Quote of the Day - September 20th:
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources
( Jacquie Swan )

Celiac Disease and Allergies

By Heather Legg | 2 Comments »

I have to take on a personal note today as my good friend, after months upon months of sickness, struggling and a myriad of doctors, just had her daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I know it’s not considered an allergy, but on top of that, her allergy diagnosis came back, too – soy, corn, apples, oranges and a few other things are on the list. Continue reading…

Latex Allergy and Its Relation to Oral Allergy Syndrome and Food Allergies

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If you are getting ready to go in and have surgery, be ready for a barrage of questions from a slew of doctors, especially anesthesiologists. One thing they’re really looking for is any allergy to latex. The interesting thing is they won’t just ask about latex and band aids; they also want to know about any food allergies, especially bananas, avocados, kiwis and chestnuts. Continue reading…

Peanut Allergy Patch

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We’re always hearing of new ways to reduce the body’s reaction to allergens. Whether we’re talking about allergy shots for bee stings, drinking certain teas for hay fever or a new prescription medicine with less side effects, we hear of them. However, it seems we’re still waiting for something effective for food allergies. Continue reading…

Should Epipens Be Used Without a Prescription?

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

Since my daughter was prescribed an Epipen auto injector pen 6 years ago, I’ve often wondered what happens if you need an Epipen but don’t have a prescription. Would someone offer theirs to you? Would an establishment or school have one on hand to save a life even without a prescription? What if a first reaction is life threatening and the person wasn’t aware of his allergy, so he didn’t have one? Continue reading…

Allergy Free Hotel Rooms

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

Have you ever stayed in a hotel room and woken up in the morning with swollen, red puffy eyes? Perhaps you notice that when you arrive and have been in your room a little while, you begin to sneeze. Maybe your asthma becomes exacerbated when staying in a hotel. Yes, it very well could be that your hotel room is full of allergens and it’s causing your own allergies and asthma to act up. After all, do hotels take the same careful cleaning and allergen removing precautions that you do at home? Continue reading…

The Neti Pot: Easy and Affordable Non-medication Allergy Relief

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With this long and lingering allergy season, many people are tired of the same symptoms day after day. Often people turn to a neti pot, but many people still are wondering what exactly it is and what exactly it does. Here is your basic rundown on the benefits and the how to’s of the neti pot. Continue reading…

From School to Summer

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Many schools around the country are coming to an end of their school year. This means transition. Some kids thrive on it, for some it causes anxiety, but for most parents of kids with severe allergies, it makes them worry. We feel safe in the classroom where we’ve written the letters, sent in the medicine and they’ve made it allergy free for our children. Now what? There are pool snacks filled with peanuts, ice cream parties full of dairy and play dates, camps, a plethora of other events and activities where we don’t have the same control over what may cross our children’s paths. Continue reading…

A Walk Through a Grocery Store with a Food Allergy

By Heather Legg | 2 Comments »

For most people, grocery shopping is just another errand to run. Maybe they have some food requirements or some favorites or some things that just don’t sit well with them that they stay away from. But for those with food allergies ourselves or in our families, grocery shopping takes on a whole new dimension. We can’t just toss things in the cart without careful scrutinization and a little deciphering. So let’s pick just one of the Top 8 allergies (remember, though that many people with food allergies suffer from more than one),..let’s go with tree nuts, for the sake of my daughter. Continue reading…

Seasonal Allergies and Depression

By Heather Legg | 5 Comments »

Anyone who has suffered from seasonal allergies knows that they can play much more havoc on the mind and body than causing some sneezing and a runny nose. In fact, recent studies have showed that there is a possible real link between allergies and depression. Continue reading…

Are Eye Allergies Any Different than Other Allergies?

By Heather Legg | 1 Comment »

Allergies have a broad range of components, but those who experience allergies may know of the specifics of eye allergies only too well. However, just like all the other aspects of allergies, it can be hard to pinpoint all the facts about eye allergies. So here is your quick reference on eye allergies, the how, what and why, and the difference that makes them stand out: Continue reading…

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