Hay Fever sea­son is just around the cor­ner

Bray People - - LIFESTYLE - WITH CLAIR WHITTY

THE HAY Fever sea­son is just around the cor­ner. It's time to pre­pare, no point in wait­ing for the dreaded symp­toms to ar­rive. There's noth­ing nice about a runny itchy nose or stream­ing eyes and con­stant sneez­ing. The symp­toms vary in in­ten­sity from per­son to per­son but ev­ery­one feels the same: lousy!

You can be sen­si­tive to the pollen from flow­ers, grass, trees, weeds or shrubs which mean that you could have symp­toms all year round. If this is the case you may have been told that you have Peren­nial Rhini­tis. An­i­mal dan­der and dust may also af­fect you. Hay Fever is com­monly as­so­ci­ated with the high pollen count from grass in the sum­mer months.

You can't avoid the pollen un­less you live in a sealed house and never ven­ture out­side! But you can re­duce your sen­si­tiv­ity if you boost your im­mune sys­tem be­fore the sea­son starts.

The best thing you can do to re­duce the in­ten­sity of your symp­toms is to take reme­dies that in­clude Luffa, Quercetin, Vi­ta­min B5, Vi­ta­min C or Brome­lain a cou­ple of weeks be­fore the sea­son starts and con­tinue tak­ing them through­out the sea­son. I have seen some very good re­sults when these reme­dies are taken in ad­vance.

Many sug­gest that eat­ing lo­cal honey will help re­duce the sever­ity of symp­toms. Echi­nacea, Eye­bright or Vi­ta­min C can also be taken dur­ing the sea­son to re­duce symp­toms.

The prob­lem is that your body per­ceives the pollen as a dan­ger to it. There­fore it's im­por­tant to have a healthy im­mune sys­tem to pre­vent an over­re­ac­tion to the ex­po­sure of pollen.

If you also have food sen­si­tiv­i­ties then it's cru­cial to avoid these foods, this will take the pres­sure of your im­mune and di­ges­tive sys­tem al­low­ing these sys­tems to work more ef­fi­ciently and help re­duce your symp­toms dur­ing the Hay Fever Sea­son.

You can't avoid pollen but you can re­duce your sen­si­tiv­ity to it.

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