Monthly Archives: March 2016

Halt Histamine with Allergy Blasting Smoothies

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine When exposed to potential allergens such as trees, grass, or flowers, our bodies sometimes respond to these irritants by releasing histamine, which in turn may cause swelling, watery eyes, and runny nose in those susceptible. Your family’s food choices can have a big impact on how […]

Local Wildflower Honey Protocol for Seasonal Allergies

Patsy Giarda, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Winter is winding down and spring is quickly approaching. Warmer weather and enjoying outdoor activities are two of the best things about spring. However, for those who suffer with seasonal environmental allergies, it can also bring the struggle of itchy or watery eyes, persistent runny nose, post-nasal drip, and/or nagging […]

Evaluating Allergies and Food Reactions

David Berger, MD, FAAP Question: What is your approach to evaluating allergies and food reactions? Answer: We frequently get asked about allergy testing. Unfortunately there is not a simple answer because there are many types of sensitivities, each requiring its own lab test. Furthermore, these tests are not 100% reliable. Let me start by explaining that the term […]