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Allergies Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Allergies.

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The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies

For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts...  Read more

Exercising with Seasonal Allergies

For some people, exercise itself is an uncomfortable activity, with all the sweating, huffing and puffing, and challenge that comes with elevating your heart rate for an extended period of time. But for people with seasonal allergies, the discomforts...  Read more

Is It a Cold or Allergies?

You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else? When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus...  Read more

Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly

It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b...  Read more

Anyone else with a lot of food allergies? Looking
Updated 7/25/2016 2:17:33 PM

Anyone else with a lot of food allergies? Looking for people I can connect with. #friendfinder #allergies #foodallergies...  Read more

Need fodmap diet--lots of food allergies
Updated 7/20/2016 8:36:29 PM

Need fodmap diet--lots of food allergies...  Read more

Do you have an allergy? #help #motivation #exercise #fitness #food
Updated 7/19/2016 12:43:19 PM

Do you have an allergy? #help #motivation #exercise #fitness #food...  Read more

Summer allergy cold is kicking my butt! I am proud
Updated 7/1/2016 5:42:01 PM

Summer allergy cold is kicking my butt! I am proud of myself for working out this morning at home, it has been a while!...  Read more

I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Most raw produce mak
Updated 6/23/2016 6:10:21 PM

I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Most raw produce makes my mouth and throat super itchy. I wrote a whole blog post about it, and my lactose intolerance, which got deleted. But yeah, it sucks. My snack options are mostly pretty high calorie. 😕...  Read more

How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies

Do you start itching when you eat peanuts? Does seafood cause your stomach to churn? Symptoms like these cause millions of Americans to suspect they have a food allergy. However, true food allergies affect only about two out of every 100 adults an...  Read more

How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies (continued)

Do you have a food allergy? If you suspect you have a food allergy, keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat or drink for a two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for them to develop.Even though you may identify a reaction...  Read more

People with Allergies

This group is for anyone with allergies to learn from each other and share how to deal with them....  Read more

New Food Allergy Guidelines Released

In some individuals, foods, medications, latex or insect stings cause an immune response. More than 170 food or food additives have been found to cause allergic reactions. However, over ninety percent of those responses come from eight common food ty...  Read more

In the News: Childhood Food Allergies On the Rise

New statistics released this week from the CDC show an 18% increase in the number of children with food allergies over the past 10 years. In 1997, 1 in 30 kids had food allergies, and now that number is closer to 1 in 26 (about 3 million kids). Pea...  Read more

Allergies, allergies, allergies!

Allergies, allergies, allergies! Is anyone having problem with the heat reeking havoc on their allergies? I receive an allergy report via email, everyday from the National Weather Station,.They report allergies are low-medium in my area ( PA.) today...  Read more

Allergies, allergies, allergies

I never thought of myself as "having allergies" per se. Just occasional sinus problems. After spending 2 days getting pricked up one side and down the other, I found out I'm apparently quite allergic to lots of things. I expected the dust because...  Read more