When You Dread Seasonal Allergies

This post is to give hope to those of you who believe that you are stuck with nasty and debilitating allergies for life. With the right intervention, you can minimise or recover from your allergies.

The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2020, fifty per cent of people in western populations will suffer from one form of allergy or other.  Asthma and eczema are becoming increasingly common, with Australia inexplicably having one of the highest rates of eczema in the world.

Allergic rhinitis, (hayfever), asthma and eczema and the sneezing, hives, swelling, redness, itching and wheezing that comes with them, is due to inflammation caused by the immune system releasing histamine. (Hence anti-histamine treatments.)

To find out exactly what you are allergic to, skin prick testing for airborne allergies or blood tests for food allergies will identify your allergens so that you can at least avoid them to begin with.

In an effort to manage allergies, it’s easy to run up huge bills from trying to reduce dust, mould, removing carpet, changing bedding and investing in high-tech vacuum cleaners. Some people go to the drastic measures of renovating their homes, or moving house.

Sufferers often think that they are stuck with their allergies for life, but this does not need to be the case. Another option is to increase your resilience to allergens. If you’re tired of beating a path to the pharmacist for antihistamines, nasal sprays and cortisone, these simple measures can really help:

Protect

Cleanse

Reduce the load on your immune system: 

Boost Immunity

Alkalise

Antihistamine alternatives

There is a story in my book Good News for People With Bad News of a middle-aged woman who suffered from debilitating allergies for her whole life, recovering after using a combination of dietary, homeopathic and NAET treatment.

So don’t despair. Try some of these strategies.

Nyema, Hermitson

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