Stress Worsens Allergy Symptoms

Stress may not cause your spring allergies, but it can make your symptoms harder to manage.  According to a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there is an association between higher perceived stress and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a – generally harmless –… Read more »

Spring Cleaning for Allergy Season

Allergy season has arrived.  If you think allergies are just an outdoor thing, think again. If you ever open your windows and doors, keep your shoes on in the house, or don’t strip down your clothes when you come inside, there is pollen in your home.  Aside from pollen, many people are also allergic to… Read more »

Research on Vitamin D3 for Allergy Symptoms

Researchers at the Children’s National Medical Center recently found that children who suffered from asthma and seasonal allergies were 20 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than children who didn’t suffer. Likewise, other recent study results demonstrated that vitamin D3 supplementation may alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms as well as treat chronic hives. According… Read more »

IBS Relief Using Probiotics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal condition in North America with an estimated 30 to 50 million sufferers. Yet it remains one of the most difficult to treat. The chronic and often debilitating symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Treating IBS can be a difficult process for doctors… Read more »

Common Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Suffering from any gastrointestinal disorder can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. It’s normal to have a little bit of gas and bloating, but feeling discomfort, pain or changes in your bathroom habits regularly is not.  If you experience these things, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a digestive disorder that impacts… Read more »

Avoid These Six Foods if You Suffer from IBS

When you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), eating can be difficult.  IBS is also not a “one size fits all” disorder, so there are no hard and fast rules about foods you should or shouldn’t eat.  In general, eating a variety of healthy, low-fat foods in moderation is recommended.  However, there may be certain… Read more »

Spring Weight Loss Without the Gym

Spring is here and you might be hoping and trying to shed a few pounds before summer arrives. But now that the weather is nice and the days are longer, you may be less likely to go to the gym. All is not lost. You can still achieve your weight loss goals without hitting the… Read more »

The Buzz on Honey for Allergy Relief

Have you heard the buzz about local honey as a treatment for seasonal allergies? The idea behind honey treating allergies is similar to that of a person getting allergy shots. But while allergy shots have been proven effective, the use of honey has not. When a person eats local honey, they are thought to be ingesting… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Health

Spring has sprung and you may have the impulse to start cleaning and organizing – replacing the old with new. You can also spring clean your health! It’s the perfect time of year to replace your old sneakers, get in those check-ups and check in on those health resolutions. Toss your old bad habits and… Read more »

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that pain is a significant factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re actually getting. The numbers are startling with an average 42-minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve… Read more »