Allergies and Spring = Not Much Fun!

(LittleThingsDoMatter) Longer days, more time outside? Not for about 1 in 3 people who have allergies. Itchy nose, watery eyes make for a miserable time. In my previous post I mentioned a couple of things we’ve done to clean up the air in our home which helped tremendously. However, my little guy’s allergies don’t seem to be connected with all the wonders of Spring.
Not only did he appear to have allergic reactions to the cleaners I no longer use, but connected to certain foods as well. A diet change was put in place and has helped. For my “AAA Kid” (who absolutely must have the worst diet on the continent):
  1. No sugar – soda is totally elimated as it contains high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), sodium benzoate and caffeine;
  2. Pizza is now only for very special occasions;
  3. Milk is limited to skim – regular milk and cheeses thickened the mucus making it more difficult for him to breath (due to asthma).

As you can see, his diet consists of things that he really likes but aren’t healthy. He doesn’t care for the taste or texture of much of anything. Are you wondering how he’s staying alive? I am. When he visits for any length of time, he gets whole food supplements and meal replacement shakes.

I am still learning to read food label ingredients and totally avoid anything that has HFCS, trans fats or Splenda, sucralose, Equal, NutraSweet, etc. and instead use Xylitol, Stevia, or organic sugar.

It’s been more of a lifestyle change creating a diet without harmful preservatives or chemicals. I refer to our grandkids as a second chance but it’s really an opportunity to become more aware, healthy, and enjoy life more fully than ever before.

Now … for a bit of fun exercise, let’s Twist and Shout.

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