Allergens are all around us, gunning to make us sneeze, our eyes itch and make us feel just plain miserable. At some point during the year, an estimated 50 to 60 million people in the U.S. struggle with allergies.
What are the worst seasons for allergies in the U.S.?
The answer to that question depends on the person and where they live. What may not affect one person`s allergies may be agony to another.
After much review it seems allergy season is never over. We poured over regions and seasons and have discovered that from grass pollen, tree pollen, ragweed, to dust season (that's right, dust season), mother nature has an allergen for you, no matter what month it is.
However, you can't control the outdoors anyway, so don't stress over something that is out of your control. You CAN control your indoors. We will show you the best way in a minute.
But first check this out . . .
Your diet may aid in managing your allergy suffering. No food is a proven cure. But fruits and vegetables are good for your whole body. They're full of nutrients that can keep you healthy. They may also protect you from seasonal allergies.
Try these items:
1. Onions, peppers, berries, and parsley all have quercetin. Elson Haas, MD, who practices integrative medicine, says quercetin is a natural plant chemical. According to Haas, this chemical may reduce “histamine reactions.” Histamines are part of the allergic response.
2. Kiwi is a fuzzy fruit rich in vitamin C. It can also cut down on histamines. You can get Vitamin C from lots of foods, including oranges and other citrus fruit.
3. Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain. According to Lawrence Rosen, MD, bromelain can reduce irritation in allergic diseases such as asthma.
4. Tuna, salmon, and mackerel have Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 can help reduce inflammation. Go for two servings of fish every week. A study from Japan found that women who ate more fish had lower levels of hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.
5. Kefir is a yogurtdrink that contains probiotics. These are good-for-you bacteria that live in your gut. Rosen says they may help prevent and even treat seasonal allergies. You can get probiotics in fermented foods. Look for yogurts that say “live active cultures” on the label. Sauerkraut and kimchi are also good sources.
6. Local Honey. The research is mixed on whether local honey helps you head off allergies. If you take small doses of the honey early in the season, you may develop a tolerance toward pollen in your area. One study found that people who ate birch pollen honey had fewer symptoms of birch pollen allergy than those who ate regular honey. It’s not a sure thing, but see if it works for you.
Our diet is so important and often times it is taken for granted.
Another is that we take for granted is our home.
Our home, much like our diet, is an environment we can control. What if I told you that Indoor air pollution, the degradation of indoor air quality by harmful chemicals and other materials, can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution.
This is because contained areas enable potential pollutants to build up more than open spaces do.
Indoor pollutants in dust and air are often generated from sources such as environmental tobacco smoke, building materials, furniture, cleaning and hygiene products, air fresheners, computers, printers, cooking and other indoor activities, and from people themselves.
There's no doubt that air pollution has a detrimental effect on the skin. It's been scientifically proven to be one of the main sources of skin damage; toxins in the air cause skin to age prematurely, especially on the face, neck and hands. It's important to recognize the problem, identify the danger signs and look at simple ways to either prevent, or at least minimize, damage.
Without turning this article into a novel, the answer is simple. . .
"Take Control Of Your Home!" Just as you would decide to change your died, change your air. The nice thing about this decision is that it is much easier than changing your diet.
Use a photo-catalytic air purifier to treat the desired space and create living areas that becomes beneficial to your body.
Create a supportive environment through focused air purification and alleviate stress to the skin and respiratory system, thus improving the quality of life.