April showers bring May flowers. What do May flowers bring? ALLERGIES!
Due to the increase in rain this past winter, there are more flowers, trees, and weeds growing, leading to an increase in pollen in the air. Many people retreat inside during this time to prevent breathing in the pollen, without realizing that indoor air pollution can have as large, if not larger, impact on our health. While outdoor allergens include trees, shrubs, flowers, and weeds, indoor allergens can include mold, mites, insects, and animal dander, in addition to outdoor allergens that have made their way inside.
Fortunately, there are many natural therapies that can be used to help relieve the body of typical allergy symptoms including headache, hives, itchy and swollen eyes, sneezing, congestion, coughing, and overall fatigue. There are also many therapies that can help the body become desensitized against the allergens for long term relief.
The first step is to test the body to see what it is having allergic reactions to. This can be done through a blood test. For those who do not want to do a blood test, or would like to do this in conjunction to the blood test, we can determine what the body is having allergic reactions to through a Zyto Biocommunication Scan.
After we determine what allergens the body is reacting to, we can determine the type of treatment to implement. One of the most popular and effective treatments is using the Zyto scan to desensitize the body against the allergens that the body is having reactions to. Another treatment option is sublingual immunotherapy which can desensitize the body against the allergens, similarly to using the Zyto scan but in the form of drops. An important component in addressing allergies is to support and heal the gut since the gastrointestinal system helps regulate the immune system and inflammation, which are important when dealing with allergies.
There are many natural nutrients and herbs that are very effective at preventing allergies and supporting the body when it is dealing with allergies. They include: stinging nettles, vitamin C, quercetin, bromelain, omega-3, to name just a few.
Finally, one of the easiest things that you can do for your house is to change the air filter for your AC and furnace regularly, at least once every 3 months. Other things to do to reduce indoor air allergens include: getting an air purifier with a HEPA filter, vacuum often, do not wear shoes indoors, minimize the use of candles and wood fires, use exhaust fans in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom, do not smoke indoors, and store all cleaning supplies, pesticides, and solvents away from living quarters.
Here is a link to a very comprehensive site that can help determine which air purifiers are best based on your personal needs: https://homeairguides.com/about-air-purifiers/complete-air-purifier-buying-guide/
With the introduction of natural supplementation as well as some changes at home, it is possible to reduce allergy symptoms drastically. Talk to your doctor about the most appropriate testing and treatment for your specific condition.
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