Clean Humidifiers and Air Conditioners Frequently

903Clean your humidifiers and air conditioners in your home often. Dirty filters can cause bacteria and mold to grow; and breathing in that dirt can trigger allergies and asthma. Even if you aren’t prone to those issues, bacteria and mold can bring on flu-like symptoms or even lung infections in otherwise healthy people.*

Clean your air humidifiers and air conditioners according to their manual. If you have central air, consider hiring a professional to rid your ducts and hoses of mold spores. Breathe healthier today!

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/eco-friendly/how-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality/
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How to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep

comfyA good night’s sleep is a key component that contributes to your overall health. Prepare yourself for restorative sleep by writing down what is on your mind (like a to-do list or your errands) as a way to quiet your thoughts. You should also dim the lights to help prepare your body for sleep and to kick start its release of natural melatonin. You might also consider stretching or taking a hot shower as a way to ease your muscles and relax you into sleep.*

For more ways to ensure a good night’s sleep, consider investing in a humidifier or a sound machine to create your perfect sleep environment. Melatonin supplements can help too; recommended dosages range from 1-3mg.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleep_tips.htm
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Dry Air Can Cause Colds and Flu

sneezeIf you’re experiencing dry skin, itchy eyes and irritated sinuses, the winter’s dry air and low humidity could be to blame. Dry air with low humidity can irritate your respiratory tract, making you more susceptible to contracting colds and the flu. Also, when humidity levels are low, the flu virus has the ability to live longer.

Consider purchasing a hygrometer, available at most hardware stores. With the help of a hygrometer you can measure and track the moisture in your home’s air and accommodate accordingly.

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Dr. Kim

*http://stepsout.com/uvic/page.asp?p=142
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Clean Humidifiers and Air Conditioners Frequently

airClean your humidifiers and air conditioners in your home often. Dirty filters can cause bacteria and mold to grow; and breathing in that dirt can trigger allergies and asthma. Even if you aren’t prone to those issues, bacteria and mold can bring on flu-like symptoms or even lung infections in otherwise healthy people.*

Clean your air humidifiers and air conditioners according to their manual. If you have central air, consider hiring a professional to rid your ducts and hoses of mold spores. Breathe healthier today!

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

*http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/eco-friendly/how-to-improve-your-indoor-air-quality/
Photo | pc richards – installation gone amuck of air conditioner – Nova Scotia July 4 wknd 2008 362.jpg | ©Scott | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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Take Care of Your Winter Skin

Winter is in full force and besides noticing all the holiday decorations; you might be noticing how dry your skin feels. Tips on how to fight dry winter skin are: moisturize with an oil-based moisturizer right after you shower to give your skin that added boost, don’t forget to continue to wear organic sunscreen, wear gloves to keep your hands warm and moist, add a humidifier to your home to moisten the air, and do not take hot showers. They may sound good, but they will dry your skin up faster than just taking a warm shower.[1]

Don’t neglect your skin in winter. You might have to change your regime, but it’ll be worth the glowing skin you’ll have!

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Dr. Kim

[1]http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/ten-winter-skin-care-tips?
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