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|2/13/2015 - It's commonly understood that stress during pregnancy can affect the newborn's health. The causal link for this understanding has been recently pursued by researchers at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There they tracked the intestinal flora development of 56 vaginally born babies from...|
|1/28/2015 4:48:25 PM - Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most important systems of the human body -- the commensal bacteria colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here's how:
|11/5/2014 - Pharmaceutical drugs are the top cause of sudden, allergy-related death in the United States, according to a study conducted by researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology...|
|9/16/2014 - Due to the overwhelming burden of toxins in the world and a largely monotonous diet rooted in grains and sugars, allergies have become commonplace. This has created a weakness in our genetic profile that is being passed down from one generation to the next, causing allergies to pop up in the very early...|
|9/15/2014 - Allergies are a widespread health issue, and most people pass them off as relatively unimportant when it comes to evaluating their overall health. However, when you consider that an allergy is the result of a weakened immune system, then it become apparent that the root cause of the problem is a bit...|
|8/28/2014 - An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, affecting one in every 13 children, and nearly $25 billion is spent annually on treating children's food allergies. If left untreated, patients can enter into anaphylaxis, a reaction to food allergens or insect stings that includes swelling...|
|8/24/2014 - Statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that 3 percent of adults and 6 percent of children have one or more food allergies. The rate of food allergies among children has been steadily rising over the past two decades as well.
Johns Hopkins Children's Center headed a federally...|
|8/13/2014 - Most of us love sugar. Even us health-nuts. People with the strictest diets are still so often unwilling to give up their sugar. Agave nectar, raw honey, brown rice syrup, sugar cane juice, apple juice, and sugar in the raw are just a few of the many examples of sugars being considered healthy. But...|
|7/30/2014 - Allergic reactions occur when your immune system decides that a particular substance that enters your body, be it pollen, mold spores, cat dander or just dust, is an "enemy" and tries to "attack" it. Such substances are commonly referred to as allergens and, in the process of neutralizing them, your...|
|7/10/2014 11:12:28 AM - Studies in Sweden have determined that kids raised on dairy farms are considerably more resistant to allergies then those who live elsewhere, including nearby rural areas without non-dairy farms. This wasn't the only study displaying this phenomena.
An earlier German study discovered that mice breathing...|
|6/9/2014 - For some people, nasal allergies are a part of life, but they don't have to be. Over 50 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from nasal allergies. Nasal allergies, sometimes called hay fever, can even be a sign of a bigger problem and it's a growing condition.
What causes nasal allergies? Seasonal...|
|4/18/2014 - 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...|
|2/24/2014 - If the peanut allergy epidemic is man-made, can it be undone? What if the vaccine industry took peanut oil out of all vaccines, would the allergy statistics plummet? How is it that so many people want to justify a high chance of getting a serious food allergy, which has deadly risk factors in and of...|
|1/23/2014 - 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...|
|1/2/2014 - As the rate of childhood peanut allergies in the United States population has more than tripled from 0.4% in 1997 to 1.4% in 2008, it was widely recommended (until 2008) for some expecting mothers to abstain from eating peanuts during their pregnancy and while nursing. A recent 2013 study published...|
|12/19/2013 - Food allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything to do with genetically engineered foods?
Since the 1990s, when...|
|12/17/2013 - 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...|
|11/23/2013 - When Jenni, who worked in a factory in her late teens, was convinced that she was having a heart attack, doctors informed her that she had developed asthma. Fortunately, her heart was not in trouble, but her ability to breathe easy was. Turns out, the dusty conditions and poor air quality at her workplace...|
|9/12/2013 - 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...|
|9/9/2013 - 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...|
|8/15/2013 - Research now indicates that 8 percent of children have some kind of food allergy. Common childhood food allergies include reactions to peanuts, nuts, seafood, soy, wheat, and eggs. Medical professionals try to help parents avoid specific foods that seem to be the root of childhood allergies.
|7/1/2013 - Allergies are indeed bothersome. But instead of reaching out to the usual medications, individuals can now seek relief from various foods. Among the known foods that help fight off spring allergies are citrus fruits, red grapes, broccoli, collard greens, nuts, apples, fish, onions and garlic.
|5/13/2013 - Allergic rhinitis, internal nasal mucous membrane inflammation, plagues many during seasons that vary according to location. Hay fever can kick in almost any time in some areas.
