hay fever

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

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, … Read More

Managing Hay Fever

As many as 60 million Americans are thought to suffer from hay fever (or, to give it its official name, allergic rhinitis). For these individuals, the spring, summer and sometimes the fall too, are blighted by itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing. In some people, hay fever symptoms aren’t … Read More

The Loss of Sense of Smell: Here’s Why It Matters

Don’t sniff a the loss of sense of smell. Besides a connection to dementia, there are health and nutrition factors that make hyposmia (reduction), parosmia (distortion), or anosmia (complete loss) worth investigating. There are a number of benign—albeit annoying—reasons you don’t smell well, but a connection to dementia may make … Read More

Benefits of Probiotics–More Than Just Digestion, These Healthy Bacteria Help With Allergies, Eczema, the Common Cold, and More

[caption id="attachment_45729" align="alignright" width="260"] Lactobacillus bacteria[/caption] If you think the benefits of probiotics are restricted to helping with digestion, it’s time to expand your understanding of these amazing microorganisms. Your intestinal tract is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms consisting of over 1,000 species of bacteria. These live bacteria residing … Read More

How to Use Natural Allergy Remedies to Stop Seasonal Suffering

Whether you call them hay fever, cedar fever, or another name, spring allergies are upon us. As certain plants begin to produce pollen, allergy sufferers’ immune cells overproduce histamine, one of the compounds responsible for the body’s inflammatory effect. This can lead to runny nose, sneezing, difficulty breathing, and other … Read More

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