Allergy: Pollen Season

Even though allergies are on the rise, we don’t know precisely why the number of people suffering from allergies continues to climb; but over the past 30 years more and more people complain about allergies.  

I have my own suspicions.  

I believe environmental toxins as well as a diet high in processed foods are the main culprits. Both toxins and processed foods have been linked to an increase in food allergies - and I’d imagine the same is true of allergic responses to pollen, grass, etc. 

Since that’s likely the cause behind allergy rates climbing, it’s time to see how you can treat them. 

For the most part I recommend dealing with allergies at the source. And that means changing diet, eliminating possible aggravants, and supplementing with nutrients known to help your body fight allergies. 

  • Quercetin: 500-1,000 mg. Found naturally in the skins of apples, this antioxidant helps to keep the production of histamines down. 

  • Spirulina: 500mg. Not only is Spirulina a powerful plant superfood, it also helps to block the production of histamines.

  • Vitamin A: 10,000 IUs. Vitamin A is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has antihistamine properties.

  • Bromelain: 500mg. This is the digestive enzyme found in pineapple. It’s great at helping to fight inflammation and may reduce reactions to some allergens.

  • Zinc: 50mg. Zinc is an essential nutrient that has great power to improve immune health. It also supports compromised hormone production that can sometime result from allergens over-working the adrenal glands.

  • Fish oil: A powerful anti-inflammatory, “one German study involving 568 people found that a high content of omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells or in the diet was associated with a decreased risk of hay fever.”

  • Sodium Ascorbate: 500mg. Sodium Ascorbate is a form of vitamin C. And, Vitamin C, as many of you know, is one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. That antioxidant power doesn’t just guard your body from free-radical damage, it also helps to increase immune function too.