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Allergies

Sneezing? Itchy eyes? Probiotic-rich yogurt can relieve seasonal allergies!

By Goodrich: (NaturalNews) According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies during spring and summer. The main culprit is pollen from trees and grasses.

Pollen is generally a harmless little substances released by plants as a part of their reproductive cycle. For one in five people, these little compounds will cause an allergic reaction and ruin outdoor life at some stage in their life.

Sick bed syndrome: Are dust mites and germs causing your medical symptoms?

By Watson: (NaturalNews) Nighty-night, don't let the dust mites bite... all ten million of them.

If you're like most people, the bed is a sacred place. It's a spot to relax, unwind, regenerate, dream and engage in procreation activities. However, according to home hygiene expert Dr. Lisa Ackerley, you are not the only one who is enjoying your bed, and this fact is probably making you sick.

Elimination diets gaining popularity as food supply increasingly contaminated


Food sensitivities and allergies are becoming so prominent in the Western world today that even the mainstream media is now paying attention. A recent piece in The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) draws attention to the growing popularity of elimination diets, or diets that involve removing entire food groups for extended periods of time, as an effective way to address chronic health problems for which conventional medicine has no answers.

Do you have a histamine intolerance?


On a biochemical level what may be a superfood for one individual may be poison to another. Histamine intolerance is an area where this is the case. People who are unable to effectively metabolize histamines must restrict their consumption of many foods that health experts typically recommend on a regular basis.

The allergies are coming: how to naturally fight their symptoms


As spring approaches, many of us are gearing up to battle seasonal allergies. This year, the battle may be harder because of the weather this past winter. In fact, many people are already experiencing some of the symptoms of seasonal allergies, and those might only get worse. An allergy specialist out of West Michigan, Dr. Vincent Dubravec, recently said that the release of tree pollen has been pushed backed to the start of early summer due to the weather patterns delaying spring-like temperatures.

Natural cures for allergies


Anaphylaxis shock is a life-threatening allergic reaction - usually caused by food, medications or insect bites. Worldwide, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, allergic diseases have been on the rise for over 50 years. But, none of the 'experts' ever get to the heart of the matter.

How to manage your food intolerances


Some people experience adverse reactions after consuming certain foods. This can sometimes be a recurring reaction when a person ingests the food. The actual symptoms may vary from person to person and depend on various factors but often include diarrhea, vomiting, skin reactions such as urticaria and eczema, severe respiratory distress, dramatic angioedema and anaphylaxis.

Having a family dog helps children build immunity against allergies, asthma


Children who grow up in families that include a dog, or to a lesser extent a cat, are less likely to suffer infections, allergies, asthma, and other common childhood ailments, according to a new study. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the new research highlights the importance of early exposure among children to germs, dirt, and other forms of "uncleanliness" for the purpose of building strong immunity.

Probiotics taken during pregnancy decrease risk of allergies in kids


Probiotics stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines and the gut. A new analysis encourages pregnant mothers to take probiotics during pregnancy to help lower the risk of allergies in their kids. The good bacteria balance in a mother's gut is passed to their baby through the placenta and the colustrum of breast milk. Probiotics are a great way to nurture the child even before they are born.