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PodCast: Allergies – Bodily Reactions of the Unwanted Type

A radio interview with Dr. Todd Born of Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc covering allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities. Learn more about what are they are, where they come from, why they happen, and what we can do about them – both as practitioners and sufferers.

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About Dr. Todd Born

Dr. Todd A. Born is in private practice with his wife, Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born, at Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc., in Alameda, CA (  He is licensed in California & Connecticut.  He is also Product Manager at Allergy Research Group, LLC and a Thought Leader for

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Allergies, Learn How to Be Symptom Free

Article courtesy of Dr. Todd Adam Born, Born Naturopathic Associates, Inc.


Allergies appear in many forms:  food, environmental, pets, chemicals, lotions, potions, medications, even natural substances.  You may have noticed that you suddenly have allergies you never had before.  I have had countless patients say to me, “Doc, I don’t know, but my allergies seem to get worse every year, and they’re active longer. Why is this ?

Usually there’s a very simple explanation.  I tell my patients how I think of it.

Imagine a cup that is half full.  Then add dust mites, cat and dog dander, pollen, read more…

What do Cortisol Levels have to do with Allergies?

Brought to you in partnership with Labrix Clinical Services

Are you noticing a rise in the number of patients currently presenting with increased fatigue, headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion? This surge in symptoms is a sure sign to practitioners that spring is arriving, and with it ­ allergy season.

Allergies are one of the most common concerns in the United States with hay fever being the 5th leading chronic disease in the country. According to recent statistics, this chronic disease is to blame for almost 4 million missed or lost work days yearly for a total of more than read more…

Food as Healer, Food as Slayer

Op/ed by Mark Hyman, MD

Nowhere in medicine is there more controversy, superstition, confusion and religious fervor than there is surrounding the subject of food allergies and illness. Conventional allergists and immunologists generally limit interactions between food and the immune system to the Type 1 hypersensitivity, immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated response. Practitioners of integrative and complementary and alternative medicine have long recognized the limitations of this point of view yet have failed to produce a viable alternative clinical model with which to test and assess interventions based on complex dietary manipulations. read more…

Probiotics And Atopic Eczema: A Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial

SJ Allen, 2S Jordan, 1M Storey, 1CA Thornton, 1MB Gravenor, 3I Garaiova, 1RH Jones, 1TV Macfarlane, 1AL Seager, 1B Manshian, 1M Moller, 1M Omakobia, 3SF Plummer,4DWang,1GMorgan 1CollegeofMedicine,SwanseaUniversity,Swansea, UK; 2College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK; 4Department of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Atopic disorders are common in young children. The development of atopy may be influenced by exposure to microbes in early life. We tested the hypothesis that admin- istration of a multi-strain probiotic during pregnancy and to young infants would prevent atopy in childhood. read more…

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