Runny nose, watery eyes, the itchy tongue—many of us have the familiar symptoms of histamine intolerance. The classic reaction is to grab a Benadryl or over-the-counter antihistamine to find immediate relief. Unfortunately, this is often a short-lived and temporary solution.
Most of us feel tired from time to time, especially after a bout with the flu or on a Monday morning. But what about the kind of tiredness that doesn’t go away, day after day, no matter how much coffee you drink or how many naps you take? If you find yourself in a constant state of fatigue with a severe lack of energy, you may want to ask your doctor about chronic fatigue syndrome.
Excess weight? Tired all day? Depressed? You might have a sluggish thyroid. To talk about hypothyroidism and your thyroid, it’s important to also understand your adrenals. When one is out of balance, often, so is the other.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a very common skin condition affecting both adults and children. It is characterized by red, itchy and scratchy patches of skin. It more commonly affects children but can affect adults as well. This is a chronic condition, but it does tend to flare up periodically, especially if aggravated by certain environmental factors, food types or other variables. At this time, there is no cure for eczema, but there are many treatment options that can help alleviate itching and prevent further outbreaks.
The foods we eat play an integral role in either preventing or creating inflammation in the body. I frequently explain to my patients that inflammation in the body increases pain and promotes disease. Consuming a diet high in inflammation-causing sugar, saturated fats, and simple carbohydrates will lead to more pain and disease while a diet high in foods that are anti-inflammatory will do the opposite.
A newborn baby has 280 bones, throughout childhood many of these bones fuse together, resulting in a total of 208 bones in adults. Composed of water (10-20%), minerals (70%), and collagen (10%), bones are their strongest when a person is between the ages of 25 and 35. Keeping them healthy is vital.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may seem like a new condition, but I first wrote about it over 35 years ago. At the time, in the early 1980s, there was a lot of focus on the overgrowth of Candida albicans in the intestinal tract as a factor in a complex set of symptoms. Yet, I noticed that many of the patients I was seeing had these symptoms, but no evidence of candida being out of control. Something else had to be responsible for their symptoms and an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine seemed like a very good explanation. In the last 10 years or so, SIBO has become a big buzzword in research and on the internet. Fortunately, there are effective answers.
What if Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease could be reversed? Would it surprise you if this could actually be done? You’re probably thinking that if this were true, you would have seen this on the news or read about it in a newspaper. But the fact is, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA, reported success in reversing symptoms of Alzheimer’s back in 2014 in a journal article was called “Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program” The lead researcher Dr. Dale Bredesen describes his journey with patients and the comprehensive protocol he uses to help those with dementia in his 2017 book The End of Alzheimer’s Disease. We will discuss his recommendations.
Do men experience a similar physiological event to what women experience during menopause? Often referred to as “andropause, “male menopause,” or "man-opause," this even does have some superficial similarities to menopause. But, while all women go through menopause, not all men go through andropause.
Millions of people worldwide visit their doctors each year with complaints related to their sinuses. "Sinus" is the term commonly used to describe anatomy that doctors refer to as paranasal sinuses. Sinuses are hollow “caves” in the human skull, which are essentially absent in newborns but develop fully by around age 8 and reach their full adult size by puberty.
Enteric Coated peppermint oil has been shown to be quite helpful in improving gastrointestinal function in individuals suffering from the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - a common functional disorder of the large intestine characterized by some combination of: (1) abdominal pain, (2) altered bowel function, constipation, or diarrhea, (3) hypersecretion of colonic mucus, (4) dyspeptic symptoms (flatulence, nausea, anorexia), and (5) varying degrees of anxiety or depression.
Have you ever been extremely tired and then all of a sudden felt a burst of energy? More than likely the sudden burst was due to the release of adrenaline and cortisol from your adrenal glands, a pair of glands that lie on top of each kidney. If you have ever been suddenly frightened, you know what it feels like to have adrenaline surge through your body. Adrenaline was designed to give the body that extra energy boost to escape from danger.
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