Congestion And Hay Fever Symptoms?

Date Posted:31 August 2014 

What is Hay Fever?

As spring arrives do you find yourself experiencing any of the following...
Runny, blocked nose or post nasal drip, which often causes a cough?
Frequent sneezing, itchy, red or watery eyes?
Itchy throat, mouth or nose?
Loss of smell and occasional loss of taste, face pain or headaches?

These are common signs of hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis. Some people experience minor symptoms while others can experience quite debilitating symptoms.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction most often to wind-borne pollens, especially grass and tree pollens. Rhinitis means "irritation of the nose" and is a derivative of Rhino, meaning "nose." Even though this condition is commonly known as hay fever, it does not cause fever and hay is not the only, or main cause of the allergy.

Spring hay fever is usually related to tree pollens. Some people develop hay fever in response to airborne fungus spores from damp and mould.

Yet others find sinus congestion can be a sign of the build up of toxins from partial or incomplete digestion during winter. This build up gets released at the onset of spring.

For others sinus congestion can occur when certain foods are eaten such egg, fish, shellfish, nuts and peanuts, milk, cheese, dairy products, gluten, chocolate, citrus and food colourings. 

What can I do?
Whatever the cause for you, the experience can range from slightly irritating to very compromising. Here’s what you can do to help reduce symptoms.

First off, support the immune system so it can be more effective for you this year. Take 2 tablets of Aller Defence with a little warm water, 30 minutes prior breakfast and evening meal. Take it for 45 days from now and for 45 days after the desired result.

Be sure to minimize the strain on your digestive and immune system by taking heavier proteins and larger quantities of food at lunchtime with a lighter evening meal during springtime. To support digestion and to reduce the build up of congestion from digestive impurities take 2 tablets of Digest Tone just prior the evening meal. It’s amazing how effective taking Digest Tone taken at night is for reducing the strain on digestion during springtime.

If you want some extra support then consider taking the Amrit Kalash Ambrosia and Nectar to fully support your immunity and to revive your mental and physical energy.

Wishing you the bliss of balance and a tasty Fast Frittata this week!

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity. Email: Skype: Linda.Sinden Mobile: +64 212237525  

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