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Time for Spring Cleaning!

During this spring, it can be great for your overall health to do a spring cleaning of your home!  For those of you who are sensitive to allergens that are indoors, allergy “season” is one that lasts all year round, … Continue reading

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Pregnancy: to eat nuts or not to eat nuts?

One of the most common questions I get from expectant mothers is if she should eat nuts or avoid them during pregnancy, to avoid her future baby having food allergies.   I asked the same question during my own pregnancy 3 … Continue reading

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Exercising with Allergies and Asthma

Do you avoid exercising because you have allergies or asthma, or both?  There are many healthy benefits of exercise, but for people with allergies or asthma, exercise can be hard, discouraging or sometimes even seem unbearable! Allergies and asthma can … Continue reading

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Thoughts on frequent infections?

Do you feel like you get a lot of colds or other infections?  Sometimes this is within the scope of being normal (for example, if you have a child in daycare or school it’s likely you are exposed to more … Continue reading

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Peanut Allergy

There has been promising new work on a oral immunotherapy or desensitization to peanuts.  In the initial studies patients started with a very low level of peanut protein, in a very controlled fashion.  Initial amounts were equal to about 1/1,000 … Continue reading

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