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Five tips for a Symptom-Free Allergy Season!

| May 18, 2017 | 10 Comments
Five tips for a Symptom-Free Allergy Season!

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.         Ah, Spring! It is undoubtedly worth celebrating in Canada after the end of yet another treacherous and horrid winter! T’is the season for blooming colourful flowers, greener yards, a brighter […]

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PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

| April 4, 2016 | 8 Comments
PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

  PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II In my last article, I shared with you a very personal story regarding my son’s health. He was diagnosed with PANDAS, which is a temporary problem caused by inflammation in the basal ganglia of the brain.  This inflammation is triggered by an infection, such as […]

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Essential Oils in a Steam Inhalation, a Natural Solution for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Essential Oils in a Steam Inhalation, a Natural Solution for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Children and adults alike experience respiratory symptoms when suffering from the cold and flu.  These can include shortness of breath, wheezing, increased mucous production, cough, pain in the chest, throat, sinuses and nasal passages.  Similar symptoms are also experienced with sinusitis, asthma and allergies. A simple, natural solution is to do a steam inhalation using […]

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Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Are you still fighting spring allergies and looking to try something new?  Why not try some quercetin! Quercetin is a plant chemical found in black tea, apples, grapefruit and onions.  It has anti-oxidant properties and reduces inflammation. Your body contains mast cells which hold histamine.  The mast cells break down and release histamine in response to […]

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Growing Out Of An Allergy

| April 18, 2014 | 10 Comments
Growing Out Of An Allergy

We had some pretty big news in our family over the last few months. My twelve year old son grew out of his egg allergy! Here is how it all went down.  I took the kids in for the bi-annual allergy testing, but this time we saw a new doctor as our old doctor had […]

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5 ways to prevent seasonal allergies with food ~ Tuesday Tips

5 ways to prevent seasonal allergies with food ~ Tuesday Tips

You are what you eat…and what you eat influences how your body functions! Whether you wish to prevent symptoms this allergy season or you are actively suffering from allergies, these 5 nutritional tips can help prevent and reduce your symptoms: 1. Increase water intake: Aim for the recommended 8-10 glasses per day to prevent dehydration. Histamine production is increased when the body […]

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