- by Dr. Eric Herman, D.C. BioVeda Health & Wellness Center of Bethlehem What causes allergies and chemical sensitivities? Over the last decade, important breakthroughs have occurred in the identification and treatment of allergies. Dr. Robert Gardner, Ph.D. professor of nutrition at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), discovered that specific key chemical agents cause allergic [...]
Several articles came to our attention this week as must reads when it comes to a natural approach to overall health and wellness. Here’s the latest in health news across the web! Food Allergies Make Kids a Target (CNN.com) More children with food allergies may experience acts of bullying and other targeted negative behaviors than [...]
- By Dr. James Augustine, D.C. Myth: Food intolerance and food sensitivity are the same thing. Not true. And neither one are the same as food allergy. Experts say “food intolerance” and “food sensitivity” are often used interchangeably by the public, causing misunderstanding. Add “food poisoning” to the list, and people become even more confused. [...]
A recent report from Children’s Hospital Boston indicates that food allergies in children are becoming more common and more severe. In fact, the number of food allergy cases at this hospital doubled in 2006. In addition, the number of kids with food allergies went up 18 percent from 1997 to 2007, according to the U.S. [...]
There are two types of allergic responses as it relates to food allergies. IgE is an indication of a hypersensitivity or true allergy. IgG is a secondary response usually associated with a previous exposure to an antigen. Food Allergies don’t cause Everything, BUT Food Allergies CAN cause ANYTHING!
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports this month on a study showing peanut allergies in American children have more than tripled over the last 11 years. Food allergies such as peanut allergies are on the rise and have become a significant health burden. There are many alternative and holistic options for dealing with allergies such as a peanut allergy. Contact a BioVeda Health and Wellness Center near you to learn more.