Inflammation

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.

Boost your energy and enjoy effortless body maintenance by healing your digestion

Boost your energy and enjoy effortless body maintenance by healing your digestion

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the importance of your digestion. Once it’s working optimally, you’ll enjoy a whole bevy of benefits from the shedding of excess body fat and improved hormonal function to super-effective detoxification and ramped up energy. Truly, working on your digestion is one of those core root causes that affects nearly every system in your body.

Your digestion is a process that’s very unique to you. But there are some general first steps that you can try to begin healing your digestion. Are you ready to begin?

What's Glamorous About Having Wonderful Digestion? Everything...

What's Glamorous About Having Wonderful Digestion? Everything...

What health topics are trending right now? What sounds exciting, even sexy?

Just off the top of my head: The Keto diet. Mitochondrial energy. Activating autophagy. The benefits of intermittent fasting.

How about digestion?

Nope. Not glamorous or exciting at all. Yet I believe digestion is at the core of your health (pun intended). If you want dynamic energy, near-effortless body maintenance, a luminous complexion, and the ability to slow down aging, you’ve got to take care of your digestive health.

And how sexy is that?

The Zig-Zag Path to Vibrant Health: A Detour Isn't the Same as a Wrong Turn

The Zig-Zag Path to Vibrant Health: A Detour Isn't the Same as a Wrong Turn

For the past couple of years I've felt remarkably healthy. Overall my energy had been consistently good. I rarely catch colds. My asthma and allergies had receded into the distant background. I wasn't suffering from stomach pains or bloating, either. In fact I was beginning to reintroduce some foods that had given me trouble in the past.

And then everything went to hell over the course of a month.

Feeling "Hangry?" How You Can Avoid That Awful Feeling

Feeling "Hangry?" How You Can Avoid That Awful Feeling

You haven't eaten in hours. You're struggling to concentrate on your latest work project, but an escalating mix of hunger and anger has hijacked your brain. You just can't cope. You need a caramel latte, stat. Or a "healthy" protein bar. Or even a handful of almonds. Whatever it is, if you don't eat soon, things are going to get very ugly...

Does that sound like you? I know I used to feel jittery, anxious, and unfocused when I was forced to go hours without food. My patience would drop to nil. It felt absolutely awful.

That's no way to live. The fact is, you're made to fast, remember? Humans can comfortably go for hours and hours without eating. It's actually beneficial for your health. Doing so isn't fun but it shouldn't be "hanger"-inducing, either.