Why Do We Get Allergies?

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    Spring is finally here! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming causing sneezing, sniffling, and hives.

    What causes us to have allergies? Tara investigates why we have allergies, and discusses some ways that might be able to provide you with some relief.



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    Read More:
    Genetic risk for asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis
    http://adc.bmj.com/content/67/8/1018.full.pdf
    "In order to explore the genetic risk of a child with a family history of allergies developing asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic dermatitis, questionnaires filled in by 6665 families were analyzed."

    Food allergy nearly doubles among black children
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140303083206.htm
    "Children's food allergies are gradually increasing, but they may be as much as doubling among black children.

    According to a study, self-reported food allergy nearly doubled in black children over 23 years."

    Really? The Claim: Pets Can Raise a Child's Risk of Developing Allergies
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/really-pets-can-raise-a-childs-risk-of-developing-allergies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&scp=1&sq=henry ford hospital&st=cse&_r=1
    "Many parents worry that keeping a dog or cat in the house may make a child more likely to develop pet allergies.

    But the scientific evidence suggests otherwise."

    Study: Babies Born by C-section at Risk of Developing Allergies
    http://www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=46335&action=detail&ref=1829
    "For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural child birth or Caesarian section, a Henry Ford Hospital study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two."

    Hygiene Hypothesis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene_hypothesis
    "In medicine, the hygiene hypothesis is a hypothesis that states that a lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents,symbiotic microorganisms (e.g., gut flora or probiotics), and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by suppressing the natural development of the immune system."

    Acupuncture in Patients With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Trial
    http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1583578
    "Acupuncture is frequently used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) despite limited scientific evidence."

    Local Honey: A Natural Remedy for Seasonal Allergies
    http://blogs.ajc.com/food-and-more/2014/04/07/local-honey-a-natural-remedy-for-seasonal-allergies/?cxntfid=blogs_food_and_more
    "Ahh, Spring is here and each year her arrival paints the town with a powdery, pale blanket of yellow.

    Pollen."

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    What Gluten Free Means
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KrvyFDnpZI

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