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Part 3 Homeopathy for Allergy Relief

By Mara Fleishman, April 14, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Seasonal Allergies 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. More Allergy Information Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic physician of 24 years and medical director of her clinic, A Woman's Time, 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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Lilly says ...
I didn't think about the benefits of probiotics in terms of helping allergies. I guess this makes sense!
04/14/2009 3:34:43 PM CDT
Karen Towle says ...
It all makes complete sense! Buying local honey seems to help my husbands allergies also.
04/14/2009 5:47:27 PM CDT
Traci says ...
I was really excited to read about this on Bone Fide Mama's blog site. The probiotics importance for immune function was surprising. I followed a link for these pod casts from: http://mandyray.blogspot.com/ Thanks for making all this info available.
04/15/2009 1:00:47 AM CDT
Heather says ...
Local honey is a terrific way to ingest a natural homeopathic remedy. Let all of your local bees help you build immunity to the area pollens.
04/16/2009 9:05:17 AM CDT
Karen McAllister says ...
I have allergic asthma, and in the past tried acupuncture, probiotics, local honey, homepathic remedies, touted vitamin/mineral concoctions, breathing exercises and meditation, all of which offered minimal, intermitent relief of symptoms, and some I continue for the sake of good health. However, I can't help but think that there is nothing new under the sun, so-to-speak, because there is no real cure, and my concern is that many of these therapies and practitioners of such pursue an ideology that the patient is fully responsible for their lack of robust health, and that conveyed belief to a person not feeling well can negatively impact self-esteem. I think we must always hold out hope and work with people where they are. Incorporating healthy lifestyle systems into one's life is important, as is accepting certain conditions and then dealing with them in the most productive, positive way to enhance well-being. Thank you for allowing me to share my concerns.
04/17/2009 9:04:55 AM CDT
mark says ...
Water is a good point I hadn't thought about. It seems like this podcast just mentions general health steps, and doesn't really address any direct steps to help with seasonal allergies.
04/17/2009 9:17:33 AM CDT
Silvia says ...
I don't think I'm ready to explore acupuncture for allergy relief, but I will check out the vitamin and supplement push mentioned in the other podcast.
04/17/2009 9:18:53 AM CDT
Paula says ...
It seems like pro-biotics play a strong role in so many aspects of health. I have been taking them for some time now, to aid in digestion, glad to hear this may help allergies as well.
04/17/2009 9:27:48 AM CDT
Sue says ...
This was good, but not as helpful as the first 2. EFA's and probiotics do help with general health, so I take from this the obvious, if you body is functioning well you reduce allergy response. Unfortunately I know many very healthy people who still have strong seasonal allergy responses.
04/17/2009 9:30:17 AM CDT
Jill says ...
Great podcast!
04/17/2009 1:14:05 PM CDT
Lynne Gordon says ...
Probiotics are great...if they address what ails you. Otherwise they just become another buzz-word in a buzz friendly world. When allergies/diseases/conditions strike the human body...no salve, no medicine, no remedy, no herb, and no biotic can cure our bodies. ONLY the body can kill viruses and bacteria that attack it. Only the body. And the only way to ensure that your body can rise to the ocassion when bombarded with a plague, virus or bacteria is to be perfectly sure that (among eating right) that you have sufficient levels of oxygen in your blood cells. This is not anything new. This is old medicine. And it still works better than anything else out there. Lynne
04/18/2009 9:02:10 PM CDT
Yanni says ...
I find it hard to believe that taking vitamins C will help my seasonal allergies, because in fact I do take ester C and still have tuff allergies. I think it is what it is, a seasonal thing, I'm glad it doesn't last all year.
04/20/2009 7:07:41 AM CDT
Tina says ...
Probiotics are a fantastic way to ensure our bodies are benefiting from all of the great food we digest. It makes sense to me that they would also aid in the support of immune system against seasonal allergies.
04/20/2009 9:49:38 AM CDT
Dorothy Byergo says ...
I'm looking for honey grown locally to see if it helps my allergies & sinus condition. Thank you,
08/23/2009 12:22:16 PM CDT
Vitabing says ...
Hi, Thanks for your information. Thanks.
12/20/2010 5:26:21 AM CST
Vanessa Rose RIvera says ...
thank you! I have major allergies especially during the month of April. I guess from the rain. Im suffering here. Thanks so much
04/09/2013 9:54:23 AM CDT