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Welcome to Indoor Allergy Season Pt. 2: Pet Hair and Dust Mites

In our first installment of our Indoor Allergy Season series we discussed some symptoms of and solutions for mold and fungus. Now we’re going to delve into allergens caused by your furry friends and some not-so-cuddly crawlies. Signs You May Have a Pet Hair or Dust Mite Allergy Below are some symptoms that may indicate [...]

2017-11-17T14:39:32+00:00

Welcome to Indoor Allergy Season Pt. 1: Mold and Fungus

Just when you thought your allergies were going away, they pull you right back in! The pollen count may be going down, but now is the time indoor allergies come to light.   “Of the 21.8 million people who have asthma in the US, approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributable to dampness [...]

2017-10-20T13:10:44+00:00

Going Mental: Migraine 101

A headache can make it hard to concentrate for a while, but, for most people, a couple of ibuprofen can usually remedy it. However, if you are suffering from a migraine, it can be outright debilitating. According to the American Migraine Association, 12% of the US population suffers from migraines. That’s about 36 million Americans [...]

2017-08-22T15:55:28+00:00

Breathtaking Asthma Facts: What You Need to Know

As summer draws to an end, asthma season approaches quickly. We think you’ll agree that living with asthma is something to be avoided at all costs. It turns out that an estimated 34.1 million adults in America suffer from lifetime asthma. In addition, almost 9 million children under the age of 18 are also suffering. [...]

2017-08-01T14:36:15+00:00

Histamines, Enzymes, and Drug Cross Reactions | Demystifying Histamines Part Four

Today I am going to walk you through some new information about histamines, enzymes and drug cross reactions. This will help you understand why our allergy testing shows so many sensitivities you may not have been aware of to begin with. But first, let's review what we've already learned:   Remember, histamines are both natural [...]

2017-09-01T13:04:25+00:00

Histamine Reactions and Food | Demystifying Histamines Part 3

This week and next I’ll be posting the rest of the story about histamines in food. So stay tuned! Whether you have true food allergies (IgE cell-mediated response—if you want to get scientific) or a food sensitivity (non-IgE response), the symptoms can be the same. As far as our treatments are concerned, we can successfully [...]

2017-09-08T20:27:09+00:00

What Good Are “Histamines?” | Demystifying Histamines Part 2

Last week I described the almost overwhelmingly different symptoms histamine reactions can trigger. It was truly an awesome list. To some of you, perhaps, a depressing look at your body's natural chemistry. However, there are times where histamines have good attributes. In reality, histamine is a pretty cool chemical that’s involved with the following: The Immune System: [...]

2017-08-31T13:54:33+00:00

How to Tell if You Have a Food Sensitivity or Intolerance

Not all symptoms are created equal. Have you been seeing a flair up of acne, noticed joint pain or an influx of drowsiness? Your body might be trying to tell you something. These symptoms can be the result of certain foods that are being put into your body. Unfortunately, you may suffer from a food intolerance [...]

2017-07-05T17:19:05+00:00

Demystifying Histamines: Everything You Need to Know | Part 1

What do you know about histamines? I’m sure you know that taking an anti-histamine can relieve a variety of allergy symptoms from hay fever to hives. But have you ever wondered what a histamine really is, what it does and why it exists? Am I the only nerd who thinks about these things? Did you [...]

2017-08-31T13:53:55+00:00

Attack of the Allergies: What to Expect This Allergy Season

Watery eyes, runny nose, a tickle in your throat- all tell tale signs that it is once again the height of an allergy season. One of the most frustrating parts of having allergies is not knowing exactly when they will hit. Being prepared and on guard for an allergy season is key. By doing your research [...]

2017-07-05T18:15:31+00:00