By Darin Ingels, ND

People who suffer from allergies and asthma now have a viable alternative to conventional injection immunotherapy in treating their symptoms. Although injection immunotherapy has been the gold standard for allergy desensitization for almost 100 years, over 300 published studies shows that sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is equally or more effective than allergy shots in reducing allergy and asthma symptoms. The allergy extracts used in SLIT are identical to those used in injection immunotherapy,

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By: Darin Ingels, ND

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting 20 to 50% of the world’s population; however, it occurs less frequently in the United States. One study showed that as many as 20% of women between the ages of 18 and 55 years old suffer from iron deficiency. The most common cause of iron deficiency is insufficient intake, but malabsorption or excessive bleeding may be contributing factors.

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Children that have difficulties falling or staying asleep may benefit from taking melatonin before bedtime, according to a new study in Clinical Pediatrics (2003;42:51–8). The findings of this study suggest melatonin may help children fall asleep faster and prevent waking during the night.

In the new study, sleep habits from 32 children aged 2 to 18 years who attended a pediatric sleep center with chronic sleep initiation and maintenance problems were reviewed.

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