Flu Shot Facts

We want to highlight some of the key facts regarding the flu shot: A systemic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children ages 6-23 found no evidence that the flu vaccine is more effective than a placebo in that group (Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2006; 1:CD004879). A JAMA study showed the incidence of clinical influenza […]

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So What is an Allergy, Anyway?

SO WHAT IS AN ALLERGY, ANYWAY? Allergy is derived from Greek words meaning “altered reaction.” The immune system tags a substance (a.k.a. the allergen) as an invading organism and overreacts, provoking a chain of defensive reactions in the body. Symptoms can be immediate when the body produces Immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE), and may include tingling […]

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pH and Your Health

For more than 30 years I have had the opportunity to evaluate patients and hear their stories.  After observing patients, listening to their symptoms and reading their case histories, I have seen some common themes and patterns emerge. What stands out in my experience is that the major cause of poor health is genetics and […]

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