It is the time of the year that we are back to hay fever season. Even though for some people starts in January and finish in September. I keep having more and more story of people who have reduced and some eliminated their hay fever symptoms. What is hay fever, well is just an overreaction from the immune system reacting to pollen which is a natural and normal part of our environment. Most people do not react to them because it has been with us since life has started. So why some people would react more than others? Well my clinical experience is that many people start reacting to other normal nutrients and food first. Their immune system starts to be on an alert state. This can be because of a traumatic birth (C-section included) or very sensitive intestinal tract, or any allergy to milk or wheat, gluten or eggs, as well as grass plant. As an adult, there might be some very stressful time or job that you do, or just a past trauma that is stuck in your mind and body that needs to be released in order for the entire body and mind to relax enough to reduce that over reaction to any normal food.
The method that I used as many know now is NAET. I have used NAET for about 10 years now and I am still amazed how well it works. In order to work well you need to go through all the possible nutrients first, then food and then the environmental allergens. The combination with craniosacral therapy is essential, as any trauma or stress needs to be reduces at a very deep and unconscious level, in order for the body and mind to know that you are ok and that you are not in danger by being attacked by pollen or any other normal nutritional food.
Now in some cases, there is a possibility that genetically, they cannot detoxify the toxins well, which it means that they need to pay more attention to what they eat and drink, and changing the way they react or deal with life itself, as stress or emotional stress can cause inflammation and therefore high toxins or oxidation, which is damaging to the body.
Below is a reminder of some blogs that I have written before:
The first one is about nutrients that helps with hay fever season, the other is a testimonial on how hay fever can be reduce and in some cases eliminating completely.
The following supplements reduce the histamine reaction. It works really well and within about 20 minutes of taking them.
- Vitamin C from 500 mg to 2000 mg a day in the worse time a day
- Vitamin E 200 iu to 4oo iu a day
- Quercetin follow the dosage suggested on the bottle
- Oily fish up to 1000 mg a day (mixed EPA and DHA) a day
- I would also suggest to have plenty of fruits and vegetables and healthy diet with non fried food or no take away food.
- Alcohol would increase the stress level in the body or the toxins and therefore worsen the symptoms of hay fever.
- Saline Nasal spray are very helpful to reduce the pollen accumulation.
- Eye drops for the irritation of the eyes are also useful to reduce eyes symptoms.
- Reducing dairy products and wheat and gluten also reduces the allergy symptoms as the food is harder to break down for some people.
- Artichokes, chicory and any bitter green vegetables can help the liver to detox.
- Drink up to 2 liters of water a day, throughout the day to help the body to run smoothly and detox from the kidney, via urine.
“I started getting hay fever the summer after my daughter was born, 8 ½ yeas ago. Prior to that I had just been allergic to cats since I was a teenager but had managed just to avoid them.
My hay fever started quite early in the season and would go on through the summer and on certain bad days I would get so itchy and sneezy and irritated that I would have to go and lie down. It was frustrating that at the nicest time of year, being outside in the garden/park etc. made me feel ill. I tried using conventional hay fever drugs – clarityn and flixonase which helped a bit but I was still getting symptoms and didn’t like taking these drugs all the time.
So when Maria told me that she could treat hay fever in the long term, I was very interested. I didn’t know anything about the NEAT system. Maria explained that she would test and treat, not only my allergies to pollen but also intolerances to all different kinds of food and environmental factors. She explained that intolerances to other things, even if we are not aware of them can increase the body’s allergic reaction to pollen.
The first time I visited Maria, she carried out tests to see which things I had intolerance to. The test involved lying down, holding a vial with the essence the particular substance in my right hand and holding my left arm up in the air. Maria then pushed against my left arm and I would have to resist. Sometimes it was easy to resist and others I seemed to have very little resistance. I didn’t know each time which substance was being tested. It turned out that I had intolerances to quite a number of things including wheat, dairy, sugars, shellfish, pulses as well as a lot of different kinds of pollen, dust and animal hair. Maria suggested that until we treated them I should avoid wheat dairy and sugars and although this was difficult my hay fever did seem to improve a bit
She then set about treating these intolerance. As far as I understand the process is about telling the brain that the particular substance is not threat and therefore the body does not need to react as if it is a foreign body. The treatments click here to read more
Recent testimonial for hay fever
I just thought I should let you know that so far this year I have not needed to take any tablets/ nasal sprays for what normally is very bad hay fever!
I have had some slight symptoms when I have gone to other countries and other parts of the U.K…but not enough to do anything about it… and I am still waiting for it to hit me… ! Thank you David”
It takes time to reduce the hay fever, and I usually start from nutrients and food and treat the hay fever only from the end of September so that you have more chance to pass the treatment with no tree, flowers or grass pollen around. At the end though it is all worth it, as if you had it for a long time and you keep taking anti-histamine for the summer, it is well worth it.
I have sneezed a few times in the past few days, for some reason or another and I would not want to do that all the time! I would do anything possible in my power to look for a more permanent solution!
www.nutritionhealth.net Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist