Yesterday Turmeric was the top topic😆and our Crew has now posted our Turmeric Tea & Turmeric Cough Mix on our blog👍🏽 Fight Inflammation with Turmeric! Turmeric Tea & Cough Mix👍🏽 UnderAsthma Health & Care☺️
Put a little ‘spice’ in your life😂 by checking out our recipes for Inflammation & Asthma health management 👏🏽👏🏽
Life is not only to be alive, but to be well. ~Marcus
Along with the beauty of the colors of Fall September brings Asthma Flares😮😐
Health care professionals each year prepare for the uptick in hospital visits because of Asthma Attacks in our 9th month.
Respiratory infections and the common cold virus are two culprits for this breathless malaise the other trigger is Ragweed Pollen [both Sept & Oct] seasons are among us!
This is why it’s important for us to stick viligantly to our asthma health care plans and get to the doc if that isn’t effective!
For school aged kids Asthma flares can be brought on through exercise/sports activities.
Kids [Us grown up’s too😁] it’s imperative to take controller meds on the reg👍🏽
I too have been flared as of late😩 and I’ve incorporated Turmeric spice into many of my meals and drinks like this Turmeric Tea. Widely known o fight inflammation it can be a healthy part of keeping those bronchials gunk😬 free! Turmeric’s loaded with Anti-inflammatory properties👏🏽 for goo😩 free and clearer airways & lungs.🙋🏽♀️ Turmeric also dialates blood vessels for better breath control. Turmeric also has vitamins & minerals like iron potassium and B6 to boost our hard workin’ immune systems🙌🏽 I’ve been starting my day with this tea and ending it with Turmeric Milk or Golden milk😋 A tasty way to boost health and inflammation!
Recipe will be up on our LivingThruGrace blog very soon😌. Drink to your health!
The LivingThruGrace Crew have been whipping up a blog post on the real real of what’s in our Mattresses and how it effects our health, Dust Mite prevention and more!😳😬
Asthma & Allergies? You May Have A Good Sleep...Or You ‘Mite’ Not! ~Mattress Safety under Lifestyle Focus🙋🏽♀️
Don’t ‘sleep’ 😁on this one! Let’s continue to get informed for our health! We’ll look out for one another; even if most company’s do not.👍🏽
Sleep is the best meditation
The LivingThruGrace Crew have a post up on Fall Activities with Allergies & Asthma👍🏽
Asthma & Allergy Safety While Tripping To Apple 🍎 Orchards & Pumpkin Patches! Under Allergic Living 🙋🏽♀️
Find out what unexpectedness lurks beneath da’ pumpkin and other places!🤣
Let’s ‘fall’ into this season prepared!😬😁
I have been having some terrible asthma these last few days. Is anyone else finding that the heatwave and seasonal allergens are worse than ever?
Before now, I hadn’t had an asthma attack in over 7 years. I actually cut back on all of my medication (with the help of a doctor and asthma specialist) and had only been using Ventolin in emergencies and before cardio. A lot of my asthma improvements I contribute to a change in diet and lifestyle, and since I’ve had a flare up again I’m back to a more strict eating plan and lots of relaxation time.
I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home so today I made some dips and mayo from chickpea water (which I just learned is called Auafaba). Let me know if you have any tips for dealing with asthma!
#asthma #asthmaattack #allergenfree #allergenfriendly #asthmaandallergies #vegan #aquafaba #eggfre
Is this some crazy You Tube challenge!🤷🏽♀️😆
No an oral food allergy challenge is a food test administered by an allergist... to find out more moonwalk (if you can!💃🏽😜) over to Our LivingThruGrace Blog and check out our new post:Oral Food Challenge. What You Need To Know! Under Allergic Living 🙋🏽♀️
Allergic life lived better!
Those Epinephrine Auto Injectors take care of us so we must do the same!👍🏽
Keep those kippers together😆. There’s a reason they come packaged as two. Around 15 to 30% of anaphylaxis episodes could require a second epi installation to stop 🛑 allergic symptoms. 👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽
For Epi Pens Temperature Matters! Those epi’s are best kept at room temperature (68-77 degrees F). Hot or freezing cold automobiles 🚙 are a no-no for a long period of time because this reduces the effectiveness of these life saving pens. •••••••••••••••••••••••••
Epi’s need to be safely stored to keep track of both pens and for good temp control. Purchasing a medical carrying case👝 that has insulation is super to keep those temps calm and room temp ready. 🗓🗓🗓🗓🗓🗓🗓🗓 Don’t forget to check the expiration dates on your epi’s. Marking on a calendar 📆 or your phone 📱 can help keep track of those dates. Most epi’s have a one year expiration life. 👍🏽
Although an expired epi does contain the medication and if in an emergency that’s all that’s available, it’s better than no medicine at all, however it’s important to continue to refill your epi when expired. 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀
Give those epi’s a once over lookie 👀 to check for any discoloration, cracks or particles. If these things are found, do not use. •••••••••••••••••••••••••
Taking care with epi-Pens is imperative because they’re the First line of defense for a severe allergic reaction.
