Prevent indoor allergies with these six spring cleaning tips.
With people spending more time indoors this time of year, there’s more of a risk for indoor allergies. Here’s what you can do about them.
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If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose, constant sneezing and watery eyes that have lasted way longer than a typical cold, it could be allergies — even if you’ve never had them before. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), you can still experience allergy symptoms for the first time as an adult. Here’s what you need to know. Immune System Reactions Allergic reactions begin in your immune system, somewhat by accident. That means your body mistakenly tries to attack harmless substances you breathe, eat, drink or touch, such as pollen. This reaction causes your body to release chemicals (called histamines) to fight the substance. Histamines are responsible for causing allergy symptoms like a runny, itchy or stuffy nose, watery eyes, ticklish throat or dry cough, sneezing, and even adult-onset asthma. Once your immune system has responded this way to a substance, your body will be on high alert for it, as it’s now considered an allergen. Interestingly, children can outgrow many allergies as their immune systems become less sensitive. Triggers Allergic …
Honey has been used as a natural sweetener for thousands of years. Today, local honey is still used to improve food and drinks, and many people also use it as a way to maintain good health. Raw, local honey contains many enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs — and it may even help prevent seasonal allergies. What Is Raw Honey? Honey is considered raw if it has not been heated during a pasteurization process. Commercial honey is often heated to kill bacteria and other contaminants. However, the heating process also destroys enzymes and other healthy components. While pasteurized honey looks clear and smooth, raw honey usually has a cloudier appearance and may contain pieces of the beeswax called cappings. Raw honey is in its pure, right-out-of-the-hive form. It’s harvested from the honeycomb using a centrifuge, and then strained through cheesecloth to remove large pieces of beeswax. Raw honey and organic honey are not necessarily the same. Organic honey is made by bees that pollinate organic flowers. It may also be unpasteurized, and …
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