17 May

Checking In Part 1

As we’re in the midst of spring, it’s important to check in, to see if the activities we do throughout the day and the things that we put into our body support good health.  In years’ past, I’ve taken this time to do a mini fast – just three days of drinking herbal teas, water and hot lemon water with honey.  It was a time of checking in, slowing down, only doing those things that were really important in maintaining my house and family.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll post a series of information from our website about how you can support your health.  Lucidia is really helpful in cleansing the body and strengthening the immune system, but it’s up to you to take responsibility for your lifestyle and nutrition.  To learn more about the ways to support good health during the allergy season, visit www.Lucidialife.com.

In the meantime, below is a short list of foods that may be causing allergies for you…

Reduce Foods that Cause Mucous These may be food allergies specific to you or just foods that potentiate mucous in anyone.  The most common mucous-forming foods are:

  • Cold food/Iced drinks
  • Dairy, especially cold cow’s milk, melted cheese and ice cream
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Hydrogenated Fats
  • Wheat
  • Coffee
  • Overeating
20 May

Poor Knoxville

I came across an article yesterday that stated that “Knoxville has it all: high pollen counts, high use of allergy medications by residents, and not enough allergists to treat them”. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America did a study of this season’s allergy count and found the following cities to be the hardest hit by allergies…
1. Knoxville, TN
2. Louisville, KY
3. Chattanooga, TN
4. Dayton, OH
5. Charlotte, NC
6. Philadelphia, PA
7. Greensboro, NC
8. Jackson, MS
9. St. Louis, MO
10. Wichita, KS
Then for those of you lucky enough to live these cities, they were at the bottom of the list. For once it’s BEST to be at the bottom! People living in these cities are least affected by springtime allergies.
100. Harrisburg, PA
99. San Diego, CA
98. Daytona Beach, FL
97. Boise City, ID
96. Miami, FL
95. Oxnard, CA
94. Fresno. CA
93. Denver, CO
92. Los Angeles, CA
91. Colorado Springs, CO

Compliments of WebMD