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Hydration & Hayfever

Pollen counts are high and temperatures are soaring.

Don’t let the pollen get you down and prevent you from getting outdoors in the beautiful healthy sunshine..

Hayfever symptoms (runny eyes, runny nose, sneezing and snuffles) are all the result of what’s called the histamine response. This is a chemical that the immune cells release in an allergic response.

BUT did you know?? Being dehy

drated also starts the histamine response so you are much more likely to suffer the sniffles if you aren’t keeping up your fluid intake. (Other symptoms of dehydration include headache, dizziness and fatigue.. sound familiar?)

So to prevent a stronger response to the pollens drink plenty of water and hydrating fluids throughout the day.

Little trick: if you’re bunged up and feeling full of hayfever, put a pinch of sea salt on your tongue and let it dissolve.. this can really clear your sinuses.. but be sure follow with plenty of water.

Cheers

Lily

Osteopath & Naturopath @ Inspiring Health Clinic Falmouth

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