Podcast #28 – Reducing Allergies Naturally & Essential Oils with Lila Collins, RN

Reducing Allergies with Essential Oils with Lila Collins, RN


Let’s talk about ALLERGIES! Allergies can either be seasonal or year round, and the pesky symptoms include sneezing, itchy red/watering eyes, runny nose, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, rashes, swollen lips or skin, and just overall feeling sick. They can be triggered by airborne allergens such as pollen, pet dancer, dust mites, and mold; or they can be from foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, etc. They occur when the body’s immune system is reacting to a particular substance as though it is harmful.

Here’s how it happens:

When allergens are breathed in, the immune system views it as danger, so it releases antibodies that attack the allergens. A chemical called histamine is released into the nose, eyes, and lungs, which is intended to attack harmful agents and remove them from the body.

Allergies and Your Immune System

Allergies generally indicate that your immune system us in overdrive, reacting to a whole host of things that don’t usually cause harm to the body.

Things You Can Do to Control Allergy Symptoms

  1. Cleanse your nose with a net pot
  2. Detox Your Body
  3. Chiropractic Care
  4. Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential oils help detoxify the body and fight infections, bacteria, parasites, microorganisms, and other harmful toxins. They can be used by being added to your bath, cup of tea, massage oil, oil diffuser, or just spraying them into the air.

Breathing in essential oils is known as Aromatherapy, which stimulates the body through your sense of smell. What you smell can affects your whole body.

What we Recommend:

Lavender: calms and reduces inflammation, prevents allergic inflations

Eucalyptus: can help with congestion, when breathed in provides a coping sensation.

Tea tree: anti-inflammatory

Peppermint: reduces infection

Lemon: boosts alertness and energy, clears sinuses, and reduces congestion and allergic symptoms



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