Could You Control Your Asthma by Avoiding Food Allergens?

When we have an allergic reaction to foods that we eat, it's due to our antibodies' response to the food as a perceived threat to our body.  These allergic reactions can vary from simply annoying to potentially deadly.  Beyond what food allergens can do on their own, they can also exacerbate symptoms of other ailments, such as asthma.  Asthma is a frightening disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing.  These symptoms are scary enough on their own, but imagine having those symptoms seemingly worsen over time.  If you or someone you know has asthma read on about Asthma and Allergy reactions and how it might be a good idea to examine your diet for food allergens.  Specifically, immunoglobulin E (IgE) food allergies that are known to make asthma symptoms worse.

However, could other food allergies involving immunoglobulin G (IgG) reactions also trigger asthma-related complications?  One study has looked at exactly that.  A study published in January 2015 in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine looked at two patients with Asthma and Allergies.  The patients both saw a reduction in asthma-related symptoms and a need for medicine just by eliminating the food allergens from their diet.

Obesity's Connection to Cancer Sep 12

Globally, about 30% of the populace is either overweight or obese, according to the National Institutes of Health this statistic is higher in the U.S. at about 35.7% of adults being obese.   Obesity is diagnosed when your Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than 30.  Obesity has been cited as one of the major contributors of death at roughly 5% of deaths each year1.  In one recent report obesity is driving an estimated half a million cancer cases annually 2-3.  Two-thirds of obesity-related cancers including colon, rectum, ovary and endometrial cancers occur in North America and Europe.  Women have the highest risk factor and are developing obesity-driven cancers almost twice as often as their male counterparts4.  If this trend marches on the experts think that roughly 50% the world's population will be overweight or obese by the year 20305.  

Allergies: Your Immune System in Overdrive Apr 29

You go through the same thing every year - you get a runny nose, itchy eyes, and maybe a headache - and it seems like there is nothing you can do about it.  It's just allergy season.  so many of us act like having allergies is just a part of who we are, and there's nothing to do but suffer through it until the season changes.  but what if there was a way to address the cause of your allergies instead of just waiting it out and fighting off symptoms with eye drops and antihistamines?

Cholesterol Jun 26

If you turn on the TV to watch the evening news, you’re likely to see many different commercials for new medications, particularly drugs intended to lower cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol have been blamed for many age-related problems over the years, such as heart disease. This led to many nutritious foods such as eggs being demonized. But is cholesterol really that bad? In fact, cholesterol is an essential component used by our bodies to build healthy cells. Cholesterol is also necessary for proper fat digestion, vitamin D use, and hormone production. While normal cholesterol levels are ideal, high cholesterol levels can actually help protect your heart under certain conditions. Low cholesterol levels, however, can be dangerous.