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The final word on nutrition and health.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the English.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the English.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer
heart attacks than the English.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer
heart attacks than the English.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of
sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than
the English.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
individual needs,¡± says Dr. Sublett. Many
severe allergy sufferers find relief in im-
munotherapy - allergy shots that help the
body build resistance to the effects of the
allergen. While there is no cure for the
more than 50 million Americans suffering
from allergies, immunotherapy is known to
modify and prevent disease progression.
* Eliminate uninvited guests. You can
make your spring allergies more bear-
able by limiting your exposure to indoor
allergens. Vacuum your furniture, leave
your shoes by the door, shower frequently,
cover your floors with washable throw rugs
and use a dehumidifier to limit your mold
exposure. All of these steps will help, and
look for a good air purifier with a HEPA
Spring allergies are a fact of life but you
don¡¯t have to let them dictate yours. Em-
ploy the tips above, and you¡¯ll be able to
enjoy the warmer weather without con-
stantly reaching for a tissue. To learn more
about how to relieve your seasonal allergy
symptoms, visit:
Health & Nurturing
2015 June
Pg 7 - The Sunshine Express
Rocky Point on the Rhode Island shore,
was yet another well meant attempt to
surprise Bounia. This was a special treat
to celebrate my parents wedding an-
niversary. The family had grown enough
that two cars were necessary to transport
us all. Uncle Mickey loaded half of us in
his car, Dad took the rest of the family in
ours. The drive to Rock Point, an amuse-
ment park and Shore dinner restaurant,
was a mere half hour away, and Bounia
rode shotgun in my Dad¡¯s car. She could
have just as well been in the back seat, as
she was a wonderful backseat driver. ¡°Go
slow, go quick, turn slow, too fast, how
far,¡± and all in her 25 words of English,
more of less.
We should have done the rides in the
amusement park first, but we were all
hungry. The restaurant had long picnic
tables and benches in the dining area.
Our family occupied two tables, because
all the little cousins had grown quite a bit.
Once seated, the ¡°family style¡± meal was
served. First, large tureens of New Eng-
land Clam Chowder and bowls of Oyster
Crackers, all you wanted. Then, Clam
Cakes and Steamed Clams with lots of
butter to dip in. If you were still seated
upright, the corn on the cob, vegetables
and lobster were served, again all your
belly could hold. The conclusion of the
feast consisted of coffee, tea or soft drinks
for the youngsters. The eyes of the cous-
ins grew huge when three different large
pies were delivered to the table. Apple,
cherry and peach. Lovely slices of the pie
of your choice brought the most satisfied
smiles on everyone¡¯s face.
Now, if you could still walk, the amuse-
ment park offered the delights of a
lifetime. The salty sea air mixed with the
aroma of cotton candy and salt water taffy
tantalized one and all. Don¡¯t tell Bounia
that Rocky Point is a summer anniversary
destination, as each and every one of the
cousins came off the roller coaster with
green faces and big belly aches.
What summer adventures do you remem-
ber from your childhood? What are you
planning for your family memories?
(Sandy Lauzon is a Shaklee Distribu-
tor located at 102 2nd St, in Dolores.
Nothing To Sneeze At
planning on taking a
casual walk, take a
nondrowsy antihistamine
before you go. Exercise
outdoors when pollen
counts are at their lowest
- before dawn and in the
late afternoon or early
* Garden smart. Think
your spring allergies are
going to force you to
quit gardening? Think
again. Taking an anti-
histamine about half an
hour before you head
outside will help. You
should also wear gloves
and a NIOSH-rated 95
filter mask if your tasks
including digging in the
dirt, which can stir up
pollen. Avoid touching
your eyes, and be sure
to wash your hands, hair
and clothing once you go
back indoors.
* Take something a
little stronger. Over the
counter intranasal ste-
roids (nasal sprays) as
well as non-drowsy an-
tihistamines and decon-
gestants can be beneficial
for those suffering from
mild allergies. However,
people suffering from
more severe allergies
will benefit from seeing
an allergist. ¡°An allergist
will help you develop an
action plan with ways to
avoid allergy triggers and
determine what treat-
ment is best for your
5 tips for seasonal allergy relief
(BPT) - Spring is upon us, and if you have
seasonal allergies, you may be less ex-
cited about that than most. After all, what
fun is finally freeing your face from that
scarf if you¡¯re just going to bury it in a tis-
sue? It¡¯s no fun at all, but allergies don¡¯t
have to make you miserable.
¡°The key to surviving spring allergies is
knowing what triggers your symptoms,¡±
said allergist James Sublett, MD, president
of the American College of Allergy, Asth-
ma and Immunology (ACAAI). ¡°Because
there can be millions of pollen particles
in the air, finding allergy relief can seem
nearly impossible for some. But by know-
ing what triggers your allergy symptoms,
and how to avoid these allergens, you
can be on your way to a sneeze-free
Here are tips from ACAAI to help you
find relief and enjoy spring:
* The feel of cotton. For allergy suffers,
not all clothing materials are created
equal. Research shows that when
synthetic fabrics rub against one another,
they create an electrical charge that at-
tracts pollen, which, as it turns out, is
also electrically charged. Natural fibers
such as cotton also breathe better, so
they stay drier and less hospitable to
moisture-loving mold.
* Adjust your workout routine. After
months indoors, you can¡¯t wait to exer-
cise outside. However, exercising causes
you to breathe more deeply and inhale
the pollen that affects your allergy symp-
toms. If you¡¯re planning a vigorous work-
out, try to stay indoors and if you¡¯re
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