Summary: Living Well Nutrition: The Center for Epigenetic Counseling, of Loveland. Kristy Hall, MS, offers 3 simple health tips to combat negative health effects of local and national forest fires.
Kristy Hall, MS, RNCP, ROHP, owner of Living Well Nutrition: The Center for Epigenetic Counseling and certified functional nutritionist, reports that the smoke from the forest fires, both here and across the West, pose a health risk that we should all work to counteract.
“Even if we are fortunate enough to be safe from the flames — as I hope you are — there are dangers we are all facing as a result of the fires, especially if you have asthma or other lung conditions,” said Hall.
Of particular concern are the particulates from the
forest fires which are toxic. This is bad for everyone, but for people who have
compromised lungs, the smoke and ash create even more stress on the body.
Wearing a mask outdoors can help filter the toxic
smoke particulates. Beyond that, Hall offers 3 simple things that people can do
to help mitigate the negative effects of the forest fire smoke, including those
inside your home.
- Eat several servings of fruits and
vegetables every day. There are micro-nutrients in these foods that provide
protection for your body.
- Take additional antioxidants. This will
support your body during this time of exposure to increased toxins in the air.
- Get a high-quality air filtration system
for your home.
Hall doesn’t sell any air-filtrations systems. She has
purchased a system for both her home and office. The system she purchased uses
ions to clean the air of particulate matter.
“My neighbors comment on the smoke smell they wake to
each day. I don’t smell smoke in my house at all. I don’t smell it until I open
the door. The same is true at the office. As an added bonus, there is less dust
in the house,” commented Hall.
For more information about ways you can support your health contact Kristy Hall, MS, RNCP, ROHP at LivingWellNutrition.com.