Natural Allergy And Sinus Support

histaeze-allergy-medicineNatural and safe allergy support is waiting for you rather than taking medicines that may make you feel either sleepy or wired. Here is a suggestion of the ones you can try:

Quercetin is a natural compound found in onions and happens to be a cell stabilizer/ powerful natural flavonoid which builds immune function. Quercetin has been shown to inhibit certain compounds that typically affect sinus and respiratory health. Quercetin supplements are available in capsule form and Granny Smith Green Apples are also high in quercetin. You can eat the seeds which have good properties of it. Organic is best.

Stinging Nettles Leaf is a herb shown to have demonstrated both promising mechanisms and clinical results for supporting nasal passageway health. Some further study is needed but trials have shown stinging nettles demonstrated measurable differences vs. placebo after only one week. The recommended dosage is 50 — 100 mg./twice daily.

Bromelain is a strong pineapple enzyme and has proven mucolytic properties. Bromelain supports normal mucousal tissue function and enhances the absorption of quercetin. It is also an anti-inflammatory for arthritis, lung congestion and other joint problems. Taking 500 mg. twice daily is the usual dose. Allergies: If you are allergic to pineapple, wheat, celery, papain, carrot, fennel, cypress pollen, or grass pollen, you might have an allergic reaction to bromelain. You can be muscle tested for this as well.

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) An amino acid that is a natural mucous reducer and also reduces the thickness of mucus. Studies have shown individuals have been treated effectively without side effects when given NAC. 600 mg. once daily is the usual dose. N-Acetyl Cysteine is a more stable form of the sulfur amino acid L-cysteine and is a powerful antioxidant. It is an excellent precursor of glutathione, another major antioxidant. Glutathione is also the precursor, along with selenium, of glutathione peroxidase, one of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body. I like a product by Max International called “Max ATP”. Its great for energy, exercise strength and helps to protect against free radicals.

Leave a comment and let me know how these work for your sinus problems. After 2-3 weeks, you should notice a big improvement and may be able to help stop your allergy medicines.

Courtesy of The Nutrition Advisor Blog — you can also visit her website.

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Treating the Root Cause of Allergies: A Naturopathic Medical Approach

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  1. This sounds wonderful. I refuse to take sinus meds only due to odd side effects. I usually make my own saline solution and do a ‘netty’ type of cleanse. I would rather try to eat the foods, too, but this sounds irresistible.
    Thank you—any tips for asthma?

    • Hi Shen: Yes, I would like to know what you are eating because in many food sensitivities, asthma is the result. The herbs of Lobelia and Mullein are also beneficial for treatment of asthma, but if you want more specific details, you can call me for an appointment. Thanks, Linda Wolschlager, 248-752-0109

  2. Linda, I may not be able to pronounce these compounds, enzymes and acids, but I’ll give them a try! Thanks. Do you recommend trying all four at once, or taking one at a time for 2-3 weeks?

  3. Shen, I hear you. Most over-the-counter drugs keep me revving all night–even if they’re formulated for “night time”. Good luck with the asthma.

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