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1. Pick your spots: One of the best ways to minimize your exposure to allergens such as pollen is to make smart choices. For example, pollen levels tend to be highest in the morning or when it hasn't rained in awhile. And let's not get started on wind, which can not only circulate pollen, but also tends to cause allergy-like symptoms – a bad combination that can ruin your day.

 2. Keep it out: Unless you've got a garden in your living room, the good news about pollen is that it's outside, which means you can take a few simple steps to keep it there. For starters, keep windows closed whenever possible (especially if it's windy). If you've been out, change your clothes once you get in the house, and try not to repeat-wear clothing. If it's been a particularly bad day in terms of pollen and/or you've spent most or all of the day outdoors, you may want to throw your clothes directly into the washer. And speaking of that garden in your living room, avoid bringing flowers into the house – unless putting a romantic gesture on display is worth the allergy symptoms that may accompany it.

3. Seek shade: The eyes are often the hardest hit by allergy symptoms. No one wants to spend their day rubbing watery, itchy, dry, red eyes, and trust us, it doesn't look good when you're making that big presentation in the boardroom. Two tips: 1) Wear sunglasses whenever you're outside during allergy season. (This is also a good idea because with spring comes sunnier skies, putting your eyes at risk for sun damage if they aren't protected.) 2) Carry saline drops to keep your eyes moist throughout the day, which will help when pollen, dust, etc., inevitably attack your field of vision.

4. Clean up: It's amazing how many health issues can be minimized with the simple act of washing your hands, and when it comes to seasonal allergies, it's a great recommendation. During allergy season, it becomes even more important because pollen and other irritants transfer easily from your hands to your face / mouth if you're not careful (much like germs that cause the common cold).

5. Eat smart: Research suggests vitamin C, which is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, in addition to being available in supplement form, provides an antihistamine benefit that may help minimize allergy symptoms. (Histamine is released from cells as part of an allergic reaction.) Probiotics or "healthy bacteria," found in yogurt and increasingly added to a number of food products, also may reduce allergic symptoms caused by exposure to pollen. And don't forget that in general, a balanced diet high in antioxidants and other immune-boosting compounds helps your body defend whenever it's attacked – even by allergens.


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i would like to take this opportunity to congratulat the Toronto Blue Jays for winning this MLB award.

Blue Jays win MLB charity award

Published on Thursday January 10, 2013
Brendan Kennedy
Sports Reporter

The Toronto Blue Jays have won an award for their grassroots charitable work to promote amateur baseball across the country.

The organization was recognized Thursday with Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, handed out annually since 2010.

The Jays won the award for a series of youth programs provided across Canada and collectively known as the “Blue Jays Baseball Academy.”

Programming includes baseball leagues in low-income neighbourhoods, the refurbishment of baseball fields and recreational centres, and instructional clinics for kids.

Team president and CEO Paul Beeston said the organization, as Canada’s only major-league team, made a decision several years ago to reach out to communities beyond Toronto.

“The support we have received from all provinces has been overwhelming and it was imperative that our programs reflected that passion,” he said.

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Beeston also thanked the charity’s partners: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Baseball Canada, Little League Canada and Toronto Community Housing.

By Howie Zamick
January 07, 2013

Starting out 2013 with a plan to get in the best shape you can is tough.  Regular exercise, healthy diet, decreased stress, and better sleeping habits are all important.  Over the holidays I read "WHEAT BELLY", and have changed my eating habits accordingly.  Here is another article I came across that explains the benefits of ALA, or alpha lipoic acid.

Shed Belly Fat With Alpha Lipoic Acid
ALA is a potent antioxidant capable of enhancing the activity of other antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione and coenzyme Q10. ALA is known to assist with diabetes, blood sugar control and cellular energy. Often referred to as R+ lipoic acid, ALA plays a key role in the processing of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. It also influences the balancing of blood sugar levels by enhancing glucose uptake. In type 2 diabetics, ALA has been shown to inhibit glycosylation (the abnormal attachment of sugar to protein) and has been used to improve diabetic nerve damage. Basically, ALA acts as a coenzyme, or partner, in the production of energy by converting carbohydrates into energy. A study published in Hypertension (2002) investigated the effects of ALA on insulin resistance, hypertension and free radical stress. Researchers found that ALA reduced blood pressure and prevented insulin resistance in rats who were fed sugar water by preventing an increase in oxidative stress (which is typical after a high-sugar or-carb meal). As an extra bonus ALA has been shown to improve energy metabolism and decrease oxidative stress associated with aging. I recommend taking one sachet of the Metabolic Repair Pack twice daily for optimal results.
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