Living With Outdoor Allergies

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/28/2005 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Does taking a stroll through the park make your sniffles and coughs begin?  You are not alone.  Many people are allergic to the different pollens of weeds, grasses, flowers, molds and even some stinging insects that tend to call the outdoors their home.
 
Trying to live with these allergens is another thing altogether!
 
Try to make your outdoor activity plans when the pollens are at their lowest - generally late morning would be a good time for that outdoor stroll through the park. tongue   Mold spores, though are higher in the afternoon, so if that's what you are allergic to, use caution when outside.  Put on a mask if you have to, while weeding, gardening, or mowing the grass. 
 
Best Wishes!
Hugs, Teri tongue
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Teri16
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   Posted 8/28/2005 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that's me! I'm also allergic to outdoor pollens, like Trees, Grasses, Weeds and Molds!

Have a nice day today and always!
Hugs, Teri :)
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whoa182
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   Posted 8/28/2005 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to have hay fever and had it since I was around 10, I start supplementing Omega 3 at the beginning of this year and I didn't get any noticable hay fever this summer.

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   Posted 8/28/2005 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful!! - thank you for that tip!  May I ask you what you take/or eat?
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
"Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to be beneficial for the heart. Positive effects include anti-inflammatory and anti-blood clotting actions, lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reducing blood pressure. These fatty acids may also reduce the risks and symptoms for other disorders including diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, some cancers, and mental decline."
 
"Eat More Fish" lol


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Teri16
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   Posted 8/28/2005 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Allergy Forum, whoa182!! yeah
 
Jump in anytime with ideas here - I just loved that last tip!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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AnnieC
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   Posted 8/29/2005 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Is there a certain part of the US that doesn't have as much
allergy problems? I'm allergic to grass, trees, ragweed (which is at its peak now), certain trees, etc. I live in Mich.
Annie

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   Posted 8/29/2005 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Annie and Welcome!! yeah
 
I'm not sure where exactly that would be? lol  But I've checked different areas for pollen counts and perhaps that might aid you in locating someplace!?  Please let me know when you find it - I may move there, too! tongue
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whoa182
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   Posted 9/6/2005 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I feel that the majority of 'common' problems we are seeing in the western world are down to the fact that people in general are not consuming enough good foods. From a personal perspective this seems to be what happend to me.  As I got older I increasingly ate junk foods basically, this is actually when the hay fever started. I carried on eating a typical western diet, high in bad fats and pro-inflammatory foods with poor nutriton.

In Western Countries the ratio of omega 6 - omega 3 is anything from 20:1  -  50:1  and this should be balanced at 1:1 .  If it is not you see a significant increase in many common diseases or problems such as:  dyslexia, violence, depression, memory problems, weight gain, cancer, heart disease, eczema, allergies, inflammatory diseases, arthritis, diabetes and more... 

At the beginning of the year I started taking Cod Liver Oil which contains Omega 3 DHA and EPA - Vitamin A - D and E . I eat large Salads everyday... atleast 10+ different fruits or vegetables and I cut out bad Fats and sugar out of my diet as much as I could.  I make sure that I am not deficient in ANY nutrients at all.  I actually do something called Calorie restriction With Optimal nutrition which also decreases inflammation.  One wouldn't have to do CR to improve their symptoms tho, it mainly requires the reduction in pro-inflammatory foods and concentrating on eating more healthily and just doing a little research to understand how different foods effect the body.

I encourage you to either eat more fish or take some Fish Oil in the summer and Cod Liver Oil in other seasons of the year. They are more safe and don't have mercury in it.  80-90% of people in the western world are deficient in omega 3 essensial fatty acid. They either have very little in their blood or its undetectable. This is one of the main reasons we have the highest rates of allergies and especially things like Anxiety, Stress and other neurological problems.

Although supplementation will help, you would possibly need to make minor or big change to your diet in order to see an improvement. Most problems we face today can probably be prevented or reduced just by knowing and understanding how and what foods effect our health.

I've found an article that may interest you

Hayfever & Dietary Supplements  -  http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/312/&page=3 

For the first time in many years I did not require any Hay Fever Allergy tablets.  I'm very confident that majority of cases are caused or made worse by ones life style. As was the case with my allergy.

I also consume about 5-7 cups of Green tea per day which helps prevent allergies. Heres the info http://my.webmd.com/content/article/50/40527.htm 

I hope that someone who reads this will implement the suggestions I made here. I'm sure it will have a benifical effect :-)

NOTE: This information is also relevant to indoor allergies too

Post Edited (whoa182) : 9/6/2005 6:39:34 PM (GMT-6)


Teri16
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   Posted 9/6/2005 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your information!

Hugs, Teri :)
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