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Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
In this overview of asthma the causes that explain the substantial rise in asthma are reviewed. The mechanism of developing asthma, mainstream and CAM treatments, and their side effects are reviewed. Integrative strategies are proposed.        

Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
  Dr. Len gives an overview of what asthma is and how it affects us. Triggers are reviewed and their mechanism of action are reviewed. The role of the intestinal tract and its microflora in causing immune reactions are explained. Treatment from both mainstream and CAM approaches are reviewed and leaky gut syndrome is explained.

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis: How to Treat Them

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
There are many manifestations and treatments that work that are reviewed. Symptoms can extend to asthma, hives, angioedema, or anaphylaxis. Air filters and avoiding allergen are helpful.          

Asthma Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
In our Asthma Health Assessment we will ask you about your present treatment and its potential dangers, lifestyle factors that are important in preventing asthma, the role of tests infrequently used in the mainstream that are very important in dealing with possible underlying causes for asthma, and a variety of possible treatments for asthma and other related...

Asthma Overview

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
  Dr. Len gives an overview of what asthma is and how it affects us. Triggers are reviewed and their mechanism of action are reviewed. The role of the intestinal tract and its microflora in causing immune reactions are explained. Treatment from both mainstream and CAM approaches are reviewed and leaky gut syndrome is explained.            

ASTHMA: Nutritional Support Protocol

submitted by: admin on 11/27/2013
  Asthma is found across all age groups and it presents itself as wheezing but sometimes only as a cough. The prevalence of asthma is increasing and air pollution is probably part of the reason. Taking a careful history may identify what is new in the environment that could explain why it happened. Traffic pollution is an important factor, especially...

Autoimmunity

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
Autoimmunity is preventable and treatable, usually without drugs. Modern medicine has potent drugs that can save lives in extreme situations such as anaphylaxis or angioedema by suppressing symptoms, but only occasionally does it deal with underlying causes. The cause of autoimmune conditions is related to overstimulation of the immune system from a toxic environment...

Cough and Asthma with Dr. Fred Nachtway

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
Asthma is found across all age groups and it often presents as a cough. Allergic rhinitis and reflux esophagitis often cause cough too. Bronchial provocation testing helps identify those people with a cough who have asthma from those with esophagitis. The prevalence of asthma is increasing and air pollution is probably part of the reason. Taking a careful history...

Does Aspirin Save Lives?

submitted by: admin on 02/18/2015
Despite a lot of excitement about aspirin, scientists can't seem to agree on whether it helps healthy people live longer and suffer from fewer heart attacks and strokes. Published studies in the mainstream medical journals on the same nine studies included in a metaanalysis differ. The study published by the Bayer Aspirin people showed a benefit. The study...

H. Pylori Protects Against Intestinal Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have the ulcer-inducing microbe, H. pylori, may be protected against intestinal infections. While 50% of us harbor this microbe, only a few of us develop problems from it. It has also been shown to protect against the development of asthma. A study published in the December 2011 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that soldiers infected...

H. Pylori Protects Against Stroke and Lung Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  The January 6, 2013 issue of the journal, GUT, reported that in a 12 year study of 10,000 people, the presence of a very virulent strain of H. pylori protected against stroke and lung cancer. We know that H. pylori causes gastric ulcers and carcinoma but it remains ironic that this versatile microbe seems to have protective effects against these disorders. The...

H. Pylori: Good or Bad?

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Infection with H pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma by impairing the production of dendritic cells and triggering the accumulation of regulatory T-cells. Researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that the dramatic increase in allergic diseases in industrialized countries is linked to the rapid disappearance...

Hay Fever Management

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
It can lead to asthma, hives, or angioedema. Causes, mainstream and CAM approaches to management are discussed. Conventional therapies work, but are not the safest and they do have possible significant side effects.            

Magnesium

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
This mineral has profound effects on our biochemistry and physiology in many diseases such as asthma and heart disease. Measuring it is under-utilized and should involve measuring intracellular levels, not just serum levels because 99% is intracellular, not in blood. 

Managing Your Allergies

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  Environmental pollution causes many allergies such as asthma, eczema, hay fever. Most allergies are preventable. Roadside traffic is a common pollutant that causes pollution. Mainstream treatment blocks the symptoms of allergies but does nothing to treat the underlying cause. The dangers of antihistamines, bronchodilators, and steroids are reviewed.          

New Data on Placebo

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Harvard studies published in the NEJM the impact of two placebo treatments vs standard medical treatments for asthma patients. When it came to patient reported benefits, placebos were equally as effective as sthe standard treatment. However, the measured benefits of placebo on pulmonary function testing was only about 35% as effective as standart medical treatments.  A...

Preview, Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
Dr. Len defines what asthma is and how it affects us and provides an overview of the subject. Methods of treatment in both the mainstream and CAM are reviewed.

Quitting Smoking Before Surgery

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
We know smoking is unhealthy, but before surgery it is particularly problematic. Stopping before surgery makes a big difference in the risk for post operative pulmonary problems. The advantages are discussed.

Smoking: An Indepth Review

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the dangers and health costs of smoking and second hand smoke. They review the varied increased risks for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, emphysema, and asthma. The callousness and greed of the tobacco industry is highlighted. This is a very indepth review of smoking and its effects on our health and our economy.      

Steroids Can Cause Osteoporosis in 3 Months

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Glucocorticoids such as Prednisone and Prednisolone can cause osteoporosis within 3-6 months of use and lead to fractures, especially vertebral fractures. Nearly 5% of women in the US are on these drugs for a variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, and a myriad of skin disorders. The risk...