Entries tagged with “allergies”
One of my colleagues, Liz Weinmann, MBA, talked with me about weight loss issues, and I informed her about four factors she may not have taken into consideration. She wrote a blog about the four factors- check it out!
Blood sugar/insulin problems
Leptin/Ghrelin imbalance due to lack of sleep
READ THE ARTICLE: The DARE Force Blog: “Why on Earth Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep it Off?”
Dana Ullman has conducted a very thorough review of homeopathic research trials. He worked with a professor at the Medical University of Vienna and together they wrote this very review of research conducted on homeopathy and respiratory allergies. They considered numerous studies published in the Lancet and BMJ.
People keep claiming that there is little or no research in homeopathy, but this is just not true!
A Review of Homeopathic Research in the Treatment of Respiratory Allergies
Dana is such a respected leader in the field, and I have been following his work for many years. Many thanks to him for this work.
Dana Ullman: FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/dana.ullman?ref=ts
He writes regularly for : http://www.homeopathic.com/
Dana’s bio: Thanks to Huffington Post: Dana Ullman
Dana Ullman, M.P.H. is widely recognized as the foremost spokesperson for homeopathic medicine in the U.S. He has authored nine books, including his newest book, The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy (North Atlantic Books/Random House, 2007), which includes a Foreword by the Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He has also written Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants (Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam, 1992) and the best-selling Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines (Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam, revised 2004) that is America’s most popular guidebook to using homeopathic medicines at home.
Dana Ullman has written extensively on homeopathic research in an ebook entitled Homeopathic Family Medicine: Evidence Based Nanopharmacology, which describes and references 200+ clinical trials testing homeopathic medicines. Dana’s resource center, Homeopathic Educational Services (www.homeopathic.com) is a leading source for homeopathic books, medicines, home medicine kits, software, and courses.
Dana Ullman has also written chapters on homeopathic medicine for several leading medical textbooks for practicing physicians, including in Integrative Oncology (edited by Andrew Weil, and Donald Abrams, Oxford University Press, 2009), Weiner’s Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (edited by M.V. Boswell and B.E. Cole, Taylor and Francis, 2006), and Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practice (edited by A.M. Schoen, and S.G. Wynn, Mosby, 1998).
Dana Ullman co-taught a ten-week course on homeopathy at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine from 1993 to 1995 and again in 1998. He also has served or been asked to serve as a consultant or on the advisory board to alternative medicine institutes at Harvard, Columbia, University of Arizona, and University of Alaska schools of medicine. Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona asked Dana to develop their curriculum in homeopathy for their physician associate fellows.
Dana Ullman has written over 200 published articles in a variety of respected publications, including eCAM (published by Oxford University Press), Western Journal of Medicine, The FASEB Journal, Social Policy, The Futurist, Utne Reader, California Living (the Sunday magazine to the S.F. Chronicle and S.F. Examiner), as well as numerous health care and homeopathic journals. Besides authoring many books and articles, Dana has served as publisher of 35 major texts in homeopathy by other authors.
Dana Ullman has been particularly effective in working with major institutions and getting them to change their attitudes and policies towards natural health care. He has organized successful conferences that were sponsored by the federal Department of Health & Human Services (“Holistic Health: Policies in Action,” May, 1980) and U.C. Berkeley (“Conceptualizing Energy Medicine,” March, 1981). He authored the San Francisco Foundation’s Health Report, which changed the funding priorities of this major philanthropic institution. He consulted on a research project sponsored by the California medical board that ultimately recommended many of his proposals. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization in 1993. He attended the Institute of Medicine’s Summit on Integrative Medicine in 2009, and he authored a report on it for Oxford University Press’ journal, eCAM.
Dana Ullman graduated from U.C. Berkeley’s School of Public Health (1978). U.C. Berkeley’s alumni magazine featured him in an extensive interview in 1999.
Many thanks to Nicole for this very important article!
Side effects of Benadryl
Side Effects of Benadryl
by Nicole Evans M.D.
Benadryl is a popular over-the-counter medication. There are a large number of indicated uses for Benadryl. In fact, Benadryl is used along the entire spectrum of the population, from young children to the elderly, and mild self-limited symptoms to dangerous medical conditions.
Despite the fact that Benadryl is available in every corner drug store, the use of this medication does require certain precautions. Benadryl has very real side effects that potential users need to be aware of.
