Pollen bombs, natural avoidance tactics

  • Things don’t look great in the sunshine
  • How the plant kingdom is fighting back
  • Discover the pocket remedy that will get you through the pollen cloud

The whole of the UK is about to be hit by a pollen bomb.

How lovely!

A freak set of natural and weather conditions is going to concentrate a range of plant pollens…

…and dump them on us all.

Forecasters have warned that this week and the weekend will see temperatures hotter than Jamaica.

On top of which the air is full of tree pollen and will be topped up with grass and nettle pollen too.

It’s all going to be swirling around, and the air movement coupled with electrical activity is going to shatter the larger grains and create what is being termed as ‘aggressive pollen’.

Sounds like anyone who suffers from Hay Fever needs to batten down the hatches and sit in a darkened room with a wet towel over your heads.

But I have a much better solution for you than that.

If you don’t have one get a really effective Salt Inhaler

…and if you do have one it is time to get a fresh refill pack to ensure that you are fully protected.

Why do pollen bombs drop?

An article in the Times this week explained the background to this as follows;

Warm and wet conditions last month are likely to explain why many people feel their hay fever has been worse than usual this year, experts have said.

While pollen counts are no higher than usual, Yolanda Clewlow, the Met Office relationship manager for health and air quality, said: “The potency of these pollen grains could be more intense this year, and that comes down to the weather we’ve had in spring.

“A warm and wet May, coupled with a relatively warm spring, means there’s a chance that the pollen that has developed is particularly potent.” Provisional statistics from the Met Office show that last month was the fifth warmest May on record, while rainfall was slightly above average for the UK. (Source: The Times, Kat Lay, Health Editor. 11/6/2022)

But, the horror of the next few weeks does not end there, because the charity Allergy UK warn of something even more challenging.

Thunderstorm Asthma!

Along with the high temperatures the Met Office is also warning of thunderstorms crashing through over the weekend.

Allergy UK say that this is likely to result in much smaller pollen fragments which will travel deeper into the lungs and cause a much more intense allergic response.

Pollen rich air is drawn up into the storm clouds and becomes cooler, wetter and more susceptible to electrical charges running through it.

These charging cycles cause the pollen to break down into much smaller pieces.

The cool air with these super fine pollen grains then drops down to earth and is held down by warmer air sitting over it, further concentrating the pollen load.

This is the ‘aggressive pollen’ I referred to earlier.

How to protect yourself

First, and importantly, if you suffer from Asthma please make sure that you carry your medication with you.

But it is also worth noting that there are some natural ways to help avoid the increased risk presented by the next few weeks.

In May I shared some natural Hay Fever remedies with you, if you missed it have a read here.

Key in this list of suggestions was the use of a high quality salt inhaler.

The salt stimulates your cells’ natural cleansing mechanisms, flushes away impurities and reduces inflammation – the cause of most of your irritating and painful symptoms.

You can use a salt inhaler to:

  • reduce wheeziness and shortness of breath
  • control chronic coughs and asthma
  • keep your air passages clean and pollution-free
  • reduce snoring and get a better night’s sleep
  • clear out your sinuses
  • naturally minimise the effects of hay fever, even when pollen levels are so high

Now, if you’ve not tried breathing salt before, nor heard about this health remedy, I realise that this might sound a little whacky and new age.

But this isn’t some new fad.

Think of what happened to the British seaside in the Victorian times. They became health resorts in the winter for wheezy-lunged spinsters and old writers with consumption.

It was the salt air they were after.

And thousands upon thousands of visitors to the European salt mines over the decades can’t be wrong either.

But you don’t need to live by the sea or visit Poland, Austria or Romania. Neither do you have to go to the therapeutic ‘salt rooms’ which are cropping up in many cities.

The easiest way to experience the benefits is through an inhaler like this one.

As you breathe in, the air absorbs the tiny salt crystals, composed of sodium chloride, magnesium, and calcium.

Using the inhaler for just 15 minutes every day can give you the same therapeutic benefits as being in a salt cave.

Watch out for dodgy imitations

I’d recommend that you don’t simply go out and buy any cheap salt device, thinking they all do the same thing.

Unfortunately, a lot of them use low quality salt, which doesn’t have the same medicinal effect.

I recommend this inhaler because it contains halite salt crystals from the famous Praid Salt Mine in Romania.

There are other advantages too:

  • It’s lightweight; able to slip into a pocket or purse
  • It doesn’t need batteries or power, so you can use it wherever you need it, whenever you need it
  • It is safe to use alongside medications and other therapies
  • The salt reserves will last a whole year, even if used daily

To find out all the details read our information page here: Discover the power of the salt inhaler