May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

On May 19, 2010, in Holistic Health, by Bioveda Wellness Administrator

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

Seasonal Allergies – What is the underlying cause?

On May 11, 2010, in Holistic Health, by Liz

There are many reasons why people have seasonal allergy symptoms, but perhaps the most common of all is the substance association stress response. The substance association stress response is what takes place when a person eats, inhales, or absorbs something that they are hypersensitive to, i.e. allergic to. It is the trigger that initiates a cascade of events that inevitably leads to troublesome symptoms. It is the defining difference between the person that is “OK” during seasonal changes and the person that is “NOT OK”. Whatever you might be hypersensitive to, pollen or grass – you name it, is not the real problem. Instead it is the abnormal way in which your body “reacts” to the substance.

Hay Fever – Immune System in Overdrive

On May 3, 2010, in Holistic Health, by Liz

Do you have itchy, red, watery eyes or a stuffy nose? It’s allergy season again and most likely you or someone you know has allergies.

Eczema – Preventing Itchy Skin & Avoiding Triggers

On April 13, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Liz

Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis (or “atopic eczema”). Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world’s population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood.

Allergies – It’s time to rethink the cause!

On April 7, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Liz

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.

Allergies – Why is it so hard to find relief?

On April 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Liz

Studies show that Americans are frustrated and concerned about the accelerating allergy epidemic. As the allergy season begins its approach, long standing allergy sufferers begin to wonder, “Will my symptoms be worse this year than they were last year?”

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