Identifying Adverse Food Reactions

For the past 40 years the numbers of asthma and allergy sufferers have been steadily climbing. In 2005, 54% of Americans showed a positive reaction to skin-scratch testing for at least one allergen. If you polled your friends today you would likely find several who are avoiding gluten, dairy, or some other common food. Why…

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Dissecting Toxic Links to Sleep

Sleep is a required need to sustain life., and quality sleep is critical to vital and abundant health. One of the most overlooked relationships in acquiring quality sleep is the role that the mattress plays. Most people, including health care professionals, have little understanding of what qualifies as a good sleeping surface; and more concerning,…

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Too Hard to Stomach

The risks associated with antacids might outweigh the potential benefits they offer.  Do you know what proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are?  They are a specific group of antacid medications designed to reduce the body’s natural acid production. Unfortunately, they may provide more than the user bargained for. PPIs are commonly prescribed for gastroesophogeal reflux disease…

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