Cambration June 2011 Newsletter
Happy Father’s Day!
About Father’s Day
Many people of the United States and Canada celebrate Father’s Day as a day to express gratitude and appreciation to their fathers by giving them presents or greeting cards. Father's Day comes on the third Sunday in June.
Father's Day was started in 1910 by Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. The custom spread throughout the United States and in 1936 a national Father's Day committee was formed. Headquartered in New York City, the committee annually selects a Father of the Year. Some of the fathers who have won this title are Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry S. Truman.
Naturally Relieve Yourself from Seasonal Allergies
If you are looking to naturally relieve yourself from seasonal allergies, your first thought may be to find a supplement to ease the symptoms as an alternative to prescription medication. But better yet find a supplement that underlines the problems and causes of seasonal allergies to aid in strengthening your immune system. Pure supplements will not just naturally relieve your symptoms from seasonal allergies they will also make you feel healthier, energetic and happier.
Allergies have been known to develop later in life, however if you are at risk for seasonal allergies they will usually show up before your 20th birthday. The most common age for seasonal allergies begins at age 10. Either way like many other medical conditions that involve your immune system, seasonal allergies tend to run in families.
Scientists have studied patients of different age, sex, race, and smoking status, who all had seasonal allergies and discovered more than half of seasonal allergy sufferers have a close relative with a history of seasonal allergies.
According to Mary Hardy, MD, director of integrative medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, “Using nature-based products can be a very useful way to handle seasonal allergies”. Outlined here are well known superior nature-based supplements for naturally relieving seasonal allergies:
- Aloe barbadensis provides an array of proven benefits such as relief from inflammation pain associates with seasonal allergies, antibiotic and even cell re-growth. Scientists have discovered the most critical ingredient in Aloe barbadensis is Mannose. Mannose is known for preventing adhesion caused by bacteria located in sinus and bronchial tissues.
- Astragali contain an active ingredient known as Tragacanth. Tragacanth increases the natural purging of toxins. In past century when natural herbs were all that were available to treat seasonal allergies and colds, Astragalus was given to relieve irritated throat and bronchial tissue.
- Astragalus known as beta-glucan supports your cellular defense system. Medical journals have published over 3,000 peer-reviewed studies from all over the world pertaining to the benefits provided by beta-glucan. Beta-glucan support immune system cells to overcome allergies.
- Ghatti gum is a polysaccharide. Polysacchardide is a natural resource of potassium, calcium and magnesium. Studies show superior benefits associated with ingesting Ghatti gum to fight off fungal pathogens that cause seasonal allergies.
- Glucosamine sulfate is known as an amino-saccharide, necessary in the healing process to control histamine and mast cell inflammation in seasonal allergy patients.
- Guar gum has been found to be beneficial as a potent digestive aid. Studies verify Guar gum can aid suffers of seasonal allergies and strengthen their immune system response.
While prescription medications can be effective for some seasonal allergy victims, they are only effective while they are being taken. Taking pure supplements will naturally relieve yourself from seasonal allergies, correct your immune system, and prevent you from experiencing the unpleasant side effects of prescription drugs.
For more information on herbs and supplements to treat allergies go to the 'Cambrian Education Centre' found on: www.cambrianpharmacy.com.
Survival Tips to Alleviate Your Allergy Suffering
- Keep or start taking your allergy medications. Take your medicine every day and don’t skip days because you start to feel better. Antihistamines tend to work best when taken regularly. They can take several days to reach full effectiveness. If you are taking herbal or homeopathic remedies for allergies, the same applies, sometimes with a more immediate effect.
- Treat the cause of the allergies. Find out what you are allergic to and start treating for relief. Find someone who administers a “non-painful” allergy testing technique, which will identify specific allergens. There are customized desensitization treatments by injections or oral drops. For children or adults who do not like shots, the oral drops are a great option. The traditional methods of skin or blood testing for allergies are also available.
- Keep windows and doors closed at home. It prevents tiny pollens and molds from drifting into your home and causing allergies. Run your central air conditioner or air purifier, which will reduce indoor allergens.
- Keep car windows closed. When driving around town, keep your windows up and adjust your air vents to “re-circulate” so pollen does not come inside.
- Minimize early morning activity. Pollen counts are highest in the early morning hours from 5 A.M. to 10 A.M. Check the internet for the pollen count.
- Wear dust masks and sunglasses if yard work cannot be avoided. Also, remove your clothes and shower afterwards because pollen sticks to your hair and clothing. This includes pet hair, after they have been outside.
- Wash out your nose. Use nasal saline or sinus rinses to clean your nasal passages, two to three times per day. This helps decrease sinus drainage and congestion.
- Avoid dairy products. They are known to produce a lot of unwanted phlegm and congestion.
- Drink plenty of cool lemon water. It hydrates, detoxifies and raises the body’s PH to prevent you from allergic reactions. Low PH, or high acidity, causes inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the body causes allergies.
- Avoid foods that cause an itchy throat or mouth when eaten during high pollen season. You may be suffering from “Oral Allergy Syndrome.” It is related to hayfever. If you are allergic to Ragweed pollen you should avoid: bananas, melons, cucumbers, sunflower seeds or even drinking tea made from Chamomile or Echinacea. The proteins found in these foods are similar to Ragweed pollen proteins and give you an allergic “cross reaction” during the fall weed season.
With the allergy season on the horizon, take action now so that you do not let those pesky weeds ruin your outdoor fun!
Also check out our June Education Clinic under the events tab online. Kory Monteith will be in store on June 27th for a clinic on a non-invasive drug free approach to providing relief from all symptoms of allergies and more.
June's Recipe - Great Father's Day recipes
Cajun Seasoning Rub
A killer Cajun/Creole seasoning that goes well on steak, chicken, fish, veggies, you name it... Best when cooked over white hot coals outside, as this mixture can generate a lot of smoke.
- 5 teaspoons paprika
- 4 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
- 4 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- Mix all ingredients and store in an air-tight container.
- When ready to use, lightly oil food to be cooked, and rub spice mixture generously on all sides.
Tim’s Fantastic Rib Sauce (www.allrecipes.com)
Sweet and tangy sauce tastes great on ribs of any style!
- 3 ounces plum sauce
- 1/2 ounce sweet red chilli sauce
- 1 ounce soy sauce
- 1 ounce maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in bowl and brush generously prior to cooking and again several times as the meat is grilling. Be sure to save any remaining sauce to serve at the table.