Hi friends, Anyone else suffer from hay fever. I suffer it from so bad that I have to take 3-4 days off work each year when it intitially hits. And I suffer from tiredness when takining antihistamines, even the non-drowsy ones! Anyone got any seecret remedies?
Knocking any potential allergens on the head is a start e.g. wheat, oats, rye etc. as they have been found to facilitate the passage of un-degraded dietary antigens into the systemic circulation by their ability to increase the permeability of the intestine. Simply put you have grass seed proteins entering your circulation triggering allergic/sensitivity reactions. Then when the pollen count rises (depending on what you are sensitive to) your hay fever kicks in to overdrive as your system is already chock full of allergens. Ever had a runny/blocked nose / sneezed / bloated stomach / shits from hell or felt really tired after eating something' these are foods that you are sensitive to.
My hay fever was virtually non-existent this year as I eliminated wheat and oats from my diet.
BTW a few years ago I had a supply of greens plus and even though I ate a lot of wheat products my hay fever was in check?
SLAINGE- Its really weird, Ive always had bad hay fever, but for the last 3 years I have not suffered at all. And then all of the sudden it has returned. Im not sure what Im doing different. I dont think I can ever give up oats, never ever!
I thought the same regarding oats, I threw them into everything, but my mind has changed considerably over the past year regarding grains. I am not a paleo aficionado but I do see the merits in dropping grains from the diet as I have had nothing but good things happen to my body.
The cravings for bread n pasta are mad but I try to stay the course as much as I can.
I used to be tired ALL the time but now I am not' even with 6 hours sleep a day (2 young kids) I am feeling unusually sprightly for a guy who used to need at least 8-9 hours sleep (before the kids) to function at a basic level. I blame the fucking bread/pasta, but I do miss them so...
I don't think there is much need to blame grains when the allergen is pretty freaking clear... pollens.
I found many compounds also knocked me out but Cetirizine Hydrochloride works for me perfectly. Its in many branded products but also in plenty of generics for next to nothing. Add a nasal congestent and I'm in good shape with zero drowziness.
Pollen is a precursor to ALL grains. Grains are seeds' originating from grasses!
The bulk of hay fever sufferers are allergic to grass pollen' of which wheat, rye, oats, barley etc. are derived. Wheat allergy as with Hay Fever triggers the production of IgE, which binds to mast cells and basophils containing histamine. With wheat the allergy is typically limited to the seed storage proteins of wheat, some reactions are restricted to wheat proteins, while others can react across many varieties of seeds and other plant tissues i.e. grasses!
Wheat gluten is in everything from bread, maltodextrin, bran, cereals, couscous, pasta, flour, semolina, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat malt, whole wheat flour, gelatinized starch, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, modified food starch, modified starch, natural flavoring, soy sauce, soy bean paste, hoisin sauce, thickeners, bulking agents, starch, vegetable gum, specifically Beta-glucan, vegetable starch the list is endless... Modern strains of wheat are extremely high in gluten, which irriates the gut, promotes inflamation and an immuno response.
My point is, our over consumption of one food source, in its many hidden forms, exacerbates the symptoms experienced by hay fever sufferers and by knocking these potential allergens on the head one can alleviate these symtoms.
One thing that I am doing differently is that over the period I did not suffer from hay fever I was doing lots of cardio work on my road bike. I wonder if that has got anything to do with it? Anyway, Im not going to give up oats, but I am going to cut down on pasta and bread? What am I going to eat with my eggs in the morning? I usually have poached eggs on toast. How about ezekial bread? And all anti-histamines have a drowsy effect on me.