March 1, 2017

The eczema-allergy connection

February 23, 2017

Could your allergies be “all in your head”? (Not the way you think though…)

  If you suffer from chronic allergy symptoms, you’ve probably had someone tell you at some point that your allergies are “all in your head”. While this is insensitive to allergy sufferers, they may be onto something when it comes to how your allergies developed in the first place. The theory that allergies can develop subconsciously has been shown in several scientific studies, including one by Gauci et al (1994) at the University of Newcastle. In this study, participants who were allergic to dust mites were exposed to dust mites (triggering an allergic reaction), along with a flavoured drink. After […]
February 15, 2017

Do you have a food allergy or food intolerance? Here’s how to figure it out…

Food allergy and food intolerance are commonly confused. But it’s important to understand the differences between them in order to help pinpoint the cause of your reactions and get your symptoms under control.   Food allergy A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly sees a certain food as harmful and produces specific ImmunoglobulinE (IgE) antibodies to help fight it off. Unlike food intolerance, food allergy: can trigger a wide range of symptoms, from digestive and skin issues to swollen airways can cause mild to severe immune reactions (which can be life threatening) can be triggered by ingesting […]
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