Never Bet Against Occam

Never Bet Against Occam Author Lawrence B. M.D. Afrin
ISBN-10 0997319615
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Sisters Media, LLC
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In 2008 Dr. Afrin started coming to understand that a newly recognized type of mast cell disease, now called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), was the underlying diagnosis in many patients he was seeing who were each suffering large assortments - quite different from one patient to the next - of chronic multisystem inflammatory illnesses of unclear cause. Dr. Afrin soon gained experience that MCAS is far more prevalent than the only mast cell disease previously known to medicine (the rare disease of mastocytosis) and that most MCAS patients, once accurately diagnosed, can eventually find significantly helpful medications targeted at the disease. The frequency and magnitude of the improvements Dr. Afrin has seen - even the relief that comes from finally having a unifying diagnosis other than "psychosomatism" - have spurred him to focus in this area, not only tending to the needs of his patients but also pursuing research to advance our understanding of the disease and helping to educate other professionals who in turn can help even more of the many people who have long been suffering not only the symptoms of the disease but also the natural concern of not understanding why one would be so "unlucky" to have acquired so many medical problems. As it turns out, such patients are not so unlucky and truly have just one root issue (and a very common one at that), which has the biological capability to develop, directly or indirectly, into most or all of their previously diagnosed problems. There is a great deal yet to learn about this, but even with just the present very limited understanding, the opportunity to diagnose and help patients with MCAS seems to be enormous and Dr. Afrin felt a description of the disease, written for the general public, might help lead some MCAS patients on a journey to diagnosis and improvement sooner rather than later. Dr. Afrin hopes this book will help people who might have, or do have, MCAS. A portion of the proceeds of purchases of this book will go to support research and education in this area."

Never Bet Against Occam

Never Bet Against Occam Author Lawrence B. Afrin, M.d.
ISBN-10 1530631041
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 470
Language en
Publisher
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In 2008 Dr. Afrin started coming to understand that a newly recognized type of mast cell disease, now called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), was the underlying diagnosis in many patients he was seeing who were each suffering large assortments - quite different from one patient to the next - of chronic multisystem inflammatory illnesses of unclear cause. Dr. Afrin soon gained experience that MCAS is far more prevalent than the only mast cell disease previously known to medicine (the rare disease of mastocytosis) and that most MCAS patients, once accurately diagnosed, can eventually find significantly helpful medications targeted at the disease. The frequency and magnitude of the improvements Dr. Afrin has seen - even the relief that comes from finally having a unifying diagnosis other than "psychosomatism" - have spurred him to focus in this area, not only tending to the needs of his patients but also pursuing research to advance our understanding of the disease and helping to educate other professionals who in turn can help even more of the many people who have long been suffering not only the symptoms of the disease but also the natural concern of not understanding why one would be so "unlucky" to have acquired so many medical problems. As it turns out, such patients are not so unlucky and truly have just one root issue (and a very common one at that), which has the biological capability to develop, directly or indirectly, into most or all of their previously diagnosed problems. There is a great deal yet to learn about this, but even with just the present very limited understanding, the opportunity to diagnose and help patients with MCAS seems to be enormous and Dr. Afrin felt a description of the disease, written for the general public, might help lead some MCAS patients on a journey to diagnosis and improvement sooner rather than later. Dr. Afrin hopes this book will help people who might have, or do have, MCAS. A portion of the proceeds of purchases of this book will go to support research and education in this area.

The Dysautonomia Project

The Dysautonomia Project Author Msm Kelly Freeman
ISBN-10 1938842243
Year 2015-10-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Bardolf
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"The Dysautonomia Project" is a much needed tool for physicians, patients, or caregivers looking to arm themselves with the power of knowledge. It combines current publications from leaders in the field of autonomic disorders with explanations for doctors and patients about the signs and symptoms, which will aid in reducing the six-year lead time to diagnosis.

My Crazy Life A Humorous Guide to Understanding Mast Cell Disorders

My Crazy Life  A Humorous Guide to Understanding Mast Cell Disorders Author Daniel & Pamela Hodge
ISBN-10 9781329106826
Year 2015-05-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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Follow Pam through an intriguing tale of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. At the age of 40 she developed many allergies to foods, medications and even her husband! She became salicylate sensitive and histamine intolerant overnight. Suddenly, she found herself unable to live in her home, and unable to eat most foods. Pam had severe reactions to many foods and medications and yet every allergy test came back negative. Mast cell disorder - the rare disorder that never follows the rules. She has created this guide for the patient by organizing and consolidating the relevant information that is scattered about the web. She has also created this guide for the family and friends of the patient, to help them to understand the bizarre symptoms and what they can do to help. It is a humorous look into the lives of the people who are the exception to the rule.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Western Science and the Fight Against Allergic Disease

