Nutrition/Wellness

Why Allergy Symptom-Relievers Could be Harmful in the Long Run

April 12, 2023

When exposed to a harmful allergen, the body releases histamine — and that triggers allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, congestion, and more. When you take an antihistamine, it works to reduce the effect of histamine and therefore, the symptoms. That’s why antihistamines are usually the first line of defense when battling…

Read more about antihistamine side effects...

Avoid Allergic Reactions & Keep Skin Care Luxurious

March 29, 2023

Skin care has been a trending topic since people were stuck at home in 2020 — having more time to explore self-care than usual. Now, having a skin care routine is commonplace, and social media is filled with tips, tricks, and products that may help stop aging or reduce sun damage. What happens when you…

Read more about avoiding skin reactions...

It Finally Happened: Seeing Sesame on Food Labels

January 4, 2023

It finally happened! Thanks to The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act that was passed in April of 2021, sesame is required to be listed as a major food allergen on food and beverage package labels. This change went into effect on January 1, 2023. This blog breaks down the importance of…

Read more about Sesame on Food Labels

Can Stress Make Allergies Worse?

October 12, 2022

Everyone has experienced stress at some point, but what is it? Stress is your body’s reaction to a threat or challenge. We generally think of stress as being caused by a negative situation like an overly hectic day at work or death of a loved one, but it can also be caused by positive events…

Read more about stress & allergies…

Itchy Mouth After Eating Apples?

September 14, 2022

Do you know someone who reacts to apples and can’t take part in the best fall desserts, dishes, and activities? It’s probably due to Oral Allergy Syndrome. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) happens when the body misinterprets food as bothersome pollen. This is because compounds in certain foods are similar to compounds on the surface of…

Read more about reducing OAS symptoms to apple…

Oral Allergy Syndrome with Ragweed Allergies

August 31, 2022

Ragweed is one of the most bothersome environmental allergies — and that’s because such a large amount of pollen circulates through the air at one given time. Some people with a ragweed allergy might experience additional symptoms, but only when eating raw produce. Why is that? Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?…

Read more about Oral Allergy Syndrome with ragweed allergies…

Choosing an Allergy-Safe Sunscreen

June 8, 2022

There is a familiar, tropical, smell that comes to mind when you think back on beach days or soccer games in the middle of the summer — the sweet smell of sunscreen. Are you using allergy-safe sunscreen? For those with allergies and eczema, sunscreen is just another product that should be thoroughly examined and tested…

Read more about choosing an allergy-safe sunscreen…

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the Difference?

May 25, 2022

The difference between a food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing. Find out what causes symptoms, what symptoms look like, diagnostic processes, and how allergy drop immunotherapy can treat the cause of food allergy. What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance can occur from a variety of causes including a missing enzyme needed to digest food,…

Read more about the difference between food allergy & food intolerance…

5 Steps for Safely Traveling with Food Allergies

January 5, 2022

Traveling can bring excitement, anxiety, and stress, whether you’re driving a short distance for the day or flying across the country for an extended business trip or vacation. Add food allergies to the mix and traveling can be overwhelming. Researching dining and flight options, communicating your allergies with others, remembering to pack important allergy-friendly items,…

Read more about traveling with food allergies…

Food Recalls and Undeclared Allergens: What You Need to Know

November 24, 2021

We’ve all heard about food recalls on the news — “food abc” recalled for undeclared allergens, “food xyz” recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. As scary as they may sound, food recalls often get brushed to the side if it isn’t a food you eat or buy. An undeclared major food allergen, when a food…

What you need to know about food recalls and undeclared allergens