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Spring allergy relief

here’s a great article from USA Today about things you can do at home for allergies

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/20/pollen-allergy-medications-tips/7513867/

 

 

Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY6:02 a.m. EDT April 20, 2014

Sneezing, congestion, runny noses and itchy eyes. For people with seasonal nasal allergies — commonly known as hay fever — these symptoms are nothing new. They are as predictable as the explosion of tree pollen happening now in many parts of the country and the bursts of grass and ragweed pollens still to come.

But when it comes to treating those symptoms, there is some news this year.

First, consumers can now buy one kind of allergy medicine, a steroid nasal spray, without a prescription. Nasacort is the first drug in that class to make it to drugstore shelves.

Second, the Food and Drug Administration has just approved the first two of several dissolvable pills that may replace allergy shots for some patients. The pills contain grass pollen extracts and, taken over time, will help some patients build up tolerance – without having to return to a doctor’s office for months or years of injections.

But those medications are not the first things to try, doctors say. In fact, some tried and true strategies don’t involve medication at all. Among them:

• Pay attention to pollen counts. “In many parts of the country, pollen counts are highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and start to rise again after dusk,” says Michael Foggs, an allergy specialist in Chicago and president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Fit in your jog or gardening between those peaks or right after a cleansing rain, he suggests.

Fat Burning – Moringa better than Caffeine?

The Miracle Tree in Brisbane (Moringa oleifera)

Image by Tatters:) via Flickr

Moringa Oleifera

Moringa tree is rich in iron, potassium and multivitamins, especially vitamin A.

Moringa tree contains four times the amounts of vitamin A in carrots and thus can help prevent blindness.

The tree’s leaves contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is seven times more than oranges.

Moringa tree’s leaves contain twice the amount of protein and four times more calcium than milk.

Moringa is also rich in potassium it contains triple the amount in bananas.

Caffeine was isolated from coffee in 1820 by a German chemist, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, and in 1821 by French chemists working independently by Robiquet, Pelletier and Caventou.   Found in varying quantities in the beans, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants.  It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted from the bean of the coffee plant and the leaves of thetea bush, as well as from various foods and drinks containing products derived from the kola nut.

So which is better for burning fat?

My personal belief is that anything natural from the earth like moringa has the potential to be far more beneficial than an alkaloid extracted from a coffee bean.

Moringa has more nutrition per gram than caffeine so with extra UMPH, u get more bang for your buck with moringa.  The extra vitamins and minerals will go a long way in repairing and strengthening damaged muscle tissues from a workout.  The stronger and faster your muscles recover, the more fat calories you can burn during your next workout.

Makes sense to me.

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