Itchy eyes? Runny nose? Cross reactions with food? It feels like the season for allergies never goes away. This fall, from hay fever and ragweed to mold from the falling leaves, swollen joints and inflammation, allergies and allergic reactions can manifest in mysterious and complex ways. Worse yet, sometimes the standard solutions can be just as irritating and toxic!
To help you navigate this novel allergy season, here are some tried and true tips sent with love from our practice to you. Continue reading “4 Effective Tips for Autumn Allergies”
At Village Green Apothecary we often get asked about prescription medications and natural alternatives. Questions about sinus issues are common around this time of year, including about contraindications with natural approaches such as our Sinus Survival products and prescription medications.
While it is generally safe for most people to take both prescribed medications and Sinus Survival products, many have found that one downside of prescriptions like Nasonex and Nasacort is that these meds make them feel tired or drugged-up, plus they have experienced rebound effects. Continue reading “Try a Natural Approach to Sinus Issues”
Sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes, coughing… Sound familiar? For a lot of people, when these uncomfortable symptoms hit, it can be difficult to know whether it’s allergies, sinusitis or a cold. While these conditions can produce similar symptoms, there are some key differences to be aware of. Knowing the cause of your respiratory distress is the first step to finding relief. Once you know what the culprit is, supporting your body as quickly as possible with the best remedies is the next important step to feeling better, fast.
Continue reading “Allergies, Sinusitis or Cold? Here’s How to Tell and What to Do to Feel Better”
We are finally feeling spring-like weather and, unfortunately for many people, the warmer spring air brings runny noises and watery, itchy eyes. This condition is known as rhinitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose, and it causes sneezing, runny noses and a constant feeling of being stuffed up.
Rhinitis can occur as the result of a cold, allergies or environmental irritants like dust, cigarette smoke or pollution. If your symptoms are year-round and worsen in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies, rather than an infection like a cold. There are some ways you can fight allergies naturally. Continue reading “Fight Allergies Naturally with Sinus Survival”
Now that we have entered cold and flu season, I often get asked what one can do to help loosen chest congestion and relieve coughs. Two of my favorite herbal products for natural congestion relief, that are best taken together, are Pathway Congest-Eeze and Pathway Ginger Zinger Cough Syrup. I recommend taking them at the first sign of chest discomfort. Herbs such as echinacea, garlic, thyme, licorice, wild cherry bark, ginger and oregano oil all work in combination to support upper respiratory health and immunity.
In addition, I also highly recommend doing steam inhalations. Continue reading “Natural Congestion Relief”