Don’t Let Allergies Stop You

The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect and you’d love nothing more than to be outside enjoying it.  But the pollen is also raging and your allergies have you feeling like your head is floating five feet above your body.  You could let your allergies stop you from enjoying the amazing weather, or you… Read more »

Proactive Pollen Protection

Nearly one in five Americans suffers from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Hay fever occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen such as pollen. As the pollen of insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, the most common culprits responsible for hay fever are… Read more »

Natural Antihistamines for Allergy Relief

Spring allergy season is here, and you may already be suffering those miserable symptoms. Allergy symptoms occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to substances in your environment, such as cat dander, dust, or pollen, and starts fighting them as if they were bacteria or viruses by releasing a biochemical called histamine.  People with allergies… Read more »

Best Foods to Beat Allergies

If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, chances are you’ve tried your fair share of over the counter and prescription medications in an attempt to find relief.  But no one likes walking around feeling like their head is disconnected from their body, as is often the case with those solutions.  There is something else you can… Read more »

The Impact of Stress on Seasonal Allergies

It’s been a stressful year to say the very least.  Unfortunately, all that stress can have a negative impact on your seasonal allergies.  According to a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, researchers found an association between higher perceived stress levels and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune… Read more »

Vitamin C as an Antihistamine

Allergy season is getting an early start this year.  Allergies are caused by an exaggerated immune response to triggers such as pollen, mold and dust.  And while avoiding the allergen is ideal, it’s not always possible or practical, especially in the spring when pollen is everywhere.  Instead of fighting back with antihistamines, a natural alternative is vitamin C. … Read more »

Are You Hand Washing Properly?

We know how important hand washing is – especially now during a global health pandemic. However, a study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found that after using the bathroom, many of us aren’t hand washing properly – or even at all! Researchers discreetly watched 3,749 people, 60 percent of them women, after they used public… Read more »

Tips for Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us, but there are ways in which to prepare and reduce your chances of catching the latest bug. Getting an annual flu vaccine and practicing good hygiene are great ways for a person to protect themselves and others. Some lifestyle and dietary changes can also reduce the likelihood of… Read more »

Five Foods to Improve Immune Response

Your immune system is your body’s best defense against flu season.  But in order to help keep it functioning at its best, your diet should include these five foods to improve immune response. Yogurt – Regularly eating “good bacteria” (or probiotics) can help improve digestion and strengthen your immune system. But not all yogurts are… Read more »

Five Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold

Did you know cold season is almost here? This year more than others, you need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid the latest bug.  Make sure you’re at least following the five tips below: Take Vitamin D – As the days get shorter, your vitamin D levels get lower. Canadian researchers… Read more »