Hay fever season is here. Unfortunately hay fever season presents many allergic problems for people. Sinus inflammation, sinus infections with headaches, stuffy noses, and post-nasal drip are common symptoms.
Many people attempt to control symptoms with proper supplementation and the use of Neti pot sinus saline rinses. The Neti Pot is not practical for people on the go, and for others it is simply not enough of a solution.
Here is a better, portable method to reduce sinus allergic responses to environmental toxins from my friend, Joe, at Metabolic Management…
5 Steps to making your own natural, portable sinus rinse:
1) Take one spray bottle used for nasal sprays, such as the Afrin bottle. Empty the contents and rinse the bottle.
2) Add about 6 drops of glycerin to the empty bottle. You can procure the glycerin from your local pharmacy.
3) Add 6 droppers full of liquid iodine forte (find this Biotics Research / Metabolic Management product at the online store on my website), and then fill the bottle with distilled water. The iodine used in a spray like this thins the secretions, preventing congestion and swelling.
4) Shake vigorously to mix, and then spray as needed. The glycerin helps the iodine to stick to the sides of your nasal passages. This gives the iodine more contact with the areas which breed infection, and it provides more relief.
5) Use as needed anywhere! This is great for travel.
*Note: Liquid Iodine Forte is NOT the iodine you can purchase at a pharmacy
Over 60 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are the fifth leading chronic disease, and autumn is the most difficult season of all for allergy sufferers.
Along with ragweed, there are many other weeds that bloom and cause us to suffer allergy symptoms. Outdoor molds are another large cause of allergies. Mold spores are common in the soil and on fallen leaves. Mold spores rise into the air during the warmest parts of the day, and then fall back to the ground during the evening and nighttime hours.
Symptoms of seasonal allergies:
How to protect yourself from allergens:
Specific supplements support an allergy challenged body by reducing or eliminating symptoms, no matter what the time of year is or which allergies you have. Make an appointment with me to discuss allergies you possibly have and treatments that are available.
Hay fever is an allergic reaction. It is the response of your immune system to foreign material in the air you breathe. Hay fever generally refers to allergies from outdoor, airborne materials such as pollens and molds. Approximately 15-20% of the population of the United States has some degree of hay fever. It is found equally in men and women.
In research that correlates with projections by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, plant and allergy experts found that ragweed pollen season lasted as much as 27 days longer in 2009 than in 1995. The further north you are in the Western Hemisphere, the more dramatic the change in the length of pollen season.
Ragweed was used in the research because its season is naturally easy to track, although the studies probably hold true for other pollens, too. Ragweed begins blooming when the days get shorter, meaning after the summer solstice on June 21st. Ragweed stops flowering with the first frost. This means that the later the frost, the more pollen we will have.
Treat hay fever before it treats you! Here are some tips for treating hay fever:
Call for an appointment today for more help in treating hay fever.
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