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Part 1: Homeopathy for Allergy Relief

By Mara Fleishman, April 1, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Learn why homeopathic remedies are a great choice for all ages during allergy season. Get the short answer to how homeopathics work, as well as some specific formulas to look for and how to use them. Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic physician of 23 years and medical director of her clinic in Portland, OR. She is also director of product research and education for Vitanica and author of Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

 

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DANIELLE says ...
I've used the general homeopathics for my spring allergies. I don't exactly know what I'm allergic to, so I just do the general kind, which seems to work quite a bit better than Claritin ever has, plus I don't get really sleepy. I have no idea why homeopathics are sold in most groceries!
04/03/2008 3:31:32 PM CDT
mod*mom says ...
i like boron's sinusalia for sinus symptoms.
04/03/2008 12:53:45 AM CDT
mod*mom says ...
oops, i mean boiron
04/03/2008 12:56:58 AM CDT
Naomi says ...
My allergies just kicked in, so I am miserable. I try to stick to natural remedies especially since I am nursing. I didn't realize there were so manmy varieties of homeopathic allergy relievers.
04/03/2008 4:46:52 PM CDT
Diana G says ...
Both of my kids suffer with allergies - I'm worried the conventional OTC remedies will cause harmful side affects. I truly believe nature is the answer! Very informative podcast!
04/04/2008 6:11:24 AM CDT
Gina McLeod says ...
This has been very helpful since my daughter suffers from allergies. I much prefer something more natural! Thank you!
04/04/2008 7:39:59 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
That was good to listen to. I have never really persued a homeopathic solution before. I always hate to medicate my kids when allergy season rolls around and the idea that there are gentler methods of possibly controlling their seasonal allergies has my interest piqued. I really need to look into those options more closely.
04/04/2008 8:55:01 AM CDT
Taryn S says ...
We use a lot of homeopathic remedies. I like Hylands ones for kids such as 'Sniffles n Sneezes.' I like how the podcast explaimed homeopathy.
04/04/2008 1:07:23 PM CDT
Purvi says ...
Homeopathic health supplements are very effective in keeping yourself at the peak of health and beside it comes without any side effects.
04/04/2008 2:39:00 PM CDT
Carlos says ...
I used to suffer from allergies from mold, mildew and pollen. Since last August, I have been doing the Candida Yeast diet and I barely suffer from them anymore, I am more alert and feel great. I think I've only have to take my allergy medicine a handful of times and that is only when I was on vacation and wasn't eating well. If you don't have the patience for a diet, I used to take Boron's drops and those worked good too.
04/04/2008 4:15:52 PM CDT
Kelly Kerley says ...
very informative and helpful. thank you.
04/05/2008 10:43:15 AM CDT
angela torres says ...
I have serious problems with allergy since I was a baby, and every winter I need to be prepared....I should try homeopathy...my baby girl uses just homeopathy for everything, and she´s doing pretty well...
04/05/2008 2:39:48 PM CDT
Susan P. says ...
I'll have to try some of these for my daughter who sneezes like crazy in the morning.
04/05/2008 3:54:01 PM CDT
Scott says ...
I've had sinus problems for years, especially in the spring, but I also have dogs and cats. Do they have homeopathic remedies with microspcopic pieces of dander? I'd like to get some of that.
04/05/2008 3:58:08 PM CDT
Kim Allmon says ...
I have seasonal allergies (especially in the spring when the trees begin to bloom). I currently enjoy using homeopathic remedies to treat my PMS symptoms with good results, but never thought of using homeopathy for my allergies. I'll have to try them in the coming weeks. Thanks for the reminder!
04/07/2008 10:15:48 AM CDT
Sara B. says ...
Both my son and I have seasonal allergies, I think I"m going to incorporate some of these remedies this summer.
04/06/2008 2:16:08 PM CDT
Leslie says ...
This is great information...most people like to go to the Dr. for the quick fix. We suffer from allergies and love the alternatives knowing the benefits far outweigh any over the counter meds. Thanks.
04/06/2008 4:07:51 PM CDT
Ginny B says ...
I suffer from really bad allergies, this was very interesting.
04/06/2008 5:55:15 PM CDT
Sunny Kim says ...
Never had any allergies before but now I do.... due to my pregnancy? I love homeopthic!!
04/07/2008 12:56:59 AM CDT
curranm says ...
Thanks for all your comments! Scott, yes, there are homeopathic medicines for indoor allergies, which includes pet dander. There are also products that focus specifically on pet dander. Take a look at bioAllers Pet Allergy products (for people!) in pellet or liquid form. Enjoy Spring!
04/07/2008 11:55:12 AM CDT
Donn Pudmaroff says ...
I love Homeopathy, its great for all ages and safe!!
04/08/2008 9:38:35 AM CDT
Kimberly says ...
so great to know there are options. I've suffered hayfever my entire life, but struggle with so many OTC drugs---they zap me right into a coma. Thanks for this! Now if only whole foods would open in Idaho!
04/09/2008 9:56:13 AM CDT
Krista says ...
I'm a little confused. The doctor mentioned that the supplements to help allergies are simply microdoses of the allergen. I don't understand how that is going to help your allergy, I would think that would make it worse! I haven't had any adverse reactions to my Claritin, but then it just makes life so much better I'm not sure I would notice side effects considering my allergies don't let me breath, make my nose run, eyes water, and I'm sneezing constantly and just plain tired.
04/11/2008 4:30:18 PM CDT
william says ...
I loved the sugar pills. The placebo effect was INCREDIBLE!!!
04/11/2008 11:12:14 PM CDT
Jamie says ...
I love learning about homeopathic remedies for my allergies.
04/12/2008 12:54:21 PM CDT

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