hay fever

Runny eyes, snotty nose, sneezing all day and snoring at night. Even with medical treatment some people still suffer horribly with hay fever. But did you there is loads you can do yourself to improve you symptoms without drug?

I used to suffer moderately with hay fever. I had to use some sort of treatment most days during the summer to feel comfortable. Some years I had to use it daily.

Readers who know my story will know I got healthy to sort an arthritic problem out, but the thing about getting generally healthy is it helps your wider system too.

I noticed last year that I had hardly any hay fever symptoms compared to normal  – apart from occasional eye drops I didn’t need to use anything else – no nasal sprays or antihistamines.

Although I was very grateful this puzzled me, but I have since realised the likely reasons.

Hay fever is caused by your immune system’s over reaction to pollen. Pollen is only a player, your immune system is the cause. Medical treatment suppresses this action to improve you symptoms.

I identified 2 key changes I had made that had made this impressive difference:

  1. I had seriously reduced my intake of milk (dairy)
  2. I had rejuvenated the health of my adrenal glands

Milk

The scientific proof is sketchy here but many people report that mucus levels go up with the more milk they drink. This happens less so with cheese but still does.

In interviews I’ve heard it repeatedly that singers and actors stop having dairy to improve their voices.

Personally I reduced my milk intake for other health reasons, but that’s for another day. It helped with my hay fever too.

Next week I’ll talk about getting your adrenal glands healthy. There are big gains to be had here to help with your hay fever.

 

If You’re Struggling Right Now With Hay Fever

Healthy changes don’t work overnight so what can you right now if you’re struggling?

  1. Just eye symptoms – eye drops and/or antihistamines
  2. Nose itchy and running + sneezing – antihistamine and/or nasal spray e.g. beclomethasone
  3. Nose blocked full of snot – antihistamines don’t work well here, try a nose spray and make sure you’re using it properly so it has a chance of working (they come with instructions)

People tend to use one or two, or sometimes all three of these things to control their symptoms.

Check back next week for part 2, but if you have found this helpful please share.

Have an Uber Healthy week.

Dr Julie

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