MNMC Naturopath Chantelle Bazerghi provides insight into the sniffley, snuffley, super annoying hayfever!
Thanks to the rain this Spring we are blessed with even more flowers than ever! But with flowers comes more hayfever!
One of the best way to reduce hayfever symptoms is to boost your overall immune health so the body can fight off those bits of pollen that fly up our noses and into our eyes without causing an over-reaction/allergy.
Foods to boost immunity and reduce allergic reactions are those high in vitamin C, like kiwi fruit, citrus, fresh sprouts, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli and red peppers.
Foods that are high in histamines may also increase allergies including cheese, wine, beer, processed meats, pickled foods and smoked fish or meats.
But if your hayfever is severe you may require herbal support to balance the immune response, if so please contact one of our amazing Naturopaths who are all very experienced helping people treat allergies and intolerances. Herbal medicine can be used instead of or with antihistamines to control symptoms over Spring and Summer and are best started before your symptoms are at their worst.