7 essential oils that will help make allergy season a bit more manageable

October 26, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC The dawn of a new season brings about change…like a whole mess of annoying allergens. It’s always something, right? Allergies affect around 50 million people in the United States, which translates to a lot of stuffy noses, coughing fits, and nasal congestion in the office. Maybe you’ve tried … Continue reading 7 essential oils that will help make allergy season a bit more manageable

Before you say your skin is ‘sensitive,’ you might want to check with an allergist

October 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Not to be dramatic, but if you have sensitive skin your entire life may have been a lie up until this point. You’ve been hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray! According to Dr. Purvi Parikh, allergist with the Allergy & Asthma Network, sometimes sensitive skin isn’t really sensitive … Continue reading Before you say your skin is ‘sensitive,’ you might want to check with an allergist

Unless you have a food allergy, you likely don’t need to stress about your go-to restaurant’s cooking oil

September 28, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC As someone whose job involves writing words on the internet, I’ve received my share of negative comments. But perhaps one of the most intense moments in my career is what I will call the Great Canola Oil Incident of 2016. I wrote an article about cooking oils, and … Continue reading Unless you have a food allergy, you likely don’t need to stress about your go-to restaurant’s cooking oil

Your guide to reduced-stress restaurant dining with a food allergy or sensitivity

September 18, 2019 at 06:33PM by CWC Kelsey Quinn sits down to dinner with her friends and gently opens the menu the waiter hands her, though she already knows what’s on it—and what she thinks she’s going to get. Quinn, who lives in Portland, Oregon, is highly sensitive to gluten, so as soon as the … Continue reading Your guide to reduced-stress restaurant dining with a food allergy or sensitivity

Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

July 11, 2019 at 06:55AM by CWC Say someone asks: “When was the last time you cried?” For me, the answer is almost always approximately three to four hours ago. I’m one of those people who can’t get through a Budweiser commercial (those horses!), let alone an episode of This Is Us without spontaneously bursting into … Continue reading Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

Halp! Can you be allergic to your workout clothes…like for real?

June 18, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC At any given moment, you can probably find me wearing leggings and a sports bra. Between commuting from the office to a sweat sesh in New York City (and teaching cycling classes and working at the front desk of my university gym at my home base of Philly), … Continue reading Halp! Can you be allergic to your workout clothes…like for real?

6 all-natural ways to deal with allergies so you can actually smell those spring flowers

April 06, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC The weather is *finally* taking a turn for the better and you can swap out your big puffer coat for a cute denim jacket. You probably have a mental list of everything you want to do now that the weather’s warmer. Yoga in the park! Weekend trip to … Continue reading 6 all-natural ways to deal with allergies so you can actually smell those spring flowers

9 ways to soothe red, itchy eyes from allergies, according to experts

April 03, 2019 at 08:51AM by CWC You don’t need a groundhog to tell you when spring is coming when you have seasonal allergies. The instant the weather starts getting nice and the grass starts getting greener, I experience a not-so-fun parade of symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, congestion, and—my least fave—red, itchy eyes. … Continue reading 9 ways to soothe red, itchy eyes from allergies, according to experts

The best time of day to take your allergy meds, according to an allergist

March 13, 2019 at 11:53AM by CWC Seasonal allergies are the worst. At first, you’re overjoyed to see all the greenery popping up after a long winter. Then the next thing you know, your eyes are red, your nose is runny, and—worst of all—you’re sneezing 24/7. So, you grab your go-to antihistamine to help relieve those … Continue reading The best time of day to take your allergy meds, according to an allergist

What an MD wants you to know about taking bee pollen for allergies

January 23, 2019 at 11:17AM by CWC There’s a buzzy new ingredient that’s got the wellness world’s attention as of late: bee pollen. You’ve probably seen the crunchy nuggets as the latest garnish atop a smoothie bowl, but it has more purpose than looking good on the ‘gram. In particular, there’s been talk about taking … Continue reading What an MD wants you to know about taking bee pollen for allergies

Think you have a food allergy? A lot of other people do, too—but they don’t

January 15, 2019 at 01:49PM by CWC Last week, Reuters reported on the chronic confusion surrounding the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. In fact, half of people who think they have a food allergy actually don’t. (Spoiler: It’s probably a sensitivity.) And get this: While one in five American adults has … Continue reading Think you have a food allergy? A lot of other people do, too—but they don’t