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                                            May 2010 - December 2010
             

                                                                                   6/10/10

                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     orange flower, red flowers, white rocks, green leaves, grass
 

                                                                 May - June 2010


                                                                  Plant Allergies

              Why not get tested for plant allergies ?

              Most flowers that cause allergies are
             pollinated by insects. They are called
                               entomaphilous.
            These are bright, colorful flowers that
                              attract insects.
              Allergy flowers are wind pollinated.
                 They are called anemophilous.

                    They are not pretty flowers.
    If you come in contact with colorful flowers, you might have an allergic reaction.
  
                                           Especially, if you sniff them.
                             Florists often have this problem because of
                                               proximity to the flowers.

                       MOVE TO ARIZONA ?
                          Many people think that moving
               to the Southwest can help their allergies because            
               But, the Southwest has sagebrush, cottonwood,
 
                             ash, mulberry and olive trees.

               Ragweed sufferers may be allergic to sagebrush.

                                                 Resource:

                               http://allergies.about.com/od/fa1/flowerallergy.htm

 
                                                          Reference:

                                                 www.healthcentral.com

                                                                   www.healthprofessor.com

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                                                  July -August 2010
                                   

               THE DANGERS OF HEAT STROKE

sun, tree,  blue sky, clouds


         Hypothermia is defined as an elevated body
    temperature due to thermo regulation failure.This
    occurs when the body absorbs more heat then it
    dissipates. This presents a medical emergency
          which can result in disability and death.
       Heat stroke is an acute form of hypothermia.
       This occurs with prolonged exposure to heat.
                           
                        Signs and symptoms:
                                 nausea
                                 vomiting
                                 fatigue
                                 weakness
                                 headache
                                 muscle cramps
                                 dizziness

             These symptoms are accompanied by
       high body temperature, absence of sweating,
     difficulty in breathing, hallucinations, confusion,
                              and agitation.
            
                              TREATMENT:
 
                         1.) cool the victim
                         2.) remove clothing
                         3.) spray victim with cold water
                         4.) use ice packs in groin and armpits
                         5.) monitor temperature and cooling
                         6.) call 911 immediately

          Heat stroke can be prevented by avoiding
    dehydration and activities in the heat. Drink plenty
                         of fluids and avoid:

                                  alcohol
                                  caffeine
                                     tea.
                                
                 Enjoy the summer and be safe.

                                                              Reference:

                                                      www.righthealth.com

                                            www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia

                                                    www.medicinenet.com

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                        September- October
                                   2010

               End of Summer...
                                    
                                                            
                               beginning of FALL-O-WEEN !
                                     


     The scariest season of all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                        
                                     
              Cats, bats, witches, pumpkins and......

                                       


...................................................  GOURDS !!!!

         We've all seen gourds. They are
  those funny looking,  twisted cucumber-
   like vegetables that come in assorted
            shapes, sizes, and colors.
   Usually, they are used as ornamentals.
         But, there are gourds that are
             good for you. They have
                   nutritional value.
       Balsam gourd, or bitter gourd, is
   a vegetable grown in India and South
       East Asia. It is known to contain
 hypoglycemia or insulin like compounds
      that can actually lower blood and
                     urine sugar.
         Eating this gourd could help prevent:
                            hypertension
                        eye complications
                                neuritis
         and.....increase resistance to infection.

          The leaves of the gourd are good for
                   loose bowel movements.

          The root, mixed with honey, is good
                            for asthma.

      A remarkable medicinal vegetable.

         Here are some nutritional facts.
          - low in saturated fats
            - low in cholesterol
              - high in fiber
                - high in Vitamin C
                  - a good source of:       zinc
                                                   thiamin
                                                      iron
                                                magnesium

           SUITABLE FOR WEIGHT LOSS.
           So, next time you see a pumpkin,                             

                              

        think about their close relatives,

                     the GOURDS.
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                November -December
                             2010
    The holiday season is here again. It is
     that time of year to enjoy good times
               with family and friends.
      But, for some of us the season can
  bring allergies. Severe tree allergies can
                result in : runny nose
                                itchy eyes
                     and.....  asthma.
     Fake, stored trees can have mold and
        dust on the branches, Real trees
                   can also be moldy.
   Try to spray down trees outside before
             decorating. Fungicide can
         also be used, but chemicals can
        be toxic and aggrevate allergies
              and respiratory problems.
            Tree pollen is usually not a
            problem since pine and firs
               pollinate in the spring.
      Cedar trees pollinate in November
                    and December.
      Candles can also cause allergies.
      Candles can release: benzene
                                        toluene
                                          lead
                         and......   phenol.
    Fruitcake can contain nuts, which can
    cause allergies for certain individuals.
                      
        Enjoy the Holidays, allergy free.

                                          Reference:
 
                                    www.allergies.about.com/od/fa1/f/christmastree.htm


                                                                   Resource:

                                   www.achooallergy.com/common-holiday-allergies.asp

                                   
 

                                    Joy and Peace
                    



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