Traditional Chinese Medicine  Western Science  and the Fight Against Allergic Disease Author Xiu-Min Li
ISBN-10 9789814733717
Year 2016-04-27
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher World Scientific
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This book represents a new and hopeful paradigm for treatment of diseases that are spreading globally as countries adopt Western lifestyles and standards of living. It describes the phenomenal science and clinical efficacy of the work of Dr Xiu-Min Li across a broad array of immune and inflammatory diseases. These include food allergies, asthma, eczema, "new" diseases such as mast cell disorders, obesity, and mental health problems that are part of a worldwide "epidemic of progress". The most allergic people are caught in a cycle of medication, steroid dependency, emergency hospitalization, and curtailing their activities and diets to avoid triggers. Children are "losing their childhoods." They are fighting a battle against diet, climate change, and environmental degradation. Dr Li offers them hope by healing the entire immune system, not just address symptoms. In her practice Dr Li treats complex combinations of allergic diseases for all ages, from infancy through adulthood, bringing relief to people who have suffered terribly from oozing, bleeding skin, desperate breathing disorders, and life-threatening food allergies. She uses her vast knowledge of biochemistry to improve on the traditional decoctions to create refined versions suitable for modern tastes and lifestyles. In contrast with Western pharmaceuticals, which are the study of "one molecule's effects on one other molecule" Dr Li's work shows the effects of multiple molecules on multiple other molecules. Increasing numbers of scientists are beginning to see the possibilities for their own research, with the prospects for more collaborations with prestigious institutions around the world. http://allergyblogawardsuk.co.uk/5-managing-asthma-allergies-with-henry-erlich/ Contents: About the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsNotes on the TextForeword (Dr Renata J M Engler)Introduction (Dr Xiu-Min Li)Food Allergy UpdateAsthmaAtopic DermatitisInflammatory Bowel DiseaseMast Cell Activation SyndromeObesityFuture Research (Dr Xiu-Min Li)Appendix: Information about Dr Li's PracticeIndex Readership: Allergists, Immunologists, Pulmonigists; Dermatology, Food Allergy Parents, Asthma Parnts, parents of very eczemataous children, TCM childern practitioners and students, National Eczema Association; American Lung Association, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Dealing with Food Allergies

Dealing with Food Allergies Author Janice Vickerstaff Joneja
ISBN-10 9781933503929
Year 2003-04-01
Pages 484
Language en
Publisher Bull Publishing Company
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Presenting up-to-date information on current diagnostic methods and treatment options, this guide describes the effects of food allergies on the skin, mucous membranes, and respiratory and digestive tracts; discusses treatment by allergists and other healthcare professionals; and empowers readers to manage their food allergies.

What Hit Me

What Hit Me Author Genny Masterman
ISBN-10 1484008448
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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HIT – Histamine Intolerance – is a condition that affects many people but remains largely undiagnosed. The symptoms of histamine intolerance (HIT) are caused by the inability of the body to break down histamine sufficiently. These symptoms can appear very like an allergy and can cause stomach and intestinal complaints, migraine, tiredness and skin problems, to name but a few. This is in most cases because of the reduced activity or low presence of an enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO), which is mainly responsible for breaking down histamine and other biogenic amines ingested through food. Foods that are known culprits include: red wine, ready meals, cured meats, mature cheeses, tomatoes and aubergines. It can make people's lives a total misery. But it CAN be brought under control with the RIGHT DIAGNOSIS and the RIGHT DIET. This book is a guide to how to achieve both. It helps both health professionals and patients gain insight. After the great success of the first edition, this second edition contains a new section on the different points of view about diagnosis as well as a second food list - a tolerance index which resulted from a survey of 800 participants who judged 109 foods according to their individual threshold - side by side with the scientifically based food list. CONTENTS Introduction Histamine Intolerance – In a nutshell How do I find out if I have HIT? Other intolerances -DAO and its closest friends and helpers What HIT is not Specially for the ladies - HIT's favourite targets How do I find out what to eat or not? What do I need to do at home? How do I keep the family happy? How can I deal with this at work? What do I need to keep in mind when shopping? What consequences are there for my social life? Meat - the good...the bad and the ugly Fish - the good... and the ugly Milk and Dairy Products – essentials Fruit & Vegetables - the little labyrinth Bread & Baking The problem with alcohol! Pharmaceuticals, food additives, E-numbers and other culprits Food lists and supplements Short summary of therapy options Recipes The Food Diary

POTS and Other Acquired Dysautonomia in Children and Adolescents

POTS and Other Acquired Dysautonomia in Children and Adolescents Author Kelly McCracken Barnhill
ISBN-10 9781784502010
Year 2016-06-21
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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This is an authoritative overview for anyone encountering Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) - a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system resulting in diverse symptoms experienced in an upright position that are relieved by lying down - and other types of acquired dysautonomia. It provides essential information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in children and young people. Post-viral syndromes can be extremely difficult to manage and the average individual spends two to three years accessing appropriate diagnosis. This book provides necessary information for parents and healthcare professionals on identifying POTS and other post-viral dysautonomia, the most common triggers, appropriate intervention and successful multi-disciplinary management in both short and long term situations. It also includes helpful tips and coping strategies for managing the syndrome at home and in educational and clinical settings.