Using these epic epi tips 😁 can keep you or a loved one safe while on the go or at home 🏡 🔴Remember if you’re at risk for anaphylaxis ALWAYS carry epinephrine Pens with you-everywhere👍🏽
Let’s stay Allergic-Smart!😊
What the bean??🤷🏽♀️😆
Yep, yet another unusual #foodallergy
that’s becoming more common; Lupin Allergy
Lupin are Beans and beans are in the Peanut 🥜 family 😱. Lupin beans are like others high in nutrients, fiber and protein and are Gluten Free, these beans are quickly making the rounds as a substitute for gluten, animal proteins, dairy, soy and egg 🥚 🥐🥖🥐🥖🥐🥖🥐🥖
Lupin, more common in Mediterranean cuisine is also regularly used throughout Europe & Australia for baked goods, beer 🍻 and meat based foods such as burgers 🍔 •••••••••••••••••••••••••
The odds of having a Lupin Allergy are not as common, but growing and more so if there’s an existing peanut allergy. 🍛🍛🍛🍛🍛🍛🍛🍛
Reactions to Lupin can range from hives and gastrointestinal or respiratory distress, swelling of the face and lips and even cardiovascular issues.
In fact, due to the frequent use of Lupin overseas, it’s now a requirement for food manufacturers to label Lupin as a food allergy. The label listing for Lupin in the US & Canada is voluntary as the laws are only required to list the top 8 allergens.
If you’ve been diagnosed with this allergy, or suspect that you are, be careful of bakery baked goods, bread 🥖 & rolls at restaurants and beer.
Always speak to your health care provider particularly a board certified Allergist to discuss an action plan.
Lupin has other names:
Lupin Bean/flour•Lupine Bean/flour•Lupin Seed•Lupini•Termes•
Getting informed is the front line defense for prevention!👉🏽👍🏽👉🏽👍🏽
Freshly grilled 😮😄our Beef 🥩 Allergy Blog Post is well done!🤣
Feel free to stop by and take a ‘bite’ of our post:What Is A Red Meat Allergy?! ☺️
Who remembers when eating food was so simple??😜
Alpha whaat?!💁🏽♀️ Alpha-Gal or Red Meat Allergy is a newly recognized Food Allergy to Red Meat🐮. Those with this rare allergy, body creates [allergy antibodies] to alpha-gal an carbohydrate found in red meat.
The lone star tick🕷is the cuplrit for this craziness 🤪. One bite & it’s saliva primes the immune system to react to red meat and even pork🐷. In an upcoming blog post we’ll get the deets on this rare allergy!👍🏽🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮
Sometimes cats & Asthma don’t mix🙀. Cat allergens are considered a normal part of household dust * because the allergen is so sticky) even if there’s no cat in the home.
Cat allergens travel into places such as businesses, and schools for this very reason.
Here is where people allergic to cats can still pick up the allergen thus worsening their allergies & asthma.
Remember, cats aren’t hypoallergenic, even the hairless ones because the allergen protein is found in skin flakes, urine & saliva. So it’s up to those of us who have cat allergies, to arm ourselves and the kiddos in schools or summer camps with consistant management.
Nasal washes or rinses ( for kids too) help to irragate the nasal passages and rinse away sticky allergens of all types. It’s helpful to keep antihistamines on hand, along with eye drops and a nasal spray(talk with your doc👨🏻⚕️)
Keep the kiddos prepped and packed with their allergic arsenol while attending shcool or camps. Instill the importance of washing hands for their allergy safety🖐. *************************
Talk with reachers and camp staff about whether potential allergens in the class/camp are activating your child’s symptoms.
Sleepovers aren’t a good idea if your child has a cat allergy and the friend lives with a cat. Have the child over to your home where you have control of your environment.👍🏽
What do you call a pile of kittens?
A meowntain! 🤗🤪😜
#allergicreaction #allergicreaction #allergicliving #catallergies #asthmaandallergies #breathebetter #asthmalife #healthyliving #asthmatic #lunghealth #life #allergicproblems
Happy Independence Day to my beautiful country. As an immigrant from Colombia who arrived to the USA eighteen years ago with nothing other than 2 suitcases (one with books and photo albums, one with clothes) - and an American hubby and plenty of dreams, I am forever grateful for all the incredible opportunities this land has given me to do better, be better. 🇺🇸
I have learned to not take for granted anything this country offers me, and to hustle and work hard to give something back. In Colombia, I have seen the darker side of the moon, and that inspires me daily to appreciate the light. I came here to make dreams happen for me, for the generations before me, and the ones after. It’s a debt of gratitude for everyone and everything that’s been a stepping stone for me, so I’ll keep aiming high.
