Seasonal Allergy Support

At certain times of the year, exposure to outdoor allergens such as pollen can upset our daily routine. This is caused by the body releasing histamines, which is part of our natural immune response to allergens. Ideally, we want to be able to get on with things and not have anything slowing us down. Thankfully, there are many natural options for seasonal allergy support.

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Minimising our exposure to allergens is key to supporting our body during the allergy season, but sometimes this is not always possible. Fortunately, there are many ways we can support our body through diet and through supplementation with herbs and nutrients.

To support our body’s natural immune response, it’s important to eat a wholefood diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Some foods that may provide extra support include:

  • oranges, apples, peaches, berries
  • watercress, broccoli, capers, mung beans
  • onions, garlic, ginger, fennel
  • peppermint, chamomile and nettle tea
  • plenty of water

Foods that are recommended to be avoided during the allergy season include:

  • matured cheeses
  • processed meats
  • fermented and pickled foods
  • shellfish
  • alcohol

Supplementing with additional herbs and nutrients can also help to support our body’s natural response to allergens. Quercetin, Bromelain and Vitamin C are favourites for supporting healthy histamine levels. The synergy between each of these ingredients greatly enhances their effectivity also provides high levels of antioxidants. The powerful properties of antioxidants also help to support the natural healing processes of our body, including the natural healing response to allergens.

Herbs such as Baical Skullcap, Golden Seal, Albizia and Eyebright are also well known to provide seasonal allergy support.

Thankfully there are many options available, so you can find the best solution that suits to help you ease back into day to day activities.

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