A Sinus Sufferer’s Guide to Supplements
By Nutritional Weight & Wellness Staff
April 20, 2020
Spring has sprung, be it a little belated in the north where we’re located, which means people’s allergies are in full bloom. Does this time of year bring a stuffy or runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, a pounding headache, sinus pressure, and an inability to go outside without sneezing? This year, instead of reaching for the Claritin, Benadryl, or Zyrtec; consider one of these more natural approaches to relieving your allergy symptoms.
Natural D-Hist, by Ortho Molecular, is probably our most popular allergy-fighting supplement. The combination of quercetin, vitamin C, bromelain, and stinging nettle is very good at calming the body’s immune system and preventing an overreaction to pollen.
For kids who suffer from allergies, Ortho Molecular also makes D-Hist Jr. which has the same ingredients as Natural D-Hist, just a smaller dose that is more appropriate for smaller bodies and a tablet that is easy to chew. Adults can also take this chewable form.
Dosage: Many clients take 2 capsules of Natural D-Hist 2-3 times per day for 10 days as a loading dose during peak allergy time and continue taking 1-3 capsules daily as a maintenance dose. With D-Hist Jr., the dose is 1-3 tablets per day.
Sinus Pain and Inflammation
Sinatrol contains n-acetyl cysteine, thyme, and bromelain, which help the body clear airway passages by thinning mucus secretions. Think of them as natural forms of Mucinex®. The turmeric and licorice root extract in Sinatrol help reduce sinus inflammation and strengthen the immune system so that it is not overwhelmed by excess pollen or mold.
Dosage: We recommend clients take the recommended dosage of 3 capsules per day.
Sinus Relief Meal Plan
Many Nutritional Weight & Wellness clients find that supplements taken during their peak allergy season are a good start to relieving their symptoms; however, diet plays a HUGE role in supporting your immune system as well, so don’t forget real food! For example, by removing sugar and dairy from your diet most people report much less mucus, which in turn decreases post nasal drip, stuffy nose, and frequency of sinus infections. Here are some ideas for meals that are not only delicious, but can also bring relief during this sneezy season!
- Breakfast: Egg Bake
- Lunch: Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
- Dinner: Spicy Coconut Stew
- Bedtime Snack: Berries blended with canned coconut milk
Learn more about sinus relief with these free resources:
- Listen: Always Battling with Your Sinuses?
- Read: 3 Surprising Signs of A Dairy Sensitivity
- Inspiration: “This past winter I never got a cold, but every winter in the past I would inevitably get a cold or the flu that would develop into a painful sinus infection, often accompanied by chronic coughing that would leave me exhausted.” Lisa’s Story, 30 Pounds Lose & A Health Transformation
- Support: Meet Virtually with Our Nutritionists for A Personalized Approach