BPS A Replacement for BPA?

Over the last few years, we’ve discussed BPA (Bisphenol-A), particularly with regard to its potential adverse effects as an endocrine disrupter. While there are plenty of substances in our lives that also fall into this category, the ubiquitous nature of…

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015… We Hope!

We are just a few short days away from Valentine‚Äôs Day, the perfect date night for you and your beloved, or simply a day to spoil yourself. I’ve definitely celebrated a few Valentine’s Days while single, keeping it humble with…

New Year’s, Cedar Allergies, and Resolutions

New Year's, Cedar Allergies, and Resolutions _A new year is a fresh start, a clean slate, so why didn't old problems get the memo? For many, the new year kicks off a new struggle with allergies. The colder temperatures usually…

Cold Weather Faucet – Your Nose

If you spend any amount of time outdoors, particularly during the winter when the temperatures and dip to around or below freezing, you may notice your nose changes. Normally our noses range in function (or dysfunction!) from an odd looking…

Humidity and Fall: A Lesson in Flip-Flopping

A comedian I greatly enjoy once described fall like this, …the weather is completely nonsense. You don

Medical Clowns for Allergies? Helpful or Just Creepy?

After watching the second episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, I found a study in this month's Allergy Journal about using ‘medical clowns’ to help entertain and distract children while receiving skin prick tests (SPT) and allergy shots. With…

Skin Care Friday: Interview with Founder of Silk Swan

I interviewed Lanna Potter, creator and owner of SilkSwan.com. She has developed natural beauty products made with silk proteins and essential oils (EOs) for individuals with sensitive skin, chemical sensitivities, and those who simply want beauty products with more natural…

National Coffee Day Makes Today the Perkiest Monday of the Month

Of course National Coffee Day should fall on a Monday! It's exactly what we need to start off October, fall, and to get ready for the cold days to follow. The origins of coffee can be found in the Ethiopian…

Sometimes Being Thrifty Doesn’t Pay

All of a sudden school is back in session and people are moving around, filling up dumpsters and sidewalks with furniture that won't fit in their co-ops, dorm rooms, apartments or simply clashes with their new interior decor. For dumpster…

Gear Up for Fall Festivals

With the fall festival season right around the corner, it's time to hustle on getting your costumes and outdoor necessities together! For years AchooAllergy's marked the start of this time of year with an annual sale for your outdoor necessities,…