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8 Unusual Allergy Treatments

By | May 5th, 2016|Featured Articles|

by Dr. Marita Schauch, ND A lot of people reach for over-the-counter allergy medications at this time of year. It’s not hard to understand: when you’re sneezing, stuffed up, low on energy and physically uncomfortable it’s natural to want something that acts fast to treat your symptoms. The thing is, natural allergy treatments are much [...]

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Healthy Kids: Take aim at allergies

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Hay fever is triggered by pollen or mould spore allergens during the spring, summer or fall. The proper term is “seasonal allergic rhinitis” and symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin and eyes, and red, watery eyes. Hay fever is the most prevalent chronic illness diagnosed in children younger than 18 years — [...]

Food Additives and Hyperactivity: Study suggests “cleaning up” kids’ foods may help

By | June 25th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Artificial food colourings and preservatives have a "significant" impact on hyperactivity levels in very young children, say researchers, and removal of these substances could be in the long-term interest of public health. The authors base their findings on over 1,800 three-year-old children, who were screened for hyperactivity and allergies. Almost 300 children, divided into four [...]

Fish Oils: Healthy hearts and minds!

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The list of health conditions that can improve with essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation is well over 60 and growing by the day as new research continues to uncover benefits. The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), abundant in fish oils, are responsible for many of these health benefits and have [...]

Hay Fever Relief: Top natural picks

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In these fragrant spring and summer months, the population seems to divide itself into two types of people—those who suffer from hay fever and those who don’t! Most hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is caused by a reaction to ragweed pollen, though other tree, weed and grass pollens may aggravate the situation. When we breathe in [...]