ALLERGY & HAY FEVER DEFENSE
Reduce allergic response, aid sinus health & the respiratory system with non-drowsy, all-natural remedies.
Allergies can leave you feeling foggy, lethargic, moody and ill-tempered and are a hidden factor behind poor sleep quality and headaches. They can impair physical and mental function, and go well beyond being an annoyance to something that impacts your mental focus and productivity at work, and affects your enjoyment of everyday life.
For thousands of years, green tea has been touted as a cure-all in Asia, and has been sipped by allergy sufferers to soothe and prevent symptoms. Modern studies are backing up that ancient wisdom, but the secret to allergy prevention is to drink green tea daily year-round – not just during allergy season. The reason is that regular consumption of green tea has been linked to preventing allergies and even if or when you do get some symptoms they tend to be milder in green tea drinkers.
Green tea also has anti-inflammatory benefits and is believed to help regulate immune response and appears to be also be helpful for other auto-immune related issues including arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Digestive health is also linked to immune function, and natural pro-biotics, including the herbs rooibos and tulsi are traditionally consumed to prevent and soothe allergies. They are both also associated with anti-inflammatory benefits and a reduction in allergic symptoms. Rooibos also contains minerals that help quell allergic reactions. Also known as “holy basil”, tulsi is used in Ayurvedic medicine and is rich in antixoidants and also associated with many other healthful properties. Nettle is another powerful herb with a long traditional use for aiding allergy sufferers.
Turn your car, home or office into an antidote for your allergies, rather than a source of problems – as poor air quality combined with allergens can make allergies worse, and also further irritate sinus passages.
Finally – studies indicate that it may be best to avoid or reduce consumption of foods high in histamines, which can worsen allergies. Histamine is highest in processed, aged, fermented, pickled, canned and preserved foods and alcohol, including cured meat and fish, aged cheeses and red wine. The histamine content increases as food ages, so eating freshly prepared foods (instead of processed or aged foods), is best. When you do eat foods high in histamines, enjoy them with a cup of anti-inflammatory tea – or be sure to sip some shortly after.
Following these guidelines and incorporating the healthful properties of natural remedies into your daily life on an ongoing basis may help far more than you realize! You may also be pleasantly surprised to notice your energy level, mental focus and mood improve, in addition to a reduction in your allergy symptoms.