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Different allergy types = different reactions

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 18 April 2016, Allergies
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Allergies manifest as a range of symptoms: they can be unnoticeable, make you miserable, or pose a life-threatening danger.

One in five people in North America suffer from allergies. In fact, allergies are among the top chronic conditions worldwide.

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Don’t Let Allergic Asthma Take Your Breath Away

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 15 March 2016, Allergies
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It’s finally springtime, and you’re outside walking your dog enjoying the nice change of weather.

Suddenly, you experience trouble breathing, a tight chest, with coughing and wheezing. This is what an asthma attack feels like…

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Are nut allergies more common than 20 years ago?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 February 2016, Allergies
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If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct. In every classroom, it seems that there is at least one student with a peanut allergy.

In fact, peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S., presently affecting more than 400,000 children. From elementary schools to households, many environments are now “nut-free.”…

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Allergy and intolerance – Find out the difference

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 17 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Eating
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It is easy to confuse allergies with intolerances. They both make us feel sick, lethargic, and downright miserable.  Allergies and intolerances are your body’s reaction to particles in food, air, or through contact.

While both are a response by your immune system, they differ in many key ways: their time of onset, severity of physical symptoms, and immune system mechanism of action.

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