Food for Thought: Allergy Season

September 2, 2022

Allergy season is here. With plants pollinating, especially rag weed, many of us begin suffering from allergy symptoms and asthma. Asthma and allergies suffering is increasing with many people, especially with children.

Outside pollen is not the only allergy culprit. People spend much of their time indoors in the workplace and schools where allergens can be, as well as outside. They may cause sneezing, coughing, and itching. These conditions can range from minor to severe. The best way to protect oneself is to know the common allergy triggers and try to eliminate or avoid them. Staying in an air-conditioned environment during peak hay-fever season, avoiding certain foods, eliminate dust mites, and animal dander will help prevent allergies reactions. Talk with your doctor if you feel medication or allergy shots may minimize allergy symptoms.

The bottom line is there are a number of different allergens responsible for allergic reactions. The most common include:

• Pollen

• Dust

• Food

• Insect stings

• Animal dander

• Mold

• Medications

• Latex

Being an allergy sufferer, I know the health risk of an allergy attack. Don’t take chances. Know what to do in case of a serious allergic attack!

Chicken Pot Pie

4 boneless chicken breasts, boiled and cubed

1 can Veg-All

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup milk

1 box Pillsbury pie crust

1 onion, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Place one pie crust in deep pie plate. Mix all other ingredients and place in pie plate. Cover with other pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Submitted by Night Owls FCE Club.