Frustratingly, my allergy issues are continuing, despite my attempts to minimize histamine triggers. I'm glad that our area has a very good resource to help track environmental irritants -- most cities probably have some such resource, but i seem to recall that the one i accessed in Salt Lake City wasn't nearly as good as St. Louis'....
Last night after i turned out my reading-lamp, i got up again and visited the "medicine cabinet" one last time, taking an additional dose of my anti-inflammatory systemic enzymes and even a squirt of nasal decongestant to prophylactically combat the irritation of my sinus passages. This morning i woke with gummy eyes, and the tender throat that confirms the drainage issues that were irritating my stomach yesterday. During allergy season, "it's always something." :-P The DOH website says the mold levels are still "moderate" but that ragweed- and grass-pollens have moved into "high."
I'm going to have to be even more of a purist with my diet today, and probably use the neti-pot more, too. Nothing gets rid of internal pollutants (of nasal passages) better! More tea-tree-oil-laden steam as the gentlest form of "sterilizing" the sinuses. Perhaps the addition of zinc lozenges for the throat. NO WINE (i had a little syrah with my steak last night) -- but i reserve the option of some Campari for the sake of my stomach. The mushrooms waiting in the fridge will have to wait a little longer, and "real" cheese is out of the question. GOK what i'll make for supper -- white meat poultry with a cream sauce of some sort would probably be the least burdensome, and carrots Vichy...?
At least the weather forecast is for dry, very warm weather. That won't inhibit the pollen, but the mold situation should get better!