According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, affects as many as 15 percent of adults and children. One of the main culprits is ragweed, which comes in 17 varieties!
Most regions in the United States experience ragweed growth between mid-August and the first frost. Each ragweed plant makes about a billion pollen grains per season—and with the help of the wind, those grains can travel up to 400 miles
“A single ragweed plant may release one million pollen grains in just one day,” said allergist Richard Weber, MD, ACAAI president. “Mold spores are also everywhere this time of year and may outnumber pollen grains in the air, even when the pollen season is at its worst.”
Though the season is just getting started, some experts believe that climate changes associated with global warming may be lengthening the annual ragweed allergy season. That’s bad news for the millions of Americans allergic to these weeds, which studies suggest will flourish for longer each year, thanks to rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels. One study found that between 1990 and 2007, the duration of ragweed season in the New York metropolitan area increased from 90 to 105 days. “The longer you’re exposed to it, the more miserable you will be,” says study coauthor Leonard Bielory, whose research on the topic was presented this year at the ACAAI’s annual meeting in March in Washington. “It’s more misery, and it … will lead to lost work days and lost school days.”
To help you addequatly address your seasonal allergy issues, we are offering a great special for the entire month of September.
- Package of 5 30-minute consultations with Rachel or Sharon: $225
- Package of 10 30-minute consultations with Rachel or Sharon: $450
These appointments can be used to receive a BioSET desensitization, supplement checks or whatever other naturopathic service you need .
Packages can also be shared among immediate family members!
Offer good through September 30, 2013