Immune System

8 Easy Practices That Will Have You Breathing Free This Allergy Season

8 Easy Practices That Will Have You Breathing Free This Allergy Season

Are seasonal allergies getting you down? Do allergies even have a season anymore? Whether it’s hay fever or not, people who have never suffered before are sneezing away. Of course, winter colds and the flu are still lingering around. It almost makes you want to stay in bed.

Allergies can do more than make you stuff you up. Feeling like a zombie or in perpetual brain fog is a common association with seasonal allergies. Trying to function at work or even socially becomes stressful and exhausting. Your energy tanks. If allergies continue untreated, they can go on to trigger asthma and respiratory or ear infections, as well.

Even if you use an OTC pill to alleviate a particularly bad period of symptoms, you should know that there are other ways to take care of yourself during hay fever season.

My 5 Top Tips for Staying Healthy Through Cold + Flu Season

My 5 Top Tips for Staying Healthy Through Cold + Flu Season

When you’ve been in go-go-go mode from work to errands to social obligations, it can feel like heaven to spend a day or two lounging about the house. This is especially true during the hectic holiday season. But wouldn’t you rather choose to take a break rather than be forced into one that’s accompanied by body aches, fever, and the soul-depleting loss of energy that comes with being sick?

Sigh. It’s cold and flu season again.

But what can you do? Even if you’ve gotten your flu shot, you’re still susceptible to all of the other germs that are being coughed and sneezed around this time of year.

Enter your immune system. You need to support it so it can support you. How? Lucky for you that there are more than a few ways you can build resiliency.

Does it *Always* Feel Like Allergy Season? Here's Some Help

Does it *Always* Feel Like Allergy Season? Here's Some Help

Every year, allergy season gets worse. Seasonal allergies are now so common that it's estimated between 10% - 25% of people worldwide suffer from them. Evidence suggests that this percentage is increasing. Approximately 40 million people in the US experience significant seasonal allergy symptoms, and it’s even more prevalent in younger populations, affecting up to 40% of children and adolescents. People who have never had seasonal allergies are sneezing away this year. Antihistamines and decongestant sales are out-of-control, too.

Is it a higher-than-normal pollen count? Our compromised immune systems? Pollution? Global warming?

Most likely it's all of the above, but the real question is: How do you get relief?