Tips to avoid Hayfever symptoms

Tips to avoid Hayfever symptoms

Author -  Candy Hughes

Itchy, red and teary eyes with swollen sinuses and a runny or blocked nose. Tickly scratchy throat and sneezing. Does this sound like you? Then read on!

Itchy, red and teary eyes with swollen sinuses and a runny or blocked nose. Tickly scratchy throat and sneezing. Does this sound like you? Then read on!

Tips to avoid Hayfever sympthoms

  • Get plenty of rest: Lack of sleep and stress can put pressure on your immune system and can result in hyper-sensitivity making you more susceptible to Hayfever
  • Look after your digestive health: Poor digestive health can result in stress and can impact on your ability to absorb food. This can put your immune system into overdrive and make you more susceptible to Hayfever.
  • Stay indoors on windy days when possible as pollen is carried by wind.
  • Do your outdoor activities in the morning where possible (grasses pollinate midday).
  • Change your clothes when you come inside as pollen sticks to your clothes.
  • Use air conditioning in your car instead of having the windows open. 
  • Allergy sites will have a pollination calendar; this can help you learn what you are affected by and when to be careful. Keep up to date with pollen times.
  • Get tested for food sensitivities and eliminate food allergies. Eating foods your body doesn’t like makes your immune system work too hard which can make it too sensitive.

What foods can help reduce my symptoms?

  • Take a good probiotic with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. These help you digest and use your food more efficiently. It also helps your immune system to work more normally.
  • Magnesium can reduce the severity of a Hayfever attack. Foods rich in Magnesium are bananas, dark green leafy vegetables, kidney beans, soybeans, almonds, Brewers yeast, molasses and wholegrain cereals.
  • Nettle leaf tea is good for all types of allergies.
  • Noni juice helps to relieve the symptoms of hayfever. 
  • Eat soured and fermented foods such as Miso, and yoghurt. These encourage good gut bacteria growth.
 
 
 
 
 

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