Asthma has been a constant in my life since childhood. I’m very familiar with nebulisers, puffers, my asthma action plan … it becomes part of your life and who you are – never leave home without a puffer!
I suffer from dust, pollen and animal dander allergies. In the same room as a cat my eyes will almost instantly start itching, my throat is irritated, my nose begins to run.
I learnt in later life that the inflammation and irritation of my airway (an asthma attack) is not only triggered by airborne irritants, but that I am also highly sensitive to the food I eat.
So why am I telling you all this?
I have had great success in reducing my sensitivity. I no longer need asthma prevention medication, I can cuddle a kitten and have only very mild (and tolerable) reaction, I barely notice the pollen in the air as it no longer upsets my respiratory system! My allergies and sensitivities have been transformed.
Do you want to treat your hay-fever and spring-time-phobia naturally? Then look at your gut health.
There is growing research supporting the hypothesis that sensitivities and allergies are triggered in the gut. The Royal Childrens’ Hospital this year published their study in which peanut allergies are being overcome using the introduction of probiotic combined with minute quantities of peanut being introduced into the system.
Similarly, my daughter overcame extreme food sensitivities and acute eczema purely by taking action to heal and repair her gut.
If you’re looking for natural solutions and ways to manage your hay-fever this spring, then perhaps it’s time to start looking at the root cause of inflammation. Get a test done to assess the balance of bacteria, fungal and amoebic life in your digestive system. Find out what foods are causing inflammation and remove them from your diet. Start taking a quality probiotic, kefir yoghurt, fermented foods, eat plenty of raw foods that are full of the lovely enzymes your gut needs and loves.
Another tool you may like to try instead of anti-histamine tablets everyday is peppermint or lavender essential oil. These 2 oils have had great success in reducing inflammation and reactivity to spring time pollens. Carry a handkerchief with a few drops of the oils on it, rub the oils onto your chest and the residue up your throat, apply also to the back of the head. A drop of peppermint can be taken under the tongue before you venture outside.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can naturally overcome your asthma, eczema, allergies, hay-fever and other inflammatory diseases, please contact me at the centre: 4226 4740