January 9, 2017

Need help recovering from the silly season? Try these anti-inflammatory foods!

  During the holiday season, it’s common to overindulge on processed foods like sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol, which can not only leave us feeling a little bit silly, a little more jolly (if you know what I mean), but can also leave us with chronic low-grade inflammation[1]. Chronic low-grade inflammation has been associated with a wide range of conditions, including allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, heart disease and depression. But the good news is that a change in diet can help. So, check out these four top anti-inflammatory foods you can incorporate into your diet: Fiber – […]
January 9, 2017
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Don’t let allergies get in the way of your New Year’s resolution! Watch out for these three common triggers…

As the New Year rolls in, many of us make a resolution to follow a healthy diet. Though this can help reduce your waist line, many health foods can contain natural food chemicals that may trigger reactions in those with sensitivities! The most common naturally occurring food chemicals that can cause reactions are: Salicylates – a family of natural plant chemicals that protect plants against diseases, insects, fungi and harmful bacteria. They’re often concentrated just under the skin or outer leaves of unripened fruit and vegetables, and can also be created synthetically. Amines – chemicals that are created by the break down […]
December 15, 2016

Three ways to avoid end of year burnout and safe guard your allergies this holiday season

For many of us, the end of year break is a time for some well-earned R and R. But, despite the sleep ins and lazing about, the holiday season can bring a surprising level of tiredness. This is also known as ‘end-of- year burnout’. End-of- year burnout symptoms can manifest both physically and emotionally, and may result in a weakened immune system and inflammation, which makes you more susceptible to allergy symptoms. So here are three ways to keep it at bay …   Watch your alcohol consumption – as our social calendar fills up, so does our glass! But […]
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