Allergies and Superfoods



Suffering from allergies is never fun. Besides for ensuring you have the right medication in reach when you need it, you can do something else to keep your allergies under control or prevent attacks: … [Read more...]


Cleaning to Rid Your Home of Harmful Allergens



Allergy sufferers may be surprised to find that the place where they have the most problems with allergies is their own home. It is important, of course, to avoid or limit exposure to things that … [Read more...]


Thanks for allergies?



Here is another news item that supports the idea that allergies are “a blessing in disguise.“ It may provide protection against a type of brain tumor. Glioma is “the most common form of primary … [Read more...]


Are you allergic to your cell phone?



We have covered before the most bizarre forms of allergies but this one is something for the books. The symptoms: itchiness and rashes in the areas of the jaw, face and ears which appear after … [Read more...]


Allergy attack!



On the last weekend of November,when the Battling for Health site was down, I had a terrible allergic reaction to something - I don't know what - that bloated the whole of my face and half-closed my … [Read more...]


Is your home making you ill: the Sick Building Syndrome



Is something in your home making you sick? Being bothered by the constant “musty” smell? If this is the case, then check your bathrooms and cellars and anywhere else that might be cool and damp. … [Read more...]


Your food allergy increases your risk for an asthma attack



What do kids, men and African-Americans have in common? Well, they are the segments of the American population who are highly susceptible to food allergies. Recent estimates by an NIH-funded … [Read more...]


Pollen and Mold Counts



Spores of molds and pollens of plants are the most common airborne allergens that can cause hay fever, asthma, and other allergic reactions. Depending on where you live and the time of the year and … [Read more...]


Mommy’s diet and baby’s wheezing



One of my sons developed wheezing when he was a couple months old. Wheezing is that high-pitched whistling sound that his nose made when he had a cold. His twin brother did not. He was started on … [Read more...]


It’s September: know your autumn allergens



Autumn is almost here. And although we mainly associate hay fever with springtime, autumn or fall is actually the season for hay fever, when grass and grains are cut to be turned into straw and hay. … [Read more...]


Oral allergy syndrome: how pollen + fruit make you feel worse



You would think eating healthy fresh fruit can help you fight your allergies. Unfortunately, some food stuffs, especially certain fruit act as collaborators of pollens to make life even harder for … [Read more...]


How asthma protects (yes!) you from cancer



My family has a history of asthma. One of my sons is suffering from wheezing and eczema. How can I say that these are good things to have, that they are actually blessings in disguise. But that is … [Read more...]


Allergy test for your newborn



When I became mom seven years ago, I was very much concerned about allergies. My family has a history of asthma and I do get hives and hay fever from the time to time though the allergens have never … [Read more...]


Eggs, milk and peanuts: how your allergies connect



Milk and egg allergies today, peanut allergy tomorrow? This could well be, according to findings reported in May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The study was conducted by a … [Read more...]


What you should do about food allergy symptoms



Do you have a child with food allergy? Do you know what to do in case of severe allergic reactions? An Australian study indicates that many parents with children with food allergies are actually … [Read more...]


Know your pollens: a resource for hayfever sufferers



Hey, do you know that there are pollens and there are pollens, and not all pollens are to blame for your hayfever symptoms? As I have written before, the pollens of your typical spring flowers in the … [Read more...]


Things you may not know about hay fever



Springtime is here. And the flowers are here, too. No wonder that springtime is high pollen season. Those of us who suffers from hay fever can attest to this. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis in doctor … [Read more...]


The most common causes of allergies



Great Britain has the highest incidence of allergic diseases in the world. And health experts do not know why. In a BBC report, pediatric allergy expert Dr. Adam Fox explains the most common causes of … [Read more...]


The bad stuff in your house dust



Haaaa-tsing! Is your house dust killing you and your family? Now, before you start panicking and reach for the vacuum cleaner, let me get this clear: This hasn’t got anything to do with your … [Read more...]


Don’t let food allergies ruin your social life



Having food allergies can be bummer for one’s social life. This is according to a report in USA Today. Below, some situations are discussed, plus some tips on coping strategies Dining out. The … [Read more...]


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