How to Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud!

Tis the season for sniffles. Have they snuck up on you? This is the time for the perennial runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and sniffles. Pollens abound and so do seasonal allergies right now. In some folks, their bodies interpret pollen as a threat, and so they develop antibodies against the pollen in the nose. The pollen is just trying to make baby trees, it’s really not trying to hurt you. Seasonal allergies occur when the the body works to fight off airborne invaders by putting up defenses in the respiratory tract, specifically the nose. Unfortunately, what happens is the histamine […]

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The Stinky Truth About PlugIns (& Other Chemical Based Air Fresheners)

Americans are expected to spend 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners this year. People are purchasing these products in an effort to disguise unpleasant odors but the biggest disguise lies in their ingredients, which don’t have to be listed. That’s right. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s unregulated, meaning there are no rules or restrictions in place – NONE. What are Common Air Fresheners? • Glade PlugIns • Febreze • Scented Candles • Car Fresheners So what else are these products masking besides a foul odor? Mainly, a number of health risks which include but are certainly not limited to […]

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Simple Strategies to Ease Seasonal Allergies

SNEEZING.  SNIFFLING. RED PUFFY EYES.  RUNNY NOSE.  FOGGY HEAD.  This was me for a few weeks recently.  I had never had seasonal allergies like this before.  I had just moved into a new area and BAM!  I was witnessing the internal response to the pine pollen that was misting through the air all around me. Seasonal allergies occur when the the body works to fight off airborne invaders by putting up defenses in the respiratory tract, specifically the nose. In some folks, their bodies (like mine all of a sudden!)  interpret pollen as a threat, and so develop antibodies against […]

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