Some people have photosensitivity and end up with terrible red rashes, but there are wonderful natural ways of treating photosensitivity that help.
Antioxidants boost the immune system and taking doses of antioxidants help with photosensitivity. Acai berry, grape seed extract, avocado seed powder, camu camu berry, resveratrol, green tea, along with alpha lipoic acid will help with photosensitivity.
Vitamins work well for photosensitivity, taking a good B Complex Vitamin and vitamins A, C, D and E will help… plus taking a good mineral supplement that includes calcium, zinc, selenium, and magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Herbs such as Astragulus, rhodiola rosea, and adaptogens like guto kola, tulsi, licorice root, and ginseng will also help with photosensitivity.
Stress can play a major role in photosensitivity so relaxing and taking time for yourself will reduce symptoms… remember stress plays a major role in just about all disease. Also taking chamomile tea and valerian root can help you relax and feel more at ease.
Probiotic supplements also boost the immune system and create health and well being for the whole body… thus making a difference with photosensitivity. Eating lots of whole foods will help… including lots of green leafy veggies and vegetables of all kinds because they contain betacarotene and flavonoids that help with photosensitivity.
Omega 3 supplements help with photosensitivity. Fish oil, flax seed, and algae sources of Omega 3’s taken for 90 days will help with photosensitivity. Adenosine monophosphate is a natural supplement created in the body during enzymatic processing of ATP, and has to do with cellular signaling. Taking 1oo to 2oo miligrams of AMP supplement a day seems to put an end photosensitivity for many people… not all… but many.
Make sure you are not taking any drugs that might be cause photosensitivity. Many prescription drugs will cause light sensitivity reaction. Talk to your doctor about the side effect of what you are taking, drugs that cause photosensitivity are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, antifungal agents, antibiotics, acne drugs, some diabetes medications, antihistamines, psoriasis treatments, diuretics, malaria drugs, sunscreens, antipsychotic medications, perfumes and fragrances, even some sunscreens that contain PABA can cause photosensitivity.
Also alcohol, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, artificial chemicals of any kind can trigger photosensitivity. Plus taking too much Kava kava , yohimbe, some essential oils and St. Johns Wort may trigger photosensitivity in some people.
And see your doctor and have a check up because photosensitivity might be a symptom of disease… probably not… but make sure to be on the safe side.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab teas www.paulhaider.com