5 Simple Steps to Creating an Allergy Friendly Home

Written by Emily Clark

It will seem horribly unfair to any child who suffers with allergies that they cannot have a pet or must loose one whom they have grown attached to. Is there a way to deal with pet allergies which may lessen or even eliminaterepparttar suffering for adults and children with allergies?


By establishing whetherrepparttar 144563 animal is actuallyrepparttar 144564 cause of an allergy is certainlyrepparttar 144565 best starting point. However, that can be a difficult task if you already have an animal sincerepparttar 144566 allergens are extremely difficult to remove entirely.

If an existing pet can be removed andrepparttar 144567 home thoroughly cleaned (carpets, walls, furniture etc.) you MAY be able to verifyrepparttar 144568 allergy in several months. Obviously that is notrepparttar 144569 easiest solution.

Havingrepparttar 144570 child stay with a friend or relative for a week (as long as there are no pets inrepparttar 144571 home) may show an improvement that might indicate an allergy torepparttar 144572 family pet.

A visit torepparttar 144573 doctor can confirm an allergy with a simple test. The tests vary, but some can be mildly uncomfortable and would probably not be considered ifrepparttar 144574 allergy symptoms were mild.

Some allergy symptoms are compounded by exposure to several allergens. By identifying other sources and removing them you may findrepparttar 144575 reaction to pets is lessened and not a barrier to enjoying their presence.


There are several steps you can take to reducerepparttar 144576 build up of allergens and bring relief to allergy sufferers.

The first recommendation is to have hardwood or other smooth surface for your flooring. Carpets hold far more ofrepparttar 144577 particles that cause allergies and hard flooring makes it easy to clean.

9 Tips to Stop Food Cravings and Help You With Your Diet

Written by Emily Clark

Most of us are "regular" people. We don't eatrepparttar perfect diet allrepparttar 144562 time and have our struggles with food, same as everyone else. But having an awareness of this fact and knowing a little bit about our health and food nutrition can help when it comes to making wise decisions.

Many people struggle with food "cravings." Studies tell us that it's fairly common for food cravings to happen at certain times, quite often at around bedtime. Your guard may be down, you may have had an unusually hard day, and off you go on your not-so-merry way to find that tasty treat. Fatigue and stress often combine to take their toll onrepparttar 144563 best of intentions.

When food cravings are unconstrained, what starts out as a bedtime snack quickly turns into a full blown feeding frenzy...not something most of us fully understand or appreciate. We head to kitchen and every other place where food can hide, clearing a path as we go.

Most food cravings are not about satisfying a nutritional need or imbalance. They seem to be more emotionally related, or God forbid, are caused by plain old gluttony. Exactly why we over-indulge is not completely understood, however our knowledge about this subject continues to grow.

Listed below are some thoughts and ideas about food cravings:

- Ifrepparttar 144564 food isn't available, you can't eat it! Emptyrepparttar 144565 cookie jar and keep it that way! Keep healthy food choices on-hand.

- Recognizerepparttar 144566 feelings and emotions that lead-up to a food craving. Do you have food cravings when youíre bored, lonely, or stressed? If you can identify a trigger, you can deal withrepparttar 144567 emotion thatís making you desire a certain food. Try to deal withrepparttar 144568 triggers inrepparttar 144569 best way you can.

- Sometimes, even recognizing that a craving is about to happen doesn't seem to help. Don't beat yourself-up. There is always tomorrow. Call a friend, make good use of your support network and share your feelings with someone.

- Get enough sleep. When youíre tired, youíre more likely to crave things.

- Never give-up. When you "slip", press-in, bear-down, get a grip, do whatever is necessary to re-gain control. Try to practice restraint most ofrepparttar 144570 time, but don't get legalistic and un-balanced in your weight loss approach. Think moderation and not abstinence at all times!

- Understand that self-control and discipline by themselves, won't cut it! If you depend totally on yourself for control, you will fail. Forming caring and supportive relationships is required. If you do not currently have a support network, start building one TODAY.

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