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Understanding Environmental Allergies

By March 19, 2012 - 10:59am

A quick Google search will give anybody looking a standard definition of what environmental allergies are but for me that doesn't stand out a whole lot in regards to actually living with them.

This doesn't mean that understanding that standard definition won't benefit you but it won't give much insight on what it's actually like. And so I wanted to give a real life definition of environmental allergies:

A person suffering from environmental allergies is subject to painful and frustrating "allergic reactions" merely by taking in a single breath. That's right, just breathing fills out body's with the very things that cause us to react and develop symptoms such as: a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.

The triggers floating around in the air we breath may include dust particles, molds, pollens, pet dander, chemicals and fragrances. The air in our home, the air outside our home, shoot the air everywhere is a potential carrier for that dreaded attack.

Now, with that said we don't have to suffer through every single day. Rather we can work on identifying various triggers and striving to decrease them where we spend most of our time - in the home .. but that is for another thread ;)

By May 9, 2012 - 7:47pm

Angie - Good article. I have created a healing smoothie for those suffering from allergies, eczema and asthma. If you would like to receive it, email me [email protected]

May 9, 2012 - 7:47pm
By April 26, 2012 - 5:36pm

I wrote a simple blog article on understanding the process of allergic reactions. I've suffered from environmental and seasonal allergies for years and more recently have struggled with food allergies. I intend to write a follow up blog about what strategies and supplements have helped me the most! :)


April 26, 2012 - 5:36pm
By March 23, 2012 - 6:25am

Agree! Sorry she skimmed over the diet part, I can attest that making dietary changes will greatly reduce your allergic reactions. Having done so for my son, he has not had an asthma attack for 1 1/2 years. Improving our diet, employing anti-inflammatory foods and exercise was the key to success.

March 23, 2012 - 6:25am
By March 21, 2012 - 10:07am

Thanks Daisy!

March 21, 2012 - 10:07am
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By Anonymous March 21, 2012 - 7:08am

Hi Michedolene,

Thanks for sharing this information.  Am sure around this time of the year, it will be very helpful to many suffering from allergies.

Here is a link that might be helpful to many









March 21, 2012 - 7:08am

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