Is “an Apple a Day” Making You Miserable?

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Ah, spring. The grass is greening, the pear and cherry trees are blooming, everything seems fresh and vibrant…except your head. You’re feeling cranky and irritated by all the sneezing and that puffy, stuffy sensation that won’t go away. Many spring allergies are caused by trees, which start pollinating anytime from January to April, depending on… Read more »

Seasonal Allergies: Bonus Tips for Your Bag of Tricks

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Allergies, pardon the expression, are nothing to sneeze at. Countless people suffer symptoms triggered by things as harmless as spring blossoms. All the sniffling, sinus headaches, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of the season can add up to lots of work and leisure time lost. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In my… Read more »

Spring Allergies: 5 Ways to Gain Control

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Getting relief begins with understanding yourself and making a decision to take control—yep, it’s my 3R System to the rescue. You can do something to help your situation. Suffering is optional when you Recognize, Reframe, and Reclaim. RECOGNIZE what’s going on. Start by taking stock of your situation, then ask yourself what you have done… Read more »

Spring Allergies: Are You Afraid to Smell the Roses?

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If you answered “yes,” believe me, I sympathize with your discomfort. I buy extra Kleenex for myself every spring, too. When patients come in looking for relief from allergy symptoms, we always start with the basics. Here are the questions we most often address. I know something in this will help you, too. Is it… Read more »

From “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”

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Christiane Northrup, M.D. The Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, known as NAET, is a very effective method of clearing allergies of all types, including those to foods. NAET was developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad, an acupuncturist and chiropractor who discovered through personal and clinical experience that allergies are often The Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, known as… Read more »

Identifying the Culprits Behind Mysterious Skin Rashes

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Jane, a young teacher in Ohio, wanted a different look to launch her new job, so she dyed her light brown hair red. Although she received many compliments, Jane had second thoughts about her decision when her scalp grew itchy and inflamed. Walter, a medical technologist in New York, enjoyed long stretches of time per-… Read more »

“Healing Children with NAET”

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Roberta Roberts Mittman, L.Ac. From birth to teenage years and beyond, allergies may play a significant role in a child’s physiological and emotional well-being. Defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to substances called allergens, an allergy is an overreaction of the immune system. Millions, however, may be in the groups who have an… Read more »

Creating an Allergy-free Landscape

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Thomas Leo Orgen, M.S., Alternative Medicine Everything is in full bloom-including your allergies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. My wife had severe asthma and hay fever, and as a horticulturist, I naturally wanted to create an allergy-free garden to ease her suffering and still beautify the landscape. To my surprise, there was… Read more »

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

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Ellen W. Cutler, D.C. The Facts: Substances which cause allergic reactions are called allergens. An allergic reaction is your body’s response to a substance that many people can tolerate without difficulty. Your allergic threshold can be compared to the liquid in a glass which will overflow if filled past capacity. A small glass, or low… Read more »