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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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10 tips for sneeze-free gardening

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2016, Allergies
sneeze-free gardening

The weeds need tackled, flower beds tended and the grass needs to be cut.

The summer months are the perfect time to spruce up your garden and enjoy the outdoors, but a garden in full bloom can be a nightmare and these simple tasks can become a struggle if you suffer from seasonal allergies…

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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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Battling Food Intolerances & Allergies

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Allergies
Battling Food Intolerances & Allergies

Why More People Have Food Allergies Today

These days, more and more people suffer from food intolerances or allergies. Why is that?

For one thing, our high-stress lifestyles and poor eating habits are at least in part to blame, but there has to be more to it than that… So what mysterious mechanism could cause the body to go so off-kilter?

For starters, you might be interested to know that our diet, high in refined carbohydrates, grains and sugars, especially when combined with our over-use of antibiotics, plays a major role in the allergy phenomenon.

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