The (Surprising) Connection between Seasonal Allergies and Food Allergies

The (Surprising) Connection between Seasonal Allergies and Food Allergies

Many people suffer from seasonal allergies and experience a myriad of symptoms from sniffles to a stuffy head and headache. However, what they don’t know is that often times, they have these symptoms as a result of other, less widely known reactions to many foods, which can create a never-ending cycle of misery in the spring and autumn that can stretch to encompass the entire year. (more…)

Allergy Test – Uncovering What’s Causing Your Allergies

Allergy Test – Uncovering What’s Causing Your Allergies

Roughly 20 percent of adults in the US suffer from seasonal allergies. Most people reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication to address the runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, sinus congestion, headache and breathing difficulties they experience. This post will address how you can identify and eliminate the most likely causes of your seasonal allergies – and it’s not the pollen count. (more…)

The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

The Difference between Sulfa (Drugs), Sulfites and Sulfur

I often get asked questions like, “I’m allergic to sulfa drugs – do I need to avoid sulfur in supplements and/or food?” There is a lot of understandable confusion about the difference between sulfa drugs, sulfites, sulfates and sulfur. Many people are allergic to sulfa drugs and/or sulfites and thus assume that they have to avoid sulfates and sulfur, also. This article should help explain the difference between these four substances and clear some of the confusion. (more…)

Helpful Tips to Aid in Preventing Food Sensitivities

Helpful Tips to Aid in Preventing Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities can create many undesirable symptoms in the body, such as tissue swelling (hands, ankles and/or feet), bloating (abdomen, puffy face or double chin), watery eyes, running nose (especially right after eating), nasal congestion, heartburn, headaches, achy or stiff joints and cravings for certain types of foods. These symptoms oftentimes don’t appear right away, making it more difficult for the sufferer to correlate a certain food with a reaction.

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