4 Effective Tips for Autumn Allergies

allergies can cause sneezingItchy 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”

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Boost Cancer Protection with These Two Nutrients

Two is better than one, especially when it comes to certain foods and their health benefits. Many foods contain nutrients that work synergistically. Food synergy occurs when two or more nutrients work together to achieve a health benefit that is greater than what either could produce on their own. For example, if you combine tomatoes and broccoli in a stew or a soup, their combined disease fighting chemicals help protect against prostate cancers more effectively than if you ate them alone.

For the next few weeks, I will be letting you know about nutrients that are power couples and their most potent health benefits. First up:

Ellagic Acid and Quercetin for Cancer Protection  Continue reading “Boost Cancer Protection with These Two Nutrients”

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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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Natural Support for Allergy Symptoms

Allergy season is upon us… and sooner than in most years, thanks to a shorter and warmer winter. 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 effectively treat allergies, 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 allergy, 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 “Natural Support for Allergy Symptoms”

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