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Seafood Allergy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Nowadays, more and more people prefer seafood to meat because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, useful nutrients, and protein. However, despite its exceptional health benefit, it may trigger an allergic reaction in people.Over 7 million Americans suffer from this problem, they are either seafood allergic or seafood intolerant, the most common allergens are fish and shellfish. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that being allergic to seafood doesn’t mean that all its types are unsafe for you, you may be allergic to certain varieties. Thus, people, who don’t consume crustaceans or mollusks can eat cartilaginous fish and vice versa. What Are the Allergens? Basically, muscle protein tropomyosin is responsible for the allergic reaction, crustaceans (shrimp, crayfish, lobster, crab) and mollusks (scallops, octopus, oysters, snails, clams, squid)...

Relieve Seasonal Allergies Naturally

What is a seasonal allergy? The definition of a seasonal allergy is an immune system reaction to a natural substance in the environment that occurs during a particular time of the year. The allergen, which triggers the allergy, "is released at a time point that's associated with the growth of a plant. Symptoms:Itchy eyes runny nose sneezing coughing scratchy throatThe difference between a seasonal allergy and other allergies The difference between a seasonal allergy and other allergies is that a seasonal allergy will stop at some point, depending on where you live and the substance to which you're allergic, Shearer explains. It may be harder to tell when a seasonal allergy begins and ends in the South because the seasons blend into one another, whereas in the...

Are You Allergic? Common Allergy Symptoms and Triggers

The Reasons You Have Allergies – Common Allergy Symptoms, Causes and Hidden Triggers

Allergies & the Environment Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or year-round allergy symptoms, allergies can take a real toll on your body, and get in the way of everyday quality living. Allergies affect an estimated 50 million people in the United States. The rate has been increasing every year. In fact, allergies are the fifth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. for people of all ages. It is also the third most common chronic illness in children under 18 years old. Is it a cold or allergies? If you’ve been sneezing and suffering from a runny nose, coughing, or congestion, your first thought might be that you have a cold. However, sometimes symptoms can persist for much longer than we realize. That’s when you...

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies

Chinese Medicine for Relieving Allergies  Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CHThe predominant Chinese medicine view of disease is that illness is caused by an imbalance in the flow of qi, also known as vital energy. Allergies stem from the same, yet specifically involving a qi blockage of the nose and sinuses and referred to as bi yuan, which translates as “nose pool.” Allergies are said to occur when wei qi (defensive Qi) is weak and not able to protect the body from invasion of the external pernicious factor of the “evil wind.” Instead, wind enters the upper body bringing dampness in the form of a runny nose and congestion, and heat symptoms in the form of itchy eyes. Chinese Medicine diagnosis for allergies is...