• 07 JUN 16
    Hormones Increase Risk Of Severe Allergic Reactions In Women

    Hormones Increase Risk Of Severe Allergic Reactions In Women

    According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, women have an increased risk of developing more severe and more frequent allergic reactions versus their men counterparts. The reason? Scientists believe the female sex hormone estrogen may be responsible for a woman’s greater sensitivity to allergies and severe allergic reactions.

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Why Copper Deficiencies Should Be Considered In Neurological Cases

    Why Copper Deficiencies Should Be Considered In Neurological Cases

    We’ve mentioned many times before The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC provides services to manage and treat allergies, and can encounter nutritional deficiencies in patients while running comprehensive tests. Because of this, the team at The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC may suggest nutritional supplementation to address any nutrient deficiencies that are present.

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Is B12 Deficiency Common In Thyroid Conditions?

    Is B12 Deficiency Common In Thyroid Conditions?

    Vitamin B12 is essential for the body to produce red blood cells, nerves, and DNA. The water-soluble vitamin also plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that suffering from a severe vitamin B12 deficiency could lead to deep depression, paranoia, delusions,

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Probiotics Influence Melatonin Levels and IBS Symptoms

    Probiotics Influence Melatonin Levels and IBS Symptoms

    We discussed some of the positive effects probiotics have on those suffering from allergic rhinitis in our blog, “The Many Benefits of Probiotics for Allergy Sufferers.” However, additional research published by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health is also indicating probiotic supplementation can increase melatonin levels and significantly improve

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Vitamin D Improves Allergy Symptoms and Results in Weight Loss

    Vitamin D Improves Allergy Symptoms and Results in Weight Loss

    Vitamin D has many health benefits; it has the ability to fight off infections, curb inflammation and provide relief to allergy sufferers. With that, vitamin D could be considered a “super-nutrient”, especially since researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have found an additional health benefit: weight loss. The team at Allergy

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Allergy Treatment: What to Expect During Your Appointment

    Allergy Treatment: What to Expect During Your Appointment

    The team at The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC understands allergy appointments can make potential (and current) patients feel uneasy. You’ve probably heard of or have seen the outcomes of an allergy visit from a close friend or relative—skin pricks, testing reactions, slight discomfort. Despite some of the very minimal side affects that accompany

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Suspecting Your Child Has Allergies

    Suspecting Your Child Has Allergies

    Food and environmental allergies in children can be very difficult to understand, identify and treat. Medical professionals administering skin-tests run the risk of misdiagnosing what they believe is a food allergy, when in actuality, the child could be demonstrating a slight, topical allergic reaction. This is much different from having a life-threatening food allergy. Regardless,

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Plastic Exposure, Allergies And Asthma In Children

    Plastic Exposure, Allergies And Asthma In Children

    According to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, children in the womb exposed to moderate levels of phthalates (plasticizers) had a 72-78% greater chance of developing asthma. Phthalates are commonly found in cosmetics and household products (i.e. plastic containers, lotions, flooring, toys, electronics) and are used to increase products’ flexibility, transparency and durability.

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    • 07 JUN 16

    The Many Benefits of Probiotics for Allergy Sufferers

    Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive tract? Having a healthy gut could lead to an overall healthy lifestyle, and recent studies have indicated that digestive tract-healthy probiotics could remedy allergy symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. The team at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC always

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Trick-or-Treating And Food Allergies

    Halloween, the holiday dedicated to tomfoolery and treats is undoubtedly a wonderful time for children to explore and have fun with friends. Unfortunately, this time of year can be tough for children with food allergies. Without the proper plans in place, a child’s night could go from “laughter” to “disaster” rather quickly. The specialists at

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Is There A Link Between Maternal Air Pollutant Exposure and Birth Defects?

    Air pollutants, like carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), can be hard to avoid in a major metropolitan areas like Phoenix. Although seemingly harmless, these pollutants can have a detrimental effect on a person’s overall health; the most at-risk group being pregnant women. The team at The Allergy and

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Foods That May Help Allergy Symptoms

    Arizona doesn’t endure the brutal weather changes transitioning from summer to fall and from fall to winter. However, the temperatures do indeed drop and the air becomes more brisk. The fall season brings a slue of seasonal harvest foods, some of which can be used to fight fall allergies. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Addressing Low Thyroid Problems in Allergy Treatment

    Functional medicine is an important part of just about every medical field. Using a holistic approach to care, ensures patients are healthy in every aspect of his or her body. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, we believe in using an all-encompassing approach to applying treatment, investigating the health of every patient’s immune

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Managing Food Allergies & Diabetes

    Managing Food Allergies & Diabetes

    People with food allergies become unconsciously aware of everything that enters their mouths. The same can be said for people with diabetes who are required to manage their insulin levels each day. The relationship between food allergies and diabetes is undeniable. A food allergy can prompt a diabetic response, in turn complicating anti-diabetic treatments. Diabetes

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Bacteria Strand Could Relieve Food Allergies

