April 2012 
 Dr. Tara Skye Goldin's Newsletter, The Allergy Issue!.
 Natural Medicine That Gets Results!
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April is here in its full glory! I got my veggie garden in early due to the freakishly mild spring we are having, and the lilacs are already in bloom! Everything is a month early and while I do enjoy looking at it all, I am wondering about the ecological repercussions.... the flowering trees were strangely silent of bees.... however it seems that the allergy season has also started early this year. So what can one do? Stay tuned and find out!

I will be holding a free discussion about weight loss at my office Weds. May 9th at noon. Please RSVP as space is limited. Also available via skype!

I will be out of the office April 22-26 and will be seeing patients that Friday the 27th. I will be available via email and cell phone during that time should you have an urgent need. Enjoy the flowers!

 I LOVE Quercetin this Time of Year!

Quercetin is a chemical found naturally in a number of foods (including apples, onions, teas, berries, and red wine) and in some herbs (such as ginkgo biloba and St. John's wort. Quercetin acts as an antioxidant, which means it scavenges free radicals (chemical by-products known to harm cell membranes and damage DNA). Available as a dietary supplement, quercetin also possesses antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. from About.com

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 Saline Nasal Wash Recipe

Saline sinus rinses can bring relief to patients with chronic sinus or rhinitis problems without the use of medication. If you suffer from chronic or acute sinus infections, sinus rinses can be helpful in removing and thinning out excessive mucus. If you have allergic rhinitis, these rinses can bring relief by removing allergens from the nostrils and sinuses. from American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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 Nettles for Allergies!

While most of us enjoy the green grass and flora of the summer months, about 20% of the population will struggle to some degree with watery eyes and bouts of sneezing. Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergic reaction to tree and/or grass pollens, and the accompanying symptoms are usually experienced with the change of seasons. If you begin to experience symptoms in early spring, chances are you're reacting to tree pollens. If you acquire a sneezing habit during the summer months, you're probably allergic to grass and weed pollens. If hay fever attacks begin in mid-March and last through late November, you're probably allergic to airborne fungus particles. from Mother Earth Magazine

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 Baby Radish Recipes!

So I already mentioned that I got my early veggies in the garden already.... due to this unseasonably warm weather. Everything has sprouted, and I am happily awaiting the day to start eating the baby radishes, before they get too big and too spicy. Here are some recipes to inspire you!

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