April 2011 
 Dr. Tara Skye Goldin's Newsletter, The Allergy Tips Newsletter
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It is now mid-April and as with everything these days, I am a little bit behind my self-imposed deadlines. The garden is not in yet as I write, since my husband and I have had difficulty as of late aligning our schedules. Taxes seemed to take precedence, I have a trip coming up, and have been unusually busy with concerts, and patients. But we all get behind sometimes, and even then with attention and care, things usually fall back into balance, at least in my microcosm. One year my garden did not go in until mid-May and I had a really productive garden that year, so one never really knows what will happen.

But it is also OK in a way since the rains and spring moisture have also been behind deadline. Last weekend when I was cleaning up our backyard, I felt the grass in its dehydration actually crunch under my feet. Ground too hard and dry to dig up, I believed, need some moisture to make it a little more workable...

But still some things are predictable. Patients coming in complaining that their seasonal allergies are acting up, blossoming trees, although not as dramatic as in previous years, the first red tulip bloom in our front south facing bed, and with my thoughts about cherry blossoms, I cannot help but think of the triple tragedies in Japan.... Please note that I did post a lot of information on dealing with radiation on my business Facebook page, which is at Tara Skye Goldin, N.D. You may join that page by clicking the link below.

Also note that I will be out of the office Monday 4/18-21. You may call my office to receive the number of the on call naturopath.

This month's newsletter is going to focus on tips for managing airborne allergies. Be well!


In test tubes, quercetin prevents immune cells from releasing histamines, chemicals that cause allergic reactions. On that basis, researchers think that quercetin may help reduce symptoms of allergies, including runny nose, watery eyes, hives, and swelling of the face and lips. However, there is no evidence yet that it works in humans. From the university of Maryland Medical Center

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 Stinging Nettle for Allergies

One preliminary human study suggested that nettle capsules helped reduce sneezing and itching in people with hay fever. Researchers think that may be due to nettle's ability to reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to an allergen. More studies are needed to confirm nettle's antihistamine properties, however. Some doctors recommend taking a freeze-dried preparation of stinging nettle well before hay fever season starts. From the University of Maryland Medical Center

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 Cooking with Dandelions!

Dandelions will be coming up in many of our yards soon! What one may forget in the interest of creating a green lawn monoculture is that the roots, leaves and flowers are useful in making foods and medicines. The roots make a great liver tonifier which actually helps one to adjust to the season according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Western Herbalism. The "milk" of the stems can help dissolve warts, and the flowers and leaves can also be used in many tasty recipes adding their bitterness to also aid the liver functions for spring. Minor liver imbalances can manifest as irritability, impatience, anger, and even depression as well as skin, digestive, and allergic issues. Here are some culinary recipes to aid you on your dandelion journey. Just make sure that you harvest the plants from pesticide and pet free zones.

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I and my team are dedicated to providing comprehensive natural medicine treatments and testing, homeopathy, and nutritional counseling to men, women, and children. Be well and enjoy the changing season!