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Why Are Pollen Allergies So Common?

Why Are Pollen Allergies So Common?

Natalie Wolchover

Natalie Wolchover

You can't get more natural than plants. Humans have been around them for our entire evolutionary history. So why are roughly 20 percent of Americans allergic to pollen, as if this plant sperm powder were some sort of toxic foreign substance? The real question, according to Susan Waserman, professor of medicine in the division of clinical immunology..

You can't get more natural than plants. Humans have been around them for our entire evolutionary history. So why are roughly 20 percent of Americans allergic to pollen, as if this plant sperm powder were some sort of toxic foreign substance? The real question, according to Susan Waserman, professor of medicine in the division of clinical immunology and allergy at McMaster University in Canada, is not..

Peanut Allergy

Peanut Allergy

Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. Peanuts are not the same as tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.), which grow on trees. Peanuts grow underground and are part of a different plant family, the legumes. Other examples of legumes include beans, peas, lentils and soybeans. Being allergic to peanuts does not mean you..

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies. Peanuts are not the same as tree nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.), which grow on trees. Peanuts grow underground and are part of a different plant family, the legumes. Other examples of legumes include beans, peas, lentils and soybeans. Being allergic to peanuts does not mean you have a greater chance of being allergic to another legume...

How Pets are good for your Health

How Pets are good for your Health

Kevita

Kevita

Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship. Everyone knows that kids love animals. A quick safari through your child's bedroom will remind you just how densely imaginary critters populate the storybooks, movies, music, toys, decor, and clothes of childhood...

Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship. Everyone knows that kids love animals. A quick safari through your child's bedroom will remind you just how densely imaginary critters populate the storybooks, movies, music, toys, decor, and clothes of childhood. In real life, the amount of money we spend on our pets..

Tips for Practicing Yoga Outside

Tips for Practicing Yoga Outside

Health US News

Health US News

Taking an outdoor yoga class in pleasant spring weather sounds like a very zen and peaceful experience. But in reality, it's not always so picturesque. Your downward dog may draw unwanted audiences; an unexpected thunderstorm may force the class to end before shavasana; and loud noises, unstable ground and surrounding people, birds and dogs..

Taking an outdoor yoga class in pleasant spring weather sounds like a very zen and peaceful experience. But in reality, it's not always so picturesque. Your downward dog may draw unwanted audiences; an unexpected thunderstorm may force the class to end before shavasana; and loud noises, unstable ground and surrounding people, birds and dogs could encourage you to think about everything but your intention...

10 Reasons to Eat More Bacon

10 Reasons to Eat More Bacon

https://www.myhealthwire.com

https://www.myhealthwire.com

Is there anything better than waking up to the smells and sounds of applewood-smoked bacon sizzling in the frying pan? It's hard to argue that bacon isn't one of the most delicious foods in the world. Unfortunately, due to some bad science, bacon's reputation has been damaged over these past few decades. For most people, bacon is considered..

Is there anything better than waking up to the smells and sounds of applewood-smoked bacon sizzling in the frying pan? It's hard to argue that bacon isn't one of the most delicious foods in the world. Unfortunately, due to some bad science, bacon's reputation has been damaged over these past few decades. For most people, bacon is considered more of a guilty pleasure than part of a healthy diet. However,..

Truth About Red Meat

Truth About Red Meat

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Does eating red meat increase the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer? It's a question that keeps coming up, fueled by research and high-profile campaigns by advocacy groups on both sides of the debate. WebMD asked the experts, looking for answers about disease risk, health benefits, and what role red meat should play in the diet. Here's..

Does eating red meat increase the risk of dying from heart disease or cancer? It's a question that keeps coming up, fueled by research and high-profile campaigns by advocacy groups on both sides of the debate. WebMD asked the experts, looking for answers about disease risk, health benefits, and what role red meat should play in the diet. Here's what they had to say. 1. Does eating red meat increase..

Health Benefit of Oolong Tea

Health Benefit of Oolong Tea

Organic Facts

Organic Facts

Benefits Of Oolong Tea Health benefits of oolong tea include its ability to reduce chronic health conditions such as heart diseases, inflammatory disorders, and high cholesterol levels while providing vital antioxidants and promoting superior bone structure, robust skin, and good dental health. Oolong tea is fragrant with a pleasant aroma..

