For lots of people, allergy treatment is reactive. You get stuffed up, your eyes water, and then you go to the medicine cabinet for relief. But many doctors say that we’ve got it the wrong way around. Instead, we should be taking the medicine before we have symptoms. Call it allergy pretreatment.
“We always tell people to start taking medicine before the allergy season begins,” says Jonathan A. Bernstein MD, an allergist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati. “People...
You can get healthy oils elsewhere. Those good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids found in fish also come from plant sources. Walnuts, flaxseed oil, and canola oil are good options, but your body converts just a small amount to DHA, the type of omega-3 in fish. Talk to your doctor about vegetarian sources of DHA like microalgae (spirulina). If you’re allergic to shellfish, ask him if it’s OK to take fish oil.
Watch out for artificial seafood. Products like imitation crab meat often contain fish or shellfish.