Allergies wreak havoc in all walks of society, particularly if you happen to be an athlete. Now add hay fever to the mix and it can be enough for many to hold up the white flag and invoke the mercy rule. To play sports well you need every edge you can get, which logically leads to not only possessing a quantity of whichever remedy has been partially successful, but also having an open mind to trying something new that could change your life. Sandra Millward of Radiate Wellness Inc. is a Holistic Nutritionist/Chef with the Canadian National Men’s Olympic Field Hockey team. In addition she is an international ambassador for Flora Health Inc. With her experience as a holistic nutritionist, Millward shares her advice for treating hay fever. "To control hay fever symptoms it is important to monitor pollen counts so you can limit your exposure on days the counts are high,” Millward said, adding, “Also, hay fever medications work best if started before allergy symptoms develop. So, if you start taking allergy medications before you first come into contact with spring allergens, the medication can prevent the release of histamine and other chemicals." As a holistic nutritionist, Millward naturally prefers to use the holistic approach of improving symptoms with food, lifestyle and natural supplements rather than medication, if it can be avoided. See full story in the Friday, March 23rd edition of The Record.