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Do Himalayan Salt Lamps Really Work?

In Air, Environmental Allergies, Remedy by Anthony6 Comments

Himalayan salt lamps are crafted from giant rock crystals found in mines of Pakistan and India near the Himalayas. They are formed over a base with a light bulb so that, when lit, it shines through the transparent salt crystal to let off a wonderful orange glow. Many health benefits have been praised in addition to the color it can …

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Does the Neti Pot Work for Allergies?

In Air, Environmental Allergies, Natural Products, Review by Anthony6 Comments

If you have ever swum in the water at the beach, then you’d understand the experience of having salty seawater forced through your nasal passages. Initially unpleasant, this forced irrigation can result in unexpected relief from clogged sinuses. This ancient practice had originated in India thousands of years ago, but does the neti pot work effectively for allergy symptoms? The …

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What is Sulfite Allergy and its Treatments?

In Environmental Allergies by Anthony4 Comments

Sulfites are chemicals that are used as preservatives to inhibit the browning and discoloration in foods and beverages during preparation, storage and distribution. Sulfites have been used in wine making for thousands of years. When consumed, some people find that sulfite-containing foods will cause uncomfortable symptoms, but what is sulfite allergy and its treatments? What is a Sulfite? These compounds …

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What is Egg Allergy and its Treatments?

In Food Allergies by Anthony2 Comments

An egg allergy develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to proteins in the egg whites or yolks. When the eggs are eaten, the body sees the protein as a foreign invader and sends out chemicals to fight it. These chemicals cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction.  Experts estimate that about 2 percent of children are …

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What is a Latex Allergy and its Symptoms?

In Environmental Allergies by Anthony4 Comments

Latex is a milky sap produced by the rubber tree. It is blended with chemicals during manufacturing to give it elastic quality. Latex allergies are most common in people who have regular exposure to latex products like rubber gloves, condoms, balloons, rubber bands and erasers. This is why the allergy is very common among healthcare workers and people who have …

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What is Peanut Allergy and its Treatments?

In Food Allergies by Anthony4 Comments

Food allergies 50 years ago were very rare, but now they are on the rise. Peanuts are one of the most common allergenic foods with serious life-threatening reactions. About one in 50 children are affected(in first-world countries). Research shows that peanut allergies among children have tripled from 1997 to 2008, but what is peanut allergy and its root cause? What …

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Milk Allergy Symptoms Babies Will Have

In Digestion, Infants by Anthony2 Comments

People of any age, shape or size can have a milk allergy, but it is more common in infants(affecting around 2% to 3% of babies). Some kids will “outgrow” the allergy, but others don’t. Identifying the milk allergy symptoms babies can display will help a parent improve their child’s health and immunity. About Milk Allergy When a child is allergic …

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Essential Oils Allergies Can Be Treated With

In Anti-inflammatories, Antihistamines, Natural Products by Anthony6 Comments

Allergies are very common in humans and their triggers vary uniquely for each person. If you’ve have allergies all your life, then you probably know what triggers them. The most common symptoms of allergies includes sneezing, facial puffiness, congestion, skin conditions, eczema, and digestion problems. It is always best to avoid your triggers, but some are hard to avoid. Essential …