With the hot and humid weather of summer, the symptoms of allergies are in full swing for many. If you suffer from the ‘wheezes and sneezes,’ there are 10 things you must be aware of according to Robin Wilson, an ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and author of Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle.
1. Fruit is not always your friend – Many of our favorite fruits, from apples and bananas to peaches and plums can cause symptoms similar to grass or tree pollen reactions. If you are sensitive, place the fruit in the microwave for 10 seconds to deactivate the proteins, and never eat the peel.
2. Cleaner is not always better – In general, the old saying “Cleanliness is next to godliness” is true. However, a little exposure to dirt and germs is actually a good thing, because it strengthens the immune system. When cleaning, always use a non-toxic cleaner, and remove excess books, magazines and other clutter from the sleeping area to reduce dust build up