Allergies

Notable Facts About Nut Allergies

More than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. Today allergy tests are more convenient and accurate than ever before. When combined with a detailed medical history, allergy testing can identify the specific things that trigger...

Candida, the Little-Known Cause of Many Health Problems

Candida is another one of those things that I simply felt left out about. All of the sudden it became common knowledge that this fungus was in our bellies and causing some serious issues.Here are some facts about Candida and the damage that it can do.Candida is a type of yeast that naturally exists...

Moringa: An Amazing Tree to Treat Cancer

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When it comes to fighting cancer, one of the most important things a person needs to do is provide the body with the necessary tools to fight each day. Treatment with medication is helpful for many people, but it is also useful to incorporate natural dietary options as well. Moringa Oleifera, also known as...

5 Ways to Avoid Back-to-School Asthma & Allergy Flare-Ups

Children across the country are gearing up to head back to school, but millions of them will need to manage asthma and allergies along with homework assignments and soccer practice. This time of year, the mix of pollens and mold spores in the air, coupled with allergens and viruses that build up inside the...

How to Exercise Safely With Asthma & Allergies

Exercising with allergies or asthma presents some unique challenges. Physical activity can be more difficult, unpleasant, and in some cases, dangerous if you have one or both of these conditions. You may also have less energy when your allergies or asthma are acting up. If your allergies or asthma are properly managed and you...

8 Natural Allergy Relief Remedies

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for congested sinuses, headaches and watering eyes.  Allergy season is upon us, and millions of Americans are going to turn to Benadryl, Claritin and other harmful chemicals to get relief.The good news is that natural allergy relief remedies such as frankincense, eucalyptus and quercetin can effectively...

Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics

Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics.Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka...

Don’t Let Allergies Ruin Your Ride

Stephen Klemawesch runs a doctor's office as an allergist with his son, Patrick, in St. Petersburg, Florida. But he also runs outside, almost daily, and he knows that athletes spend a lot of time breathing allergen-rich air."Trees are the most prolific of pollen producers," he says. Most deciduous trees—the main sources of allergens—pollinate in the...

The Dangers of Synthetic Scents: Cancer, Asthma, and More!

The dangers of synthetic scents aren’t always evident, but we have the science to prove that everyone, regardless of age or health, needs to make avoiding fake fragrances a major priority.A National Academy of Sciences points out some vital facts: About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude...

Can You Develop an Allergy to Coffee?

I admit to being a coffee addict. Not only must I have a cup or two of coffee every morning, I also enjoy a cup of coffee in the mid to late afternoon. The caffeine boost helps me get started for the day, and the extra jolt in the afternoon helps me to have...
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