Today we are continuing our conversation on environmental allergies, with our focus this week being on hayfever, pollens, and grasses.  If you missed last week’s episode we chatted about dust mite allergies and our naturopathic approach to treatment. 

In Episode 132, I will be discussing:

  • My personal story of how I dealt with a grass allergy and hayfever symptoms through my travels in California in my early 20’s and how these symptoms still impact me;
  • The symptoms of a grass and/or pollen allergy: 
    • Sneezing;
    • Nasal congestion/runny nose;
    • Itchy, watery eyes and itchy throat;
    • Asthma exacerbation;
    • Sinus headaches;
    • Eczema.
  • The seasons that exacerbate and weather conditions that reduce the impact of hayfever symptoms;
  • My tips on how you can reduce your child’s exposure to grasses and/or pollens;
  • Our naturopathic approach to hayfever, and allergies to grasses/pollens, and what to focus on, including:
    • Importance of microbiome diversity through outdoor play and diet;
    • Specific strains of probiotics that will improve symptoms;
    • The benefits of Vitamin D for allergy maintenance;
  • Symptomatic relief, and what herbs we recommend to reduce symptoms.

Episode Links:
Listen to Episode 131 – Does your child have a dust mite allergy?
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