Explore natural approaches to ridding your body of annoying allergies.
For millions of Canadians, the end of winter is bad news. The endless cold of sniffling and sneezing comes to an end in you and your children. But is only quickly replaced by all that miserable sniffling and sneezing triggered by trees and grasses. Conventional medicine does a great job identifying the allergen, but a poor job in addressing the cause. One in six Canadians suffer from hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Allergy season can start in the early spring and last right through to autumn. In some parts of the country, you could suffer from March to November. This year’s allergy season is shaping up to be a tough year for people with seasonal allergies.
Treat the Cause
Allergies are also poorly understood and inadequately treated by regular medicine. Allergic reactions are the result of your immune system over-reacting to pollens and grass. With more than 80,000 chemicals already in our environment and in our body, our immune system is facing a biochemical immune system challenge. When an allergen is introduced in our nose or eyes, the body fights back by creating excess inflammatory chemicals, such as histamine, from mast cells. The body is attempting to remove the allergen resulting in symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Antihistamines merely block the action of histamine at receptor sites. They suppress the appearance of physical symptoms but do nothing to treat the underlying cause; which is an overburdened immune system.
Natural Therapies Available
Our Naturopathic Doctors and other professionals will look at using some of the following techniques:
- Stabilizing Histamine response in the body.
- Detoxification of the body, remove the chemical burden and restore proper immune function.
- Homeopathic De-sensitization Formulations.
- IV Therapy, high dose vitamin C
- High dose oral vitamin C.
- Natural Products.
Our team of Naturopathic Doctors and other professionals can help you work towards being allergy free. Remember this is a process not a pill. Each treatment plan will be individualized and may require different steps to get to your end result.
Book a FREE 15 minute consultation with our trained professionals, Contact us via email or call 905-891-3865.
106 Lakeshore Road East, Unit C, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 1E3