Benefits Of Oolong Tea Health benefits of oolong tea include its ability to reduce chronic health conditions such as heart diseases, inflammatory disorders, and high cholesterol levels while providing vital antioxidants and promoting superior bone structure, robust skin, and good dental health. Oolong tea is fragrant with a pleasant aroma and has a fruity flavor. Despite its caffeine content, it is..

Amazing Health Benefits of Sushi

Amazing Health Benefits of Sushi

Natural Food Series

Natural Food Series

Sushi health benefits includes hypothyroidism prevention, managing weight loss, a rich source of antioxidants, may help prevent cancer, rich in omega 3 and fatty acids which promotes growth of immunes, a good source of protein, help slows down the aging process and a good source of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Other benefits includes..

Sushi health benefits includes hypothyroidism prevention, managing weight loss, a rich source of antioxidants, may help prevent cancer, rich in omega 3 and fatty acids which promotes growth of immunes, a good source of protein, help slows down the aging process and a good source of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Other benefits includes good source of iron for blood production, preventing atherosclerosis..

Milk Thistle Benefits: Detox the Liver

Milk Thistle Benefits: Detox the Liver

Dr. Axe

Dr. Axe

Milk thistle, is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver. Milk thistle (which has the scientific name Silybum marianum) grows mostly in California, although it can be grown in many parts of the world with a warm climate. It's commonly turned into..

Milk thistle, is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver. Milk thistle (which has the scientific name Silybum marianum) grows mostly in California, although it can be grown in many parts of the world with a warm climate. It's commonly turned into extract or supplement form in order to reap its cell regenerating..

10 Health Benefits of Honey

10 Health Benefits of Honey

Real Food for Life

Real Food for Life

Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too. Bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar to make honey; this nectar contains almost 600 compounds. We need our bees, so let's do everything we can to save them and keep..

Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too. Bees swallow, digest and regurgitate nectar to make honey; this nectar contains almost 600 compounds. We need our bees, so let's do everything we can to save them and keep them here on this earth. Health Benefits of Honey 1. Prevent..

Maple Syrup Helps Defeat Bacteria

Maple Syrup Helps Defeat Bacteria

medical news today

medical news today

Inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of drug-resistant strains and superbugs - a major public health problem that is in urgent need of solutions. Now, a team of researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, suggests one solution may lie in the sap of trees that are abundant in North America. Writing in..

Inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics has led to the emergence of drug-resistant strains and superbugs - a major public health problem that is in urgent need of solutions. Now, a team of researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, suggests one solution may lie in the sap of trees that are abundant in North America. Writing in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Nathalie..

Benefits of Green Tea

Benefits of Green Tea

David Kiefer

David Kiefer

Green tea is so good for you that it's even got some researchers raving. "It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He's a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Of course, no one food will protect you from disease. Your health is wrapped up in your lifestyle..

Green tea is so good for you that it's even got some researchers raving. "It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He's a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. Of course, no one food will protect you from disease. Your health is wrapped up in your lifestyle and your genes, so even if you drink green tea all..

“Eat Less Move More” is Bullshit

“Eat Less Move More” is Bullshit

Nancy McCalern

Nancy McCalern

Remember the sexy dance Jamie Lee Curtis did in True Lies? Now, instead of Arnold, her co-star is a cup of Activia yogurt where she talks about probiotic digestive system regulation something something. I bring up Jamie because she was the first one I ever heard say "eat less, move more" as the secret to weight loss. It was about 20 years..

Remember the sexy dance Jamie Lee Curtis did in True Lies? Now, instead of Arnold, her co-star is a cup of Activia yogurt where she talks about probiotic digestive system regulation something something. I bring up Jamie because she was the first one I ever heard say "eat less, move more" as the secret to weight loss. It was about 20 years ago and she was on some talk show discussing how she achieved..

Health Benefits of Tea?

Health Benefits of Tea?

New York Times

New York Times

After my Upshot column on the potential health benefits of coffee, the No. 1 request I got was to look into the potential benefits — or harms — of tea. Unlike coffee, tea does not seem to generate negative perceptions. I know many more people who think that tea is beneficial, much more so than coffee. (That is, until my coffee column,..

