Hormone imbalances induced by environmental poisons can provide the key to natural allergy relief. The link between progesterone and allergies is provided by the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisone. One in two people now suffer from allergies in industrialised countries. It has been found that the bodys' reaction to an allergen, with the production of histamine, can be lessened if there are good levels of the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisone.
Women who are susceptible to allergens find their reaction worse in the two weeks before menstruation and the five to ten years before menopause, when the level of oestrogen is high compared to that of progesterone. Much of the 'allergic' reaction is nothing more than water retention and relief comes directly from dealing with this.
Cortisone is made in the adrenal glands from progesterone. Therefore maintaining adequate levels of progesterone in the blood will assist in ensuring an adequate supply of cortisone thereby assisting the bodies ability to resist allergies.
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