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Plymouth, MI 48170

Spring has Sprung! And so have allergies...

Sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes…oh, the joys of allergy season! If you’re tired of relying on over-the-counter medications that leave you feeling drowsy, it’s time to try a different approach. This is where functional medicine shines.

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine looks at the root causes of your symptoms, not just a quick fix to mask them. It empowers you to take control of your health through personalized lifestyle and nutrition plans.

Leaky Gut, Allergies, and Your "Histamine Bucket"

Think of your body like a bucket with a limit for how much histamine it can tolerate. Histamine is a chemical your body releases when it encounters an allergen like pollen. A healthy gut and strong immune system keep that bucket from overflowing, but several factors can contribute to a “leaky gut”. An unhealthy gut lining allows allergens and other irritants to enter the bloodstream, causing your body to overproduce histamine. This is when those pesky allergy symptoms show up!

7 Ways to Naturally Manage Seasonal Allergies

Functional medicine tackles allergies with a holistic approach:

  1. Identify Your Triggers: Allergy testing pinpoints the culprits, whether it’s pollen, dust, mold, or foods, so you can avoid them.
  2. Heal Your Gut: A gut-healthy diet rich in fiber, probiotics, and prebiotics aids digestion and supports the gut lining.
  3. Reduce Inflammation: An anti-inflammatory diet eliminates processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats
  4. Manage Stress: Stress weakens the immune system. Employ relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing
  5. Nutritional Supplements: Specific supplements like quercetin, nettles, N-acetyl cysteine and vitamin C can naturally decrease histamine production.
  6. Clean Up Your Environment: Reduce exposure to dust, mold, and pollen inside your home with HEPA air filters and regular cleaning.

  7. Nasal Irrigation: Saline rinses flush out allergens and thin mucus, easing congestion.

How Mitali Kapila - a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian (RD) can help...

A functional medicine RD is your personalized allergy-fighting coach. She will

  • Develop a customized eating plan based on your allergies and intolerances to reduce inflammation and heal your gut.

  • Guide you on which supplements are safe and effective for your specific needs.

  • Teach you how to shop for allergy-friendly foods and read labels carefully.

  • Provide support and accountability to keep your histamine bucket from overflowing. 

    consultation with Mitali Kapila- a  Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian today!

Ready to Ditch the Tissues?

If you want to manage your seasonal allergies long-term rather than simply mask the symptoms, functional medicine is the answer! Click here to schedule a