Banishing Allergies From the Home

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Home may be the ultimate Comfort zone for many of us. But for the millions of Americans with allergies, home is where the sneezing, wheezing and coughing begin. That’s because houses and apartments are the favorite resting places for house dust, molds and other allergens. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the… Read more »

Association Between Chronic Asthma, Chronic Infection Delineated

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Reuters Health May 23 2002 A substantial number of patients with chronic stable asthma have Mycoplasma species, Chlamydia species, or both in their airways, researchers have found. Dr. Richard J. Martin, of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, Colorado, and colleagues note that chronic infection may play a role in the pathophysiology of… Read more »

C. pneumoniae Infection Tied to Asthma

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Reuters May 2002 An increased frequency of chronic infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae is seen in patients with asthma, researchers report in the April issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Michael Roth, who is currently at the University of Sydney in Campersdown, New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues in Europe… Read more »

Covert Culprits

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New York Resident August 2001 Learn to look for clues of food allergens where you might not expect them, counsels a New York University Medical Center specialist. A recent FDA report notes that many allergens cross over into supposedly allergen-free foods — often in the manufacturing or handling process — meaning that people with allergies… Read more »

Success Stories

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Erin O’Donnell Natural Health August, 2001 Misty Letner had battled migraines and fatigue for 12 years. Her symptoms were so severe that when she was laid off from her job shortly before her Natural Health makeover began, she had no energy to look for a new one. She was sleeping almost 14 hours a night… Read more »

Fatty Acids May Play Role in Children’s Allergies

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Allergy 2001 A perceived increase in allergies among children in the industrialized world has been blamed on everything from environmental pollutants to sanitizing products. Now, a team of researches from Finland suggests that diet may play a role. Their study, published in a recent issue of the journal Allergy, found that children who eventually developed… Read more »

There’s Something In The Air

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Lisa Tsering, Natural Health July/August, 1999 This Spring the city of Atlanta clocked a breath-catching pollen count: slightly more than 6,000 grains per cubic meter of tree and other pollen, the highest ever measured in that area. To the west, Tulsa, Okla., posted a count of 10,000. This is especially remarkable when you realize that… Read more »

You Might Be Allergic to Anything

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Alternative Medicine May 1999 There is hardly any human disease or condition in which allergic factors are not involved,” claims California chiropractor and acupuncturist Devi S. Nambudripad. ÒA substance under the sun, including sunlight itself can cause an allergic reaction someone.” In other words, you are potentially allergic to anything. if you check with enough… Read more »