Common Triggers for Spring Allergy Symptoms

Spring is here which means trees, plants, and flowers are in full bloom. While we are certainly happy for some warmer weather, the spring also brings an excess of pollen and other airborne allergens that can wreak havoc on a person’s sinuses. Spring allergies can trigger a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, chronic headaches, coughing, and breathing issues. In order to help keep everyone feeling their best during allergy season this spring, the...

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How To Best Manage Food Allergies

Living with food allergies can be a legitimately challenging path to navigate for many people. According to the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, food allergies affect about 4% of adults and 5% of children in the US. A food allergy is the result of a person’s immune system triggering an abnormal response to food. Although food allergy symptoms can be very minor for some allergies, others can lead to potentially life-endangering responses...

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How to Manage Your Spring Seasonal Allergies

We’re so glad to see our calendars turn away from winter and towards spring. After a long, cold (and wet) last few months, nothing is nicer than finally getting to spend some quality time outside. That is, unless you suffer from seasonal allergies. Spring seasonal allergies, sometimes referred to as hay fever, occur when your immune system has an overreaction to an outdoor allergen (most commonly pollen). Spring is blooming season for plants and flowers,...

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Which Foods Are the Best for Brain Health?

Which Foods Are the Best for Brain Health?

What does it mean for a specific food to be healthy? We often consider the effects that certain foods or ingredients can have on our physical health, while neglecting to factor in how they can impact our mental health.   Your brain uses roughly 20% of the calories that your body consumes, so it needs plenty of quality fuel to maintain peak performance throughout the day and as the years go on. It’s true that eating certain “smart” foods can help increase your...

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What Causes Spring Seasonal Allergies?

What Causes Spring Seasonal Allergies?

This time of year, we can’t blame anyone who is looking ahead to the spring season. Warmer temperatures and sunny days aren’t too far off and we can’t wait to see all the great things this spring has in store. However, for many people lovely spring weather and fun activities are accompanied by dreadful season allergies. Sometimes referred to as hay fever, seasonal allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen. The result is coughing,...

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