 3-5 days and then taking two a day.
Natural D-Hist is available online and some chiropractors sell it as well. It may be worth calling around to see if you can find it at a chiropractors office, as online pricing is inflated at the moment. You should be able to buy the 120 capsule bottle for about $45. (If you can’t find it, I can recommend some chiropractors that stock it, email me.)
I also recommend two homeopathic remedies that are well known for allergies. Allium is helpful for runny nose and watery eyes and Histaminium can help with sneezing and itching. If you haven’t used homeopathic remedies before it is definitely worth a try. They can also bring more immediate relief until the D-Hist gets into your system.
I use these two homeopathic remedies along with the D-Hist but I only used the homeopathic remedies when I am experiencing symptoms. In fact, you can use homeopathic remedies every 15 minutes, if necessary until you experience relief. These remedies are available at health food stores; the brand Boiron is the most popular. They can also be purchase online and they are inexpensive at about $7/vial.
Some people have success using Quercetin, which is an ingredient in D-Hist. You can purchase supplements that just contain Quercetin.
Stinging nettle is also very effective in helping with seasonal challenges, as is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of histamine in the body. Natural D-Hist contains all three of these ingredients.
I have a friend who had a lot of success using locally grown honey as another remedy. This can help us to build up a tolerance for local pollen. Take a spoonful morning and evening regularly through the season. You can also combine this with the above remedies.
My friend took the local honey twice a day during Spring and Fall and used a combination homeopathic remedy from Borion called Sabadil and had success almost eliminating her allergies.
With homeopathic remedies, it can be very individual. I found that I did better with the two individual remedies as opposed to the Sabadil. You can try you own combination.
The other thing to be aware of is that foods we eat can actually make seasonal allergy symptoms worst. When I was eating a specific diet my allergy symptoms disappeared for two years!
I have an upcoming class where I teach this diet, called:
“All Disease Begins in the Gut”.
6 Week, 1 Hour Classes
May 2 – June 6
Call to register: 734-384-4127