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50 things you can do today to manage hay fever / Wendy Green ; foreword by John Collard.

By: Green, Wendy, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Personal health guides: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Summersdale, 2010Description: 140 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849530170; 1849530173.Other title: Fifty things you can do today to manage hay fever.Subject(s): Hay fever | Hay fever -- Treatment | Hay fever -- Nutritional aspectsDDC classification: 616.20206
Contents:
About hay fever -- Identify your allergens -- Practical preventative strategies -- The food factor -- Hay fever and emotions -- Medical treatments -- Living and working with hay fever -- DIY complementary therapies.
Summary: "In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological, and environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and do-it-yourself complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with hay fever, including identifying your allergens, adopting preventative strategies, choosing beneficial foods and supplements, managing stress and relaxing to reduce the number and severity of attacks, and locating helpful organizations and products to aid in your recovery."--Publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever? Are you one of them? In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological and environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with hay fever including: identify your allergens, adopt preventative strategies, choose beneficial foods and supplements, manage stress and relax to reduce the number and severity of attacks, and find helpful organisations and products. AUTHOR: Wendy Green is based in Co. Durham, and currently works as a trainer for a health promotion programme *

Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124).

About hay fever -- Identify your allergens -- Practical preventative strategies -- The food factor -- Hay fever and emotions -- Medical treatments -- Living and working with hay fever -- DIY complementary therapies.

"In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological, and environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and do-it-yourself complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with hay fever, including identifying your allergens, adopting preventative strategies, choosing beneficial foods and supplements, managing stress and relaxing to reduce the number and severity of attacks, and locating helpful organizations and products to aid in your recovery."--Publisher description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Author's Note (p. 9)
  • Foreword (p. 11)
  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • Chapter 1 About Hay Fever (p. 15)
  • 1 Learn about hay fever
  • Chapter 2 Identify Your Allergens (p. 25)
  • 2 Complete the allergens questionnaire
  • Chapter 3 Practical Preventative Strategies (p. 29)
  • 3 Learn about flower pollen
  • 4 Be aware of spores
  • 5 Check the pollen/spore counts
  • 6 Reduce your exposure to pollen/spores
  • 7 Manage mould
  • 8 Control dust mites
  • 9 Clear up pet hair/dander
  • 10 Clean your home naturally
  • 11 Make your home a smoke-free zone
  • Chapter 4 The Food Factor (p. 45)
  • 12 Cut back on dairy products
  • 13 Consider eating less wheat
  • 14 Eat foods high in essential fatty acids
  • 15 Eat antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables
  • 16 Choose low GI foods
  • 17 Drink green tea
  • 18 Have a spoonful of honey
  • 19 Boost your beneficial bacteria
  • 20 Eat foods containing quercetin
  • 21 Go for garlic
  • 22 Soothe symptoms with supplements
  • 23 Consider nutritional therapists' advice
  • Chapter 5 Hay Fever and Emotions
  • 24 Keep a stress diary
  • 25 Try not to worry
  • 26 Change your attitude
  • 27 Simplify your life
  • 28 Assert yourself
  • 29 Seek support
  • 30 Sleep soundly
  • 31 Laugh more
  • 32 Do something purely for pleasure
  • 33 Get the exercise habit
  • 34 Consider ecotherapy
  • 35 Practise muscle relaxation
  • 36 Meditate
  • Chapter 6 Medical Treatments (p. 81)
  • 37 Learn about medications for hay fever
  • 38 Visit your GP
  • Chapter 7 Living and Working with Hay Fever (p. 93)
  • 39 Reduce symptoms at work
  • 40 Help your child to cope with hay fever at school
  • 41 Make a 'hay fever kit' for your chiid
  • 42 Instil confidence in your child
  • 43 Manage your hay fever on holiday
  • 44 Improve your appearance
  • Chapter 8 DIY Complementary Therapies (p. 102)
  • 45 Use aroma power
  • 46 Help yourself with homeopathy
  • 47 Apply acupressure
  • 48 Relax with reflexology
  • 49 Try self-hypnosis
  • 50 Breathe more easily with yoga
  • Jargon Buster (p. 120)
  • Helpful Reading (p. 123)
  • Useful Products (p. 125)
  • Directory (p. 134)