    According to a combined study by American and Swiss researchers published in the peer-reviewed journal, PNAS, a bacterium called, Clostridia, could cure the worst of food allergies. This common strain of bacteria was exposed to peanut-sensitive mice for five weeks and shown to evaporate traces of nut allergies. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center,

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    • 07 JUN 16
    3 Surprising Allergy Triggers

    3 Surprising Allergy Triggers

    Anyone with allergies knows how important it is to identify allergy triggers, avoid these irritants, and manage symptoms accordingly. Flare-ups that come with a runny nose and itchy eyes seem harmless, but common environmental habits can make these symptoms worse. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, Dr. Liszewski and the entire allergy team

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    • 07 JUN 16

    New EpiPen Laws For Schools

    At one time, school officials were only permitted to hold EpiPen medication for students prescribed with the auto injector, epinephrine. A new law now encourages schools to have a stock of epinephrine for two essential reasons: (1.) to potentially save lives of students having allergic reactions and (2.) to reduce possible liability against school employees

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    • 07 JUN 16
    6 Strategies to Target Eczema Triggers

    6 Strategies to Target Eczema Triggers

    Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin rash most common among children, though it can occur at any age. What starts as a red, itchy rash on the skin can be accompanied by asthma and hay fever. While there is no cure for eczema, the professionals at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC have

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Anti-Inflammatory Diet Combats Allergic Response to Toxic Beauty Products

    For people who suffer from allergies, caring for your skin is extremely important. A breakout of hives followed by incessant itching is a recipe for skin disaster. Healthy skin is also key to slowing down the aging process. Wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots can quickly reveal anyone’s age or depict an older age than someone

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    • 07 JUN 16
    6 Allergy Misconceptions

    6 Allergy Misconceptions

    An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to a foreign protein that is inhaled, ingested, or touched. Symptoms range from coughing and sneezing to itchy eyes and runny nose. A severe allergic reaction can result in rashes, hives, and difficulty breathing. Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies. However, management strategies can

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Allergies in Arizona

    It is not uncommon to hear that a friend has moved to Phoenix, Arizona to get away from irritating allergy symptoms. People generally think that with less humidity and a drier climate, their environmental allergies will subside. Some might say that their allergies have improved while others will have the opposite effect. Unfortunately, Arizona is

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    • 07 JUN 16
    You Are What You Absorb

    You Are What You Absorb

    The quote, “You are what you eat,” means that in order to be healthy, you need to eat good food. Literally speaking, you are not what you eat; rather, you are what you absorb. Or at least that’s what naturopathic physician, Valerie Ferdinand says. In her article, “How Digestive Enzymes Support a Healthy Lifestyle,” Ferdinand

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Regulation on Dietary Supplements Can Help Allergy Sufferers

    Dr. Oz has faced intense media and medical scrutiny these past few weeks for his unrelenting appraisal of unapproved dietary supplements. People are often unaware about dietary supplement regulation, forming outrageous opinions on efficacy and safety. As herbal medicine gains popularity not only for people trying to lose weight, but for people with allergies, the

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Allergy Symptoms Could Impair Your Driving

    Allergy Symptoms Could Impair Your Driving

    According to a study conducted in the Netherlands, driving with allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, sneezing, and fatigue is just as dangerous as driving with an impaired blood-alcohol level. In the July issue of Allergy, the study reveals that the researchers began their study after reading reports that hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is linked

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Altering Sterilization Processes in Healthcare Settings

    In February 2013, the University of Chicago opened it’s new hospital pavilion, reforming a new standard of healthcare quality. The Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed open access journal, was quick to analyze what everyone else was talking about: the pristine appearance absolutely devoid of microbial life. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, we

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    • 07 JUN 16
    Join the Plastic Free July Campaign!

    Join the Plastic Free July Campaign!

    Plastic Free July is a campaign created in Perth, Australia in 2011. The aim is to raise national awareness on reducing the use of plastic in our everyday lives by eliminating single-use plastic services during the month of July. According to reports, “Consumer goods companies are costing the environment $75 billion per year through their

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    • 07 JUN 16

    Summer Heightens Grass & Weed Allergy Symptoms

    Summer activities should be enjoyed outside, reaping the benefits of the warm months. However, the Arizona heat combined with heightened allergies make for an undesirable recipe. Grass and weed allergies are at their peak during the summer months. They produce allergenic pollens that trigger some of the most aggravating allergy symptoms. In the United States,

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    • 07 JUN 16
    11 Tips for Better Sleep With Allergies

    11 Tips for Better Sleep With Allergies

    Allergy symptoms don’t just come to a halt when you lay your head down at night. In fact, your bedroom may be hosting more irritating allergens than you even realize. Just as you would during the daytime, allergy symptom prevention should be applied to your sleeping arrangements, and The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC

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    • 07 JUN 16

    6 Safe Cooking Tips for Allergy Sufferers

    Whether you suffer from food allergies, environmental allergies, or are simply over-cognizant about cross contamination, cooking can be stressful. Using the proper utensils, thoroughly cleaning your workstation, and having adequate cooking instruments are just the first few steps in successfully and safely cooking in your kitchen while avoiding an allergy attack. At The Allergy and

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