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Allergies

20 Ways to Survive Pollen Season (Without Locking Yourself Indoors)

Hello, spring. Hello birds, bees, and blossoms Ö and sneezes, sniffles and crazy-making itchy eyes. The various types of pollen that make the plant world do its thing in spring are also responsible fo…

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How to Eat Out With Food Allergies

Food allergies are common, and they can be incredibly serious. But just because you've been diagnosed with food allergies, doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying food. These days, even eating out at r…

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?† This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.† So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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16 Ways to Breathe Easier

The colder weather can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.† To make matters worse people spend more time indoors in their homes and office, which tend to have poor air quality.† To help…

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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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What’s Causing All These Peanut Allergies?

It wasnít until I had kids that I realized how serious peanut allergies have become. Fortunately my own children donít have allergies, but many of their friends do, and there are nut-free policies eve…

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DIY Gluten Free Dog Treats with Pumpkin

I've written about the health benefits of pumpkins for dogs and cats, including improved digestion, urinary health and even weight loss. Here are some recipes you can make at home for your dogs that i…

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5 Rare & Surprising Allergies (Slideshow)

  What is innocuous for most can be deadly for some. Sure, people with peanut allergies just need to avoid eating it, and people with cat allergies probably shouldn't have a feline friend. But…

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Kaiser Permanente Endorses Plant-Based Diets

Itís hard to believe, but Kaiser Permanente has endorsed a plant-based diet! Why does this matter? ďKaiser Permanente is the largest HMO in the United States with 182,000 employees, including 17,00…

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7 Natural Lung-Healing Remedies

From the bountiful harvests to the changing colors of trees around us, autumn is a beautiful time of year.† For people suffering from fall allergies, asthma, or other breathing concerns, it is often a…

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