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Best Ways to Treat Your Skin Allergies

The skin is one of the most sensitive of human organs, and mostly because it's quite exposed. Hereat, it is susceptible to a wide range of reactions and allergies. Some of the most common skin conditions include fungi, eczema, hives, psoriasis, and dermatitis, among many others. Symptoms of such conditions are numerous. Some of them can manifest as skin dryness, itching, redness or even swelling. If you are itching, and you keep scratching, it can lead to lacerations and even wounds. The truth is that the causes of most of these allergies may not be immediately identified and explained. Causes can range from the food you ingest, the medicines you take, or simple contact with your pets, or cosmetics. The list of reasons is often inexhaustible,...

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16 Surprising Signs You Have a Gluten Intolerance

by Lindsay Sheehan Gluten – which means “glue” in Latin – is a family of proteins found in cereal grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is created when two cereal proteins, glutenin, and gliadin, join together. This bond is what makes dough elastic, allows baked goods to rise, and gives bread its chewy texture. Although gluten is one of the most widely consumed proteins around the world, and humans have been eating wheat (and gluten) for at least 10,000 years, the rate of gluten-related disorders has quadrupled since 1950. And, as of yet, no one can explain with certainty why we are seeing a sudden rise of sensitivities to gluten-based foods. To say that gluten is a complex and controversial topic is a huge understatement. Depending on...