SEASONAL CARE: SUMMER
Allergies and intolerances
One of the most common symptoms of modern society is allergy and in fact this terminology is not always understood. Many people are not allergic to their supposed antigen but are more often intolerant.
Allergies are serious and result in some very distressing symptoms such as anaphylactic shock and also other trauma which leads to acute inflammation in the digestive tract even causing serious conditions such as Chrone’s and celiac.
What are the symptoms of Allergy ?
They include difficulty with breathing and catching one’s breath - ranging from slight problems to frighteningly aggressive symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pains and tightness in the chest.
Not being able to get air into the lungs can be really terrifying for everyone concerned - especially the mother and the suffering child. It can be very alarming to watch your child having an asthma attack.
By far the most dangerous and frightening reaction to allergy is Anaphylactic Shock. A serious anaphylactic shock can kill so it is vital to understand what is happening and what to do about it. Flower Formula Support FF6 Phacelai Clear Senses and FF7 Orchid Cool Calm
What are the symptoms of hay fever?
Sneezing, runny nose, sinus related headaches. Generally feeling stuffed up and very uncomfortable.
However, rather than just controlling these conditions with drugs and hoping that they will go away (they won’t),] isn’t it much better to actually set about to heal the condition?
First, there are triggers that set off asthma and hay fever, and one is stress. So I advise careful stress management by removing obvious pressures and trying to create calm and tranquillity - for example, reading your child bed-time stories instead of putting them in front of the television. I am appalled at how frenetic and aggressive so many children’s programmes are.
A light supper with organic or fresh food containing green vegetables or, alternatively, scrambled egg on rye bread and unsalted butter may be good for asthmatic children. Avoid foods that contain salt, colours and preservatives, e-additives, aspartame etc, as these chemicals can all trigger asthma and hay fever. Avoid acid foods such as citrus and pork, nuts and wheat, as these are classic allergens.
There are many emotional causes of asthma and hay fever, but generally speaking they are overlooked.
Emotional support is essential and I recommend Phytobiophysics Ultra violet Tree formula, SF2 Karm Eucalyptus, as well as the Green Tree formula, SF5 Breathe Deodar cedar. Flower Formula FF6 Phacelia Clear Senses.
Essential oils of cedar wood, pine lavender are renowned for supporting the respiratory channels and enable relaxed breathing. Phyto Breathe cream made from pure Jojoba is gentle enough to be used on the face, even of little children, to help clear the sinuses and with the addition of the beautiful essential oils of lavender and eucalyptus can be rubbed into the chest of even tiny babies to enable a relaxed breathing throughout the night.
The advantage of essential oils and essences is that they naturally support healing and are safe to be used alongside medication. So although the medicines give you peace of mind as they control the condition, the natural formulas support healing and encourage and help recovery.
Vit D is very important: a daily supplement of 1000iu is suitable even for babies and small children. St john Ambulance trains it’s volunteers in how to manage asthma attacks as well as comprehensive training in all First Aid.
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