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Double agents in medicine

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My ongoing research of allergy and autoimmune disease has uncovered a long history of medical manipulations that defy logic. Even my seasonal allergies have been quelled with homeopathic dilutions of dust, mold, and pollen. Allergy immunotherapy is intriguingly similar, exposing us to daily, increasing amounts of allergens that slowly reprogram our immune system. In any . . . → Read More: Double agents in medicine

Tackling allergy remedies and immunotherapy

Going nuts thinking about food allergies? Shedding tears about pollen? Remedies are far, wide, and complicated as shellfish.

A food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room every 3 minutes. Millions more can experience this anaphylactic shock from medication, insect venom, and even latex. We can thankfully treat these reactions with the lifesaving EpiPen, . . . → Read More: Tackling allergy remedies and immunotherapy

The many faces of histamine intolerance

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I am astounded at how many of us unknowingly suffer from excess histamine. Some of us itch or sneeze while others get headaches, migraines, joint pain, or nausea – within minutes or several hours after exposure! Our “histamine bucket” fills up based on factors such as genetics, allergies, medication, diet, environment, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal damage, . . . → Read More: The many faces of histamine intolerance

Sleep – a new angle of repose

Earlier this year we reviewed how breathing improves sleep and overall health. Armed with this information, I experienced the best sleep of my life, forcing air through my nose by taping my mouth shut with gentle 3M Micropore surgical tape. But it gets better. Since late August my sleep quality has got another lift with . . . → Read More: Sleep – a new angle of repose

A Dandruff Whodunit

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Most of us brush off dandruff* as a cosmetic problem, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial products to stop the flakes. Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis (SD),affects up to 50% of the population and appears linked to fungal/yeast growth that results in itching, inflammation, and even occasional hair loss. Yet a deeper investigation . . . → Read More: A Dandruff Whodunit

Count your z’s to better sleep

Sleep may be the single most important factor of health – and one of the least understood. Without rejuvenating sleep, we cannot effectively think, act, or fight diseases. Short or poor quality sleep is linked to obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Up to 90% of adults with depression have trouble with sleep. Yet we . . . → Read More: Count your z’s to better sleep

Who knows it’s all in the NOse?

How you breathe may be just as important as what you breathe. My final report of the year reveals my biggest discovery of the year – something that increases chronic disease, facial aging, bad breath, cavities, poor concentration, poor immunity, and poor sleep. Something you can prevent!

Several months ago I decided to tackle my . . . → Read More: Who knows it’s all in the NOse?

Breathe where you live

Last month I explained how Southern California food can’t shake the salt over Portland’s casual cuisine – likely due to differences in water. After gushing over the smell of breezy pine forests this summer, I expected to dig up similarly glowing reports for Oregon air quality. The results were a bit disappointing. Yet the research . . . → Read More: Breathe where you live

Taste where you live

Have you ever noticed an epic meal or a memorable glass of tap water…on vacation?

This year I travelled to Portland for a third summer, and for the third time I experienced the same changes in my health. While scratching my head over this, my taste buds provided some clues. Throughout the vacation I . . . → Read More: Taste where you live

Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows

While managing celiac disease for the last three years, I repeatedly hear the same question – “Why?” Millions of stomachs are growling for answers. Sit down for a gourmet dish on an epidemic that hits close to home.

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Celiac disease is the presentation of a deeper, self-destructive autoimmune condition experienced by 2 million . . . → Read More: Celiac and bacteria: strange breadfellows