Athletes and Allergies: Tips for exercising during the pollen season

The new pollen season is already in full swing across South Africa as we head into spring. With more daylight available and temperatures warming up, people also tend to become more active. Taking part in any form of exercise or strenuous activity increases heart rate and speeds up breathing, allowing more air to enter the […]

Can mindfulness help with your allergies in 2022?

With the December holidays behind us and the new year in full swing, many people have already started feeling the usual stress of work and life in the 21st century returning. For the past year and a half, the Covid-19 pandemic has also been adding its own layer of stress and anxiety to our daily […]

Where should you live to avoid allergies?

With many patients suffering from debilitating hay fever symptoms like severe allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, it is understandable that some might be tempted to pack their bags and move across the country to live an allergy-free life in a different city or province.

Myth: Eating local honey will cure your pollen allergies

Raw honey contains hundreds to thousands of pollen grains per tablespoon. These pollens originate from the flowering plants visited by honeybees when they collect nectar to produce honey. In both allergy research and honey studies, the morphology of pollen grains is used to identify the specific plant origin of the pollen. Just as we count […]