We believe that alleviating allergies comes from addressing the root causes for the symptoms-reducing inflammation, healing and sealing the gut, and modulating the body’s immune response. That being said, there are many important supplements and remedies that our patients find helpful when the seasons change. Please note that exact dosages for you may vary greatly from what the manufacturer has listed on their bottles. Please discuss all of these recommendations with our docs before integrating them into your routine.
A synergistic blend of nutrients that provide support to the body’s immune response during allergy season. Tinofend, a patented extract from Tinospora cordifola is a potent immune modulator, supporting the activity of immune cells. Quercitin, nettle leaf, and vitamin C are also found in HistaEze, which are known to support the body’s immune response during allergy season.
Sinus forte is a powerful combination of herbs including Eyebright, Golden Rod, Echinacea, Golden Seal, and Cayenne fruit. The compounds within these herbs help to maintain healthy mucus membranes, support the body’s response to environmental triggers, maintain clear breathing passages, and encourage beneficial flora in the respiratory system.
Antronex supports the body’s detoxification pathways. The main ingredient is yakriton, a liver fat extract discovered by Japanese researchers that supports the liver and the body’s immune function. Our patients love the decongestant properties in this supplement and are frequently amazed at how well it works.
Helpful compounds including beneficial bacteria and trace amounts of pollen picked up by honeybees from local plants are found in raw honey. When local raw honey is consumed it can help to train the immune system to tolerate pollens found in the area. In fact, research has shown that consuming local honey can reduce allergies in patients by up to 60 percent. If you struggle with seasonal allergies, it is worth sourcing local raw honey.
Peppermint essential oil helps to open up the lungs and sinuses as well as soothe aggravated throats. Peppermint essential oil has expectorant properties which means in promotes the secretion of phlegm. This anti-inflammatory oil brings relief from allergies as well as colds, coughs, asthma, and bronchitis.
With similar properties to peppermint, eucalyptus helps to open up the airways and support the respiratory system. It is known for relieving seasonal allergy symptoms along with colds and asthma. Eucalpytus is also an expectorant and helps to expel phlegm from the body.
Lemon is a powerhouse detoxifier and supports lymphatic drainage. When diffused into the air, lemon oil helps to cleanse the air of bacteria and allergy triggers.
Lavender has the ability to calm the body, soothing the inflammatory response to allergy tiggers. It also has many antimicrobial properties, also making it a powerful cleanser..
We recommend diffusing a combination of these essential oils into your environment to help the body in response to antigens. If necessary, these oils can be applied topically when diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Apply diluted essential oils to the chest/sternum, the back of the neck, or the bottoms of the feet.
Allergy relief diffuser blend:
3 drops peppermint
3 drops lemon
3 drops lavender
2 drops eucalyptus
Supporting the intestinal barrier is a crucial piece in managing and reversing seasonal allergies and supporting the immune system. Using digestive enzymes, HCl, prebiotics, and probiotics can all be used to support the gut environment. Ask one of docs what is best to support your gut.
Utilizing a neti pot with a clean, filtered water and unrefined salt solution can be helpful in nasal irrigation. Many patients have found using a neti pot has helped relieve allergy symptoms and help to void medications.