Allergies Around the World

Allergies are the most common form of chronic disease, and they affect millions of people around the world every day. Although they fall under the label “disease,” allergies are just the body’s extreme response to usually non-threatening elements. You develop…

The Five Best Air Purifiers for Homes with Pets

We love our furry friends, even if they make us sneezey, wheezy and itchy. If you’re one of the 15 percent of people who suffer from pet allergies but have decided that a life with your four-legged pals is worth…

20 Simple Ways to Reduce Home Allergens

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average home is subject to a whole slew of indoor pollutants, including dust mites, mold, bacteria, viruses, smoke, pollen, pet dander. You may also need to worry about bothersome gaseous pollutants…

How to Prepare for Spring Allergy Season

If you’re like many allergy sufferers, you may be dreading the impending doom of spring-related allergies. With the 50-degree-plus weather—sunshine, picnics and plenty of time outdoors—also comes the most common and pesky spring allergens, including pollen and mold spores. In…

Alternatives for Food Allergy Sufferers

Millions of people in the United States are affected by food allergies – and that number is only rising.  While experts are still trying to understand the cause for the continued rise of food allergies over the past few decades,…

New Pet? The Best Products for Dealing with Pet Allergies

Getting a new pet is always fun and exciting, but, sometimes, all this fun comes with something that isn’t as welcome as your new furry friend: pet allergies.  Whether you knew beforehand that you or someone in your household had…

10 Tips to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality This Winter

Winter is a time of year that leads many people to spend more time indoors, but poor indoor air quality can make this a misery.  Cutting down on airborne allergens and even viruses, as well as improving overall comfort, is…

Do Seasons Affect Allergies?

Ever heard the term “allergy season?”  While the word “season” in this case refers to the particular stretch of time in which certain allergies flare up, different allergy seasons do correspond with different seasons of the year.  Each season brings…

How to Stress Less: Food Related Anxiety and Kids

  Having kids can be the most wonderful thing ever to happen to you. Parenthood brings unbelievable heights of love and wonder into your life; it can also be indescribably terrifying. Even if you have a kid without a life…

Safe Methods to Eradicate Dust Mites

Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergies, and a prime trigger for asthma in those who are prone to it. They are minuscule, maddening, irritating, and everywhere. If you have a dust mite allergy, it may…