5 Effective Strategies for Seasonal Allergy Relief

allergy-reliefWatery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing – these seasonal allergy symptoms can be miserable and really impact quality of life. They can zap your energy, affect your mood, and interrupt your sleep. Evidence suggests that pollen, mold, and other allergies will continue to get worse due to our changing climate. Fortunately, diet, lifestyle, and key nutrients can help to reduce allergic reactions and improve overall health. By addressing underlying immune system imbalances, inflammation, stress, and other interwoven factors, you can experience less discomfort and greater vitality. Below are five effective strategies for seasonal allergy relief. Continue reading “5 Effective Strategies for Seasonal Allergy Relief”

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Tips for Allergy Relief

pathway allergy support plusAlthough it has been the coldest and longest winter in North America, and for many areas it still doesn’t feel like spring is here, one sign that it has arrived is the increasing number of symptoms associated with allergies –  sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. The following information, which we posted last year, offers great tips to stay on top of your symptoms this season, and for allergy relief.

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, and for many of these individuals, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, sinus pressure and pain are not only associated with spring and summer trees, grass and pollen, but are also triggered year-round by things like dust, mold and animal dander.

Environmental allergies are not a disease, but a symptom of immune dysfunction.

In order to treat allergies effectively, you need to focus on the root cause, as well as the symptoms. The immune system is built to respond to infection (viruses or bacteria) by producing antibodies. In the case of allergies, the immune system overreacts, treating these harmless substances as invaders. The antibody IgE (immunoglobulin E, which is produced against the allergen) triggers the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals like histamine, responsible for the symptoms of itchy, runny eyes and nose, and sneezing. This inflammation can spread and lead to other related disorders, as well. For example, people who suffer from allergies are said to be three times more likely to develop asthma, an inflammatory disease of the airways.  Continue reading “Tips for Allergy Relief”

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Village Green Spring Sale Starts Today!

Village Green’s Spring Sale starts today, April 10, and runs until April 30. The sale includes 30% off Pathway products and 25% off major brands like Xymogen, Thorne and Metagenics. (Check the website for complete details.)

So now would be a great time to stock up on some supplements for your immune system – particularly those for allergy sufferers! Recently, we posted tips to help battle allergy symptoms, including Pathway Allergy Support Plus, a comprehensive supplement that contains natural antiflammatories and immune boosters.

For a more gentle approach, homeopathy may be for you. Boiron’s Sinusalia can help relieve sinus congestion and pain. It is even safe for children.

Check out some of our featured Allergy and Sinus Support products here.

 

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Five Tips for Allergy Season

Although in many parts of the country it seems like spring will never arrive, don’t wait until the snow has disappeared before you start to do something about pending allergies.

Here are five tips for springtime allergy sufferers.

1. Supplement. Allergy Support Plus combines many immune-supportive nutrients like quercetin, vitamin C, nettle leaf extract, bromelain, turmeric, plus other synergistic nutrients. This formula provides powerful upper respiratory support and is excellent for people suffering from allergies during hay fever season. I recommend starting this weeks before you normally suffer from symptoms. This means NOW!!!  Continue reading “Five Tips for Allergy Season”

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Spring Sale at Village Green until April 30

Village Green Apothecary is having a big sale on major brands. Pathway products are 30% off and the following brands are 25% off: Metagenics, Xymogen, Nordic Naturals, Thorne, Megafood, Enzymatic Therapy, Jarrow, Garden of Life and Boiron (some exceptions apply).

So now is the time to stock up on favorites.

For me, Pathway Allergy Support Plus (which I talked about a couple of days ago here), is a must have, especially this time of year.

And for those who need to take iron but fear its side-effects (like constipation), Megafood’s Blood Builder is an iron supplement made from food, that is easy on the digestive tract and contains synergistic nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin B12 to enhance its absorption.

The sale goes on until April 30.  Happy shopping!

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