3 Simple Steps for an Allergy-Free Season

SS-A-1-breathing-in-natureExperts predict this allergy season to be particularly bad. If you are an allergy sufferer, then you know just how awful the symptoms can be. Fortunately, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Rob Ivker, the leading authority on sinus health, author of the best-selling book SINUS SURVIVAL: The Holistic Medical Treatment for Sinusitis, Allergies, and Colds, and the creator of the Sinus Survival Allergy Treatment Program. Dr. Ivker gave me some great advice that I want to share with you.

Dr. Ivker’s 3 simple steps for an allergy-free season:

1. Consider food allergy testing – Food allergies and food sensitivities can contribute to allergy and sinusitis symptoms. Especially for individuals who experience chronic sinusitis, Dr. Ivker highly recommends looking into whether certain foods such as dairy, wheat/gluten, corn, soy, and eggs could be making your symptoms worse. Foods that you are either allergic to or sensitive to can cause inflammation in both your GI tract as well as your respiratory tract and result in more severe allergy symptoms. By identifying and eliminating problematic foods, you can reduce your body’s inflammatory burden and help ease your allergy symptoms.

2. Take 3 key supplements to build natural immunity to airborne allergies – Dr. Ivker’s favorite allergy protocol includes the following: Continue reading “3 Simple Steps for an Allergy-Free Season”

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Earth Day Sale on Personal Care Products

earth-dayEarth Day is April 22 and to celebrate, Village Green Apothecary is having a sale on personal care products through April 30, offering 25% off on brands like Dr. Hauschka, Logona, MyChelle, Skincando and Aubrey Organics, companies that strive to make the cleanest and most effective products.

And – now is the best time to arm yourself and your loved ones with sunscreen. One of the companies we love is Goddess Garden. They carry a variety of sunscreens that offer effective protection from the sun without sacrificing their commitment to the environment and to you. They believe that sunscreen should be a natural solution to a natural problem and this why they use minerals, like zinc and titanium, instead of chemicals, to protect you from the sun. Their sunscreen is organic and made without chemicals or synthetic ingredients. It is also non-GMO, 100% biodegradable and 100% reef safe, and therefore not only protects you, but also the world around you.

Aside from using personal care products from companies that care about our world, here are some other ways you can be green on Earth Day… and everyday! Continue reading “Earth Day Sale on Personal Care Products”

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