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How to Protect Yourself from the Toxic Algae Outbreak


Published July 27, 2016

Green algae floating on the water

With the toxic algae outbreak affecting many waterways and beaches, it’s important to keep yourself healthy. Those that have cuts and scrapes or weak immune systems are more susceptible to becoming infected with toxic algae, which can cause symptoms similar to allergic reactions as well as gastrointestinal distress and disease. To protect yourself from the risk of toxic algae, your best bet is to boost your immune system. People with a strong and healthy immune system are less likely to risk infection from toxic algae. The immune system is composed of several different components. Because there is no single unifying factor of immunity, making lifestyle changes is the best way to protect yourself against potential infections. Lifestyle changes include eating a healthy diet filled with nutrients, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding things like alcohol and cigarettes and getting enough sleep… Read More

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