Allergies and Hayfever
Hayfever, Sinusitis and Seasonal Allergies affecting you? You don’t have to just put up with it!
Find out what triggers your hayfever and other allergies by testing your individual allergic response to foods and environmental inhalants. All it takes is one simple blood test.
Previously called RAST testing, IgE Allergy panels identify what triggers a response for you. This then allows you to better manage your symptoms. Order a test today.
Springtime can be the worst time for pollen from flowering plants. This is a key trigger for the allergic response. Causing hayfever with symptoms such as increased mucus, itchiness, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and congestion.
However, allergy and asthma control usually means staying at home. Many people with allergies stay indoors when outdoor air is full of pollen and spores.
But, you aren't necessarily safe there. Dust mites, animal dander and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors.
It's important to have a clear indication of what the real cause is of your allergy and hayfever. So that you can live a full life. Purchase a test today to find out.
Once you have identified what triggers your response learning to manage symptoms is easier. Read our tips on How to Reduce Indoor Allergens.
There are also a number of herbs and nutrients that can help manage the symptoms and support long term immune health such as quercetin, Vitamin D, albizzia and perilla. These are available in tablet or liquid form through consultation.
The First Step - Order an Allergy Test
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Is your digestive system causing your allergies?
As the digestive system is home to 70-80% of the total immune system of the body. An unhealthy digestive system can significantly contribute to allergies. Beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus can be particularly useful. Other healthy lifestyle recommendations include;
- take natural remedies in the lead up to allergy season before symptoms start.
- eat a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and choose fish as your main protein source, with smaller amounts of chicken, eggs and red meat.
- avoid sugar, refined carbohydrates and food additives.
- reduce exposure to the foods and inhalants that test positive in your IgE report.
- minimise exposure to triggers such as cigarette smoke, airborne pollutants, pollen and animal dander.
- use a sinus wash or netti pot to remove pollens and dust particles from the nasal passages.
- make sure your digestive system is health, free from toxicity and harmful bacteria.
- use probiotics to encourage healthy immune function if appropriate.
- manage stress and anxiety.
- drink 6 – 8 glasses of water a day, more if you exercise.
- be physically active, spend time with others, and have some fun.