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Is Your Child Allergy-Safe At School?

Recently in the news there’s been a lot of talk about the safety of kids with allergies in schools and what schools should do when allergy attacks hit – especially life-threatening attacks like anaphylaxis. Schools are limited legally to what types of medications they can keep on hand and administer to a child, but since an allergy attack can go from bad to worse in seconds, many parents believe it’s important for schools to stock and administer medications like Epinephrine. Throughout the 50 states there are a variety of laws that regulate the use of EpiPen and other similar medications. For Read More

Stress and Allergies

Allergies are rooted in the body’s immune system. When the immune system thinks that something like dust, mold, nuts, or dairy is an invasive element, it goes to work fighting the element in order to protect the body from harm. In cases where we’ve come into contact with an aggressive pathogen, bacteria, or virus this is a great thing – but when the element is as non-dangerous as a flower or wool, the body can overreact and cause all of the symptoms that allergies bring. Because allergies cause so much stress on the body, and because stress influences how well Read More

Treating Colds & Allergies The Natural Way

Spring has spring and now is the time when sniffles and sneezes crop up at every turn. While we’re trying to enjoy the warm weather and seasonal fun, it’s a good idea to know how to handle any springtime allergies or colds that show up the natural way. Avoiding the medicine head, grogginess, fatigue, moodiness, and synthetic chemicals that come along with using many of the over-the-counter cold, flu, and allergy medications can make a bad situation a lot better – so today we’ll be looking at some of the best natural alternatives your family may want to try. Herbs Read More

Baby Wipes, Allergies, and Alternatives

Baby wipes are an essential to making changes a clean, quick, and simple process – but could they be causing more harm than good? Recent reports have explored the chemicals used in various popular wet wipe brands and have found that certain preservatives used within them can actually trigger eczema flare ups. Since the skin around the diaper area is extra sensitive and prone to eczema flare ups, even a slightly aggressive chemical in a wipe can start a serious chain reaction. While most wipes are gentle and safe, there are more than enough on the shelves to have made Read More

Desensiziting Food Allergies

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately about overcoming food allergens. I had heard about food allergy desensitizing a while back but hadn’t paid much attention to it until I stumbled across a few reviews and some success stories online. I even met a friendly police officer at Starbucks who directed me to a local allergist after her son had been successful desensitized from an anaphylactic nut allergy. While desensitizing from food allergies may not work for everyone, it’s a very powerful and effective treatment that’s gaining more and more respect and users across the world. To me, the Read More