Does Your Child Have Allergies?

Doctors used to say that kids couldn’t develop allergies until age 2. That, they believed, was when their immune systems became advanced enough to launch allergic reactions in response to triggers in the environment. We now know that this isn’t true and that even...

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Both conventional and naturopathic medicine offer solutions for people looking to improve or maintain their wellness and prevent future health problems. While most people are familiar with the general idea of naturopathic medicine, they may not know exactly what it...

Wheat Allergy and Gluten Intolerance

All you have to do is go to the grocery store and see all the gluten-free options on the shelves to know that fewer people can tolerate wheat and gluten. While the science behind this phenomenon is still being studied, here are a few theories that may help explain it:...

Q&A: Latex Allergy

A latex allergy may not sound like a big deal, but it can really complicate life—particularly if your allergy is severe. You could easily steer clear of the obvious triggers, including rubber gloves and rubber bands, but what about foods touched by workers wearing...

Which Pollens Strike When?

At least one in five Americans has some kind of allergy. Common allergy triggers include food, dust, mold, pet dander, and, of course, the dreaded pollen. Pollens tend to take brief breaks during extreme temperatures (such as the peak of summer and dead of winter),...