Archive for April, 2018

Gut Health & Seasonal Allergies

man blowing his nose

Updated:  4-26-18

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, can be quite bothersome. Allergy symptoms vary from person to person, but may include:

  • Ear pain
  • Red, watery, itchy, and/or puffy eyes
  • Wheezing or other respiratory problems
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Loss of smell
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Throat irritation

What causes allergies?… Read more

The Problem with Emulsifiers: Part 2

What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.

Gabriele Amersbach*

The FDA has designated common emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose or cellulose gum (CMC) “generally regarded as safe” or GRAS. This designation is coveted because it indicates that the FDA considers GRAS substances non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, the problem is that emulsifiers have not consistently been tested for side effects.… Read more