Mold exposure may lead to allergies, infections, and toxin-mediated conditions. In most cases, symptoms are temporary. However, everyone may not be adversely affected by molds. Those who have allergies or an impaired immune system are more vulnerable to mold exposure. As molds survive in humid conditions, controlling moisture in your house is an important step in preventing them.
Angular cheilitis, also called angular stomatitis, is an inflammatory condition that occurs at one or both corners of the lips. The affected area(s) turn red, dry, and can cause a lot of irritation and pain. The causes of angular cheilitis can be external, internal, or a combination of both. At What[.....]
Dandelion herb comes with several benefits. It can improve bone health and promote weight loss. It also has diuretic and laxative properties. Besides this, dandelion lowers cholesterol, reduces inflammation, fights anemia, prevents liver damage, and lowers oxidative stress. Some studies even suggest that it could lower blood sugar levels, fight cancer, and even treat jaundice.
Over the last few years, grapefruit has been under scrutiny because of possible side effects. If you’re someone who enjoys having a glass of grapefruit juice with your breakfast, these side effects might give you some cause for concern. The good news is that grapefruit is generally safe to consume[.....]
The cooling effect of cucumber makes it a favorite summer sack. But, is it safe to rely on this crunchy veggie too much? If you have cucumber beyond moderation, its diuretic effect may harm you. Sometimes, cucumbers cause bloating and indigestion. And those who are allergic to ragweed pollen may have reactions when they eat cucumbers.
What you eat impacts your baby directly during pregnancy. A doctor, therefore, suggests eating a simple, organic, and homemade food and staying away from processed and junk foods. The main reason behind avoiding junk foods is the presence of additives and preservatives. One of the commonly used additive is Monosodium[.....]
Bee pollen has amazing health benefits. It can fight inflammation, give you an antioxidant boost, treat iron deficiency anemia, protect your liver, fight infections, help with allergies, and improve menopausal symptoms. But it can cause severe reactions if you’re allergic to pollen and is also not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It might also react with some medications.
A dairy allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to milk proteins whey and/or casein. Symptoms can range from mild (such as hives, swelling, itching, rashes) to a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Diagnosis by a qualified allergist by means of a skin or blood test is often the most effective way of confirming a dairy allergy.
A common cause of contact dermatitis, nickel allergy is mostly associated with earrings and other jewelry but can be triggered by many everyday items such as - coins, zippers, metallic cell phone covers, and even eyeglasses. While the symptoms may manifest in the form of itchy rashes, using a barrier cream on the skin, antiperspirants to reduce sweating may help.
Mostly an adult-onset, seafood allergy is your immune system's response to a protein found in shellfish muscles called tropomyosin. Symptoms range from mild ones like swelling or skin rashes, wheezing, repetitive cough, and stomach cramps to fatal ones like a sudden drop in blood pressure or difficulty in breathing. Your best bet is to stay alert by scrutinizing food labels and keeping your medication handy.
Tree nuts and peanuts are among the top eight food allergens in the United States. And if you have a close family member with a nut allergy, you’re probably concerned that you might have one, too. But do you know how to spot an allergic reaction? And what should you do to prevent one to begin with? Brushing up on these facts could save your life.
Latex-sensitive people are prone to avocado allergy, which causes stomach ache and nausea. Avocado can set off oral allergy symptoms like itching, tingling, and swelling of the lips, mouth, and throat, even make you choke. Its histamines cause hives, itching, and patches of eczema. Cook the fruit to destroy the allergen. Drink water, sugarcane juice, and tomato soup with ginger and lemon to alleviate the symptoms.
Ayurveda strongly believes that immunity is directly related to digestion. Reduce food intake to improve digestive strength and immunity to help body fight viral infections better. Avoid heavy-to-digest foods. Include spices like ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon in your diet. Drink warm water and sip Tulsi or ginger herbal teas. Avoid any form of exercise.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its main compound terpinen-4-ol has been proven to possess antimicrobial functions so tea tree oil can effectively fight with any type of sinuses invaders. To use, add it to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer.
It is believed that the origin of fermented foods and cultured milk products predates recorded history. Fermented and cultured foods may well represent our first experience with what scientists now call “functional” foods—foods that actively promote optimal health. One example is yogurt which is probably the most common of the[.....]
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