You’ve decided and committed to living an allergy free life. So what’s next? Living allergy free can be challenging since many common household items as well as food and other outdoor conditions can cause allergies.
Here are 11 ways to simply your allergy free life and to make it easier for you to live allergy free:
1. Get rid of all commercial cleaners with chemicals in them and replace them with greener and healthier products. I recommend either Melaleuca or Watkins cleaners or you can make your own with essential oils. If you need help finding these, let me know and I can assist you.
2. Plan ahead. This is crucial. You never want to be in a situation where the only food in front of you has something in it that you are allergic to. Make sure to always have allergy-free food with you. Make it easy by stocking some gluten free crackers or snack bars in your house and keeping a few in your purse or car.
3. Invest the money into have some gluten free pizza crusts and other similar products on hand that you can use when baking. You may want to also have gluten free flour on hand but having some convenience products is well worth the time saved.
4. Purchase pure natural lotion without scents or perfumes and add your own essential oils to them.
5. Purchase bulk epson salts, baking soda, and bath salts and keep them on hand for creating your own allergy free bath salts and cleaning products.
6. Keep empty spray bottles on hand that you can use to fill with water and natural cleaning ingredients when needed.
7. Make a couple of natural hand sanitizers and keep one with you all the time to clean your hands and to help keep them germ free. Germs make allergies worse and so this is even more important for someone with severe allergies.
8. Make an effort to predict when you may be faced with situations that could cause your allergies to be worse and then prepare for how you will handle them in advance.
9. Always carry either essential oils or whatever medication you are using for your allergies with you. If possible have 2-3 sets and keep one in your car, one in your purse and one at home so that you are always prepared.
10. If you have severe food allergies, carry an explanation card with you so that people will be aware should you need medical attention.
11. Be committed to living allergy free and know that it is not easy but it is worth it.
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This is a guest post by Derrick Cruise.
For many allergy sufferers, the cold and snow of winter is a welcome reprieve from itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing and coughing. But those springtime allergies you suffer from every year could protect you from a more sinister illness: cancer.
Of course, there are all kinds of medical studies that result in scary headlines about how various factors can affect cancer risk—and there’s no reason to believe all of them. But there’s a verifiable link between allergies and cancer: recent studies have shown that people with allergies are less likely to develop cancer than people without allergies. The reason could be that the body’s immune system is heightened in people with allergies—their immune systems are always on “high alert,” which helps them fight the cells that develop into tumors.
The allergy-cancer connection: good or bad?
But not all the news is good for allergy sufferers: according to a 1992 study, people with a history of allergies could see an increase in both prostate cancer and breast cancer. Those who suffer from skin diseases like eczema are also at higher risk for blood cancers. It appears that while an immune system that’s always on alert can catch certain types of cancer, other types might slip by the defenses of an immune system that’s fatigued from so much activity.
Short-term relief for long-term health
Allergens are all around us: from fresh-cut grass to cigarette smoke, various chemicals and compounds can affect you differently. But there are ways to avoid the chemicals that make you sneeze and itch—and avoiding those elements can help you stay healthy throughout the year and beyond.
The connection between allergies and cancer is still being explored, but there are irritants that have been proven to increase a person’s cancer risk. If you have allergies to things like smog and cigarette smoke, do what you can to make your home allergen-free. Air purifiers and filters can cut the amount of allergens that find their way into your home.
When you’re outside or in the office, you’ll have less control over the air you breathe—and if your allergies are particularly nasty, wearing a mask might be a good idea, especially if you’re in an urban area with high air pollution. Wearing sunscreen every day—even on cold and cloudy days, eating from glass or BPA-free plastic plates and utensils, and choosing canned food in glass jars are just a few actions you can take every day to reduce your exposure to various allergens and carcinogens. You won’t be able to avoid every irritant—unless you decide to live in a big plastic bubble—but changing a few small parts of your daily routine can make a noticeable difference in how you experience allergies.
The immune system is a curious and complicated thing—and as more research is done on what causes allergies, connections between allergies and other serious illnesses may emerge. The links between allergies and cancer are already helping medical scientists discover how the body works—and the more information is collected and studied, the more we’ll have to fight both allergies and cancer.