Our sterile homes might be giving us seasonal allergies
10
October

Our sterile homes might be giving us seasonal allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Ahh..springtime. That warm breeze, the sun on your face… and lots and lots of plant sex. [sexy music playing] “Let’s take it slow, baby.” Yes, flowers, grass and trees are getting it on, and seasonal allergy sufferers are miserable. That’s because our immune systems mistake harmless grains of pollen for dangerous intruders. They go into […]


%$?# Allergies!
09
October

%$?# Allergies!

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[MUSIC] [PIANO MUSIC] (sneezing) (coughing) (blowing nose) (sneezing) (groaning) (sneezing) (coughing) (groaning) Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “Earth laughs in flowers” “Ha ha ha ha” Well, you know what? I don’t think it’s funny. If you’re like me, the coming of spring signals one thing: allergies. [MUSIC] I mean seriously, how much crud can my […]


How dogs can reduce the risk of childhood asthma
08
October

How dogs can reduce the risk of childhood asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Childhood asthma is a major concern, affecting around 8% of children in the US, and rates are on the rise. The “hygiene hypothesis” suggests that our increasingly clean lifestyles are altering the way our immune systems develop. Without the constant, low-level exposure to microbes, we are shifted to a more allergic phenotype. Having recently adopted […]


Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms
07
October

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ ♪ Intro ♪ ] If your doctor told you that you were infected with worms, your first question would probably be, “How quickly can I get rid those worms in me?” And I get that. I mean, look, you don’t want worms wriggling around inside your intestines. It’s enough to gross anybody out. But […]


How Your Dog Can Protect You Before You’re Born

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Mmmmhhhh, puppies! Most dog-owners say companionship is the number one reason to have a cuddly, devoted tail-wagger, and some people also have dogs for assistance or protection. And just look at them! They’re so cute! So it’s not surprising that we’re willing to put up with less-savory features of dogs, like muddy paw-prints and slobber […]


Why do people have seasonal allergies? – Eleanor Nelsen
20
September

Why do people have seasonal allergies? – Eleanor Nelsen

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Ah, spring. Grass growing, flowers blooming, trees growing new leaves, but if you get allergies, this explosion of new life probably inspires more dread than joy. Step outside, and within minutes, you’re sneezing and congested. Your nose is running, your eyes are swollen and watery, your throat is itchy. For you and millions of others, […]


All About Allergies
29
August

All About Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

For most of us, springtime means sunshine, green grass, and blooming flowers. But for some, it can also mean sneezing and watery eyes, or even trouble breathing. We’re talking about allergies, and almost anything can cause them: grass, flowers, ragweed, peanuts, bee stings, penicillin, soy, latex, … the list goes on and on. An estimated […]