Here’s the good news. Due to an unusually mild winter with average temperatures nearly six degrees lower in some months, spring is expected to start four to six weeks earlier this year. To the delight of many, this means
even quicker access to longer, warmer days filled with outdoor activities that were shelved once the first frost arrived.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that the allergy season has already begun for approximately 35-40 million people in the United States suffering from symptoms ranging from coughing and sore throats to watery eyes and running or stuffed noses. Throughout the country, experts are predicting the worst allergy season in the past 10 years as a result of the lower winter temperatures and the uncommonly high pollen counts currently registered nationwide.
For some, relief is commonly sought in the form of over-the-counter remedies that oftentimes treat symptoms, but do little to fortify bodies from the effects of pollen, ragweed and the numerous other allergens that attack lungs, eyes and sinuses. The fact is that a healthy, strong immune system is still one of the best defenses against allergies, infections and the many communicable diseases that we encounter on a daily basis.
This is because our immune system, if healthy, is designed to recognize and attack pollutants such as bacteria, dust and pollen as they enter the body. Unfortunately, there are many forces that can weaken this innate ability, which include poor diet, lack of exercise and the prolonged exposure to stress and physical pain.
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