My home country gave me my roots, this beautiful one gave me wings to fly. Happy birthday USA 🇺🇸❤️!
#localfoodie #localbrand #localfood #localmade #minnesota #minneapolisfood #minneapolisfoodie #mnmade #buylocal #energybar #sweettooth #vegan #energybars #allergyfriendly #foodallergyfriendly #eatmindfully #vegansnacks #vegan #healthysnacks #healthyeats
#asthmaandallergies #allergies #foodallergies #snacktime #snackfood #snacks #veganfoodshare #happy4thofjuly #iamOmmie
❤️ #independenceday #allergyfriendly #allergyfriendlyfood
4th holiday weekend LivingThruGrace Crew hangouts☺️
Every year at this time of year I’ve gone down the tube with my Asthma😟, this is (so far🙏🏽) the first year in a while that I’m not in the ER!💃🏽 😷😷😷😷😷😷😷😷
But the struggle is real with summertime Asthma & Allergies!😁
Like Clawdie & Nikita, many of us are saddled indoors when the weather in hot & humid
This down time has been super for catching up on my reading 📖 & gaming🙋🏽😆(btw, Clawdie downloaded that Hello Kitty 🐱 game, not me😬🤣) Even though the ladies and I are taking all the right steps with our asthma care, there are times when it’s just a behemoth to get control of!🙄
Remember NOT to hesitate to get to the hospital if things are going south beyond your control. Asthma is serious and not to be trifled with! We do what’s necessary to manage our breath life and our health, so we’re so grateful to blessed to be able to take some down time for self care and healing.👍🏽
#asthmaandallergies #asthmalife #asthmasucks #breathe #breathebetter #nebulizer #healthmanagement #inhalerlife #4thofjuly #weekendvibes #relax #gamergirl #gamerforlife #nintendoswitch #nintendo #hellokitty #dollsoninstagram #dollsofinstagram
It takes a village to build a company. I am who you see (usually), but I have my family and friends behind me. Literally.
This pic is from 3 years ago. We had just launched at farmers markets and were producing in our home kitchen. We were making bars in tiny batches, buying ingredients 5 lbs at a time, using our own kitchen tools to grind and mold. It would take us DAYS to make 1K bars... and the help of so many. My friends volunteered to apply stickers on pouches (now we print directly in custom pouches), my dad who visited from Colombia spent his entire summer putting bars inside tight small pouches (now larger pouches that are a relief!), my husband supported me in converting our formal living room into a storage area (and since then, make our home into what looks like a reception area for boxes/canvas totes/mail/samples... oh my!), and we produced day-and-night like a bunch of crazy people enlisting the help of my parents and parents in law, sister and brother in law, our nephew, my boys for stamping expiration dates, sealing pouches, hand cutting bars with a ruler and a knife (oh yeah, I think we were crazy).
What a ride. I look back and I have no idea how we did it. But we did. And we did it well and our customers loved our Ommie bars. So, here we are 3 years later with the same dream and the same passion, more committed than ever but a lot more efficient. Our home is still a mess, but our hearts are fuller and what started as MY dream is now OUR dream, and a common ground for my family to stick together and grow together. Can’t wait to see where the journey goes next.
Thank you all for supporting our journey! ❤️
#allergyfriendlyfood #healthyfoods #cleaningredients #delicious #sweettooth #vegan #energybars #allergyfriendly #foodallergyfriendly #eatmindfully #vegansnacks #vegan #healthysnacks #healthyeats
#asthmaandallergies #allergies #foodallergies #allergy
-friendly #allergyfree #kidsnacks #schoolsafesnacks #healthysnacksforkids #healthysnacks #snacksforkids #snacktime #snackfood #snacks #veganfoodshare #entrepreneur #iamOmmie
The buildup of everyday dust, dirt, pet hair, smoke residue and other pollutants in a home’s ductwork can contribute to health issues, especially for asthma and allergy sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly that tend to be more susceptible to these types of indoor air pollution that air duct cleaning can help address.
#BreathingClean #asthma #allergies #asthmaandallergies #airquality
》》"Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases."
#Chronicillness #chronicrealness #invisibleillness #spoonie #chronicwarrior #asthma #allergies #asthmaandallergies #awareness #fighter #breath #support