The name Benadryl is actually a synonym for the more generic name Diphenhydramine. Benadryl is a first generation antihistamine and, as such, it is more sedating than the later generation antihistamines such as cetirizine (Zyrtec) and loratadine (Claritin).
Benadryl is used for relief of allergy symptoms and symptoms of the common cold. As a sleep aid, Benadryl is used for the short term treatment of insomnia. Benadryl is also used to treat pruritic (itchy) skin conditions, to prevent itching and swelling reactions to intravenous medications, to relieve nausea and vomiting, and to improve mild anxiety.
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Side Effects of Benadryl
Source: Lexi-Comp Online. Accessed Mar 26, 2010.
The following article is taken with thanks from http://tinyurl.com/yk9f62w
However, I have to note upfront that homeopathic remedies do exactly this- desensitize- without the danger, and much more quickly and easily. Natra Bio and other companies sell homeopathic allergens, and we homeopaths have been successfully helping people reduce all kinds of allergies for many years.
I am glad to see the medical world is catching on, and learning that minute doses of something will cause desensitization, though!
Here is the article:
“Good news is on the horizon for parents of children with sever peanut allergies. The Addenbrook Hospital in Cambridge, England has already run a small, but successful, program to desensitize allergic children. Now they’re attempting to duplicate their results on a larger scale. “Every time people with a peanut allergy eat something, they’re frightened that it might kill them.” Dr. Andy Clark, who lead the Addenbrooke’s Hospital program says in a press release. “Our motivation was to find a treatment that would chance that and give them the confidence to eat what they like. It’s about quality of life.”
The new, larger study will exactly replicate the earlier program, which fed peanut allergic children daily doses of peanut flour. Starting with minuscule doses, tolerances were built up gradually over six months. By the end of the original study, subjects could tolerate the equivalent of five peanuts. Not a cure, certainly, but a huge step forward for a growing population of people so allergic to peanuts that they can’t even eat food prepared in factories where peanuts are present.
One of Clark’s success stories is nine year old Michael Frost – a severely allergic patient who has found the treatment life altering.
His mother, Kate Frost, says in the press release that: “It’s very hard to describe how much of a difference it’s made – not just in Michael’s life, but for all of use. A peanut allergy affects the whole family. You can’t go out to a restaurant. If your child goes to a birthday party, he takes a packed lunch.”
Michael is going to celebrate his tenth birthday in a Chinese restaurant, a place he wouldn’t have been able to step foot in before the treatment because of the frequent use of peanut oil.
It’s still unclear if the results are permanent, but so far, if Clark’s patients maintain their five peanut a day intake, they seem to maintain enough tolerance to live fairly normal lives.”
Allergies have exploded through our nation in the last 50 years, and the medical community does not know why. Allergies are the fifth leading chronic disease in America, and the third in children who are under 18. And here is a surprising statistic- 1 in 4 Americans have a respiratory allergy today, whereas only one in 7 did in 1950.
The modern medical system of treating allergies with desensitizing shots stems, in actual fact, from the homeopathic principle of “like treats like.”Homeopaths help clients with allergies by giving them desensitizing drops, under the tongue, of remedies made of the very allergens that cause the reaction. Gently and slowly the drops enter the body, under the radar screen of the body’s immune reaction. The body gets used to the “intruders,” and begins to accept that they are indeed not enemies, and no reaction is required. So, instead of painful and expensive shots, we use potencies made of the allergen in question to desensitize the client. Homeopathic medicines are very safe and effective, and believe me, kids like our methods much, much better than the shots!
There is a strong research history for the homeopathic treatment of allergies. At the University of Glasgow a group of researchers published four studies in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and the Lancet, two highly respected medical journals. These were well controlled studies- randomized, placebo controlled, and double-blind The result? There was a 28% improvement in those who took homeopathic remedies, than in those who took placebos.
In my practice I help people with allergies a variety of ways. I recommend combination homeopathic remedies to desensitize the allergen. I recommend nutritional supplements to support their immune system and lower the reactivity of allergy response. And the most powerful homeopathic method is to choose what we call a “constitutional remedy” to balance the person in a deep way, and to reduce the allergic over-reactivity. This is done by individualizing a homeopathic medicine to a specific person so that it matches his symptoms, both physically and psychologically. This is the original form of “classical homeopathy” and is extremely successful and long lasting.