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Daily Contest Friday May 12
Today’s Theme: Immune System Health
Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest.
Seasonal allergies can be a real nuisance for the people who suffer with them. Sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose and itchy or watery eyes may all occur in a person suffering from seasonal allergies. The offending agents which trigger these allergic symptoms are the pollen of flower buds and blooming trees.
Steps can be taken to limit pollen exposure and improve the immune system’s response to pollen so that symptoms are less severe.
Some research has been done on breathing exercises which have been effective for managing symptoms of seasonal allergies. The exercise is performed by inhaling deeply and then exhaling through one nostril with the other nostril blocked by a finger. This exercise is repeated five times per nostril. Sneezing and nasal obstruction will both be helped by this technique as was found in the study.
You can ask your naturopathic doctor about breathing exercises, diet’s impact on allergies and other nutritional and herbal treatments to help control your allergies.
For more information on this breathing technique the research paper it is based on can be found here. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392338/.
Today’s Contest Question
Q: True or False: seasonal allergies can only be effectively treated with antihistamine and decongestant medications.
The contest is now closed, we hope to see you next year!
Today’s Featured Doctor: Colin MacLeod, ND
Dr. John Waters Medical Centre
30 Reynolds St.
Port Hood, B0E 2W0
(902) 227-5266 Phone
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Dr. MacLeod’s mission and goal is helping patients achieve optimal health, prevention of disease and a long, happy life. Offering a number of specialty naturopathic services is an important part of his dedication to helping patients with chronic, degenerative conditions. More about Dr. Colin MacLeod.