When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]>Read More
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Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!
Free radicals come from the environment in the form of sunlight, radiation, x-rays, pesticides, and solvents. Free radicals are also produced in our bodies during natural chemical reactions, such as the cellular production of energy. There is no area of the body left unaffected by free radicals. These nasty scavengers can destroy the inner lining […]>Read More
Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury
Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness. Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]>Read More
Cold & Flu Season
Cold and flu season is (unfortunately!) just around the corner if it hasn’t already launched itself at you in full force. The immune system is a powerful player in our body – keeping it in tip-top shape takes a bit of work. Many people aren’t aware, but the functionality of our immune cells are very […]>Read More