What Are Food Allergies

Food allergies happen when the body’s immune system overreacts. Its main function is to fight germs and other diseases. Bacteria, viruses and other foreign organisms are being fought by our antibodies. But for some unknown reasons, the immune system reacts inappropriately and thought that certain substances in a food are harmful. This also happens in [...]

Allergies to Soy Protein and Soy Products

Many of us think of soy products as a great addition to our daily diet because it is lactose free and high in protein. People are also urged to drink soy for its health promoting benefits. Unfortunately, not everyone can eat or drink products which contains soy because they have or develop allergic reactions. Soy [...]

The Most Common Fall Allergies

Come fall, while others are thinking about football, pumpkin pie, Halloween and are busy raking leaves, you may be in a world of misery. You can get help to control your fall allergies. Typical Late Summer and Fall Season Allergies One of the main contributors to late summer and fall allergies is the ragweed plant.  [...]

Allergy To Bee Stings – Part Two

Click Here to Read  Part One How best to protect yourself against bee stings Whether or not you have had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, it is important to know what you can do in the eventuality that you do have a reaction. Some people have allergic reactions to bee or insect stings [...]

Allergy To Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious and beautiful fruit, with excellent nutrient values rich in flavenoids and antioxidants. Strawberries are eaten as they are or added to many processed foods like jams and crushes. What many people don’t know is that strawberries are also used in beauty and cosmetic products and even in perfumes. A small percentage [...]

Are You Allergic To Your Pet?

We love our furry friends to distraction. And it is distressing to find out that you or one of your children have developed an allergy to them. Pet allergies can be mild or very intense. Dogs and cats release allergens through their skin, saliva and urine. There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog [...]

Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies, can affect anyone of any age, but it is predominantly found in children. In some cases children can outgrow this allergy but this does not always occur. Peanut allergies can range from a simple irritation to life-threatening reactions (anaphylaxis) resulting in death. An allergic reacti0n  can be triggered just by touching a peanut [...]

Top Eight Food Allergies

The following eight foods are the most common food allergies. It is estimated that they are responsible for about 90% of all food allergy reactions.  Many people think that simply avoiding the foods is easy … but it isn’t. These ingredients are used in thousands of manufactured products. Milk Eggs Peanuts Tree nuts (including  walnuts, [...]

Managing Pollen Allergies

Most people love spring as the days get longer and warmer, the trees and plants start to show their leaves and flower buds. They are anxious to get outdoors and take advantage of the spring glory. However, at least 10% of all Canadians and Americans suffer from pollen allergies. To them, spring is a season [...]

Skin Allergies – Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is a skin allergy irritation or inflammation which can range from itchy skin, to severe outbreaks where there may be blisters or crusty scales that will ooze fluid. Contact Dermatitis occurs at all ages, and can be caused by coming into contact with many different substances such as: metals, laundry detergents, cosmetics, chemicals, [...]