Candida can cause severe asthma

Candida is all over the web, deemed responsible for chronic fatigue and brain fog, but did you know Candida infection is also involved in asthma and can actually cause severe asthmatic conditions associated with high death rates?

Candida albicans growing on Sabouraud agar

Candida albicans growing on Sabouraud agar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Natural Antihistamines and their Food Sources

Structure of histamine

Structure of histamine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whether you suffer from hay fever, asthma, hives, or food allergies, histamine is taking a toll on your quality of life. If, in addition, you suffer from a chronic condition, you probably know that conventional medicine very quickly stops the fight. Admittedly, my son’s chronic hives have been characterized as incurable. Continue reading

Being born in the US raises the risk of allergy

recent study published in JAMA Pedriatr. shows that children born outside the US have a lower prevalence of allergic disease that increases after residing in the US for ten years.

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH; Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR; Helen G. Durkin, PhD; Rauno Joks, MD, Prevalence of Allergic Disease in Foreign-Born American Children, JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(6):554-560. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1319.

The study reports that “children born outside the United States have significantly lower prevalence of allergic disorders, including asthma, eczema, hay fever, and food allergies. However, the odds of developing allergic disease significantly increased after residing in the United States for one decade or longer.” Continue reading