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Processed Food Epidemic: 6 tips to counteract the effects

The processed food epidemic has become a daily task for parents to fight. We are constantly teased with new better, tasting processed foods while simultaneously encouraged to eat organic. Some people are successful at creating and serving extremely healthy, all natural foods to their kids; however, many of us struggle. Childhood obesity is real and overfeeding […]

Nasal Salt Water Washes: 10 Tips for successful use

Nasal salt water washes stand as an extremely useful method to improve symptoms cause by a runny, congested nose. My previous post detailed  how the nasal salt water washes are beneficial. Regardless of the cause of nasal swelling and mucous production, cleansing with nasal salt water (saline) relieves symptoms and helps to prevent progression of the disease. Since […]

Nasal Saline: Six Salty Secrets to Beat Allergies!

Nasal saline is a fancy word for salt water! Years ago,  many physicians (myself included!) used to provide a “recipe” for parents to make their own salt water nasal mix. Now rows and rows of nasal saline solutions line store shelves everywhere. Most people understand the value to saline washes in infants who have trouble breathing. However, […]

IgE and Allergies: 5 facts you need to know

IgE  and allergies are words that often are discussed hand-in hand.  “IgE allergy” is a specific disease process and is NOT an intolerance. My previous blog post discussed food allergies compared to food intolerances.  When doctors evaluate allergies, they frequently measure IgE; however, people do not know what IgE is! Let’s start with some basics. “Ig” […]

4 False Food Allergy Beliefs: Allergy and Intolerance are not the same

False food allergy beliefs are extremely common. The word allergy refers to a specific reaction of the immune system and medical treatments are directed toward blocking this reaction. False food allergy beliefs drive many people to over treat and aggressively manage symptoms. This over-treatment occurs out of fear that a progressive food allergy reaction may happen. Food intolerances may mimic […]

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