Category Archives: Allergies

ALLERGIC REACTIONS: NAUSEA

Nausea nearly always suggests food allergy. You may not vomit every time you feel nauseated – but you may feel like you’re going to. And that can certainly make you less sociable and productive. Consider the case of a thirty-two-year-old … Continue reading

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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: CANKER SORES

Canker sores are those fiery ulcers that seem to flare up willy-nilly in the inside of your mouth. Are canker sores really so impromptu? Or do they have a predictable, controllable cause? A doctor in Dublin, Ireland, thinks that, for … Continue reading

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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: BEDWETTING

Most bedwetters grow out of the problem after age three. But some don’t. And when physical causes such as a urinary tract defect or a chronic infection have been ruled out, the situation becomes emotionally trying for parents and child … Continue reading

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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: ALCOHOLISM

If you’ve ever craved a chocolate bar, you know how an alcoholic feels about his or her next drink. That preoccupation with alcohol, along with the compulsion to continue drinking once he or she’s started, is what separates an alcoholic … Continue reading

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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: ACNE

Most causes of acne have nothing to do with allergies. However, there’s one type of acne – acne cosmetics – that doctors blame on use of makeup, creams and moisturizers. People most often affected by this type of acne are … Continue reading

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EMERGENCY ACTIONS IN ALLERGIES

During any severe allergic reaction, you should lie down on your side or with your head turned to the side to avoid choking if you are sick. Even if you don’t feel nauseated, though, you’ll be more comfortable if you … Continue reading

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MIND OVER ALLERGY: UNSTRESSING YOUR LIFE

The impact of stress on health is undeniable. Stress is not a disease, however, but a normal element in the weather of life. It’s like rain. With too little, life is barren. With too much, you get flooded. For people … Continue reading

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NUTRITION FOR ALLERGY CONTROL: JUNK FOOD

Even if you take supplements, a sound diet of wisely selected, nutritious food is critical to successful allergy control. First of all, if your diet is in any way limited because of food allergies, there’s simply no room remaining for … Continue reading

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NUTRITION FOR ALLERGY CONTROL: ECZEMA IMPROVES WITH ZINC

Zinc is a key nutrient in skin health. When combined with vitamins A, D and E, plus essential fatty acids, zinc can help speed healing of eczema, one of the most common forms of allergy. Dr Jonathan V. Wright, of … Continue reading

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NUTRITION FOR ALLERGY CONTROL: ASTHMA YIELDS TO VITAMINS AND MAGNESIUM

Asthma is sometimes a consequence of uncontrolled hay fever – and can also respond quite well to bioflavonoids, says Leibovitz. ‘In fact, the standard treatment for asthma, a drug called cromolyn sodium, is nothing more than a synthetic bioflavonoid like … Continue reading

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