Health & Wellbeing

What Are Allergies? - Secretly Healthy

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Allergy – causes and treatments.

-Allergy is an improperly functioning immune system.

The body of an allergic person reacts to certain substances in our environment that are otherwise not harmful.
Such substances are referred as allergens.
The reaction of the allergen usually creates inflammation, which causes various symptoms such as hay fever, eczema, asthma and many more.

What are Allergies

The mechanism of allergic reactions.

Antibodies protect person’s from viruses, bacteria and infection.

At allergic person’s immune system mistakenly recognizes the allergen as an enemy and begins to produce antibodies to defend against them.

Such antibodies, which are referred as immunoglobulin E (IgE) are binding to mast cells which are in abundance under the skin surface, the nose, the eyes, the lungs and gastrointestinal tract.

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Stop Resisting: Surrender to Your Body to Transform It and Your Life - The Unbounded Spirit

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“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Most people don’t realize that your relationship with your body affects your entire life. Why? Because if you are fighting with your body, you are fighting with yourself. And if you are fighting with yourself, you are resisting what you truly desire in life.

I know too well what it feels like to fight with your body. I had the same fear as most people…

If I love my body as it is today, it will get worse. I will gain more weight. If I keep my constant attention on it, remind myself hourly how much I don’t like it, it will transform.

Sure sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Has anyone ever “hated themselves skinny” and had healthy, long lasting results? Or how about the opposite? Has anyone ever “loved themselves fat”? And I am not talking about the love you think you are giving yourself by eating a package of Oreo cookies. I am talking true, authentic love causing the body to gain massive amounts of weight.

And yet this is our fear: that if we were to love ourselves, love our bodies as they are in this moment, we would get worse. But remember, what you fight you strengthen.

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3 Reasons to Have More Plants in Your Home - The Unbounded Spirit

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home plants

Plants are a powerhouse of wellness for your home. They’ll provide you with a host of benefits, and they’ll make your house look great while doing it. I’ll admit, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this idea lately, and I think you’ll find the concept intriguing as well after learning about the myriad benefits they offer.

1. They purify your air.

You probably know that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen; plants in your home are no exception. Oxygen affects every part of your body and mind, and making sure you get quality air is essential to your well-being.


New Study Shows Turmeric Helps Prevent Fluoride Induced Brain Damage

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A naturally occurring chemical in turmeric, curcumin, has recently been found to lessen the neurotoxic effects of fluoride. In a laboratory study using mice, it was found to have a significant effect in preventing fluoride-induced neurodegeneration (brain damage). A study a few years ago also found that curcumin is effective in stimulating the growth of new brain cells, so it looks like turmeric is something quite beneficial to your brain.

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8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

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You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.


When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

How To Make Your Own Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

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Government agencies and independent research institutions do not adequately evaluate the safety of numerous substances found in cleaning products, especially those cleaning your clothes. Synthetic chemicals are often flooding the wastewater with chemical residues that do nothing but harm to the environment. There are many ways to make your own laundry detergent but not all formulas are non-toxic. For example borax, a popular do-it-yourself laundry detergent additive is quite toxic to humans. Check out this very simple and non-toxic recipe for a natural liquid laundry detergent.

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The moringa is a miracle tree that is being promoted as a solution to Third World malnutrition

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You may not have heard of the moringa (Moringa oleifera), a tree native to the Himalayan foothills, but peoples across the world have recognized its miraculous potential, and it is now widely planted across South Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

Governmental and non-governmental organizations have actively started promoting it as a cure for many of the ills associated with poverty worldwide.

The moringa is a drought-tolerant, pest-resistant, fast-growing tree that produces edible flowers and seed pods all year long. Every edible part of the tree is highly nutritious; the pods in particular provide all the essential amino acids and are rich in a fat similar to olive oil.

Health & Longevity Secrets From Around The World

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There are many places around the world where people live longer and know how to be happier than the rest of us. Instead of depriving yourself, researchers say it’s better to look at cultures and regions around the world where diets are not just healthy, but also have highly protective qualities against scourges like cancerdepressiondiabetes and heart disease. There are time-tested lifestyles that promise to protect us from a wide range of diseases. The key is knowing why they work and how to adopt them yourself.

Ditch the Toxic Sunscreen; Use Coconut Oil Instead

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Summer time is beach time, or at least poolside time. But if you want some protection form the sun’s UV rays, don’t always reach for toxic sunscreens. Instead, pack some extra virgin coconut oil along with your beach towel and umbrella.

That’s right, the same extra virgin coconut oil in your kitchen pantry will do the trick to protect your skin – minus the toxicity from health-compromising ingredients. Coconut oil has been used as an effective sunscreen for thousands of years by indigenous, pacific islanders. Why slather toxic chemicals on your body when you can use non toxic coconut oil instead?

There are two types of UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are primarily responsible for skin damage from excessive sun exposure that can lead to cancer and skin aging. However, although UVB rays can also cause damage and sunburn, they are necessary for your body to produce its own cancer protective vitamin D via the skin.

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To Soothe Chronic Pain, Meditation Proves Better Than Pills

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RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—Chronic pain is estimated to affect over 76 million people, more than diabetes and heart disease combined, and back pain is our country's leading cause of disability for people under 45. And though the pharmaceutical industry seems very adept at introducing one new painkiller after another, the pills don't always help. A new study in the Journal of Neuroscience, however, suggests something else might: meditation. It seems that improving your meditation technique could very well be more effective than painkillers at cutting down on pain, and that could save you hundreds in prescription drug costs.

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