If you look up “nuisance” in the dictionary you should find allergies listed as the definition. Nothing can impede upon your day quite like the coughing, sneezing, and itching eyes that accompany an allergy attack. Recent studies have shown that diet may play a role in lessening your symptoms as there is a link between gut health and allergy symptoms. [Read more…]
Sports induced asthma is nothing to scoff at. Anyone suffering from the ailment knows that a sudden flare-up can be frustrating to the say the least. If you’re wondering if you should avoid exercise because you have sports induced asthma, the answer is NO. We’ll give you 5 tips on managing your asthma so you can continue to enjoy sport and life.
If I Have Sports Induced Asthma, Should I Avoid Exercise?
In short, you don’t have to avoid exercise if you get sports induced asthma. Exercise is a key element of health. Luckily, there are exercises and measures you can take to prevent asthma attacks. In fact, there are plenty of athletes that compete with asthma including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jerome Bettis, and Greg Lougan. Rather than be limited, employ these precautions to help manage sports induced asthma. [Read more…]
A food allergy test is usually a last resort when battling with a nondescript list of symptoms or a mystery diagnosis. The field of food allergies is still emerging, with new conditions being attributed to it all the time. Every person is different, and thus reacts differently. People who have the same symptoms may have a different allergy, and those with the same allergy may have vastly different symptoms. When you think of a food allergy, what comes to mind? Hives? Swelling? Itchy throat and cough? These are all common symptoms of the most prevalent type of food allergy. As we will discuss later, there are many different types of reactions that affect our bodies in subtle ways that we may not initially associate with allergies. Medicine is starting to see a link with allergies, food allergies in particular, with effects on the central nervous system. This intricate, interwoven web is showing us connections to fatigue/chronic fatigue, behavioral problems, psychiatric problems, depression, and anxiety/panic attacks.
Allergies in Phoenix are Back in Swing
February is already over, and spring will be here in the blink of an eye, heralding the return of allergies in Phoenix and across the Valley. Although allergens such as pollen, dust, and pollution can be found in the Valley any time of the year, springtime presents a particular problem. The spring months begin weed season, grass pollination and tree pollination. The increase in pollen causes a spike in allergies in Phoenix; this is why the months to come are known as allergy season. Knowing what you may be allergic to can help you better manage them. [Read more…]
Depending on your location you are either digging snow from your driveway or feeling the warmth of spring coming. It’s that time of the year when you can smell the orange blossoms, the kids are out of school for a week enjoying Spring Break, and spring training baseball has started!
Most people tend to think of chiropractors as therapists who deal with injuries to the neck and back. We call a chiropractor when we have been in a car accident or have hurt our back playing a sport or exercising. While back and neck injuries definitely fall in the scope of what a chiropractor can help with, many of us would be surprised to learn of some of the other conditions chiropractors treat on a regular basis.