Allergies

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...

Shoes Allergies: Could You Be Allergic to Your Shoes?

Rashes on the feet are a common problem, with most people experiencing athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) as a cause of their symptoms. Tinea pedis may involve all surfaces of the feet, but most commonly involve the area between the toes – symptoms include itching, burning and stinging, but tinea pedis can also be asymptomatic....

The Most Common Allergies And How They Upset Your Life

Some 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. These disorders start with a fateful mistake: Your immune system misjudges a harmless substance you've ingested and interprets it as a dangerous pathogen. From then on, your system raises its defenses every time it detects particles of the offending substance, or allergen, triggering a bevy of unpleasant...

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...

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...

Allergies & Mood Swings: Yep, It Can Happen!

Do Allergies Affect Your Mood or Energy Level? Many studies have shown that people with allergic rhinitis not only suffer from symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion and itchy eyes and nose, but from non-nasal symptoms, such as fatigue and depression as well. Allergic rhinitis can make it harder to concentrate at work or school...

5 Ways To Avoid Risky Artificial Food Dyes

Making cookies is totally a recipe for fun (pun intended). Consider the “ingredients”—rolling dough, cutting fun shapes, getting messy, and decorating with icing, sugars, and sprinkles—not to mention you get a sweet end product that makes everyone smile long after the kitchen’s been cleaned up.  While many parents are being more attentive to sugar...

The 5 Signs That You May Have A Food Allergy

Here’s a sentiment we hear with relative frequency from our first time cleanse participants: “I don’t have allergies.”Most of us think of allergies as the bodily reactions that present themselves as hives, rashes, dry eyes, congestion, or a runny nose. What most people don’t realize is that sensitivities to food can also surface in...

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...

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...
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