by T L Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
continued - see Part 1 below
Do you find you've got food allergies that worsen in the spring, summer and/or fall?
Does it seem like your hay fever "gets worse" when you eat certain foods?
If we want to feel our very best during pollen season, it's important to "clean-up" our environment. Work to create a natural, healthy home, car and workspace environment. Strive for a chemical and additive-free, fresh diet that is rich in nutrients. Reducing the number of allergenic and toxic irritants to our body frees our immune system to more effectively cope with pollens as we progress into a more tolerant health status.
Toss out the artificially-fragranced room deodorizers, car fresheners, laundry products, shampoos, soaps and cleaning products. Whenever possible, avoid unnecessary medications and seek natural medicinal solutions that will harmonize with your body's healing process. Many pharmaceuticals inhibit natural healing actions and can result in tissue accumulations of undesirable substances. If indoor air pollution issues exist, such as pollution particulates from outside, pet dander, dust etc, - you may wish to purchase a quality hepa air cleaner for your space. If you suffer from pet allergies, hay fever season may inspire you to find allergy reduction strategies around pets, including making sure they are kept away from your bedroom at all times.
If you choose to add fragrances to your world, use healthy, organic essential oil products that are solvent and pesticide free, and be aware that even some plant concentrates can cause allergies.