Archive for June, 2012
A seasonal allergy is described as an allergic reaction caused due to an allergy trigger like pollen or mold. Seasonal allergies are commonly seen during fall or spring. The most common allergy triggers are pollen and mold. The symptoms of seasonal allergies include itchy eyes, runny nose. Every year thousands of people become victims of seasonal allergies. However, these allergies can be prevented by following some simple preventive measures.
Diet â€“ Vitamin C is an important nutrient that helps in improving the immune system.You can find a quick rundown here Fruits and vegetables like kiwi, broccoli, and grapefruit are good sources of vitamin C. Consume foods that are rich in vitamin C to prevent seasonal allergies. If required, consult your physician and take a vitamin C supplement everyday. Include fish and flax seeds in your diet. Eat a healthy and well balanced diet. In any season, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
Cleanliness- Keep your home and clothes clean. Pollen and mold stick to the clothes and body. It is always advised to wash your clothes and body immediately after an outdoor activity.
Using air filters and purifiers – Replacing air filters periodically helps in filtering pollen and mold effectively. Vacuum your home regularly. Use air purifiers to circulate clean air throughout the house.
I live in Arizona so the chances that the sun will not come out tomorrow are pretty slim. In my backyard the former owners had placed six large garden boxes in the side yard and for years I just kept them weeded. But not this year! I planted a complete garden; keep in mind I have no idea how to plant a garden nor how to maintain a garden. When do you water? How much water? What should you plant? What do you want Read the rest of this entry »
Can the air be cleaned today? We all depend on the environment for food, air, and water – it’s the environment that sustains life as we know it. But when we use fossil fuels to provide our energy and wood from our forests to build our homes we impact the environment in a negative way. The use of fossil fuels in our power plants produces chemicals that fill the air with pollution, and by clearing out trees from the forest we remove the planet’s biggest producers Read the rest of this entry »
Pollution of the Earth has been around since the beginning of time. The first source of air pollution was the volcanoes that erupted. Pollution began to be a bigger problem when man discovered fire. This type of natural pollution is not really damaging enough to cause a difference in the air quality. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution that the pollution became a serious problem. The chemical fires that were used in the factories contained dangers that people were not Read the rest of this entry »
Many people take the air that we breathe for granted, and this can cause a lot of issues later on, from environmental issues to personal health issues. People pollute the air that we breathe on a daily basis, and more and more companies are cutting down trees that are essential to purifying the air.
Unfortunately, our air is getting any better, and we are exposed to it every day. From opening our windows and letting polluted air into our homes to playing outside in the polluted Read the rest of this entry »