It often exceeds the parameters of nasal inflammation and intense sneezing by irritating the eyes and sometimes the entire...|
|4/21/2013 - The evidence continues to mount against genetically modified organisms, in terms of why they are harming our food supply and how much damage they are causing to humans in general.
The latest data indicates there is a substantial and growing health risk between GMO pesticides and chlorinated tap water,...|
|4/19/2013 - A chemical used in pesticides, antibacterial soap and water chlorination increases people's risk of developing food allergies, according to a study conducted by researchers from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and published in the college's journal, Annals of Allergy,...|
|4/16/2013 - Early exposure to probiotics may reduce a child's lifetime allergy risk, according to a recent study conducted by Swedish researchers and published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy.
The researchers collected blood from 61 children at the time of birth, as well as at six, 12 and 24...|
|3/20/2013 - Spring allergies are indeed bothersome. But instead of reaching out to the usual medications, individuals can now seek relief from various foods. Among the known foods that help fight off spring allergies are citrus fruits, red grapes, broccoli, collard green, nuts, apples, fish, onions and garlic....|
|2/24/2013 - A recent study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discovered by survey that almost a third of children with allergies are bullied by other children.
The survey was conducted on 251 pairs of parent and their children with allergies, and was reported in the online...|
|2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax.
The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide.
"If the associations...|
|2/10/2013 2:53:48 PM - The Amish, it seems, place themselves at risk every day of their lives. They refuse to vaccinate their children, exposing themselves to disease. They drink raw cow's milk, exposing themselves to salmonella. They even - and this is really disturbing - favor natural food, exposing themselves to tomatoes...|
|1/21/2013 - Thousands of communities across the country and around the world add it to their water supplies to ensure that their water is safe for human exposure and consumption. But the common practice of adding chlorine chemicals to water for public safety purposes may not be as safe as we have all been told,...|
|12/29/2012 - Many people with a gluten intolerance or allergy are baffled when they adopt a gluten-free lifestyle and still experience symptoms of food allergies, symptoms that may have initially gone away once gluten was out of their diet. Sometimes people attribute these feelings of upset stomach, headache, or...|
|12/24/2012 - Most people think of spring as prime allergy season, but wintertime can wreak havoc for allergy sufferers as well. Unlikely suspects like a Christmas tree could even be the cause behind some people's winter allergy attacks. Allergies cause annoying sneezing, sniffling and itching that make people want...|
|11/29/2012 2:38:55 PM - Allergies can do just about anything to almost any part of the body. Common symptoms are runny nose, watery eyes, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, asthma, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, cramps, colitis, gas, constipation, menstrual disorders, hypoglycemia, emotional disturbances,...|
|11/18/2012 - If you have one, chances are you are unaware of it, or at least largely unsure about its precise cause. But believe it or not, allergies to common spices such as garlic, cinnamon, or onion powder afflict millions of Americans, many of whom recognize that certain foods upset their digestive tracts or...|
|10/20/2012 - Scientists from New Zealand have successfully developed a new breed of genetically-modified (GM) cow they say produces 96 percent less of a supposedly allergenic protein known as beta-lactoglobulin (BLG), which aids in the absorption of vitamin A. But the so-called "hypoallergenic" GM cow also produces...|
|10/8/2012 - Although many people associate allergy season with the onset of spring, fall can also wreak havoc with allergy sufferers. This year, instead of suffering under mounds of tissues or resorting to over-the-counter or even worse yet, prescribed medications or allergy shots, discover the relief that natural...|
|7/30/2012 - Could eating more peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy actually reduce a child's risk of developing nut and other allergies? A new study out of Denmark suggests so, having found that expectant mothers who continue to eat nuts during their pregnancies produce children with fewer overall allergies compared...|
|5/9/2012 - Growing up on a family-scale farm and drinking raw cow's milk are two important elements that promote robust childhood immune development. These are the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which found that farm-raised children generally tend to have...|
|3/23/2012 - What happened to the winter? Spring has started early and with an early bloom comes a long year for seasonal allergy sufferers. If you are one of the millions suffering from springtime allergies already in March, wouldn't you like to enjoy the summer allergy-free? A simple solution exists that can help...|
|2/12/2012 - It's allergy season. People are sneezing, wheezing and rubbing their itchy eyes. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. That is one out of every five Americans. Allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits...|
