Seasonal allergies are the pits!
Spring is quickly arriving! In Bend, Oregon and across the entire country, warmer temperatures mean more pollen in the air which explains all the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head, and congestion that many people experience.
Along with outdoor allergens like pollen, we can’t forget about those found indoors. In general, common types of allergy triggers are: mold spores, dust mites, tree, grass and weed pollen, cat, dog and rodent dander. If you’ve got allergies, chances are you’ve tried every over-the-counter allergy medication to combat your symptoms with mixed results.
And if you think you’re alone in your allergy-induced misery, think again. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans have experienced various types of allergies each year.
With such a high number of allergy sufferers in the U.S it’s not surprising that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. The statistics are worrisome and just too high to ignore. That’s why at Inspired Health we focus on the whole person and reducing inflammation in order to eliminate allergies. We can help with seasonal allergy support.
How do I Improve my Allergy Symptoms?
The foundation of optimizing wellness starts with the Eight Pillars of Inspired Health.
Your body starts expressing symptoms when there is too much stress on the system – allergies are no different! Stress can be an allergen, and so can foods that cause you inflammation or a gut bug. NUTRITION is the literal foundation of all of your health, including your allergies. By dialing in the foods that serve as medicine for your body, and removing the foods that cause inflammation and gut distress, most of your allergy symptoms improve, if not disappear entirely.
We customize all of our nutritional support plans at Inspired Health by utilizing specialized Functional Medicine lab testing to see what causes YOU inflammation!
What works for you is going to be different than what works for someone else and we can help with seasonal allergy support.
Best Tips & Tricks for Allergies
-Close your window in the morning so that the pollen does not fly into your bedroom
-Change your pillowcase every night
-Rinse your hair before bed
-Take a shower/rinse after spending time in the garden or in the outdoors
-Drink naturally alkaline water to help neutralize acids and remove toxins from the body
Atla Water System – uses Revitalizer Technology™ that creates “structured water” to mimic water cascading down a mountain stream flows in eddies and over rocks, forming vortexes. The Atla Water System also uses ActivMag™ technology to ensure the water you drink has a proper, naturally alkaline pH through the addition of trace amounts of magnesium. It also utilizes Activ8™ purification technology to remove the bad stuff while ensuring you receive all the vital minerals and trace minerals healthful water should have.
-Use an Air Purifier. These air purifiers have special technology to kill any spores / mold and filter out all airborne pollen and pathogens:
Favorite Allergy Supplements:
Ion Sinus Support: our patients swear by this for their seasonal allergies! This creates a soothing and hydrating barrier within your sinuses.
Natural D-Hist: is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes and botanicals designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine. The powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation.
D-Hist Jr: this is the kids version of Natural D-Hist! This yummy chewable version is great for the little sneezy kiddos in your life.
NAC: N-Acetyl Cysteine is a powerhouse amino acid derivative antioxidant, specific to breaking down phlegm, sinus congestion and assisting the body’s natural detoxification abilities.