Taming Seasonal Allergies

It seems like everyone I know is suffering from seasonal allergies, also called hay fever. Roughly 40 million people suffer each year from seasonal allergies – and suffer they do. Runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, head congestion and fatigue are just a few of the seasonal allergy symptoms that people experience.

There are some great allergy survival tips worth considering. To reduce the allergen count in your home and your body, I am a big fan of keeping a clean home including a HEPA filter, and using a netti pot to wash out the nasal passages. Butterbur has been getting a lot of press lately; Dr. Guo published a review showing that the Butterbur herb was better than placebo, or as good as non-sedating antihistamines, in 6 randomized trials. You also might try a homeopathic preparation called Galphimia glauca, and keep an eye out for a new Chinese herbal formula called Biminne which looks promising.

Wishing you an active and hay fever-free spring season!

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