Seasonal Allergies Can Feel Like A Misalignment With The Natural WorldApr 08, 2022
Seasonal allergies can feel like being under attack from the world around us.
Staying inside and pharmaceutical interventions are often the only options talked about.
Histamine is our body's response to a deranged relationship with our greater ecosystem.
We primarily think of seasonal allergies but we release histamine in response to leaky gut, stress, toxins, mold or pollution.
An absence of vital information from our interactions with the sun, food, microbes, clean air and water has left us vulnerable to allergic reactions.
Springtime offers us a unique reminder of our relationship with the greater ecosystem and an opportunity to align. Synching and exposure to the rhythm of the springtime sun prime our body to biologically balance our histamine with melatonin in the short-term and vitamin D3 long-term.
Nutrients that decrease histamine naturally are magnesium, vitamin C and quercetin.
Magnesium is needed for the enzyme DAO which breaks down histamine in the body.
Quercetin and vitamin C both block the inappropriate release of histamine from mast cells.
Nearly all indigenous cultures have a doctrine of signatures. Plants not only contain nutrients and phytochemicals for our health, but they also have an essence.
Be sure to talk with your doctor to see if these might work for you.
HONEY- A study from 2013 showed that honey ingestion resulted in an improvement in an irritated, congested, Itchy, or runny nose from seasonal allergies.
In 2011 researchers found that allergy suffers using pre-seasonal birch pollen honey reported a 60 percent lower total symptom score, twice as many asymptomatic days, and 70 percent fewer days with symptoms. Pre-seasonal honey users also used 50 percent fewer antihistamines compared to the conventional meds group.
ELDERBERRY- Elderberries are packed with quercetin, a natural antihistamine blocking the release of histamine from mast cells.
NETTLE- Nettle is an incredible herb that is packed with minerals providing relief from symptoms of high histamine.
Tending to our relationship with the world around us is where true health lies.