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10 ways to get a restful night’s sleep with hay fever

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Allergies, Stress and sleep
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As we move into the thick of summer season, pesky hay fever symptoms continue to wreak havoc for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, even at night.

For hay fever sufferers, the summer months can be unbearable because these months are typically plagued by pollen – a chief environmental allergen that causes allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

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Fight nature with nature to beat hayfever symptoms

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 April 2017, Allergies
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Hayfever season usually kicks off around the middle of spring, often heralding a world of discomfort and unpleasantness for hayfever sufferers.

However, just as you may blame nature for your misery, nature can also play an important role in easing your symptoms…

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Do Allergies Develop in the Womb?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 January 2017, Allergies
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If you find yourself with a chronic sore throat and mucous trickling from the back of your nose to your mouth, you may be suffering from allergies.

Some researchers believe that environmental exposure to risk factors, such as tobacco smoke and air pollution, may have an impact on the development of allergies as early as in the womb!

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Allergies

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Allergies
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Symptoms, Causes, and Effects

Until about 100 years ago an allergy was something out of the ordinary as formal infections were the most frequent causes of disease. Nowadays, allergies have been increasing uncontrollably and it is officially accepted that the contamination of our modern environment has created a climate favorable for the development of such illnesses.

What is an allergy?

When speaking of an allergy, we mean a changed or unusual defensive reaction against some known, or unknown, substance. An allergic disposition can be hereditary or acquired and we can get an allergy at any time in life, even as a bottle fed baby.

An allergic reaction to a substance or food can happen within seconds or over a period of up to 72 hours. Countless health problems or even serious illness can be caused by allergens.

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