Do you find yourself getting sick when the weather changes?
We can't wait for spring and warmer weather, can we? But as it warms up, then the allergies start and the stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and sinus headaches begin. At this time of year the tree pollen, grasses and weeds are out in full force. Does your child get one ear infection or one stuffy nose after another? You need a good defense strategy.
Here are 4 tips to build up your immunity for allergy season:
1. Defend your nose. Your nose is where most upper respiratory illnesses start. From your nose, viruses and bacteria travel to the sinuses, ears, throat or lungs. The best defense I've found is Xylitol nasal spray used daily which protect the nose against all the bugs trying to gain access.
2. Avoid sugar. Sugar suppresses the immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to the myriad of illnesses you're exposed to. Instead of sodas and doughnuts, drink plenty of water, and snack on fruits and vegetables.