Although much of the country is still experiencing knee deep snow, cold winter weather and freezing temperatures, we on the west coast are starting to see the trees blooming bring allergy season alive once again. For people that do not suffer with allergies, you are very lucky, for the rest of us every year is a surprise to see how good, or how dreadful the season will be to us. This year we experienced a lot of moisture due to an extreme amount of rain, so my gut feelings say the allergy and blooming season will be intense. Knowing this ahead of time can make all the difference in the world, allowing us to prepare before it hits full force. It means that being proactive and preventive can be the difference between a walk in the park, or a walk through wet cement.
A few helpful tips that make the season easier and more enjoyable is to make small changes that bring monumental differences.
1- Eat an anti inflammatory diet (Mediterranean) . This way of eating promotes a reduction in your inflammatory response allowing your body to be under less stress, and less intensity towards problematic health problems.
2- Increase your water consumption to keep mucus diluted, the body hydrated and to effectively flush the toxins out of your system.
3- Believe it or not a bad nights sleep can weaken your immune system and make fighting allergies much more difficult. There are many incredible natural sleep support formulas that can make a huge difference in the quality and duration of your sleep.
I am also frequently asked about supplements that give us support for the allergy season. I am a strong advocate of using a couple nutritional supplements that can really help to make the season better.
-Whole food multiple vitamin
-Vitamin C 1000-3000 mg daily
-Omega 3 fatty acids
-Las Vegas Mix- a local high desert homeopathic formula
-Colloidal silver nasal spray
Just a few tips to make your allergy season better, healthier and more tolerable. Remember, being proactive can make such a difference in your allergy season.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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