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How To Avoid Allergies In Your Child: Hay Fever and more

How To Avoid Allergies In Your Child

by Dr. Jonathon Brostoff & Linda Gamlin. Most people with severe hay fever allergies will surely hope that their children can be spared the same fate. Unfortunately, you cannot take any measures that will guarantee a hay fever-free future for your child, but you can reduce the chances that he or she will develop the same disease.

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Scientists Discover a Dedicated Pathway for Itch

Scientists Discover a Dedicated Pathway for Itch

Insights into the neural pathway for itchiness may point to new approaches for conditions such as psoriasis, shingles and liver disease....

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How to Control Your Seasonal Allergies

How to Control Your Seasonal Allergies

Allergic reactions occur when the body wrongly defends itself against something that is not dangerous. A healthy immune system defends against invading bacteria and viruses. During allergic reactions, however, the immune system fights harmless materials, such as pollen or mold, with production of a special class of antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE)

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Allergies On Rise In US For Children

Children's allergies are on the rise in the United States and are particularly common among the wealthiest in society, said a US government report on Thursday.

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Minimizing Allergies: Measures To Take After The Baby's Birth

Minimizing Allergies: Measures To Take After The Baby's Birthby Dr. Jonathon Brostoff & Linda Gamlin. If breast-feeding is not possible, for whatever reason, you should not feel guilty about the situation. Fortunately, there are alternatives that carry less risk of allergy than standard infant formulas. When it comes to introducing new foods, those with low allergenic potential should be given at first...

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About Allergies and Manic Depressive or Bipolar Disorder

About Allergies and Manic Depressive or Bipolar Disorderby Stephanie Marohn. For some people, it is sufficient to clear the five basic groups, but most people with severe conditions such as bipolar disorder have more extensive allergies. The larger basic collection of allergens includes magnesium, essential fatty acid oils, amino acids, grain mix (including gluten), yeast mix (including acidophilus), artificial...

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Natural Herbal Supplements for Allergies

Butterbur Natural Herbal Supplement for Allergies graphicby Jonathan Brostoff M.D. & Linda Gamlin.

There are various herbal medicines on sale that claim to alleviate hay fever and perennial allergic rhinitis. The following ones have been tested: Butterbur (Petasites hybridus); Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica); Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba); Luffa complex (also marketed as Pollinosan); Grape seed extract; Quercetin; Perilla 6000 (contains Perilla frutescens)

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Natural Remedies for Hay Fever

Cod Liver Oil Natural Remedies for Hay Fever graphicby Jonathan Brostoff M.D. & Linda Gamlin.

Conventional medicine has some powerful weapons against hay fever but many people still turn to other forms of treatment. This chapter looks at all those that we have come across and tries to assess whether or not they may help you.

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Unblocking Nasal Congestion

Unblocking Nasal Congestionby Jonathan Brostoff M.D. & Linda Gamlin.

The traditional treatment used for colds—inhaling steam—can be very effective in hay fever. Use a mixing bowl from the kitchen, pour in boiling water, put a towel over your head and shoulders, and sit with your face over the bowl so that you are inhaling the steam. Menthol, eucalyptus, and other essential oils with a decongestant action are sometimes added to the hot water to improve...

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Placebo Effect in Hay Fever Cures

by Jonathan Brostoff M.D. & Linda Gamlin.

You will, no doubt, meet people who have "found the cure" for hay fever. There are two things to bear in mind when considering such claims. One is that most people grow out of hay fever as they get older, usually before the age of 30. The second point to consider is the placebo effect, a phenomenon well known to medicine, whereby any new treatment will have some positive effect for most people. Belief that the treatment will work is the crucial element...

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Allergy Epidemic

Allergy-Free Gardeningby Thomas Leo Ogren. Fifty years ago less than 5 percent of our population suffered from allergies. Today it is estimated that some 38% of the US population now has allergies. As the number of people with pollen-allergies grows, attitudes toward trees themselves are already changing.

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Allergies Linked to Diet

by Konrad Kail, N.D. and Bobby Lawrence with Burton Goldberg.

Nutritionist Lindsey Berkson, M.A., D.C., of Santa Fe, New Mexico, sees today's typical American diet as containing too few foods. According to Dr. Berkson, the American menu is actually made of various combinations of the same foods, usually wheat, beef, eggs, potatoes, and milk products. For example, she points out, a breakfast of eggs, sausage, white toast, and hash browns is the same as a lunch of a hamburger, white bun, and fries, which is the same as a dinner of steak and potatoes or white pasta.

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