A study “Probiotic Effects on Cold and Influenza-like Symptom Incidence and Duration in Children” published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that probiotics reduce symptoms and duration of colds and flu. The study involved 326 children ages 3-5 treated with either a placebo, a single or a combination of probiotics twice daily for 6 months. [...]
- by Dr. Eric Herman, D.C. BioVeda Health & Wellness Center of Bethlehem, PA If you’re allergic to ragweed pollen, fall is most likely not your favorite season. “Depending on where you live, fall is ragweed time,” says Julie McNairn, MD, an allergist/immunologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. During this time, dry leaves, grass, and hay mold [...]
It is true; the incidence of pet allergies is on the rise, as is the incidence of pet allergy related asthma conditions. Therefore, the questions we must ask ourselves are: should we be concerned, why are these conditions getting worse and not better, and what can we do about it?
eople with allergies know that the sniffling and the sneezing is “part of the deal” when it comes to having allergies. But, what many people with symptoms like sinus and migraine headaches, fatigue, depression, skin and digestive issues don’t know is that they might have allergies too! And, the allergic reaction may actually be the root cause of their condition, which is why treatment methods in the past have failed to produce great results.
Although not everyone agrees that conditions like Chronic Fatigue, IBS, and migraine headaches have any connection to allergies, it is true in many cases. New research is pointing to the idea that allergic reactions or chemical hypersensitivities may be at the root of these and other common conditions.
Runny noses and persistent post-nasal drips are the result of the body’s response to a simple component of a food or pollen molecule – a phenolic. Substance intolerance shows up in many forms besides the common allergic symptoms of swelling, itching, and run-amuck mucous.