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Allergies

Plant Compounds Ease Asthma, Allergies

Posted March 4, 2014

Anti-inflammatory plant estrogen compounds found in soy and flaxseed were associated with less asthma and allergic disease, a national observational study showed. People with the highest urinary levels of phytoestrogens from flax and soy had the lowest risk, Jessica Savage, MD, MHS, of Brigham and Women’s and Harvard in Boston, reported here at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology meeting.

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Anti-allergic effect of a Korean traditional medicine, Biyeom-Tang on mast cells and allergic rhinitis

Posted February 13, 2014

Biyeom-Tang, a medicine prescribed by oriental clinics, has been used for the treatment of the allergic rhinitis (AR). In the present study, an ethanol extract of Biyeom-Tang (EBT) was investigated for anti-allergic properties on bone-marrow derived mast cells (BMMC) and in vivo models.

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Natural cures for allergies

Posted January 23, 2014

Anaphylaxis shock is a life-threatening allergic reaction – usually caused by food, medications or insect bites. Worldwide, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, allergic diseases have been on the rise for over 50 years. But, none of the ‘experts’ ever get to the heart of the matter.

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Prevention of allergic airway hyperresponsiveness and remodeling in mice by Astragaliradix Antiasthmatic decoction

Posted December 26, 2013

Astragali radix Antiasthmatic Decoction (AAD), a traditional Chinese medication, is found effective in treating allergic diseases and chronic cough. The purpose of this study is to determine whether this medication could suppress allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and remodeling in mice, and its possible mechanisms.

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Eating peanuts in pregnancy lowers allergy risk for child

Posted December 26, 2013

Allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts can range from mild to life-threatening. But new research suggests that pregnant women who are not allergic to the nuts/legumes and who eat more of them during pregnancy lower the risk of their child developing an allergy to the food.

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Naturopathic Remedies for Allergies

Posted December 2, 2013

Most of us have encountered atleast one allergy in our lifetime. Allergies can be of many types, they may come in the form of an infection, an illness or a skin ailment. Infact many people can have food allergies, flower allergies, dust allergies and many other similar types of allergies as well. To treat each different type of an allergy, there are many different ways and methods.

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Researchers Have a Nose for How Probiotics Could Affect Hay Fever

Posted November 27, 2013

A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers reacted to a single out-of-season challenge. However, it did not lead to significant changes in hay fever symptoms, although this challenge test may not have accurately represented natural allergen exposure.

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Believe it or not, some Allergies may lead to Blood Cancer

Posted November 27, 2013

It has been unclear why there may be an association between allergies and blood cancer in women and not men. Allergy sufferers are generally miserable during an allergic attack. The medications on the market to help deal with allergies often make people feel run down and tired. Efforts are often made to identify and avoid allergens and to find natural remedies to help prevent allergies. New research which points to a possible link between allergies and blood cancer in women highlights the urgent need to investigate the cause of allergies and manners in which allergies can be prevented much more aggressively.

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Seeking good relief from allergies: Try natural interventions

Posted November 10, 2013

Allergies are very troubling with constant sneezing, stuffy noses, watery eyes, headaches, and bothersome itching of the eyes and nose. This can be very costly for your daily productivity as it hits your quality of life by making you miserable. Imagine suffering from a horrible cold for weeks with no relief as is often seen with allergy sufferers. Natural alternatives for allergy sufferers are far more preferable than drugs due to the side effect profiles associated with allergy drugs.

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Clinical tests provide strong evidence that spirulina, siberian ginseng and skullcap relieve allergic rhinitis

Posted October 31, 2013

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal airways due to an allergic immune system response. The sinuses become inflamed because of increased histamine production, as the sensitive immune system responds to a foreign allergen such as pollen, dust or animal dander. The response to the allergens triggers the production of antibodies called immunoglobulin E. These antibodies bind to mast cells and basophils, both of which contain histamine. Histamine is the inflammatory substance that causes the inflammation in the sinus cavities, the increased mucus production, the sneezing and the itchy, watery eyes.

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