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.

Fatigue? Depression? Sinus and Migraine Headaches? – It May be “Hidden” Allergies

On April 21, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Liz

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.

Does Your Sunscreen Protect or Harm?

On April 20, 2010, in Holistic Health, by Liz

Summer is here and every mother and father are out there yelling “Don’t forget your sunscreen!” Does this sound familiar? I cannot remember the last time that we left the house or my child left the house without putting sunscreen on! Have you ever read the ingredients on the container of sunscreen? It is like reading a toxic list of chemicals! Ever think about this list and what is actually being applied to your skin?

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.

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