Ask UfYH: Dusting, Allergies, and Getting Rid of Decades of Stuff

Q: So I have pretty intense dust allergies, which usually get worse whenever I’m cleaning due to the stuff that gets stirred up by my rag/broom/whatever. I’m wondering if you could share some methods of dusting or sweeping that will minimize the amount of stuff that ends up in the air, so that I can keep my room clean without having horrible sneezing/itching attacks. Read More Ask UfYH: Dusting, Allergies, and Getting Rid of Decades of Stuff

My Review of So Delicious’s Holiday Flavors

I was very excited this year to hear So Delicious, one of the dairy-free brands of Turtle Mountain, was launching two new holiday flavors: Nog and Mint Chocolate. Since I won’t touch soy or anything containing it with a ten-foot straw, I have long wished that there were healthier alternatives available to good ol’ eggnog. Read More My Review of So Delicious’s Holiday Flavors

Ginger Honey Tea – Good for What Ails You

Several weeks ago, my husband and I spent a weekend in White Pass to help his parents renovate a ski cabin they had just purchased. The original owners of the cabin had done a poor job of sealing and insulating the house, with the result that once walls started to come down, the dust of decades started to rise. I handled it quite well, but my husband did not. He had clogged, swollen sinuses, a sore throat, and even some nausea. Read More Ginger Honey Tea – Good for What Ails You

Ragweed Sucker-Punch

I developed seasonal allergies as an adult.  I didn’t even know that could happen, so I had no idea what was going on.  I figured it out one day when I was feeling sorry for myself, thinking “What the hell is wrong with me?  I’m snotty and sneezing and my eyes itch …  Holy crap, I sound like an allergy commercial.”  Read More Ragweed Sucker-Punch