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ALLERGIC REACTIONS: HYPERACTIVITY

December 29th, 2009

Hyperactivity is the everyday term for what medical books refer to as 'attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity'. While there are over 100 possible symptoms of hyperactivity, children with the problem are generally restless, impulsive and agitated. Their attention spans are often so short that they turn from one task to another without completing any Read More...

ALLERGIC REACTIONS: DEAFNESS

December 29th, 2009

Does your family repeatedly ask you to turn down the volume on the TV or radio? Do you frequently have to ask people to repeat what they've said? Do people seem to mumble a lot lately? Do you have trouble understanding what's being said from the pulpit or stage? Do you lose the thread of conversation at the dinner table or at family gatherings? Are you afraid that you're going deaf? If so, don't write it off as old age Read More...

ALLERGIC REACTIONS: CAR SICKNESS

December 29th, 2009

Most people think car sickness is just one variety of motion sickness - the nausea and dizziness that attack some travellers on aeroplanes, buses and cars. A few people with car sickness, however, may be reacting to car exhaust fumes, moulds and dust in the car air conditioner or the odour of new vinyl upholstery Read More...

ALLERGIES: A JOURNAL HELPS KEEP ALLERGIES IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE

December 29th, 2009

Some people, of course, have so many allergies or are so highly sensitive that in spite of all their efforts to 'buck up', they still have days - or weeks - when they feel sorry for themselves. For them Dr Bell has found that keeping a personal journal can help put things in perspective. 'Keeping a journal can be very helpful and supportive, like a sympathetic friend with whom you can talk everything out Read More...

ALLERGIES: QUESTIONS ABOUT BEE POLLEN AND HONEY

December 29th, 2009

From time to time, people ask us about the reputed potential of bee pollen and honey for reducing hay fever or other allergy symptoms. So we checked into them. As it turns out, there is no scientific evidence of any kind demonstrating the ability of bee pollen to relieve allergies. Even if it works as well as some individuals claim, though, the risks clearly outweigh the potential benefit Read More...

UNDERSTANDING ALLERGY: NUTRITION FOR ALLERGY CONTROL

December 29th, 2009

Nutrition and allergy interact in a lot of ways. First, many allergic people may have trouble meeting all their nutritional requirements. Food allergies may force some to eliminate foods that customarily supply a large portion of their daily needs for particular vitamins or minerals. People who can't drink milk or eat dairy products, for instance, may get too little calcium Read More...

ALLERGY DRUGS AND ALTERNATIVES: BASIC DEEP-BREATHING EXERCISE FOR ASTHMA

December 29th, 2009

Asthmatics tend to breathe with the muscles of the shoulders and chest but not with the diaphragm, the muscle of the abdomen. This fills and empties only the top part of the lungs - it's a type of breathing that's shallow, inefficient and unhealthy. Deep, complete breathing is just the opposite. By learning to fill the lungs completely and to exhale fully with each breath, asthmatics can ward off wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath Read More...