myFM: Hay fever, seasonal allergies and what to do about it

by Lianne Phillipson June 23, 2021

myFM: Hay fever, seasonal allergies and what to do about it

Ah chooo! Or are your symptoms more itchy to the point of driving you crazy? Eyes, ears, mouth, or mine–the roof of my mouth, all start around whatever season gets you. Not everyone has the same triggers for their seasonal allergies and hay fever, but it can all start from the state of your gut.

Yes, histamine is what’s causing the inflammation and itchiness, but what if there was another way to deal with what’s going on than reach for the antihistamines. They come along with a very long list of side effects; from drowsiness to headaches, having a dry mouth and eyes, blurred or double vision, dizziness, blood pressure tanking, more mucus in your airways, heart rate speeding up and difficulty urinating and constipation. Yikes!  

Allergies in general stem from the immune system. And you might have heard me talk in the past about 80% of your immune system is in your gut, and with the gut having about 3lbs of trillions of good bacteria, your diet has the potential to mess with the percentage of good to bad, without too much difficulty. 

An elimination diet is the way to go here - ditch the foods you eat the most (sorry, not sorry). Is it sugar, gluten, or dairy? Those are the top three that are everywhere. Write a food diary and see what you’re eating most of and ease up or eliminate it. 

Supplements are needed. Bio BoostAlka COmega BoostKID BOOST and focus on  anti-inflammatory plant chemicals called phytonutrients. Those are in all the colourful superfoods; berries, beets, peppers, sweet potato, all those greens that you may or may not like. Take my TAKE THIS by Lianne KID BOOST superfood powder to get you there faster. These antioxidant rich foods are the damper to the fire of inflammation. 

Then those healthy fats; extra virgin olive oil, nuts, avocados and omega-3 fats like those found in small fish (sardines, herring, sable, trout, wild-caught salmon). A supplement here would be my Omega Boost

Go to bed. Seriously, get more good quality sleep. If you can’t fall asleep try Melatonin Spray and Magnesium Bis Glycinate to help you drift off faster, and stay asleep. But that also means off your phone and screens about an hour before bed. Good sleep hygiene is your best friend. 

Other supplements include bromelain, quercetin  Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine by reducing the amount of histamine your body produces in response to an allergen. It might help reduce mild symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes due to allergic rhinitis. Zinc, A for your mucus membranes and vitamin D. 

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