Research Shows that Avoiding Peanuts to Avoid an Allergy Is a Bad Strategy for Most

It has become an article of faith among many women to eliminate some foods during pregnancy, out of concern that their children could become allergic to them: shellfish, dairy and, most of all, peanuts. After their babies arrive, they continue to abstain from certain foods while breast-feeding, and they certainly keep their children from eating […]

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Are you allergic to mold?

Spring is here and the damp weather can bring lots of mold, you or a loved one could be allergic! Molds are various types of fungi (singular = fungus) that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming spores. The term mildew is sometimes used to refer to some kinds of mold, particularly mold in the […]

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New study shows peanut mush can help cut allergy risk!

Some possibly exciting news for parents to help ease the natural anxiety that comes along with parenting! One bump along the road of being a parent is that horrible feeling that comes over you when you see your baby break out in hives after eating a particular food – say, peanuts — for the first […]

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24 Best & Worst Plants for Allergy Sufferers

Spring is fastly approaching and with this, flowers and plants start to bloom and pollen fills the air. According to Thomas Ogren, a horticulturist who invented the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale (OPALS), pollen is the most common allergen that we are exposed to. It’s also something we can control by adjusting our landscapes to reduce plants that […]

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Food Allergies

Did you know that eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies? These foods include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Even though these are the most common foods that can cause an allergic reaction, almost ANY other food can also trigger an allergic reaction. 1 in 13 children in […]

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