Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies

Today we’re talking about summer ailments, particularly hay fever & seasonal allergies.

Did you know? Hay fever is an autoimmune system reaction to pollen. Popular advice is to eat local honey to help build up your body’s familiarity and resistance to the effects of local pollen.  Ideally, you’ll want to find pure, cold-filtered honey for the most benefits. Check out the amazing Hiveshare program at Brookfield Farm: http://www.brookfield.farm/pages/brookfield-farm-hiveshare

For the other tips below, we are recommending Soil Association certified products from Neal’s Yard Remedies who strongly believes, “Health is the most important thing to us. When formulating and making our products, we follow the precautionary principle – which means not using anything we believe could cause you, or the planet harm.”

Supplements are also an important treatment for hay fever.  Vitamin C helps boost the immune system.  The Neal’s Yard Remedies Super-Antioxidant Boost supplement protects us from free radical damage which may lower immune function and make us susceptible to hay fever.  Prices vary widely when it comes to supplements.  This is because of the filler material.  Many other capsules are coated in a material that won’t break down as it passes through the body & can pass entirely through the body without releasing any benefits.  Neal’s Yard Remedies supplements and vitamins are all plant based.  Their Vitamin C is Ester C based, which is slow release and much easier on the digestive system.

Also with hay fever, people often suffer from itchy eyes.  Again, Neal’s Yard Remedies has two amazing products which can help greatly, their White Tea Eye Gel and White Tea Facial Mist.  They have the Eyebright herb which stops the itching around the eye area. These are cooling products but can be kept in the fridge for that extra boost of cooling relief to further calm & ease the body’s inflammatory response.

For those who suffer with dry, itchy throats during allergy season, the Elderberry Syrup is great. It is high in Vitamin C and soothes the itchy dryness.  It has a fruit flavour, and you just need to add a little bit into a glass of water or other beverage.

The Summer Tea is also great for hay fever/allergy season.  You can enjoy it hot or cold and even add a teaspoon of your local honey! This also contains the Eyebright herb as well as nettle, which is anti-inflammatory.  It also has peppermint, which many people find cooling.

Use the aromatherapy blend “Cleanse” oil to help you breathe easier as it refreshes a room

Do you suffer from eczema or psoriasis and address these conditions through dietary means? If so, the Calendula or Stellaria Cream can be a great support.  The Calendula Cream is better suited for cracked, weepy skin and the Stellaria Cream is great for soothing itchy, red, unbroken skin.

If you’re interested in any of the products mentioned above, contact us on 01 534 0003 or via NautilusDublin@gmail.com. I’m off to brew a cup of Summer Tea for a bit of relief!

Cheers & sneezes,

Jenny

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