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Hayfever – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Hayfever can bring misery for its many sufferers at various stages diana-polekhina-REYb3IaZjj4-unsplashthrough the warmer seasons

The allergic reaction creates histamine, mucous and inflammation and taxes the immune system.

It may seem to start suddenly and often relates to a pollen, plant or tree blooming at a particular time of year. The timing may help to identify the offending allergen. Anti-histamines give relief by blocking the histamine reaction. Natural treatment looks to support and strengthen the system for a long term prevention, though takes time to give relief so may need to be combined with drug treatment. Although hayfever is not food related, it may be helpful to limit high histamine foods.

 Managing Symptoms

  • For anti-histamine properties:
    • Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc
    • Vitamin B6 (P5P) Vitamin C
    • L-Methionine, Quercitin, Histidine, Bicarbonate of Soda or Alkalising salts
  • For anti-inflammatory properties: Bromelain
  • To help dissolve mucous: N-Acetyl-Cysteine

Manage Underlying Causes

  • To help balance the immune response: Vitamin D and plant sterols (phyto-nutrients)
  • To help reduce inflammation: Omega-3
  • To support gut immunity: Probiotics Acidophilus and Bifidus

Maintaining Wellness (Prevention)

  • For anti-inflammatory properties and to support airways: Ginger and Tumeric
  • Rainbow diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Healthy lifestyle and exercise program

 Foods High in Histamine

  • Smoked or stale meat, tinned fish
  • Bananas, kiwi, oranges, pears, red plums, strawberries
  • Aubergine , avocado, spinach, tomatoes
  • Aged cheeses
  • Beer, champagne and sparkling wine, liquors, red wine
  • Black tea
  • Peanuts, chocolate, nougat, walnut products, snacks, cocoa, vinegar, yeast

 Foods Low in Histamine

  • Fresh or frozen meat and fish
  • Apples, apricots, apricots, blackcurrant, blueberries, cherries, lemons
  • Beans, beetroot, cabbages, carrots, green salad, onion, paprika, pumpkin,  radish
  • Butter, buttermilk, fresh cheese, kefir, milk, quark, sour cream, sour milk, yoghurt
  • Dry white wine, spirits
  • Coffee,  non citrus fruit juices, herb tea, vegetable juices

Nutritional Support is best managed with professional help to assess accurately.

We are happy to advise you on your health matters. To learn about the full range of services offered by Aether Bios Clinic take a look at our website.

Lin Bridgeford DO KFRP MSCC ICAK (UK) MSc
Registered Osteopath & Kinesiologist & Yoga Teacher

Aether Bios Clinic (Breath of Life)
(In Greek Aether is the breath that the higher Gods breathe, Bios is Life)

Saltdean Brighton

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