7 ways to fight allergies naturally (1/7)

Over-the-counter products aren't your only option for treating allergies. We asked two experts to weigh in with natural ways to prevent and treat reactions. Here are seven options

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1. Supplement with ‘friendly bacteria’

According to naturopathic doctor Tracey Beaulne of Naturopathic Family Medicine in Toronto, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, reaching for probiotics, such as acidophilus, should one of your first preventative steps. Beyond the fact that all stomachs can benefit from the boost probiotics lend to digestion and immunity, they can also influence the immune system and potentially correct the root cause of allergic reactions, she says. Aim to take a daily dose of the BB536 strain year-round from food, and follow any course of antibiotics with acidophilus for double the length of time you were taking medication.

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The shocking secrets behind celebrity fitness

It’s not always easy for Hollywood stars to get in shape for the big screen. From five-hour workouts to 6000-calorie diets, here are some of the shocking ways celebs prepare for their next big roles

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With all the time we spend at work, it pays to make sure you’re as happy and productive as you can be in your job. Here are six simple ways to help make that happen

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Coconut Curry Cod with Bok Choy

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Avocado, Edamame and Radish Salad

Crisp, clean and versatile, this salad makes a great lunch or perfect on the side of grilled meat or fish. Hearty avocado chunks lend a creamy texture and smooth, savoury flavour.