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  • Breathe Easier During Allergy Season

    ‘Tis the season for sneezing, congestion, headaches, and itchy eyes. As the beautiful trees begin to bud and flowers push up through the ground, people return to the drugstore for over-the-counter and prescription remedies. As one dutifully...

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  • A Sacred Reunion: Shamanism and Allergy Release

    Allergies…have you been affected by them at some point in your life? Have you had to curtail outdoor activities during certain seasons lest you suffer with watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, sneezing or other discomfort? Does contact...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Allergies! Your Food IS Your Medicine

    It’s spring…the trees are green, the grass is lush after a wet winter, and the flowers are blooming beautiful colors. With this being so, your allergies may be blooming too! If this is you, you know the...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Jessica Pizano, Owner of Fit to You, LLC

    This business spotlight is our fifth in a series recognizing local holistic practitioners and businesses that are celebrating 10 years in 2017. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jessica Pizano of Fit to You to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Food: You Are What You Eat

    Food is the ONE thing that people dose themselves with every single day. Food provides comfort and nourishment. It is engrained in casual social events, cultural practices, and religious customs. We need it. We crave it. We...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Finding Relief with a Low Histamine Diet

    Many years ago, I embarked on an autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP) to see if it would help calm my immune system. The results, at first, were remarkable. I lost weight, gained energy and felt better than I...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Seasonal Allergy Suffering is on the Rise

    The number of seasonal allergy sufferers have been on the rise in recent years. There are only so many nasal sprays and decongestants that can be taken to mitigate symptoms and considering the root cause of these...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • The Body’s Brilliant Recycling Project

    We hear a lot about “detox” but many of us don’t really stop to think about what that means in our body. Most often we hear about detox cleanses where people follow a restrictive diet that may...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • The Horror of Histamine!

    After a long, cold winter we are finally starting to see the early signs of spring. The snow has melted. The temperatures are warming. Birds once again tweet happily from the trees. There are lovely green buds...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Enjoy Springtime Without Allergies

    After a long cold northeast winter, the light and warmth of the spring season is always a refreshing balm to the body and soul. The fresh green growth, the sun’s mounting heat, the song of returning birds...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Have You Sneezed Yet?

    Is your nose running and your eyes itching? Are you wheezing? Coughing? You are in good company. It’s allergy season already. Pollen allergy is one of the most common chronic diseases. Respiratory allergies affect 35 million Americans....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Really LIVING with Food Allergies

    Researchers estimate that over 15 million US citizens suffer from food allergies. The allergy can range in severity from mild examples of itchy mouth after eating a food, to life threatening anaphylaxis (closing of the airway). According...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • A Multidimensional Approach to Allergies

    Allergies or “Allergic Diseases” are conditions in which an individual’s immune system becomes hypertensive to triggers that are harmless to others. The physiologic response of a “hypertensive” immune system gives rise to the constellation of symptoms experienced...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Holistic Treatment of Acne

    It’s that time of year again! We can start “stripping away the layers” and look forward to going outside without bundling up first. It is the season for events like proms, dances, graduations, recitals and parties. It...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • BioSet – A New Way to Treat Allergies

    BioSet is a gentle, drug free means of eliminating food intolerances and environmental sensitivities. Based on the principle of the energetic body, as taught in Chinese medicine, BioSet utilizes the latest in modern computer technology to screen...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Ragweed: The Anguish of August

    Ragweed grows along the country roads of Connecticut, flourishing in the August heat along with its companion goldenrod. Ragweed has that mess of reddish flowers at the top while goldenrod has those gracefully arched bunch of yellow...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Bug Bites, Tick Bites, and Bee Stings: What Every Parent Should Know

    It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, weather is warmer, and the kids go outside to play. It’s also the same time of year that bugs, ticks and bees like to share the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Treating Children’s Seasonal Allergies Naturally

    Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, are an overreaction to substances that you breathe, causing an inflammatory response that affects the lining/mucus membranes of the nasal passages, sinuses, throat, eyes, Eustachian tubes and middle ear. How...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Allergy Season is Upon Us

    The April rainfall along with all this snow melting is going to make for a very wet season and lots and lots of mold. Rainy days increase mold spores counts in the air, magnifying mold allergy symptoms....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Retrain Your Body to Prevent Allergies

    Allergies occur when the body reacts inappropriately to a harmless substance. The reaction is a learned error in the immune system that creates a variety of symptoms from runny noses to fatigue. We used to think that...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Chronic Sinusitis; Beyond the Decongestants

    For those who suffer from chronic sinus inflammation, it can become life altering. Headaches, postnasal drip and sinus pressure are just some of the symptoms that chronic sinusitis sufferers report as their norm. With chronic sinusitis being...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Autism and Allergies, What’s the Link?

    In 1943, Austrian psychiatrist Leo Kanner was first to describe autism. His article “Autistic Disturbances of Affective“ described 11 children who had an apparently rare syndrome of extreme autistic aloneness. Today, that number has risen dramatically to...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • A New Approach to Resolving Spring Allergy Symptoms

    Springtime is just around the corner and that means seasonal allergies will be in full swing soon.   Spring is such a beautiful time of year and can be a great time to be outside. However, thousands of...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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