How to Prevent and Cure Allergies without Drugs

An estimated 30-40% of the world population suffers with one or more allergic conditions.  These range in severity from barely noticeable symptoms such as minor skin rash to life-threatening anaphylactic shock often associated with bee stings or nut allergies.  Children are disproportionately affected, with 13.4 million hospital or physician visits per year due to allergic […]

Why Women Get More AutoImmune Diseases

It is a widely reported fact that women are far more likely to fall prey to almost every type of autoimmune disease, but the reasons for this are not clearly understood.  This article examines the evidence regarding the incidence rates of autoimmune disease among different age, gender, and socio-economic groups, and the possible causes explaining […]

Nurture vs. Nature: How Much Control Do You Really Have Over Your Health?

Many people—including many health practitioners—believe that our susceptibility to disease is built into our genes and thus we have little control over what happens to us.  The thinking, and a fairly robust body of evidence, suggests that if your parents and grandparents suffered from a particular disease, the probabilities are high that you will acquire […]