Tag Archives: allergy

Perfume/Odor Sensitivity?

Taurine is an amino acid that works to remove toxic chemicals and metabolites from the body through the phase II liver detoxification pathway. Vitamin B6 is a necessary cofactor the body uses to produce taurine. B6 and taurine levels tend to be low in individuals sensitive to perfume, which usually contain aldehydes that deplete B6 and taurine. If you suffer from a perfume/odour sensitivity, you may want to consider supplementing vitamin B6 and taurine. Also be aware of certain drugs that lower vitamin B6 such as oral contraceptives, amphetamines, chlorpromazine, isoniazid and reserpine. Consult your naturopathic doctor if you think you may benefit from taking taurine and vitamin B6.

Other signs of possible vitamin B6 deficiency: dry cracks in the corners of the mouth (cheilosis), inflammation of the tongue, eczema, fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and confusion.

Emergency Homeopathics (Bee Stings, Peanuts, etc)???

Got a bee sting? Try Apis (30C or 200C (200C is a little bit stronger than 30C)). AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL if you are worried!

Got a peanut reaction (synthetic/chemical)? Try Carbolic Acid (30C or 200C). AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL if you are worried!

If anaphylaxis is the issue, try either Poumon-Histamine or Gentiana lutea (200C) AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!! You may find that you do not need treatment once you get there, but don’t take the risk – homeopathy may not be for everyone.


“What can I take for my allergies??”

The question that everyone seems to ask me. My first response is to say, “Go see an ND,” but when pushed further I suggest these options:

  1. Quercetone – known to be effective in treating symptoms.
  2. Neti pot – I have a friend who claims they cured their allergy to grass using one of these.
  3. Himalayan Salt Inhalers – one of the docs I have shadowed in practice loves to prescribe these for clearing heavy metals. Historically, salt has been used to treat and cure a multitude of conditions including both allergies and asthma.

Histamine is the culprit for allergic reactions, and is influenced by a multitude of things (e.g. carbohydrate intolerance). Therefore, allergies can sometimes be a real challenge to treat.