Peak season for “hayfever” depends on what allergen someone is sensitive to – tree pollens, especially lime and poplar; grass pollens or fungi.
They all produce similar symptoms but from different causes. They also are all the result of the immune system over-reacting to specific antigen chemicals and causing an exaggerated inflammatory response.
On the video Gayle explains why some of the various tips and remedies work but in short:
- You can either stop the pollens getting into and onto your mucous membranes ie BLOCK THEM
- Or you can reduce the inflammatory reaction when they do arrive ie REDUCE THE REACTION
Blockers can include the use of masks / scarves and glasses / sunglasses to keep the pollens away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Also stay away from flowering fields / parks – kind of obvious but worth saying!
Reducers could be:
- local, raw honey,
- the use of Omega3 supplements such as Salmon Oil Plus which is available from the Living Elements Clinic or
- herbal tea eg peppermint, turmeric, camomile, nettle teas and others.
- Homeopathic remedies can be very beneficial but its helpful to see a homeopath for severe cases
There are three peak seasons for different pollens in the UK – useful to know if you are going to use homeopathic remedies in particular.
- Tree pollen: late March – mid May
- Grass pollen: mid May – July
- Weed pollen: late June – September
When obtaining honey – you need to get LOCAL raw honey – so that the pollens that effect you – are the ones produced by the plants in YOUR vicinity – as they contain ALL the local pollen antigens in them – to start to desensitise your immune system.
LOCAL HONEY SUPPLIERS include:
- Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne
- Southbourne Farm Shop
- The Grange Farm Shop, Funtington
- Sinah Common Honey, Hayling Island
- Manuka, East Street, Chichester
© Gayle Palmer D.O. Living Elements Clinic 2020
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