Mom’s Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids

Children born to mothers exposed to microbes during pregnancy may be less likely to develop allergies, German researchers say. They found that pregnant mice exposed to inhaled barnyard microbes gave birth to allergy-resistant offspring. The microbe exposure triggered a mild inflammatory response in the mothers. This response was characterized by increased expression of microbe-sensing Toll-like … Continue reading Mom’s Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids

What’s an Iodine Allergy?

Source: What’s an Iodine Allergy? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Today, allergies are more common than ever before. Food, pollen, and animal allergies are on the rise in both children and adults. It’s relatively easy for most people to reduce exposure to irritating agents, none of which are really required for survival. But, our bodies … Continue reading What’s an Iodine Allergy?

Top 5 Natural Antihistamines

Source: Top 5 Natural Antihistamines by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Are you among the many seasonal allergy sufferers each year? Are you tired of the negative side effects many over-the-counter antihistamines provide? Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that can provide relief without inducing drowsiness, dizziness, or headaches — symptoms usually accompanied by most … Continue reading Top 5 Natural Antihistamines

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Asthma

Anyone who has breathing difficulties knows just how much it can seriously affect quality of life. Unfortunately, as pollution levels rise, so, too, does the rate of asthma. Recent data from the Center for Disease Control reveals hard truths. In the U.S., for example, 1 in 12 adults have asthma and 9 die from it every … Continue reading 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Asthma

6 Avoidable Risk Factors for Asthma

Many of us would agree there’s nothing worse than difficulty breathing, and while there are many conditions out there, I want to talk to you today about asthma. A terrible respiratory condition, it can greatly affect one’s quality of life. If you’re living with asthma, it’s likely you already know your triggers, but there might be … Continue reading 6 Avoidable Risk Factors for Asthma

Recognizing and Avoiding Common Household Toxins

Source: Recognizing and Avoiding Common Household Toxins by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Many people don’t realize the number of toxins they are surrounded by in their home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the air in homes and other buildings is usually more polluted than the air outdoors, even in major … Continue reading Recognizing and Avoiding Common Household Toxins

Do You Know These 5 Benefits of the Loquat Leaf?

Source: Do You Know These 5 Benefits of the Loquat Leaf? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Loquat, also known as Eriobotrya japonica, is a subtropical tree with a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicine. Although the loquat produces edible fruit that is rich in calcium, iron, vitamin A, and potassium, … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Benefits of the Loquat Leaf?

The Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

Himalayan salt has many great health benefits, especially when used with food. Using a Himalayan Salt Inhaler offers an easy, drug-free way to conveniently get many of the multiple benefits of salt-air therapy. This article will discuss Himalayan salt inhaler therapy and the health benefits associated with its use. What is Salt Therapy? Humans have been … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Inhalers

10 Health Conditions that Cause Bad Breath

Many causes of bad breath can be easily addressed. Sometimes, however, bad breath reflects a more serious underlying condition. It could also be a side effect of certain medical treatments or therapies. Whatever the cause, chronic bad breath is not something to be lived with… or ignored. The following 10 health conditions have been found to cause … Continue reading 10 Health Conditions that Cause Bad Breath

Lone Star Ticks Trigger Allergic Reactions to Meat

Recently, a tick named after the state of Texas has been identified as the cause of meat allergies for at least 1,500 people in the United States. The lone star tick, which is most commonly found in the southeastern US, can actually manipulate the immune system of its victims, causing them to suffer allergic reactions … Continue reading Lone Star Ticks Trigger Allergic Reactions to Meat