|12/10/2011 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and various other so-called health authorities suggest that mothers breastfeed their babies for up to six months and avoid feeding them certain "high-risk" foods in order to prevent allergies. But several new studies suggest that withholding a diversity of foods from...|
|11/17/2011 - Millions of Americans use scented candles, air freshener sprays, plug-in deodorizers and diffusers to make their living spaces smell clean and pleasant, but are the chemicals in these products safe? New research compiled by scientists from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and the Atlanta Allergy &...|
|11/14/2011 - Seasonal allergies, often called hay fever, are symptoms that occur during specific times of the year. This usually occurs at times when outdoor molds release their spores or when plants release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants. Allergies are an indication of a malcoordinated...|
|9/11/2011 10:34:44 AM - A study conducted by scientists at INRA research institute in Rennes, France, and recently published in the Journal of Physiology, has revealed a possible connection between the mother's diet and her baby's immune development.
The scientists looked at a specific group of polyunsaturated fatty acids...|
|7/26/2011 - Here is food for thought. Food allergies can actually cause diabetic responses complicating anti-diabetic protocols and treatments. With Diabetes Mellitus being a metabolic disorder, diabetes becomes less controllable or irreversible when other metabolic issues due to food allergies and intolerances...|
|5/31/2011 - Several research studies have recently been conducted to explore the health benefits of butterbur, a whole food from the Earth, and to verify whether it may be used as a reliable treatment for seasonal allergies. As hypothesized, the results obtained by scientists are very encouraging and reveal that...|
|5/7/2011 - According to recent reports, it would appear that doctors are infecting test patients with parasites, whipworms and their eggs, in order to cure allergies. The thought of infecting oneself with parasites is repulsive to most people; however, a little research on the subject of helminthic therapy has...|
|3/20/2011 - Spring is full of warmer weather, beautiful flowers and more time outdoors. Many of us enjoy these signs of spring, but some find them intolerable due to seasonal allergies. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are widely available, but they do nothing to help overall health and come with a...|
|2/27/2011 - A new paper published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found a link between low vitamin D levels and the onset of allergies in children. The study of over 3,000 children concluded that among children with low or deficient levels of vitamin D, sensitivity to allergens was present...|
|1/31/2011 - Antibacterial products containing Triclosan are found to put your health at risk and compromise the immune system's ability to defend itself. People who are most exposed to Triclosan are more prone to increased allergies, asthma and overall weakened immune defenses, cites a new study from the School...|
|1/11/2011 - An allergic reaction to aluminum used to be extraordinarily rare. That's not true any more, however, and researchers have been baffled for an explanation. Now it appears one has been found. It turns out that as the number of vaccinations people are given has increased, so has the incidence of the formerly...|
|8/5/2010 - A team of researchers from Florence University in Italy have found that the modern Western diet of high-sugar, low-fiber processed foods is contributing to allergies and other problems not seen in those who eat more primitive diets. According to study results, junk foods alter beneficial gut bacteria,...|
|6/3/2010 - Allergies affect one in four American and can be treated with homeopathy simply and inexpensively. Using homeopathic remedies to treat allergies and hay fever prevents the side effects of suppressive treatments like allergy medicines. Decongestants and expectorants only remove the symptoms; whereas,...|
|5/20/2010 - Skin rash is a common term that describes an outbreak of red bumps on the body that changes the texture of the skin. A skin rash can be the result of many different conditions, ranging from allergies to infections. In this article, we will address how to naturally treat common skin rashes, especially...|
|4/29/2010 - Each spring, many cannot seem to escape sneezing, wheezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. These are some of the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Allergies can be aggravated by the pollen in the air from trees, grass, flowers and plants. Antihistamines are generally prescribed for sufferers, but...|
|4/14/2010 - It may seem counterintuitive to think that something with the word "pollen" in its title may actually be a powerful tool for combating pollen and other allergies. Yet the supporting evidence of bee pollen's prowess in helping people overcome seasonal and other allergy related conditions is impressive....|
|2/11/2010 - Humans and gastrointestinal parasites might have co-evolved in such a way that the parasites actually help regulate to human immune system to prevent against allergies, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Nottingham.
