Hi everyone, this year Hayfever have come to affect us a bit later than usual. A combination of a longer winter, a sudden spring in the temperatures last week, the Sahara Desert dust and pollution from the continent gathered in the southern easterly winds, affected all those who are normally affected by any respiratory and allergic problems, like Hayfever, Asthma, Chest Infections, Bronchitis, etc. The sudden warm weather we have been experiencing in the past 2 weeks in the UK have waken up many trees and plants that have been dormant for longer than usual. With this feast of blossoming, pollution and dust many people, including myself, were caught unprepared for the strength of the problem. Even those who normally take their daily dose of anti-histamine tablets or follow my recommendations below didn’t have respite from it all. However the tips below are still the most effective when used regularly
- I always recommend good local produced organic honey. This is now much easier to find, and a tea spoon in the morning and one before bedtime daily it is very effective. You can also use it on your herbal tea, but remember to wait until the tea is at drinking temperature before adding the honey. A good place to find this is at the increasingly popular local farmers’ markets that are spreading around London and major cities in the UK.
- A healthy diet with lots of fresh salads.
- I also cover my bed with a light sheet and carefully remove it before getting ready to bed so any pollen collected there during the day will be trapped. I also never re-use that sheet before washing it. Yes, it does increase the washing load, but I prefer it to suffer during the night.
- Spread some vaseline cream around your nostrils before bedtime, it will catch some of the unwanted allergens before being breathed in. Of course, it is not a 100% protection but reduces the load.
- Daily, or as regularly as possible, vacuum cleaning the bedroom and living rooms (places with soft furnishing where you would spend a relatively long amount of time).
- Meditation – more and more evidence has been gathered about the effects of meditation on the immune system. I do daily a Chakra Cleansing Meditation I learned from my studies with Dr. Brenda Davies.
- And of course, last but not least, have some treatment – acupuncture is my thing. Regular visits at this time of the year can improve your immune system.
Nothing like feeling well enough to enjoy the beauty of Spring!!!!