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Allergies

Allergies
March 19, 2019

Can you treat seasonal allergies with your diet?

Your allergies are acting up again and the usual remedies aren’t helping. Maybe it’s time to change your approach and start at the root of the problem? First stop:  your gut health. Your body contains trillions of bacterial cells, called microbes, which live inside your gut. Although the idea of having bugs inside you sounds a bit gross, researchers have discovered that certain microbes are able to boost your health and can be particularly effective in warding off allergies. A healthy gut digests everything you eat and is responsible for sending essential vitamins and minerals where your body needs them…
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Allergies
December 8, 2017

Are you allergic or are you intolerant?

You were all excited for that new gastronomic fusion cooking class, but alas, your stomach just doesn’t agree with the food. Which is strange, because you know you’re not allergic to any of the items. So, what’s going on? Have you developed a recent food allergy, or is it intolerance? A food intolerance can manifest some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so it’s easy to confuse the two. Food allergy A food allergy means that your immune system is attacking what it thinks could be a harmful invader in your body. This causes immediate symptoms…
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Allergies
April 20, 2017

Battling with chronic sinusitis?

What is it? Sinusitis is triggered by allergies, a cold, or an infection. Chronic sinuses last up to several weeks; even for years. The inflammation of the nasal tissues causes a blockage in the holes that would normally drain sinuses. In some cases, this is caused by the structure of your nasal passages. What is a deviated septum? A deviated septum is a nose injury that you could be born with, or developed before birth. In many instances, it could be from an accident later in life, which re-positioned the wall dividing your nostrils. A clear indication of a deviated…
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AllergiesFood & nutritionRecipes
February 11, 2017

Four Valentine’s recipes for fussy eaters

It’s almost the month of love, and you're in the mood to bake something sweet. But you have food allergies… so now what? Whether you’re working around your own or a loved one’s food allergy, it can be a hassle – especially on Valentine’s Day. But it doesn’t have to be a romantic bust. Try these scrumptious, allergy-friendly recipes for the most common food allergies. (And, of course, don't overindulge in the sweet treats! We wouldn't want you to get ill.) Allergic to eggs? Most baked goods call for eggs, which can be frustrating if you can’t eat them. That…
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Allergies
November 17, 2016

How to stop sneezing and sniffling this spring

"Bless you!" ARRRRGH! Hay fever is annoying. If the endless sneezing, stuffy nose and scratchy throat are getting the better of you, here's what you can do. (more…)
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Allergies
November 12, 2016

Can cleaning make allergies WORSE?

If you or your children battle with allergies, you probably keep your home sparkling clean to get rid of any triggers. But what if your cleaning materials are part of the problem? (more…)
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Allergies
March 13, 2016

Do you have autumn allergies?

Spring is usually the worst time for hay fever sufferers, but you might struggle with a blocked nose and red eyes in Autumn, too. There’s a good reason for that: at the beginning of autumn, certain types of trees, grasses and fungi release pollen or spores. (more…)
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Allergies
September 3, 2015

Suffering from spring allergies?

"Spring is here!" - that time of the year of beautiful blossoms, bright new leaves on trees and warmer days ... but, for many people, its arrival marks a season of hay-fever havoc! If you're sneezing your head off and continually rubbing your eyes, it's time to take control! (more…)
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Allergies
August 16, 2015

Stop hay fever in its tracks!

Spring is almost here! We love that it means the end of winter, but it can also set off those horrible spring allergies! Sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes may feel just like you have a cold, but if it’s Spring-time, you may be suffering from hay fever. Luckily, there are ways to prevent and treat the symptoms of hay fever. (more…)
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