5 things to help Hayfever…
I remember when my daughters were first born..
The first year
Ny sneeze, and we’d go into “panic parent” mode: “Has she got a cold?” “Is she unwell?” Is it an allergy?”.
The reality? She’s probably just clearing her airways. After all, babies don’t blow their nose…
Anyway, I used to get really bad hayfever.
And – the odd year – it does come back with a vengeance. I remember a few years back when at Loughborough University. I’d barely leave the house
It was a pain. Made me feel tired and run down. Stopped me being productive with work and my day. And sleeping was a nightmare with my itchy throat waking me up every 10 minutes…
^^^ which meant I was grouchy with friends and family and relied on caffeine to get me through the day…
Now, could this be linked to a food allergy?
Potentially….and I’ll go in to this in more detail another day… But with current hayfever medication potentially giving you a dry mouth and / or making you drowsy, an alternative would be welcome, right?
Well, good news! Because a recent study has – once again – shown why the bacteria in your gut could be the key to boosting your immune system and health. People given probiotics suffered fewer allergy related nose symptoms and reported improvements in their quality of life
^ ^^ sleep, productivity, work, mood, ability to think clearly (all the things which will probably help you manage stress and lose fat)
Anyway, here’s 4 more tips to help you get your energy back and take back control of these seasonal allergies:
1. Manage stress – stress is linked to the severity of your symptoms. Prioritise your day or someone else will prioritise it for you
2. Get moving! – exercise can reduce stress and the severity of your symptoms. Perhaps look for indoor exercise if your symptoms are really bad.
3.Good eating – a balanced diet high in anti inflammatory foods like omega 3 fats, oily fish, and fruit and veggies can help reduce symptoms
And – some – have reported that reducing mucus-forming foods such as milk products and added sugar COULD help
4. Prioritise SLEEP – Only 13% of people who had 7 hours or more sleep a night reported severe symptoms, compared with 21% who regularly had 5 hours or less
It might be a bit late now
But local honey prior to the hayfever season may even help too.
Hope that helps..
Matt ‘bless you’ Fruci