We’re sharing some expert advice
It’s that time of year again. Pollen is everywhere and seasonal allergies are in full swing. What’s a body to do? Maybe check out the advice of nationally known naturopaths.
Dr. Kara Fitzgerald recommends limiting exposure where possible. That includes HEPA filters in the bedroom, showering before bed, washing bed linens more frequently than usual, and using nasal irrigation with a neti pot.
In addition, she suggests people lower their inflammatory load by reducing pro-inflammatory foods in your diet. That includes sugar, refined foods, and food additives. Be wary of known trigger foods, such as dairy or soy. An elimination diet to help uncover those trigger foods might be helpful.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Proper hydration reduces the histamine response. She suggested drinking about half your body weight in fluid ounces over the course of a day.
Dr. Alan Christainson also recommends ample hydration by drinking water and using a neti pot for nasal passages.
When it comes to supplements, the doctors recommend quercetin, black cumin seed, freeze-dried nettles and Andrographis to inhibit histamine release.
Ruth’s carries each of the above supplements and more options for allergy sufferers that are currently popular with customers:
Andrographis by Solaray.
Quercetin by both BlueBonnet and Natural Factors.
Black Cumin Seed by both Amazing Herbs and Life Extension.
Pollen Relief by Pioneer, which contains Quercetin, Bromelain, Freeze-dried Nettle, Cayenne, Boswellia, Ginkgo, and Serrapeptase.
Easy Breather by Herbalogic, which helps bodies cope with pollen & mold and supports nose & sinus health.
AllerG Defense by Prescribed Choice, which contains Vitamin C, Niacin, B5, Nettle leaf, Bee pollen, Histadine, Yerba Santa, Propolis and more.
Xlear Nasal Spray with Xylitol and Grape Seed Extract.
Pollen/Hay Fever, and Grass Pollen homeopathic remedies by BioAllers.
Allergy Relief, and Sinus Headache and Congestion by B&T homeopathic remedies.
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