Immune Assessment

From the desk of Dr. Rak – One of my interests in medicine is the study of inappropriate immune responses.  These responses can manifest as seasonal allergies, food sensitivities, or autoimmunity.  When the immune system is devoting effort to non-infectious causes, this often allows infectious pathogens to exist in the body unaccounted for.  Lately, I […]

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Breathe

Breathe Freely and  Naturally With These Tips: Magnesium A key component in relieving muscle spasms, magnesium is essential in relaxing muscles around the lungs, which has been shown to ease breathing. Anti-Inflammatories The allergic/inflammatory pathway in the body is heavily linked to breathing difficulties, especially asthma. Ingest more foods rich in omega fatty-acids, green tea, […]

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Controlling Allergies

by Melissa Minoff, ND, LAc The beautiful tree in front of my house blooms with yellow “pollen puffs” every spring. I am terribly allergic to the tree pollen, and while I love the tree, it comes with a fair share of misery each year. Here are my tricks for keeping my allergies under control while the tree […]

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Spring Allergies?

By Taylor Jeffers Spring is here — and so is pollen and other allergens. Spring allergies affect so many of us, let’s take a look at why they arise, and how we can bring our bodies back into peace with our environment. An allergic reaction takes place when pollen, dust, or other particulate matter enters […]

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