Whilst most of us look forward to this time of year, many people suffer with the onset of seasonal allergies that makes spring a misery. Runny nose, sneezing, itchy red eyes and skin, fatigue, gut and digestive issues, brain fog as well as breathing problems are all due the a histamine response within the body. These receptors line the mucosal layer of our tissues and once activated, release mast cells that create the reactions.
For many people grass and pollen are the common culprits but some foods can also be a problem as they stimulate histamine release. These foods include; aged or fermented foods (espeically aged cheese, bone broth, kim chi, sauerkraut), tinned fish, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, canned vegies, dried fruit, avocados, strawberries, papaya, pineapple and leftover foods.
Alcohol especially red wine should be avoided. Supporting the body with a cleansing program and avoidance of these foods will help settle the symptoms. Nutrients that help include; B vitamins especially methylated form, zinc, vitamin C and quercertin. Traditional herbal remedies that have been shown to help include Perilla, Nettles, Baical Skullcap and Albizia. These all help settle histamine and mast cell activation. We also suggest adding in a traditional mix of allergy homeopathics to manage symptoms during the day.
If you would like more information please contact the clinic on 9482 5135.