Thursday, May 23, 2013

Make your Environment Allergy-Free

Dr Abe V Rotor

A. Sick Building Syndrome (Things to be done)
  1. Install proper air-con and exhaust fans corresponding to the number people, and nature of work.
  2. Avoid blocking the air supply and return vents.
  3. Clean up water spills and damp places to get rid of molds.
  4. Store food properly, and empty the garbage daily.
  5. Observe if symptoms are experienced by co-workers, other occupants, visitors.
  6. Check equipment and supplies – they may be the source of irritating odor and fumes.
  7. Strictly no smoking allowed.
  8. Divide area into independent units – office, manufacturing, kitchen or storeroom.
B. Allergy-Free Travel

  1. Detect kind and source of pollen
  2. Learn the lingo to describe your allergies
  3. Ensure you are insured
  4. Get checked up before traveling. 
  5. Bring medicine with you; bring mask, too
  6. Clean the car of allergens.
  7. Check before you sign in for your lodging; stay in non-smoking quarters.
  8. Drive off-hours (less allergens).
  9. Pack own food, if you are sensitive to eating any kind.
  10. Be a happy camper; stay safe in the sun. 
  11. Stick to your routine/itenerary.
  12. Know the doctor or clinic in the area.
C. Allergy-Free Diet

  1. Avoid dehydration – harmful to people with allergies and asthma.
  2. Clear pantry of allergy-provoking items.

  • Milk and cheese
  • Omega-6 fatty acids, saturated fats, trans fats
  • Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated beverages
  • Meat and poultry
  • Honey, sugar
3. Stock up on these allergy-fighting Foods

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Magnesium-rich foods (spinach, cashew, beans)
  • Zinc-rich food (oysters, lentils, legumes, yoghurt)
  • Vegetable oil – olive, canola, virgin coconut oil
  • Ginger and turmeric
  • Spirulina, Chlorella, Porphyra

1 comment:

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