Asthma. For some, even a sip or two of wine can make their airways tighten and inflamed – and a common trigger is sulfites, added to wines as a preservative. (Contrary to popular belief, white wines usually have more sulfites than reds.) Even the wines labeled “sulfite-free” usually contain small amounts of the substance because… Read more »
A scientist sets out to prove that gluten and a leaky gut may be causing 20 percent of autism disorders.
Experts weigh in on what they think of gluten-free food on flights.
The pollen’s out and once again you’re congested and bleary-headed. Do you get a few allergy symptoms or the whole enchilada?
A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma,… Read more »
Miserable – that’s how Christine Auman describes the 12 years of her life before her celiac disease diagnosis. She was bowled over by fatigue, anemia, swollen joints, vitamin D deficiency, heart problems, dental problems and more. “I was passed around from doctor to doctor,” recalls the Doylestown, Pennsylvania mother of two. “Nobody could diagnose me.”… Read more »
Author John Grisham found himself caught in his own personal thriller, this one a frightening medical mystery.
It sounds like celiac disease and it feels like celiac disease – but it’s not. Physicians are now being advised to consider symptoms such as stomach bloat, fatigue and muscle and joint pain when diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a relatively new condition on the spectrum of gluten-related disorders. “There is tremendous confusion when it comes… Read more »
For mild cases of eczema, treatment with a common pantry item can help reduce redness and itching.
Struggling with an itchy mouth? A peach may not be beyond reach.