Quote of the Day - January 18th:
Since carriage in the nose is the first step in causing disease, the increased rate of carriage suggests more frequent occurrence of the disease. Indeed, active and passive smoking are associated with increased rate of respiratory infectious diseases.
( David Greenberg )

Pros and Cons of Natural Alternative and Pharmaceutical Allergy Relief

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With spring knocking at the door, many of us need to start thinking of allergy prevention and relief if we haven’t already. With so many choices of what to take, sometimes it is hard to make that decision. For people taking some sort of medication every day, sometimes more, it does matter what you take. Continue reading…

Almond Milk

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My younger daughter just does not like milk. She eats other things with calcium so I don’t worry too much, but I did just buy some almond milk for her to try. She has yet to try it, maybe it’s the look of milk she doesn’t like, but I did and it is quite good. For those who need to avoid cow’s milk for either an intolerance or an allergy, it really is a good alternative. The health benefits abound, and include these: Continue reading…

9 Ways to Make the Home More Healthy for Children

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Allergies are one of the most often reported conditions in children and do often begin in childhood. There are some ways to make the home healthier and prevent some allergies, or at least alleviate them. Here are a few: Continue reading…

Another Gluten Free Cookbook – The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

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I love the Cake Doctor cook books. The author, Ann Byrn, takes cake mixes and turns them into luscious, decadent desserts that are super easy to make. Now she has done it gluten free! I saw this cookbook the other day and was very excited! Continue reading…

Peanut Allergy Research

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Recent research evidence shows us two interesting findings regarding peanut allergies. The first one is that boys are more likely diagnosed than girls with having a peanut allergy. The second is that children from homes with higher income are more likely to be diagnosed. Continue reading…

Relief For Allergy Eyes

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Besides itchy skin, itchy and red eyes are one of the top allergy bothers. All different kinds of allergies can effect eyes, including food allergies that swell them, animals that irritate them and other environmental irritants like dust, pollen or even a lot of unknowns.  Because the eyes don’t have the barriers that other systems in the body do, they are often the first part affected by allergies. But besides knowing what irritates them and trying to stay away, it is also important to know how to treat them. Continue reading…

Valentine’s Day With Food Allergies Can Still Be Sweet

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Valentine’s Day is that chocolate filled holiday that some of us love and some of us dread. I know there are those that dread it for other reasons, but I’m going to focus on the food aspect. It’s hard for those with food allergies, especially kids,  to stand by and watch all of the chocolates, nut and dairy filled, and the cookies, full of eggs and wheat, that surround the day. However, it doesn’t have to be something to dread and here are some ideas for your allergic sweetheart (who may very well be your child) that are just as good as those sweets. Continue reading…

Allegra Is Going OTC

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There will be one more allergy medicine on the shelves of your favorite pharmacy this spring. The Food and Drug Administration has just approved the sale of Allegra as an over the counter drug. A prescription is no longer needed. Allegra is used for the relief of allergy symptoms like sneezing; runny nose; itchy, watery eyes; and itchy nose or throat and is said to work within an hour of taking it. Continue reading…

Gluten Free and Inspiration in Rachael Ray

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I have been noticing, and maybe writing, about how more allergy friendly recipes are becoming more and more mainstream. They are not only found in allergy free cookbooks and on sites, but also on places like the Food Network site and today as I was reading my Everyday with Rachael Ray, I was impressed to see not only gluten free advertisements, but also a page or two on gluten free cooking and some good basic advice on cooking for and with allergies. Continue reading…

Pets on Airplanes

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Recently we were on a flight and not one, but two dogs were on it. Now I don’t have a problem with pets on planes, but I am not allergic to them, and unless up close and personal, no one in my family does. However, just as there is currently a lot of controversy over allergy provoking foods on planes, there is some debate about whether pets should be allowed on planes. Continue reading…

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