Did you know that in the 19th century, a common form of allergies, hay fever, was considered a rare condition? Today, approximately 30 percent of American adults and 40 percent of children are affected by allergic reactions, especially to foods. It just goes to show you the impact modern living has had on our sensitive immuneRead More
What Are the Most Common Food Allergies in Adults
Here’s an interesting factoid, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Approximately 3 to 4 percent of American adults are affected by food allergies and, unlike many affected children who outgrow their food allergies, adult food allergies tend to be lifelong. A food allergy occurs when your body’s immune system identifies aRead More
Why Would a Tick Cause Meat Allergies?
When you think of tick bites, you think of Lyme disease, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, right? On the other hand, you probably know more than one person with food allergies. So what could these two things possibly have in common? Surprisingly, there is growing evidence that the bite of a lone star tick canRead More