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8 Notorious culprits of Food Allergy in Humans

Food allergy is on the rage. When you have an allergy to a certain food, not only does it limit your food choices, it can also cause anxiety and fear.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Allergic reaction fom food can vary from mild to severe and life-threatening. Every person can have varying allergic reaction to a certain food.

An allergic reaction is caused by the body's hyperactive immune system, triggering an immune response against substances that normally does not harm the body.

Here are the notorious culprits of food allergy in humans:

1. Milk

Milk allergy is the number one cause of allergy among children in the United States. While most of them outgrow milk allergy, the are cases that persists through adulthood.

Individuals allergic to milk should avoid foods containing milk such baked goodies and dairy products such as butter, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt.

Is it possible to develop allergy from breastmilk? Babies can not be allergic to breastmilk, rather, it can be caused…

5 Crazy Healthy Coffee Adds-on Blend

If you're health conscious, there are lots of ways to make your cup of coffee healthier. Let me tell you, there are bizarre stuffs you can add to your coffee and these are gaining popularity.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

1. Cinnamon

Who doesn't love cinnamon roll? How about cinnamon infused coffee! This duo has an amazing aroma and flavor. Cinnamon isn't just for taste, it also comes with health benefits like lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar level in diabetics. Add a pinch of cinnamon powder into your cup of coffee.

2. Cocoa

Are you thinking of chocolate? Both coffee and cocoa are packed with antioxidants. This combo makes an excellent delicious beverage. Add 1 teaspoon cocoa powder into your coffee drink. You can also substitute cocoa with dark chocolate instead.

3. Maca

Maca is a vegetable. People actually put maca root powder in their cup of coffee as a healthy option.

Powdered vegetable in your coffee may sound weird. But know this, maca has been used for th…

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. There are many variations of yoga that were developed. Most are anaerobic low-impact exercise.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Benefits of Yoga

Burns caloriesIncreases joint flexibilityDoes not put stress into jointsStrengthens muscleRelaxes the mind and bodyThere is no special equipment neededInexpensiveYoga can be done indoorsImproves postureImproves blood circulationBoosts the immune systemLowers bad cholesterolLowers blood sugarFights depressionLowers blood pressure

10 Health Facts & Tips # 13 @healthbiztips

10 Health Facts & Tips # 13 @healthbiztips

10 Health Facts & Tips # 12 @healthbiztips

10 Health Facts & Tips # 12 @healthbiztips

Processed meat gives you Cancer

Processed meat increases the risk of developing cancer. This fact isn't something new. We've known this for many decades.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) through the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has categorized processed meat as a carcinogen, actually putting processed meat on the same category as smoking tobacco, a group 1 carcinogen that can cause cancer in humans. That makes processed meat dangerous to your health. Yes, just like the warning on your pack of cigarettes.

Although, processed meat isn't wrapped with a warning label. Would you prefer it did?

Astonishingly, there are actually over thousands of research done directly linking eating processed meat to the development of cancer. Experts f om 10 different countries come together to reviewed over 800 studies and came up to the conclusion that processed meat does indeed increases risk of cancer.

Consuming 50 grams of processed meat everyday can in…

Is Seizure Deadly?

Witnessing a family member, a friend, or even a stranger have a seizure attack can be terrifying. You may be wondering if seizure is life-threatening.

@healhbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Most cases of seizure is not considered fatal. In most causes, seizure happens only once during a person's lifetime, but when seizure becomes a recurring problem, it is diagnosed as epilepsy.

What is seizure?

Seizure happens when there is an abnormality in the electrical activity in the brain causing electrical impulse to be fired at a rapid pace causing rapid involuntary shaking to which the individual does not have control. There are actually different types of seizure with varying hallmarks.

Risks of seizure

Sudden convulsion puts threat to the afflicted person during the seizure episode:

Compromises breathingBiting of tongueHead and body injury from fall and hitting surrounding objects

Death by seizure happens

While most cases of seizure is considered non-fatal, there are horrific deaths.

Sudden une…

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10 Health Facts & Tips # 11

Marijuana-based Drug approved by FDA: Epidiolex

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever drug that's derives from marijuana -- epidiolex.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Marijuana (cannabis) is well known as an abused recreational drug for it's ability to induce an euphoria or "high" feeling. In fact, it's the most commonly abused illegal drug worldwide. Despite the stigma attached to marijuana use, it's medicinal property can not be downplayed.

The FDA gives hope to people afflicted with epilepsy by approving the first ever drug derived from marijuana. Epidiolex is made from cannabidiol (CBD) which is one among hundreds of cannabinoids found in cannabis.


FDA approved epidiolex as a treatment for 2 childhood-onset epileptic disorders that's illusive to treatment, namely, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. It is not approved for children below 2 years of age.

The good thing about cannabidiol (CBD) is it does not cause a "high" or "stoned" fe…

Shark oil skincare Review

There's a lot of good review about shark oil as a skincare mate, but there are also horrifying stories.

Fish oil sounds healthy. How about we put it on our face? Would you feel beautiful? That's right! Shark oil is literally fish oil. It's the oil obtained from the liver of shark which is rich in Vitamin A. Let's review this skincare product and list it's benefits, as well as it's disadvantages.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

I feel worried whenever I try a new skincare product. Some of them only works for a short while. Then there are those products that really messes up my skin which makes me feel bad in trying out the product in the first place. At times, it feels like finding a fantastic skincare product is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
There's a bunch of positive feedback about shark oil. What's awesome about this product is it can show noticeable results in as early as 1 week. Here's to sum up the good testimonies about shark oi…

What causes Hiccups?

Hiccups. We've had out fair share of this bizzre reflex. But, why do we get hiccups? Is it something that serves us any biological purpose or is it just a trivial glich in our almost perfect system?

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Hiccups is a natural reflex that is produced when our diaphragn involuntary contracts causing us to gasp air quickly followed by a sudden closure of vocal cords causing a "hic" sound.

Hiccup is also known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF) or singultus. A hiccup usually lasts for a few seconds, but there are cases that lasted to as long as hours, days, weeks, months, and even years!

There's a long list of possible things that can cause a hiccup, but pinpointing the exact cause for each individual at any given time is impossible.

Here's a list of possible causes of hiccup:

ExcitementFearSmokingStressEmotional upsetSudden change in temperatureExcess alcohol intakeEating spicy foodsConsuming hot foods or beveragesDrinking carbonat…

Uncontrolled Gaming: hailed by WHO as a Disorder

When your gaming habit takes over your life causing serious damage to your personal and social affairs, you can always deny that there is a problem, but the World Health Organization (WHO) will tell you that it's a disorder. And like any other kind of disorder, it needs treatment.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Playing video game is a common staple of The modern homo sapiens. In fact, more than 1 billion people play video or digital games worldwide. If you're one of these billion gamers, it doesn't mean that you have "gaming disorder." There are numerous studies claiming the positive side of playing video games, but like any other stuff we consume in excess, things can go out of hand.

Gaming Disorder

According to the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) created by the WHO, gaming disorder is "as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasi…

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10 Health Facts & Tips # 10 @healthbiztips

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