10 Ways to Conquer Seasonal Changes

May 22, 2006 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Are you one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies? The itchy, watery eyes, constant runny nose and unending sneezing are telltale signs of airborne irritants. Not everyone has seasonal allergies, but anyone who suffers from them knows that spring can be a difficult time to celebrate.

For most of the U.S. the allergy season starts in mid-March. A seasonal allergy is the body’s reaction to an airborne particle such as pollen or mold. These allergies surface at specific times of the year when certain weeds, grasses, or trees are flowering or when molds release spores into the air.

It’s thought that people with allergies have hyper-sensitive immune systems that are triggered by foreign substances. When pollen or other substances that aren’t actually harmful to the body are breathed in, the body views it as a dangerous invader and turns on its defense mechanisms. The runny nose, watery eyes and frequent sneezing are meant to flush the allergen from the body.

Though the spring and summer growing season is an inevitable part of the year, you can take a proactive approach to supporting your body and your environment at this time of year. Some of the suggestions are common-sense activities you can do in your home. Nature’s Sunshine also has a great line-up of products that work to support and maintain your respiratory system during this potentially stressful season.

Here are 10 ways to conquer seasonal changes:

  1. ALJ ®. NSP’s key product for the respiratory system. This product nourishes the immune system and respiratory systems, supports healthy lung function and encourages the respiratory tract to gently cleanse itself.
  2. Dieter’s Cleanse (14 day) ®. This cleanse is not just for weight management, the 7 herbal combinations in this 14 day cleanse will help support the natural elimination of waste buildup and toxins that can affect overall health. Colon health directly affects the immune system and the respiratory system so it is very important to pay attention to these areas. This cleanse is well-rounded and helps support all aspects of elimination. The glands are also supported.
  3. Seasonal Defense. This product includes a blend of andrographis and other immune-supporting herbs, Seasonal Defense strengthens the immune system and may help maintain the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
  4. Sinus Support EF®. This formula is ephedra-free and supplies nutrients that may support nasal passages and proper respiratory function.
  5. HistaBlock®. A powerful combination of stinging nettle, quercetin, bromelain and immature orange peel, Histablock supports the respiratory system during times of stress and helps maintain mucous membrane health and nasal passage tissues.
  6. Close your house and your car. Limit your exposure to the particles in outside air and run your air conditioner, which filters the air as it cools it.
  7. Clean. Do a thorough spring cleaning. Windows, bookshelves and vents collect dust and mold.
  8. Wash. As you come in from being outside, you bring particles and dust in with you — on your skin and your clothes. Wash exposed skin and, if you need to, change clothes once you’re inside. If you have outdoor pets, wash them too before bringing them in, or arrange to leave them outside.
  9. Stay away from chemical irritants. Fumes from tobacco smoke, paint, insect sprays and other chemicals can affect the lungs and nasal passages.
  10. Homeopathic Remedies. NSP offers three homeopathic remedies for both general and specific allergy concerns, Allergy, Allergies–Hayfever/Pollen and Allergies–Mold, Yeast & Dust.

Don’t suffer this season give these products and lifestyle changes a try! If you would like more help with your specific health challenges e-mail me at Paige@mynsp.com.

To find out more about me, Paige Rennekamp, CNHP, or to learn more about Nature’s Sunshine Products visit www.naturalhealthanswers.com.


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