If you have a list of foods that you regularly avoid because they cause nausea, hives, swelling, cramping, gas, or diarrhea, it’s natural to assume that you’re suffering from a food allergy. But it may not be what it seems. While some of these reactions are distinctly related to allergies,
SIBO treatment (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is often needed for many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms here.)
An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and multiply. This
Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?
Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive
Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box
If you have a dairy allergy, chances are you’ve heard this question many times: So, you have a lactose intolerance, right? Those with dairy issues commonly encounter confusion over lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Over the years, I’ve received questions from relatives who can’t understand why tiny amounts of milk
Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from food allergies, with tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, and wheat among the biggest culprits. Symptoms range from relatively mild, such as hives, diarrhea, or a tingling in the mouth, to potentially life threatening, such as shortness of breath, swallowing difficulty, or a
Nearly everyone has eaten something that did not agree with them. But other times your reaction may be more severe and frequent, which may be a sign of a food intolerance or even an allergy. Here’s how to tell the difference and what to do about it.
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After learning that I’m sulfite sensitive, I found an easy homemade sauerkraut recipe and learned how to make sauerkraut without this noxious preservative.