Hypersensitive to “everything”? Allergies? Or only a “cold”?

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It can drive you crazy trying to figure out why you are sick (again). It’s hard to consider allergies or hypersensitivity when we’re programmed since very young that every sniffle is explained by “caught a cold” or “picked up a bug” or “it’s going around”. Unless it’s seasonal “hay fever”, immediately we think we have a cold or a flu—and …

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Is your anti-inflammatory drug causing your inflammation?

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I used NSAID’s for way too long, for every pain, to try to reduce inflammation and swelling… now I’ve learned these anti-inflammatory drugs may be why I have a gastric ulcer. –Gabe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are common pain-killers available in over-the-counter doses as well as stronger, prescription-only, anti-inflammatory formulations. I thought it was safe to take aspirin and Ibuprophen. …

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Minimize your allergies

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It is starting to be that time of year again: seasonal allergies time and our unseasonably dry winter and spring isn’t helping. If you’re one of the 50 million people in the United States who suffer from the sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes and itching of “allergic rhinitis” (hay fever), read on… The biggest clue, perhaps, as to …

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Anti-inflammatory diet: Balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

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One of the most common causes of chronic inflammation is not having the right fats in your diet. Surprised? Maybe you thought I’d say sugar? Well, sugar is THE #1 cause, but here’s another rebalancing hint: The chronic imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in our diet—mostly due to relying on vegetable oils—is right up there causing our inflammatory woes. …

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Eliminating and preventing allergies: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, what?

One in five of us suffer from allergies, a problem that is increasing especially among children. The rise in allergies worldwide has been ongoing and documented for 50 years according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). There is no clear answer why but a whole body health view may help understand—and heal—allergies. Food Allergies on the …

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Allergies? Eat Your Antihistamines ;-)

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Sneezing, sniffling, swollen, itchy eyes got you down? You’re far from alone. We’re in full “break-up” mode now with spruce, willows, and birch pollen a-plenty plus our unseasonably warm, dry weather—as amazing as has been these gorgeous Alaska days—is stirring up dust with all of last fall’s pollen and other roadside hazards. As if that’s not enough, seasonal allergies exacerbate …

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Inflammation—Disease Cause or Cure?

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You “catch” a “bug” and your immune cells overwhelm and eliminate the infection. Your child skins their knee; immune cells clear dead/damaged tissue and debris and carefully coordinate healing. Cured. But what if the inflammation continues? Normally, short-term inflammation is a temporary redness, heat, swelling, tenderness, and pain. Even fever is the normal inflammatory response to infection or injury and is an …

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