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Airborne Allergies

This is the season for airborne allergens: tree pollen, grass pollen, gas fumes, chemically treated water, personal care products containing real or synthetic fragrances, and tobacco products or secondhand smoke.

Allergies are created by the human respiratory tract trying to protect us from these compounds. The mast cells within the airway lining produce histamines and leukotrienes (1000 times more potent than histamines) to create sinus drainage or itchy hives in an attempt to help our immune system produce nasal discharge, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing. We feel miserable.

The reduction of sinus triggers from air conditioners, electrostatic air cleaners, indoor air filtration, as well as adequate sleeping and a clean diet are all major aids in decreasing inflammation.

Reducing foods that add stress involved in the allergic response also results in a cleaner cytochrome section of your liver. Avoid all types of eggs, dairy products, gluten, grains, all derivatives of corn, canola oil, all forms of soy and pork products and/or any of your personal food toxins. You can also reduce the release of histamines and leukotrienes with the use of quercetin bioflavonoid complex. Anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, Amla, Grape Seed extract, Pycnogenol and Andrographis clean your body of excessive amounts of allergic response, and reduce your suffering and the need for homeopathic remedies. Hence, you can have a more satisfying spring and summer.

In a future article we’ll discuss the importance of repairing a leaky gut in order to avoid more allergies.

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