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Currently there are over 10,000 known species of mushrooms  , only a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands that exists worldwide. Although well-known crimini and portobello mushrooms provide a nutritious addition to many meals, there are also a number of medicinal mushrooms with a vast amount of significant medicinal and health benefits that scientists are only beginning to discover.
Mushrooms are an extraordinary organism, a type of fungi said to be more closely related genetically to animals than they are to other plants. Like humans, they take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide as a waste product. They also have an enzymatic digestive system and store their food as glycogen, two characteristics unique to animals. 
Critical to the environment, most mushrooms grow from the ground are “decomposers” that recycle decaying plant and animal matter. However, when consumed, they are also a great source of lean protein containing virtually no fat or ch...
I don't know about you, but the fall is always one of my worst eye allergy seasons. Weeping eyes, itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, totally irritated, light-sensitive eyes... can you relate? Eye allergies have definitely presented some challenges to me over the years, as I've made my living on the Web (or at least on the computer) for many years. And on those days (or weeks) when my eyes were irritated, working for hours on the computer just made things worse.
I've tried over-the-counter eye drops like Visine Allergy, Natural Tears, etc. and I've tried various prescription eye drops. But turns out it's not really a good idea to use some of those over the counter formulas for more than a day or two, and the prescription stuff cost a fortune, which is an issue when you don't have health insurance.
So, I was thrilled a couple of years ago when a new kind of eye drop came on the market. It's an over-the-counter drug called ketotifen and is an antihistamine and mast cell stablizer...
After Labor Day, many people begin to have an increase in their allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy red eyes and sometimes worsening of their asthma . The cause of this is usually that these people are allergic to ragweed. Allergy to ragweed is commonly referred to as "hay fever," and allergists tend to refer to it as " allergic rhinitis ." Allergic rhinitis can either follow a persistent pattern where it affects people several times per week, or it can be intermittent. Allergic rhinitis may also be affected by the pollens outside such as weeds -- in particular, ragweed. Ragweed usually starts pollinating around the middle of August each year and is found all over the United States. Its pollens can travel far distances, being carried in the wind. This means that even though you may live in a city and don't see ragweed growing, that you can still be exposed to it and have symptoms. Ragweed season typically lasts until the first frost or around mid-...
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