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Are you suffering from a sugar sensitivity?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 21 November 2016, Allergies, Digestion
sugar-sensitivity

Differentiating between the possible triggers of a food sensitivity is usually a lengthy and arduous process, sometimes taking years to complete.

Is it eggs? Dairy? Sulphites? Since there are so many common food offenders – many of which contain allergens that are molecularly similar to other foods – determining the food that sends your body into havoc can be challenging and frustrating…

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6 signs and symptoms that mean you may suffer from lactose intolerance

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 October 2016, Allergies, Digestion
lactose intolerance

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in dairy products. It is the compound that gives milk its mild sweetness and flavour.

And, perhaps a lesser-known fact, lactose is also the cause of digestive unrest, gas, bloating, and diarrhea for more than 7 million Canadians.

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Rubber gloves can hide a latex allergy

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 19 September 2016, Allergies
latex-allergy

Did you know latex is a natural substance that comes from the sap of the South American tree Hevea brasiliensis?

Also known as the rubber tree, this tree is “tapped” for its milky fluid, much like the process of tapping maple trees for maple syrup. This milky fluid is later transformed into latex.

Unfortunately, many individuals are allergic to latex…

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Brain allergies – do they exist?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 August 2016, Allergies, Digestion
brain allergies

Allergies are a common condition experienced by a large percentage of the Canadian population.

Allergies typically result in a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy watery eyes and can be a response to a variety of stimuli, such as environmental and food-mediated causes.

But what about an allergy occurring in the brain?

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Easy ways to allergy-proof your home

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2016, Allergies
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55 per cent of Americans test positive to one of more allergens. While not all individuals who test positive have symptoms, allergic rhinitis – the classic allergic symptoms localized to the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and mouth – affects between 10 to 30 per cent of the population worldwide.

And, the average person spends about 90 per cent of their time indoors. Not surprisingly, the home and workplace are the two primary environments in which frequent and prolonged exposure to allergens occurs…

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