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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

I had really bad allergy
Updated 2/19/2015 12:14:42 AM

I had bad allergy today and I didn't eat much because my stomach was upset and didn't do the walk. I lost 25 3?4 pounds so far. Tomorrow is another day. Be safe and keep warm....  Read more

Trivia question re allergies
Updated 1/26/2015 11:35:02 PM

Adults can and do develop allergies with exposure. For example, among behavioral scientists who work with animals, it is very common to develop allergies to the type of animal with which you work. I know this because I have seen it happen to my colle...  Read more

Fresh water and Salt water Fish allergy
Updated 1/24/2015 8:32:52 AM

Hi, First time on here. I have fish and most seafood allergies. Doctor tested and my experience as well has shown this. I am NOT allergic to shell fish (shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, oysters). Being a vegan or even a vegeta...  Read more

food allergies
Updated 1/2/2015 6:44:55 PM

I have been sick for over a year now...had my gall bladder removed and continue to experience stomach pain daily...gained 30 lbs after being on multiple courses of steroids. I found that I am allergic to egg and tree nuts and have avoided them for...  Read more

Having an allergy exclusion in meal plan
Updated 11/6/2014 12:41:07 AM

I was a dedicated user of this site and app, however, have not used it lately due to lack of being able to use meal plan they recommend. I am still waiting for Spark people to move forward with putting options for selecting various allergies when ch...  Read more

Seasonal Allergies

If you have problems with spring allergies, take a shower before bed - that way you,re not sleeping with pollen all over your pillow....  Read more

Drink Apple Cider Vinegar for numerous health benefits

Add a Tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 cups of warm water in the morning. It helps to regulate your blood-sugar, decrease your appetite, and keep you regular. It's a good replacement for coffee as a diuretic....  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