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…
Slideshow: Randomized Trial of the Effect of an Integrative Medicine Approach to the Management of Asthma in Adults on Disease-related Quality of Life and Pulmonary Function
Lawrence D. Rosen, MD and Deirdre Imus
Children are our most precious natural resource. Ensuring the optimal health of this generation and future generations of children is not a choice we have—it is a human rights mandate. The Children’s Environmental Health Network, a multidisciplinary group that includes some of the world’s most well-respected environmental scientists, has declared, “Healthy children grow into healthy adults. The health of our children is one of the most important investments that we can make and should be among our top priorities.” Yet today, we are witnessing a public health crisis of historical proportions that read more…
Lawrence D. Rosen, M.D.
Atopic disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema, are widely considered to be rising in prevalence at epidemic rates. Support for this concern comes from several multinational sources, including the recently published International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), which surveyed rates of atopic disease in nearly 200,000 children ages 6–7 in 37 countries and in more than 300,000 children ages 13–14 in 56 countries.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the prevalence of asthma among U.S. children has increased from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 5.8 percent read more…
Randomized Trial of the Effect of an Integrative Medicine Approach to the Management of Asthma in Adults on Disease-Related Quality of Life and Pulmonary Function
Benjamin Kligler, MD; Peter Homel, PhD; Arthur E. Blank, PhD; Jeanne Kenney, RN; Hanniel Levenson, MS; Woodson Merrell, MD
Typically, a patient choosing an integrative medicine approach for a chronic illness such as asthma will be offered a combination of three to six therapeutic interventions that simultaneously address different aspects of the lifestyle triggers of disease, including diet, physical activity, and stress management, among others. The effectiveness of any one of these interventions alone might be modest, undetectable even in a well-designed clinical trial, but the combined effectiveness of several interventions at once may be substantially greater. Although rigorous read more…