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Do allergies mean you have immune problems?

October 21, 2015

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Do allergies mean you have immune problems? by Debbie Williams —  It appears Arizona allergies are here early again this year — probably from all the rain. If you suffer with allergies, I know you are miserable and want to be allergy free. You most likely have a struggling immune system that wreaks havoc on […]

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Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities

May 22, 2015

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Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities by V. Melina, R.D.,  J. Stepaniak, M.S., and D. Aronson, M.S., R.D. —  It is estimated that allergies have tripled during the last three decades in developed countries and this book, written by leading authorities in dietetics, nutrition and food development, gives invaluable advice […]

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Desensitize your allergies

February 19, 2015

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Desensitize your allergies by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Those who suffer severely from allergies may not believe natural remedies can be as effective as prescription medication. Symptoms can be excruciating, but even if they are debilitating, harsh treatment is not always necessary. Relying on a prescription medication can be overkill for most allergy sufferers. Prescription […]

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Natural therapies for dealing with allergies

January 6, 2015

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Natural therapies for dealing with allergies by Dr. Kannamma Kannan —  Allergies are difficult to deal with. They can make it impossible for you to go outside, visit friends who have pets or eat your favorite foods. Allergies can manifest in the form of hay fever, allergic rhinitis, asthma or food sensitivites. The greatest misunderstanding […]

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The challenges of living gluten free

December 28, 2014

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The challenges of living gluten free by Christine Martin  —  We hear a lot today about gluten-free foods. Until recently, we never saw special menus in restaurants or a designated gluten-free area of the grocery store aisle. People initially may think it is a passing fad, something that medical professionals dreamed up so that businesses […]

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The “dirty” secret about allergies

December 11, 2014

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The “dirty” secret about allergies by Dr. Bill Miller —  When I was growing up, I never knew a child with a food allergy. Allergies of any kind seemed rare; yet now, allergic concerns are frequently encountered. Just a few weeks ago, I was on a flight from Phoenix to Philadelphia. Shortly after the trip […]

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It is a bad time for allergies

November 13, 2014

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It is a bad time for allergies by Rebekkah Sax-Guerrero —  This season is the beginning of sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny noses and scratchy throats for all those allergy sufferers. Allergies are caused when the body reacts to a harmless substance, such as pollen, certain foods or mold. The body produces large amounts of […]

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Severe food allergies — a social concern

April 13, 2014

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Severe food allergies — a social concern by Grant Knight —  About a year ago, some of my friends were hanging out together. Before going to the rec center to play basketball, they decided to eat at Panda Express. Now, one of my friends has a pretty serious peanut allergy. He ordered the honey walnut […]

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Natural relief for allergies

April 12, 2014

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Natural relief for allergies by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Allergies can be downright cruel. Just when the weather perks up and the birds are chirping, allergy sufferers are bombarded with a host of allergy symptoms, which can range from inconvenient to dangerous. It is one thing to stuff tissue into every pocket available, but an […]

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Seasonal allergies: A deeper look

February 14, 2014

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by Dr. Steven D. Ehrlich —  Oh, to be a Kleenex salesman in spring! Or winter, fall or even summer, for that matter. There is a sneeze for every season in Arizona. As winter’s mold-producing rains fade into spring’s sun-coaxing, pollen-laden foliage … As summer’s tyrannical dust storms morph into autumn’s unique blend of mold […]

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Inflammation — a silent killer

December 27, 2013

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by Paula Owens —  The three killer insults on the body are: oxidation, autoimmunity and inflammation. Some level of inflammation is needed for tissue and wounds to heal from infections and injuries; however, when the inflammatory response becomes chronic, problems occur. Chronic inflammation is unseen by the eye and is a silent killer that accelerates […]

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Avoiding flu and colds

December 22, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Advertisements are in full swing right now promoting flu shots and cold medicines. Our 24-year-old son texted me recently, asking if he should get his free flu shot at work. An emphatic “No!” was my answer. He is in fantastic health, exercises regularly and his immune system is operating the way […]

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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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