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Sun Screening

Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays are the most abundant form of ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. These rays are the longest and lowest energy form of ultraviolet radiation. UVA rays pass through the atmosphere relatively easy. Regardless of season or time of day, sunlight contains roughly the same amount of UVA rays. These rays are also capable […]

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: Protein

Food allergies are the best-known negative reaction to food proteins. In classic food allergies, a protein in certain foods (eg. peanuts, shellfish or egg whites) interacts with an antibody, IgE. Once that reaction occurs, our immune system goes into high gear releasing histamine. Histamine causes an immediate response, and can trigger everything from a scratchy […]

HPV: Genital Warts and Cancer Risk

HPV, the Human Papilloma Virus, was first identified in the late 70s. Over the last 40 years, HPV has been identified as the cause of the most common sexually transmitted disease, genital warts. Current estimates suggest that 1 in 5 people carry an active HPV infection, and that every person is exposed to HPV at […]