Allergies | Naturopathic Treatment | Rose of Sharon Holistic

What are Allergies?

Allergies are uncomfortable symptoms stemming from an immunological response from the body that is directly related to, not only external factors like pollen and grass but also the health of your intestinal tract. Allergies are not as simple as just being ‘allergic’ to pollen. There is much more going on inside the body, which makes it difficult to normalize the problems related to allergies.

What causes allergies?

Allergies can be triggered by;

  • Food

  • Chemicals

  • Animals

  • Environmental (grass, pollen, pollution).

What are the symptoms of allergies?

Allergy sufferers experience reactions from the immune system and intestinal tract including;

  • Excessive sneezing

  • Watery eyes

  • Congestion

  • Itching

  • Hay fever

  • Fatigue

  • Rash

Allergies can be a red flag that your body needs care and attention. By addressing the underlying causes of your allergies you may also prevent the development of more serious conditions, such as autoimmune disease, depression, anxiety, or neurological disease.

Lifestyle Recommendations to Combat Allergies:

•   Acquire a good air purifier to cleanse the air of allergens in the home and office; when cleaning use a vacuum with Hepa filtration system

•   Flush nasal passages with a neti pot – Silvercillin™ liquid can be used as an effective nasal wash

•   Detox the body to rid internal circulating allergens that keep triggering histamine release:  PaleoCleanse Plus™ 14 or 21 Day Detoxification Program

•   Shower again at the end of the day and either change clothes or thoroughly wash clothes that may have collected pollens and other allergens throughout the day

•   Delegate outdoor jobs like lawn work or animal care to others or wear a dust mask during outdoor activities

•   Drink plenty of water throughout the day – if desired, add slices of cucumber, lemon, and blueberries

Dietary Tips and Caveats for aller:

•   Avoid sugar, dairy and wheat products

•   Consider taking 1 tsp daily of local, authentic raw honey for allergy prevention and histamine reactions not for children under 1 year of age

•   Eat foods rich in vitamin C and the bioflavonoid, quercetin, such as berries, tomatoes, peppers, citrus fruit, apples, broccoli, onion and dandelion greens – avoid any if intolerant

•   Eat foods with the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fats such as wild, cold-water fish like salmon, anchovies and halibut, walnuts, flaxseed meal and chia seeds

•   Use the spice, turmeric, to flavor foods like soups, vegetables and fish

Supplement Recommendations: 

HistaEze™ 2 capsules twice per day; increase if needed
Quercetin + Nettles 3 capsules per day with meals
Vitamin C Buffered Powder 1 teaspoon per day

The above protocol is designed as a general approach for dealing with the most common causes of Allergies.  If you do not see results after several weeks you should contact us for a personal evaluation.  The above recommended supplements can be acquired by clicking here.