A new report is out today. Climate scientists say we’ve reached a new air quality milestone: Air quality in the Arctic has now reached 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. The global combined air quality currently is at 395 ppm. Apparently, it’s just a matter of time for the rest of the world [...]
We’re always seeing news stories about “the germiest surfaces.” Usually, the stories are crafted and pitched by PR firms representing cleaning products brands, and the take away for the audience is that you can never disinfect your hands or your house too much.
The latest such news trend is the [...]
Chalk up another one for immune balancing. A new functional nutrition beverage has hit the shelves, FRS Healthy Defense, and it features EpiCor among its ingredients. The interest in year-round, holistic immune health through balancing is a growing trend. Immune balancing means your immune system is “tuned” very well to respond strongly when needed, and [...]
When people talk about immune response and the benefits of the immune system, we tend to think in terms of cold and flu, protecting wounds and, maybe, allergies, although many people don’t realize allergies are just overaggressive immune responses.
But I think people need to realize your immune system, and how you take care of [...]
More evidence supporting the “hygiene hypothesis.” Researchers are studying why Amish children in rural northern Indiana suffer significantly less asthma and allergy conditions than kids in general.
In fact, this group of farm kids is exhibiting even fewer allergy/asthma conditions than Swiss farm kids, who have been observed over the years as nearly allergy free. [...]
What is it about Tennessee and allergies/asthma?
A 2012 report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation shows that three Tennessee cities — Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville–are among the top 10 cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. They also are in the top 10 for asthma symptoms.
The rankings, created by the Allergy and Asthma [...]