Researchers believe that over the course of millions...|
|12/27/2009 - Young children who consume exclusively organic dairy products are significantly less likely to develop allergies, asthma or eczema by the age of two, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Louis Bolk Institute in the Netherlands and published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
|11/18/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed by antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known...|
|8/31/2009 - Most doctors don't test for or treat the H pylori bacteria except in cases of unrelenting heartburn or in active ulcers and consider it an 'asymptomatic' pathogen that lives with most of us without hurting us. However, research shows that simply having the H pylori bacteria could be a risk factor in...|
|7/14/2009 - Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans each year, causing symptoms that include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Pollen is the most common outdoor allergen responsible for triggering these symptoms. Both the number and severity of allergy cases have been growing...|
|5/29/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares his journey from being a kid with dairy allergies to becoming a raw food nutritionist.
Rawkathon with David Wolfe. David Wolf is an author, raw foodist and...|
|5/13/2009 - While the best thing about spring may be open to debate: the warmer weather, beautiful flowers, picnics; the worst thing is nearly always unanimous: seasonal allergies. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are widely available, but do nothing to help overall health and prevention of allergies,...|
|5/7/2009 - Vitamin B9, usually called folic acid, has long been known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects. It is also necessary for healthy red blood cells. Now, in what is believed to be the first study of its kind in humans, scientists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center have found it may also be an effective...|
|1/20/2009 - In the instant-solution and quick-fix world that is the present day, allergy reactions are often quelled using chemical drugs in order to bring about a quick end to any physical discomfort which one may be going through. However, recent research published in The Quarterly Review of Biology has strongly...|
|11/17/2008 - Food allergies among children in the United States are on the rise, according to a study led by Amy M. Branum of the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It found that almost 4%, or 3 million, children aged below 18 in the United States suffered...|
|11/1/2008 - Regular exposure to pollution from traffic increases children's risk of developing allergies by more than 50 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the German Research Center for Environment and Health at the Institute of Epidemiology in Munich, and published in the American Journal...|
|8/7/2008 - Women who eat a Mediterranean diet while pregnant appear to reduce their children's risk of developing allergies and asthma, while those who eat more red meat appear to increase it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Crete, Greece, and published in the journal Thorax.
|1/29/2008 - Do you find yourself suffering from asthma, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fuzzy brain, non-seasonal rhinitis, depression, eczema, arthritis, bloating, or insomnia, yet no medical treatment seems to work for you? If you have one or more of these symptoms that just come and go...|
|11/15/2007 - So many people suffer from allergies to pollens and foods. You step outside on a beautiful day to stop and smell the roses and next thing you know, you are sneezing uncontrollably, eyes are itchy and watery and you run inside to take Claritin or Benadryl. Wouldn't it be nice to just take a particular...|
|6/4/2007 - Researchers studying children in Greece found that those who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and olive oil experience less respiratory allergies and asthma than other children. Dr. Paul Cullinan of Britain's Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute and...|
|11/21/2006 - A survey by formula milk manufacturer SHS International Ltd's Act Against Allergy initiative found that a majority of doctors believe that milk allergy symptoms in babies were being confused with other conditions.
The poll talked to 500 doctors, and nearly 80 percent felt their colleagues were making...|
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|8/4/2005 - The link between asthma and cows' milk is familiar to many young asthma sufferers and their parents. I first became aware of the connection through my cousin's experiences with his four-year-old son. Since infancy, my cousin's son has experienced severe asthma attacks and has been hospitalized twice...|
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