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Part 1: Homeopathy for Allergy Relief

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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michelle says …

sounds like great ideas!

Sarah Fischer says …

wow this is interesting. I have eye allergies really bad! I believe I have them to my guinea pig. I want to try homeopathy

John says …

Thanks for the information.

Kathy H. says …

More great info I will ask the naturopath about.

Brooke says …

Thanks for the tips!! We've been Suffering like MAD in our house. We're totally going to try some of these ideas!

Stacey says …

I have always had such severe allergies. Interested to try something new.

Christie says …

I am trying to find a store that carries sabadilla/belladonna(allergy med)

Yuliya Stein says …

It was very helpful as my daughter has terrible hay fever.I hope now I can find some homeopathic meds to help her

Steven Salzberg says …

Wow, it is pretty astonishing - and disappointing - to see that Whole Foods is pushing homeopathy. Homeopathy is one of the most patently absurd forms of pseudoscience among all the "alternative" treatments out there. Many, many studies have been done on homeopathic treatments, and every one has shown that there's no difference between homeopathy and, well, nothing. The homeopathic pills are just sugar pills, and the liquids are just water, so taking water alone works just as well - as long as you think you're getting a treatment. As some of the comments above mentioned, there is a genuine placebo effect, which has been well documented, but there's no need to shell out $$$ for bogus homeopathic "remedies" that consist of little more than water. Whole Foods should be ashamed of profiting off its customers this way.

Stacey says …

Flushing your sinuses with a neti pot is an excellent way to get some relief. The only problem is that you cant use it everywhere. On a recent visit to my allergist she recommended a new "all natural" nasal spray called Sinol Allergy/Sinus nasal spray. For the last two months I have used this product and I love it. Sinol has no harsh side effects but it does a little bite to it when you first begin to use it. Like eating horseradish or wasabi but I like that nose clearing feeling. It will also keep your sinuses drained and bacteria free. I wish I found Sinol years ago.

Shara says …

My daughter was diagnosed as having allergies and her pediatrician wanted to put her on Zyrtec right away. I don't feel comfortable putting a 14 month old on Zrytec!! I have been giving her probiotics, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 and Nettles & Eyebright by Herbs for Kids. In 2 weeks I have already noticed her symptoms improving!! Atleast give homeopathy a try first!

Haze says …

just had my second sinus surgery and will not do it again. Can anyone offer suggestions on what has worked for them?

Meghan says …

I have a 6 month with a pretty intense allergic reaction to something! She can't breathe through her nose and her eyes are so red and watery it looks as though she is crying! Is there something homepathic I can give her! PLEASE!

jujubee177 says …

is it true that homeopathics start with a base of water and alcohol?

Daniel says …

Allergies are a result of an overactive immune system. Immune system is able to identify and destroy many foreign invaders that could potentially harm.

Jennifer says …

My children and I suffer with seasonal allergys every year. I am tired of giving them over the counter medications that dont seam to work .I am looking for somthing that we all can take with out getting sleepy .Im not quite shure what we are allergic to, but looking for something better .

Melissa Burch says …

Allergy relief is best achieved by seeing a professional homeopath who prescribes an individual remedy for you that will deal with your susceptibility of getting allergies, as well as reduce the intensity and frequency of the symptoms. Homeopathy has numerous clinical studies showing that homeopathy works. So anyone who claims otherwise do not know the facts.

Mark says …

All nonsense. Homeopathy is ALL nonsense. It is a psychological "curing" of problems. It's the same almost as a sugar pill. It's a racket.

Julie says …

I was given this as a sample by my allergist as I suffered for over a year with allergies an not knowing how to treat the problem and doing one test after another and trying several different types of medications and treatments. This nasal spray works great:-). It initially stings but after a few seconds does go away. This is a miracle treatment and glad to have stumbled upon it!

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