Education, Nutrition
Here we are: spring has sprung. As much as we love the warm sun, pretty flowers, and all over sense of beginning, spring time can also bring on the unwanted runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. You know the drill. Hay fever. I can tell you from personal experience, that it really stinks! I used to hide inside during those beautiful months because of my symptoms. Grass pollen is the worst for me (although it was a good excuse when I was a kid to get out of mowing the lawn!). My wonderful journey through this issue has shown me more than a few options to help me relieve my symptoms. My most powerful weapon is Quercetin. This lovely little Bioflavonoid packs a strong wallop. From what I have read, not only is quercetin a great anti-inflammatory, it can reduce the body’s ability to create histamine. That is why, I feel, it works so well for my seasonal allergies. I have the best results when I start adding quercetin into my daily routine before things start blooming. Dean’s Brand Quercetin Plus has a combination of Quercetin, Vitamin C, and Bromelain that I find works really well.   If I happen to miss the mark, (which does happen) and not start the preventative measures early enough, there are some remedies that tend to help. Bio-Allers and Boiron make varied lines of allergy remedies that work great for me when I do have symptoms. I have had some great success with Boiron Sabadil, and Bio-Allers Tree Pollen Liquid. I make sure I read those packages carefully, as they are Homeopathic remedies, and I find they work best when the symptoms match the remedy. Boiron makes wonderful little guides that help so much. They can be fairly specific, for both symptoms and types of allergies, so get your readers out folks! There is no need to stay shut in this time of year. With just a little preparation, the world is your oyster!    All material in this post is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this publication; instead readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information provided has not been approved the Food & Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease.