Make Your Home Allergy-Friendly: Steps to Take NOW

Some of us experience allergies sometime during our lives … the majority of us, in fact. Allergies are more than a nuisance: they can contribute to asthma or sinusitis. So what to do about allergies? What can be done to reduce the triggers – exposure to the allergens – in our homes? The following is a […]

Clean Your Air: Two More Tips

The EPA estimates that our indoor air quality is routinely two to five times more polluted than our outdoor air, and that it can be 100 times more polluted! Here are two simple tips for cleaning your indoor air.

Better Living Through Less Chemistry: Hope

Sure, we have all benefited from the convenience of chemistry in our lives. But we are all exposed to the toxins that result. Here is a collection of simple steps you can take to reduce toxins in your diet, your water, your air, and in your home.

You Decide

Crowd Sourcing the Cover Designs I am about to “publish” a series of e-Books based on topics that have been most popular here on this blog. They include How to Clean Your Air, Reducing Pregnancy Rhinitis, Reducing Reflux During Pregnancy, and Detoxifying Your Life – Better Living Through Less Chemistry. The problem is that I can’t decide […]

What to Look For in a Humidifier – An Update

.This is an update from an article that I posted about a year ago, What to Look For in a Humidifier: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly. As we enter the cold and flu season, as the weather cools down and we turn up the heat at home, at school, and at work, nasal drying […]

Poll Results: What is Your Method for Nasal Saline Rinses?

Well, the poll results are in. I usually  try to take a poll down once a couple hundred results are recorded. This poll has reached over 290 results, and the results were not what I had expected: What Methods Do We Use for Nasal Saline Rinses? 51% still use the Neti pot, as you can […]

Top 15 Posts So Far

This is boogordoctor.com’s first birthday, so I thought it might be a good time to review what you thought were the best articles here. I recently thanked y’all for making my first ever blogging experience a good one. I have met many friends through this blog, and according to emails and comments, have helped some […]

Eliminate Your Smoke Exposure

Smoking … Bad … We’ve heard about the harm from tobacco smoke these days – the number of cancers related to smoking or chewing tobacco, the cost of respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, or emphysema).  We hear about the addictive properties of tobacco smoke, and we see the advertisements […]

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: 8 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Cleaners

Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are ubiquitous – they are all around us, and in us. In addition to allergies, rhinitis, asthma, alterations in our immune systems, and neuro-toxicity, these toxins have been linked to cancer, diabetes, and birth defects. We have recently reviewed how to reduce them in our water and our food. Here are some small steps that will make a BIG difference in your life.

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry

Most of us grew up (have I grown up yet?) in the age of “better living through chemistry.” That was the promise. Unfortunately, along with the “better living,” chemistry also brought along toxins. This is the 1st in a 4-part series on reducing the chemicals in your life – and in your children’s lives.

Use Plants to Purify and Detoxify Your Air

Interesting story: We have NASA and an asthmatic in India to thank for finding the right plants to detoxify our air for us. That’s right, NASA – the space people, and a business man with severe asthma. And plants also provide us with oxygen as an added benefit. Here’s the story …

The 8 Basic Principles to Control Your Child’s Sinusitis

For most of my sinusitis patients, the doctors have tried everything to treat their sinus troubles. Their parents feel like their kids are an ongoing experiment for those docs. Chronic sinusitis is a challenge. Everyone is frustrated: the child, the parents, the docs. There is no easy answer. No quick cure. Even so, you CAN make things better with a few simple rules. Here are the 8 basic tips that you can follow to improve the quality of life for YOUR little boogor-head.