Your body will tend to accumulate toxins more during the colder months of the year and the rising temperatures of spring starts the “melting” and mobilization of these more stagnant toxins into your body’s srotamsi. Normally your srotamsi will deliver these toxins into your blood or lymphatic circulation, sweat glands, etc. for effective elimination. During spring, however, the volume and consistency of these migrating toxins tend to clog your srotamsi. Resulting extracellular toxicity and cellular nutritional deficiencies will impair normal cellular function making your tissues, organs and systems, including your immune system, less vital and adaptable.
Your accumulated toxins are considered environmental.They enter your extracellular environment from the both the outer environment and as ama, or waste from bad digestion. As ama accumulates within your respiratory system it combines with your respiratory mucus to form a sticky toxin called shleshma to not only congest, irritate and inflame the linings of your sinuses, throat, bronchi and lungs, but to form a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and virus.
Here are some practical, low-cost, some ancient and some modern, natural, tips for preventing or managing your allergies at the level of their cause:
- Drink the appropriate, measured amount of water for you body weight and activity. Warm water is better than cold because it is more mobilizing and hydrating. Good hydration will help dilute and move shleshma.
- Consume turmeric, sage, red pepper, cumin and coriander. They are good allergy fighters.
- Observe a Kapha-Pitta pacifying diet to help mobilize shleshma and reduce inflammation. Use Pitta Tea and Pitta Spices.
- Follow a very low carbohydrate way of eating to detox your body, reduce inflammation and improve your cellular and organ function.
Visit Groover Chiropractic Clinic for your quarterly wellness check-up or as a prospective new patient. Our approach to joint-muscle-nerve corrective care removes: joint pains which deplete your energy, joint inflammation which contributes to your body’s total systemic inflammation, and blockages and imbalances from your nervous system for better control and regulation of your body’s cells, tissues, organs and systems.
You may also request a nutrition consultation with Dr. Groover, and he will check your ayurvedic pulse and help you adopt his allergy season recommendations into your daily routine.