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Tis the season for the sneazin’. Those pesky sneezes and itchy eyes can ruin your day. Allergies can be a real bummer, but fear not! Here are some tips to help you tackle those allergens head-on. So, let's dive right in!

Strip It Off: As soon as you step through that front door, unleash your inner Hulk and shed those clothes! Pollen and other allergens love to hitch a ride on your clothes, so free yourself from their grasp and toss 'em in the laundry.

No Shoes, No Problem: Shoes might be made for walking, but they're not invited to the allergy party indoors! Leave them at the door and let your tootsies roam free. This helps prevent dirt and allergens from traipsing all over your floors, but it also gives you an excuse to show off those funky socks or slippers.

C You Later, Allergies: Boost your immune system's defense against allergies by increasing your intake of vitamin C-rich foods. Who knew a simple orange could be your superhero against sneezes? So grab some citrus fruits, bell peppers, or even guava and give those allergies a run for their money!

Bye-Bye Trigger Foods: If you have any known food sensitivities or intolerances, it's time to give them the boot. These culprits can increase inflammation in your body and make your allergy symptoms worse. So, be mindful of what foods trigger your allergies and bid them farewell.

Processed Foods, Be Gone: While that bag of chips or tub of ice cream may be tempting, it's best to steer clear of processed and inflammatory foods. These bad boys can amp up inflammation in your body, making allergy symptoms go haywire. Instead reach for fresh, whole foods and give your body the nourishment it needs to fight those sneezes.

Hello, Histamine Hero: Histamine degrading supplements can come to your rescue, especially if you're battling seasonal allergies. Look for options like Allero Pro by Nutridyn help break down histamine in your system and give you some much-needed relief. It's like having a superhero squad tackling those pesky allergens inside you!

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Beauty Sleep to the Rescue: It's not just a saying – a good night's sleep really can work wonders! When you're well-rested, your immune system is stronger, and your body is better equipped to fight off those allergy symptoms. So, put on your comfiest pajamas, tuck yourself in, and let your body recharge for another day of allergy-busting adventures.

Remember, allergies may be a pain, but with these tips, you'll be better equipped to take them head-on. So, let's show those sneezes who's boss and kick those itchy eyes to the curb while you keep enjoying life to the fullest!

If you are still suffering from allergies, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment Today!

Winter weather is here! Bring on the cold, the ice and the SNOW!

Removing snow can put you at risk for many different types of injuries ranging from minor sprains and strains to more significant back injuries. Prevention is crucial and it is necessary to take some precautions to practice safe shoveling techniques. Even fluffy snow can lead to lasting injury if incorrect techniques are used!

Step 1) Assess your health and physical capabilities BEFORE starting.

  • Shoveling can be very taxing to your body, especially if you have heart conditions or other health concerns. If you are unsure if it is safe for you to shove, it is always best to consult with your doctor first.

  • Ask a neighbor or family member for help if you cannot shovel yourself.

  • Use a snowblower when appropriate.

Step 2) Dress for the weather

  • Wearing warm layers that allow you to move and stretch in different directions and bend at the knees will help keep you mobile when shoveling.

Step 3) Light stretching before shoveling

  • Stretching will help warm up the muscles and your body before it takes on a more difficult tasks.

Step 4) Techniques to prevent injury

  • NO: Avoid excessive bending and twisting at the waist to prevent strain in your back muscles.

  • YES: bend your knees and lift with your legs while keeping your back in a neutral position.

  • YES: Take smaller loads and only lift what you can handle at a time. Heavy, wet snow may require smaller loads to prevent injury and reduce your risk of back pain.

  • YES: Use your abdominal muscles and leg muscles to lift and move the snow, NOT your back.

  • NO: avoid twisting your body when throwing the snow

  • YES: when shoveling or pushing snow, shift your weight form your back leg to your front leg to help you avoid bending at the waist and protect your back.

  • YES: break apart icy snow by inserting the shovel vertically and using the blade to break off smaller pieces that are easier to lift and move.

Step 5) Take breaks and rest and stretch when needed

  • Shoveling can be physically demanding and overexerting yourself can increase risks of injury. If you feel dizzy, short of breath or overly sweaty, it is important to stop and take a break.

  • If you continue to feel ill, or suspect a medical problem, seek medical attention immediately.

Step 6) Stretch

  • Light stretching at the end of your shoveling to help keep the muscles loose so you are less sore the next day.

If you experience muscle strains, sprains, or other injuries while shoveling, don't hesitate to reach out to Catalyst Chiropractic PLLC. We're here to help you feel better!

(651) 300-2549

Stay safe and enjoy the winter wonderland!


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