After my Upshot column on the potential health benefits of coffee, the No. 1 request I got was to look into the potential benefits — or harms — of tea. Unlike coffee, tea does not seem to generate negative perceptions. I know many more people who think that tea is beneficial, much more so than coffee. (That is, until my coffee column, I hope.) As with coffee, a fairly large number of studies have..

Eliminate sugar from our diet?

Eliminate sugar from our diet?

Medical News Today

Medical News Today

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. Medical News Today have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar..

Sugar seems to have developed a reputation as the big bad wolf in relation to health. Medical News Today have reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging, cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer. Such research has led to many health experts around the globe calling for reductions in recommended sugar intake, with some saying we should cut out sugar completely...

Walnut Oil vs. Olive Oil

Walnut Oil vs. Olive Oil

Sanna Delmonico

Sanna Delmonico

Question: I just discovered roasted walnut oil and love it in salad dressing. How does it compare to olive oil? Answer: Walnut oil is so flavorful, and it can be a nice change from olive oil. Both oils are high in healthful unsaturated fatty acids. Whereas olive oil is about 73% monounsaturated fatty acids and 11% polyunsaturated, walnut oil..

Question: I just discovered roasted walnut oil and love it in salad dressing. How does it compare to olive oil? Answer: Walnut oil is so flavorful, and it can be a nice change from olive oil. Both oils are high in healthful unsaturated fatty acids. Whereas olive oil is about 73% monounsaturated fatty acids and 11% polyunsaturated, walnut oil is about 23% monounsaturated and 63% polyunsaturated. Walnuts..

What is Organic Food?

What is Organic Food?

Sustainable Babysteps

Sustainable Babysteps

Knowing what is organic food and what isn't is important to help you understand and make the best health choices for you and your family. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented on Sustainable Baby Steps have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated,..

Knowing what is organic food and what isn't is important to help you understand and make the best health choices for you and your family. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented on Sustainable Baby Steps have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent..

Fiber: The Diet Workhorse

Fiber: The Diet Workhorse

Everyday Health

Everyday Health

If you're trying to diet and finding it too tough to restrict calories because you're always starving, fiber may be just what you're lacking. "It keeps you feeling fuller for longer," says Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Ky. "You don't get as hungry as quickly, so it helps when somebody's..

If you're trying to diet and finding it too tough to restrict calories because you're always starving, fiber may be just what you're lacking. "It keeps you feeling fuller for longer," says Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Ky. "You don't get as hungry as quickly, so it helps when somebody's trying to cut back on calories." Fiber is a carbohydrate,..

Proven Benefits of Avocado

Proven Benefits of Avocado

Authority Nutrition

Authority Nutrition

The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious What we refer to..

The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious What we refer to as "avocado" is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea..

Yerba Mate Tea (Better Than Coffee)

Yerba Mate Tea (Better Than Coffee)

Be Brain Fit

Be Brain Fit

The health benefits of yerba mate go beyond mental stimulation and energy boosting. With a powerful nutrient profile, yerba mate is more than just caffeine. Billions of people start the day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. But in some parts of the world, people wake up with a drink you may not be familiar with — yerba mate. Yerba mate is..

The health benefits of yerba mate go beyond mental stimulation and energy boosting. With a powerful nutrient profile, yerba mate is more than just caffeine. Billions of people start the day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. But in some parts of the world, people wake up with a drink you may not be familiar with — yerba mate. Yerba mate is a traditional South American brew that's been said to offer..

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

Is Eating Ham Healthy?

SF GATE

SF GATE

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an..

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium. Cured ham steaks contain small amounts of calcium and potassium, but can be higher in saturated fat than deli ham. Ham can be an occasional part of your healthy eating plan, however, if you..

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics,..

Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure,..

Benefits of Tai chi

Benefits of Tai chi

Science Daily

Science Daily

Now, new UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is just as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been considered the "gold standard" treatment, with both showing enduring benefits over one year. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that tai chi promotes robust improvements..

Now, new UCLA research shows that tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, is just as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been considered the "gold standard" treatment, with both showing enduring benefits over one year. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that tai chi promotes robust improvements in sleep health in breast cancer survivors with insomnia,..

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Broccoli: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Megan Ware

Megan Ware

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These..

These little mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little..