Posts by Elizabeth Smoots MD

Aid for Allergies Cuts Sinus Infections

Posted on Mar 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Aid for Allergies Cuts Sinus Infections

Aid for Allergies Cuts Sinus Infections

Each spring when pollen counts soar, allergy symptoms blast off into the stratosphere. Common signs include a runny nose, itchy throat, sneezing, nasal congestion, teary eyes, and sometimes a sinus infection. Wait a second—a sinus infection? That’s right. Unfortunately, sinus infections frequently afflict people who already have more than enough trouble from allergies. Here’s how the unease of allergies may set you up for a sinus infection and what you can do about it. Link between hay fever and sinusitis About 35 million Americans have allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. And another 31 million people in this country suffer from a sinus infection every year. Although...

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Getting Ready for Allergy Season

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Getting Ready for Allergy Season

Getting Ready for Allergy Season

Spring is the peak allergy season of the year for many allergy sufferers. The early onset of warm weather in many areas of the country means that pollen counts may be especially high this year.  Have you started getting ready to deal with allergy symptoms? If you’re one of the 50 million people in the U.S. with allergies, there is much you can do to combat allergies. The key is to treat the underlying inflammation. Here are some tips: Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. This diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and other plant foods. Many plants are rich in flavonoids, natural substances that have anti-inflammatory effects. Get enough omega-3 fatty acids. Eat...

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We Are What We Eat – Talk by Dr. Smoots

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 | Comments Off on We Are What We Eat – Talk by Dr. Smoots

We Are What We Eat – Talk by Dr. Smoots

This month as part of the annual Food Day event in Everett, WA, I’m giving a talk about nutrition at the Everett Public Library. Specifically, I’ll be speaking about the epigenetics of nutrition. Don’t let that unfamiliar word scare you away. Epigenetics is an exciting new field that looks at how our lifestyles and the environment we live in directly affect which of our genes get expressed. It turns out that fatty fish, greens and nuts turn on health-promoting genes. And refined, processed foods and certain food additives activate bad genes that can damage our health. We now have a much better understanding of how this works based on research results...

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Are You Surviving or Thriving in Today’s Toxic World?

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Are You Surviving or Thriving in Today’s Toxic World?

Are You Surviving or Thriving in Today’s Toxic World?

Join me at the free online Detox Summit in August. It’s touted to provide everything you ever wanted to know about detoxification. I’m signed up to attend. How about you? Environmental toxins can be found in what you eat, drink, breathe, feel and think. You may not be aware of toxins, but if you want to be healthy, being educated on the latest in toxins is a must! Chronic conditions, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, may be associated with environmental toxins in your body.   The pearls of wisdom from expert speakers at The Detox Summit are essential to your health. Join us online for free from August 4-11.   This Detox Summit will...

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Turmeric Reduces Post-Exercise Soreness

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Turmeric Reduces Post-Exercise Soreness

Turmeric Reduces Post-Exercise Soreness

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