Nasal Allergies

Allergies
Up to 40% of children in the United States have nasal allergies according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).These children likely have persistent sneezing along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms, known as “allergic rhinitis” are more likely to develop if either one or both parents have allergies. Nasal allergies can be caused by outdoor allergens such as plant pollens (seasonal allergies) or indoor allergens such as mold, dust mites and pet dander.     If your child has seasonal allergies, pay attention to the pollen counts and try to keep them inside when the pollen levels are high. In the Spring and Summer, during the grass pollen season, pollen levels are highest in the evening. In late Summer,early Fall (ragweed pollen season), pollen levels are the highest in…
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Shellfish allergies

Allergies, Food Allergies
    Shellfish allergies are a much greater problem than fish allergies, because it is much more common and causes a greater severity of anaphylaxis than most other allergies. Shellfish allergies are rare in children, it generally develops during adulthood and is lifelong in virtually all sufferers. Those who are allergic to one shellfish are generally allergic to all.     The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that crustacean shellfish are one of the eight (8) foods or food groups that make up 90% of all serious allergic reactions in the United States.     Over 75% of people are allergic to all types of crustacean shellfish if they are allergic to any. The rate of allergy to non-crustacean shellfish and other sea creatures appears lower, but there is still a risk that would need…
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The hidden allergens that could be causing your allergies

Allergens
When you get a sudden onslaught of teary eyes, hacking cough or sniffles, it is easy to think it is pollen or ragweed in the air, or even your friends pet, But what about health problems like insomnia, fatigue, headaches, weight gain or digestive problems. The cause for these problems can also be allergies.     There is this belief that allergies are genetic, but genetics can not explain the dramatic and explosive increase in allergies in the past few decades. According to Dr. Galland, a New York based integrative medicine expert, “If you go back 50 years, there were very few people with allergies and 100 years ago hardly anyone had allergies”. Why such an increase?      Based on years of patient care and research, Dr. Galland says environmental factors are to…
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Gluten Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet

Food Allergies
[caption id="attachment_385" align="alignright" width="300"] Gluten - Summit Shah[/caption] Some people start a gluten free diet because it is the fad, others because they have to we try to cover both in this article along with the possible consequences. Immune System Response Gluten-sensitive enteropathy disease is caused by an immune system response to gluten, a protein in wheat, and related proteins in  barley and rye. This disorder is also called Celiac disease.This is an inherited disorder affecting the gut and sometimes other parts of the body. Nearly 1 in 100 persons has Gluten-sensitive disease (Celiac disease). Although, gluten-sensitive enteropathy is caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten, most people do not consider this to be a food allergy because of the difference in symptoms. Wheat allergy results in rapid, typical…
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