The Ragweed Facts

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The ragweed season officially gets its kickoff in mid August, so…it’s here. I have to say I have noticed a little sniffling, sneezing and eye rubbing in my house. Here are a few ragweed facts for you from About.com:Pediatrics: Continue reading…

Teavana Rooibos Tea – Good for Allergies?

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Every time I go to the mall, I have to go by the “tea store” for a little pick me up and rejuvenation. I’m not a big caffeine girl so I usually stick to the rooibos teas, plus my kids can enjoy these, too. I know that rooibos tea has health and allergy benefits, but I was reminded of it when I was there. The company also seems to be pretty on top of allergy awareness. Continue reading…

Going Alternative

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I am so happy! My friend just called me to tell me that she has made an appointment for her son with our alternative practitioner. No, I don’t get a referral reward or anything else tangible, I am just so happy because she has an open mind to do it. It takes a lot to step across the Western medicine line, but she is going for it and it makes me happy because I truly believe it will help our young friend. Continue reading…

Controlling Your Allergies Leads to Better Sleep

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I recently read about a study that showed that parents with children with allergies report that on the whole, their children are less productive than those children without allergies. So why is this? Are they feeling so lousy that they aren’t able to function in their daily lives? Is their allergy medication taking a toll on their physical and mental well being while controlling their allergies? Are their allergies keeping them from having a good night’s sleep, hence they are exhausted throughout the day and unable to function to the best of their ability? Continue reading…

Asthma Triggers

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My friend’s that have kids with asthma know basically what brings on their children’s asthma attacks and of course, try their best to avoid them. The most common ones we hear about are dust mites, pet hair and smoke. I still never get how or why teenagers with asthma smoke (or any for that matter). One friend went with a non-shedding dog because they found that her son reacted to pet hair. Another is very particular about stuffed animals, due to dust mites, limiting them to her daughter’s one favorite and washing it on a regular basis. Most know that smoke is a severe trigger and try to avoid it all of the time. There are some other triggers, though, that everyone may not know about. Continue reading…

Summer Allergies and Travel

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People think of spring and fall as the worst time of the year for allergies. However, summer can be just as bad for some people. There are weed, grass and mold allergies that hit pretty hard. You have to be just as diligent during the summer as any other time of the year. Continue reading…

Summer Mold and Mildew

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Every spring I am happy to clear the winter coats out of out laundry room (otherwise known as our dumping ground) but then as summer hits, I remember I am just replacing the coats with wet towels and bathing suits. In an effort to save water and time, I usually try to hang the towels and bathing suits to dry. But every now and then something gets a little crumpled under something else, and I find it with the smell of…mold and mildew. Continue reading…

Natural Remedies for Allergies

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I was just thinking how we are in the midst of our pollen season where I live and every year my husband is miserable for about 6 weeks. This year however, he’s pretty good. For the past year or so, he has been drinking cup upon cup of rooibos tea, which is good for allergies. We weren’t sure it would work, but now that his allergies haven’t hit him so hard, I’d say it at least helps. He still has some sneezing but he definitely isn’t miserable. Continue reading…

Spring Cleaning, Part III – Mold

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As we worry about the spring pollen allergies which are quickly falling upon us, we can’t forget what else warmer weather can bring, mold. Mold is a prominent allergy that can be with us year round, and sometimes we don’t even know it. Though mold does thrive in warmer weather, that doesn’t stop it from keeping residence in your home throughout the year. Continue reading…

Pollen Count: What Does It Really Mean?

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Over the past few years, local news and weather stations have been giving us a new statistics along with high temperatures and chance of rain, the pollen count. Some people probably pay no attention to it, while others plan their days by it. What does it really mean though? How do they determine the count? Is it really beneficial to know it? Continue reading…

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