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Why Do Some People Sweat Excessively?

By Margret Aldrich
Though rare, hyperhidrosis can cause someone to sweat a lot.
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What Chronic Conditions Might be Exacerbated by Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
Food sensitivities can make chronic conditions, such as Crohn's disease, IBS, and ulcerative colitis worse.
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Is Food Reactivity On the Rise?

By Mo Perry
Yes. The most common allergenic foods are peanuts, milk, shellfish, tree nuts, eggs, finfish, wheat, soy, and sesame.
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Can Food Reactivity Be Healed?

By Mo Perry
Many food sensitivities can resolve over time — as long as the gut has a chance to heal and foods are reintroduced slowly.
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What Are Common Triggers for Food Intolerances and Sensitivities?

By Mo Perry
Leaky gut syndrome frequently precedes food intolerances and food sensitivities. Here's why.
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Why Is it Important to Reintroduce Foods Over Time, When Possible?

By Mo Perry
Eating a wide variety of healthy foods is important for both physical and mental health, says our expert.
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What Is a Food Intolerance?

By Mo Perry
Unlike food allergies and food sensitivities, food intolerances do not involve the immune system. Here's why.
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What Is a Food Sensitivity?

By Mo Perry
Food sensitivities often cause delayed — not immediate — reactions such as joint pain, fatigue, and brain fog.
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What Is a Food Allergy?

By Mo Perry
Although the term "food allergy" is used widely, it refers to a food exposure that triggers an immediate, marked immune response — often involving IgE antibodies.
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Do Environmental Toxins Play a Role in Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
Glyphosate, which is used in the herbicide Roundup, and mercury in fish can contribute to leaky gut.
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Does Food Reactivity Increase the Risk of Disordered Eating?

By Mo Perry
It can, but working with a functional nutritionist can help.
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What Are the Best Strategies for Coping With and Recovering From Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
If your symptoms are mild, you could start with an elimination diet. Otherwise, it's best to consult with a functional-medicine practitioner.
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Allergy, Sensitivity, or Intolerance? A Guide to Food-Reactivity Issues

By Mo Perry
Learn more about the difference between food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, what might be behind their increasing prevalence, and what you can do about them.
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How to Use a Neti Pot

By Terri Trespicio
Try this Ayurvedic practice to ease cold and allergy symptoms.
A sick woman in bed holds her head in her hands.

Is It COVID-19, the Flu, a Common Cold, or Seasonal Allergies?

By Michael Dregni
How to tell them apart during influenza season and the ongoing pandemic.
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Good Eats for All: How to Navigate the Holidays with Dietary Restrictions

By Julie Dulude
Based on learnings from her own healing journey, best-selling cookbook author Danielle Walker shares tips for enjoying seasonal gatherings when dealing with food intolerances or allergies.
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11 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Kim Syrios
Simple steps to clear the air inside your house.
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5 of Our Favorite Tools for Cold and Allergy Season

By Experience Life Staff
Breathe a little easier with these natural supports for colds and allergies.
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8 Dairy-Free Foods — and How to Cook With Them

By Kaelyn Riley
Here's how to incorporate nondairy products into your home cooking.
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