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Superstorms make it worse, for example, the superstorm Sandy. When superstorm sandy saturated the ground, it provided extra nutrients that acted like steroids on many pollen-bearing plants.
Urban planning is another modern contributor. City landscapers fill "green" areas with allergy causing trees and if the species is gendered, tend to plant males, shed a lot of pollen. An Italian research review found that climate changes may encourage the development of even more allergenic super pollens.
To do: supercharge your diet=Omega 3 fatty acids reduces bronchial inflammation and decreases the amount of mucous produced (Janis Jibrin, R.D., SELF, contributing editor). She advises eating a serving of salmon or a handful of walnuts 2 to 3 times per week to reduce symptoms.
Quercetin, a flavonoid in Arugula, Kale, Cilantro, Okra, Onions, Radicchio, and Watercress may help prevent immune cells from releasing histamine, improving symptoms and their severity. Drink tea often, green tea is an antioxidant that blocks the release of histamine.
Synthetic clothes (fibers) such as nylon and polyester rub against each other and generate static electric charges that can cause more pollen to stick to your clothes making symptoms worse (Gailen D. Marshall, M.D.) to avoid becoming an allergen magnet when exercising outside, make your base or only layer a natural fiber, cotton (SELF magazine)
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