Category Archives for "asthma"

A narrowing and constricting of the lungs along with inflammation triggered by an external stimulus such as pollen, dander, food… that causes a person to wheeze and cough. Asthma symptoms range from repetitive cough & wheeze to fatigue after exercise or exertion. (Side note: an asthma symptom to look out for in children is fatigue after exercise. Children have a difficult time recognizing asthma symptoms, let alone communicating them – and fatigue after exercise can be an indicator)

Asthma can be chronic. And, it’s most definitely suckass.

Allopathic medicine offers avoidance, steroids, immune dampening drugs, and emergency plans. And while all of these can be LIFESAVING, I am interested in deeper, longer lasting, healing.

Treatment for High IGE Levels in Asthma and Food Allergies

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​​Before you begin treatment for high IgE levels ​you need to first understand the underlying cause. Many different issues, ranging from parasites to allergies, can elevate IgE levels. ​  Bookmark this page or subscribe to my newsletter because this page is updated on an ongoing basis.  Quick Navigation What is IgE? How are IgE Levels measured? What […]

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Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases – Does the Hygiene Hypothesis Hold the Key?

Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

What if allergies and autoimmune diseases don’t mean that you’re sick? What if they mean that our environment is changing way too quickly! ​“​If you have an ​allergies or autoimmune disease, the genetic tendencies that underlie these disorders helped us survive in other environments… It doesn’t mean you’re a sickly person.  It means that you’re […]

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The Hygiene Hypothesis and Asthma and Allergies and Eczema: An Epidemic of Absence

Epidemic of Absence

​The hygiene hypothesis and asthma… and allergies… and eczema….essentially ​links the lack of ​exposure to microbes, parasites, infectious disease… ​to a miseducated immune system manifesting in things like asthma, food allergies, eczema, MS, Crohns… you name it.  ​​At its core, the hygiene hypothesis ​asserts that we have evolved to co-exist with these other symbiotic and […]

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20 Vitamins for Allergies, Asthma, and Modulating the Immune System

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I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Allergies and Asthma seem IMPOSSIBLE to heal, change, or improve. Or are they? Well it turns out that you can dramatically decrease your allergy and asthma symptoms, along with IgE levels, by taking THE RIGHT VITAMINS. I’ve updated my list, which you can read here: Allergy […]

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Best Vitamin C Supplement We Use For Asthma

I’m often asked, “What is the best vitamin C supplement for asthma?” We battle allergic asthma that is triggered by things like pet dander and seasonal pollen.  Years back, when my son was about 6, he got some random virus that was going around school.  He had a fever, congestion, and cough.  It lasted a […]

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Talking Microbiota – Everything From Allergies to Depression

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It takes a village to raise a child.  On a microscopic level, each child is a village unto himself; and that village sculpts everything from their immune system to psyche. DURING OUR recent conversation, Professor Christopher Lowry of University of Colorado elegantly painted the picture of each person as a teaming community of cells and […]

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Chinese Herbs: Asthma & Food Allergies (Q&A with Dr Xiu-Min Li)

This interview was conducted with the world renowned immunologist and Chinese Herbalist Dr. Xiu-Min Li via phone and email discussing the latest in her proprietary Chinese Herbal Formulas for asthma and food allergies. Dr Li is the originator of FAHF-2 (food allergy herbal formula) and ASHMI (anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention). This is a relatively in […]

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