Household microbes: Friend or foe?

The amount of microbes that share our living spaces might come as a surprise to many. But the key question is, are they bad for our health? Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites all live around our homes. When it comes to microorganisms in our living environments, we are bombarded with antibacterial and antiviral […]

Respiratory / Asthma

How do your allergies develop?

Worldwide, allergies are on the rise at an alarming rate. How do our bodies mistake otherwise harmless substances for potential dangers and cause the unpleasant, and sometimes even fatal, symptoms of allergy? Allergies affect millions of people worldwide, and the number is rising. From the mother anxiously watching for signs of wheezing the first time […]

Allergy Food Intolerance

Can you be allergic to coffee?

Coffee is the morning drink of choice for many people around the world. It provides caffeine, which helps to stimulate the body and mind and be alert and ready for the day. People who have a coffee allergy will have a reaction when they are exposed to the bean. Someone who is sensitive to or […]

Allergy Food Intolerance

Can you be allergic to sugar?

Sugar is found in many parts of our diets, both in natural and manufactured foods. Cells in the body use sugar for energy, so an adverse reaction to sugar can cause serious complications. There are steps that people can take to avoid sugar and the complications of intolerance, and seeing a doctor is always recommended. […]

Allergy Food Intolerance

Are food allergies overdiagnosed?

The millions of dieters out there will know only too well the struggles of maintaining a healthful food intake. But for people with severe food allergies, food choice depends on more than losing a few pounds. It can be a matter of life or death. In recent years, however, studies have indicated that food allergies […]