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2 Things That Get Rid of Allergies

This time of year, every one of my clients starts their session with “My allergies are horrible, what do you recommend”

There are many natural anti-histamines, allowing for relief from allergies without the horrible side effects that the medicines bring.

There are two products I really like:

HistaEze by Designs for Health

This product has stinging nettle, an anti-inflammatory allergy remedy that has stood the test of time through centuries. It also has quercetin, a natural anti-histamine and mast cell stabilizer. It also contains Vitamin C. These ingredients, plus a couple others, balance your immune response during allergy season.

AllQlear by Integrative Therapeutics

This product is actually chewable, so it is fast acting anti-histamine relief. It is made from quail eggs to stabilize mast cells (which release histamine).

If you are miserable, you can try both. They have different ingredients so you wouldn’t be getting double the ingredients, just double the relief.

Both of these are high quality 3rd party tested supplements that can’t be found in stores, but can be bought online through a practitioner’s dispensary. Click here to set up an account and shop!

And this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the gut. Allergies are linked to the microbiome. So cleaning up your gut and regulating your immune system would help too!

Are Your Bacteria Working for You or Against You?


I wrote recently about our 100 trillion bacteria living in our gut. If all circumstances are ideal, these bacteria are good and diverse. And keep us in good health

Good healthful gut bacteria are very delicate. And harmful ones are hearty. Here are the things that change your gut bacteria for the WORSE:

  • The foods you eat
  • C-section birth
    • A woman’s body actually pours tons of protective good bacteria into the birth canal during labor so that the baby is covered during birth. These protective bacteria are the baby’s first exposure to any microbes.
  • Antibiotics
    • Even one course of antibiotics can alter the ratio. Some species are killed off completely
    • Most of the antibiotics used are in the animal industry and we are consuming them in the meat we eat.
  • GI infections
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Low stomach acid
  • Excessive hygiene

The term for having a poor ratio of good bacteria and low diversity of microbes is gut dysbiosis.

Gut Dysbiosis is associated with:

  • IBS
  • Bloating and distention
  • Celiac
  • Crohn’s and Colitis
  • GERD
  • Some cancers
  • Obesity
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Heart disease
  • Mental disorders: autism, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression

It’s important to get your gut health back! Book an appointment today to get your gut flora in shape!