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Health Linked to Healthy Gut Flora

Posted on Jul 25, 2013 | Comments Off on Health Linked to Healthy Gut Flora

Health Linked to Healthy Gut Flora

You are not alone. Scientists have learned that people are really super-organisms made up of human cells and microbes. Scientists involved in the Human Microbiome Project have sequenced the genes of bacteria from 15 sites on the bodies of 242 people followed for more than two years. In the American Gut Project, researchers are sequencing the microbiome of hundreds–and eventually thousands–of Americans. Other countries around the world have also joined the massive research effort to gain a better understanding of the human microbiome. Our microbiome consists of all of the genes in all the microbes that live in or on us. What we have learned so far is truly...

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Eczema Linked to other Health Problems

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Eczema Linked to other Health Problems

Eczema Linked to other Health Problems

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, causes itchy, inflamed skin along the elbows, hands, face, neck, backs of the knees and other parts of the body. It has long been known the chronic skin condition often occurs in people who have hay fever and asthma. Last month a study in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology showed that children and teens with eczema are at increased risk for other chronic illnesses. In the study, the researchers surveyed the parents of more than 90,000 children and teens between the ages 0 and 17 years who were part of the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. They found that those with severe eczema had poorer overall health...

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Worldwide Rise in Allergies Expected

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Worldwide Rise in Allergies Expected

Worldwide Rise in Allergies Expected

If present trends continue, about 50 percent of children around the globe will have some sort of allergies by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. I think the idea is mind-boggling. Can you image one out of every two children you know having food allergies, asthma, eczema, urticarial (skin rashes or hives), hay fever or other types of allergies? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the frequency of food allergies and skin allergies has increased dramatically over the past 14 years. The rate of food allergies has gone from 3.4 percent in 1997 to 5.1 percent in 2011. For eczema and other skin allergies, the rate has...

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Allergies manifest in many forms

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 | Comments Off on Allergies manifest in many forms

Allergies manifest in many forms

This week’s blog is excerpted from my newly released book Allergy Guide: Alternative & Conventional Solutions. Physicians often like to talk about a triad of allergic disease. Hay fever, eczema and asthma are the leading allergic disorders, and all three frequently occur in the same people. The manifestations of allergies are varied, however, and may include the following conditions. Hay Fever Allergic rhinitis is the medical term for hay fever. In this condition, your body’s response to allergenic substances causes chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes inside your nose. Subsequent exposure to pollens, dust, dander or other allergens can trigger symptoms such...

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Allergies Rise in U.S. Children

Posted on May 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Allergies Rise in U.S. Children

Allergies Rise in U.S. Children

This spring just after I published my book Allergy Guide: Alternative & Conventional Solutions, I came upon a report from the CDC about the state of allergies in our country. Apparently, we’re not doing so well, especially with regard to our children. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the frequency of food allergies and skin allergies has increased dramatically over the past 14 years. The rate of food allergies has gone from 3.4 percent in 1997 to 5.1 percent in 2011. For eczema and other skin allergies, the rate has increased from 7.4 percent to 12.5 percent over the same period of time. The most common type of allergic...

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More Bookstores Stock Allergy Guide

Posted on May 8, 2013 | 0 comments

More Bookstores Stock Allergy Guide

I’ve added several more editorial reviews to this website about my new book Allergy Guide: Alternative & Conventional Solutions. You can view them at http://drsmoots.com/praise-for-allergy-guide-alternative-conventional-solutions More bookstores are adding Allergy Guide to their offerings. Online bookstores where you can find the paperback version include Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iBookstore. The e-book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Store, Kobo, Scribd and e-Sentral. It will be coming to additional bookstores soon. For the latest information about availability, with links to the bookstore websites, please...

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