Is Food Making You Sick

Is Food Making You Sick Author James L. Gibb
ISBN-10 1925110613
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher Leaves of Gold Press
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People all over the world suffer from histamine intolerance without being aware of it. We itch, sneeze, suffer from joint pain, inflammation, sleep disorders, irritability, anxiety, bowel disease, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach pain, heartburn and acid reflux, nausea, bloating and other digestive problems, eczema, psoriasis, tissue swelling, urticaria (hives), itching skin, itching scalp, sinusitis, runny nose, puffy eyes, hay fever, asthma, and breathing difficulties, or endure tension headaches, migraines, fuzzy thinking, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, painful periods (women), sudden drops in blood pressure, faintness or flushing, immediately after the consumption of histamine-rich foods, or many hours afterwards. Histamine is colorless, odorless and tasteless - invisible and undetectable except by scientific analysis, and yet crucial to our well-being. Individual histamine tolerance thresholds vary greatly. A range of circumstances including our genes, our environment, our diet and stress, cause our bodies' histamine levels to rise. If they rise faster than our bodies can break them down, we experience the excessive inflammation brought on by histamine intolerance, or HIT. The good news is, if we can understand what is happening and why, we can treat or prevent this widely unrecognized condition. By far the best way to treat histamine intolerance is with diet. All foods with the potential to raise histamine levels should be avoided until symptoms improve. This book discusses HIT in depth, including causes, symptoms and therapies, backed by scientific research. Along with a list of foods to help HIT sufferers, it includes a wide range of recipes for everything from entrees to desserts.

The Allergy Solution

The Allergy Solution Author Leo Galland, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781401949402
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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An epidemic of allergies is spreading around the world. One billion people suffer from allergic diseases such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and food allergies. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning doctor Leo Galland, M.D., reveals the shocking rise of hidden allergies that lead to weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, depression, joint pain, headaches, ADHD, digestive problems, and much more. Astonishing new research shows how each of these is linked to the immune imbalance that is at the root of allergy.

A brilliant clinician, Dr. Galland has unlocked the power of this breakthrough science to help thousands of patients who have struggled with mysterious symptoms answer the question: “Doctor, what’s wrong with me?” Here, he is joined by his son, Jonathan Galland, J.D., a passionate health writer and environmental advocate, in exposing the truth that just as the earth’s environment is out of balance, our bodies are out of balance. The modern world, with pollution, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and excessive exposure to antibiotics, is fueling the rise in allergies.

The Allergy Solution takes an in-depth look at how we can balance immunity through nutrition and lifestyle to reverse allergies without drugs. It offers an easy nutritional program, starting with a Three-Day Power Wash designed to “clear the tracks,” to help us take back control. Do you suffer from asthma, eczema, or sinusitis? Are you sick of pain, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, depression, anxiety, or wondering what is behind your mysterious symptoms? Let Dr. Galland’s clinical experience and unique insights into cutting-edge science guide you back to health.

Inflammation Advancing Age and Nutrition

Inflammation  Advancing Age and Nutrition Author Irfan Rahman
ISBN-10 9780123978073
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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The book provides a comprehensive overview to understanding the integrated impact of the concepts of cellular and molecular aspects, models, environmental factors, and lifestyle involved in premature aging. Additionally, it examines how functional food, dietary nutraceuticals or pharmacological compounds can reverse inflammation and premature aging based on personalized medicine. This book is a valuable resource for health professionals, scientists and researchers, nutritionists, health practitioners, students and for all those who wish to broaden their knowledge in the allied field. Includes models of aging, including worm, mouse and human Explores the relationship of inflammation with diseases, including ocular health, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and muscle health Encompasses a variety of lifestyle impacts, including diet, exercise and nutrition Includes suggested nutritional interventions

Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System

Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System Author David Robertson
ISBN-10 9780123865250
Year 2012
Pages 703
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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The Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System presents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. It represents the largest collection of world-wide autonomic nervous system authorities ever assembled in one book. It is especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians seeking key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology in one convenient source. Providing up-to-date knowledge about basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience in a format designed to make learning easy and fun, this book is a must-have for any neuroscientist's bookshelf! * Greatly amplified and updated from previous edition including the latest developments in the field of autonomic cardiovascular regulation and neuroscience * Provides key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology * Discusses stress and how its effects on the body are mediated * Compiles contributions by over 140 experts on the autonomic nervous system

God s To do List

God s To do List Author Ron Wolfson
ISBN-10 9781580233019
Year 2006-10-01
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
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The author of Hanukkah offers inspiring suggestions on how individuals can make a difference in the lives of others and find meaning in their own lives, covering topics such as honoring your parents, visiting the sick, supporting the poor, and much more. Original.