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.

Dealing With Food Allergies

Dealing With Food Allergies Author Janice M. Vickerstaff Joneja
ISBN-10 092352164X
Year 2003-05-01
Pages 484
Language en
Publisher Bull Pub Co
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A guide to identifying and avoiding food allergies describes the effects of certain foods on the the skin, mucous membranes, respiratory system, and digestion while offering advice on how to retool a diet to avoid the offending substances. Original.

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.

Joint Hypermobility Handbook

Joint Hypermobility Handbook Author Brad T Tinkle
ISBN-10 098257715X
Year 2010
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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As a followup to his previous best-selling book, "Issues and Management of Joint Hypermobility: A Guide for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and the Hypermobility Syndrome," Dr. Tinkle has created this handbook with several contributors to expand insights into the understanding and management of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and the Hypermobility Syndrome. Dr. Tinkle has received many accolades for his ability to take a complex condition and make it understandable in everyday language: ..".provides a wealth of information about the natural history, and physical and medical management... It should be of great value to patients." - The American Journal of Medical Genetics Reader comments... ..".a useful tool in helping me obtain the type of care I need to manage my disorder..." "This book is simple but not oversimplified. It is an excellent basic resource, giving a clear, concise, and useful overview for those (like myself) who live with hypermobility." "Super book for EDS! Finally a book that everyone can understand." ..".thoroughly explores the problems associated with EDS-HM. It is a relief to realize that it is not just me..." ..".a tremendous service for the health care community and the families and friends of those diagnosed or not yet formally diagnosed folks with EDS-HM... joy and clarity in reading the very 'easy to read' text chapters detailing out the impact of EDS-HM..." In addition to the weatlth of positive reviews, Dr. Tinkle's previous book on the same subject was a best seller in several categories: Genetics Medical Genetics Orthopedics Family and General Practice Brad T. Tinkle, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and clinical molecular geneticist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). He specializes in caring for individuals with heritable connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, Marfan syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, and achondroplasia among the many.

Dietary Management of Food Allergies Intolerances

Dietary Management of Food Allergies   Intolerances Author Janice M. Vickerstaff Joneja
ISBN-10 0968209823
Year 1998
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher J A Hall Publications
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Many different immunological and physiological reactions contribute to the symptoms of food allergy and food intolerance. This book is designed to provide the information and tools that are required to detect food sensitivities. It provides advice on nutritionally adequate diets to ensure the best possible health for food sensitive persons.

Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Guide to Living a Better Quality of Life While Having EDS

Living Life to the Fullest with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome  Guide to Living a Better Quality of Life While Having EDS Author Pt Kevin Muldowney
ISBN-10 1478758880
Year 2015-07-17
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Outskirts Press
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Kevin Muldowney, MsPT has been treating people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome since 2005. As a physical therapist, he has developed an exercise protocol to help stabilized the many joint subluxations/dislocations associated with this genetic disorder. This book is intended for the person diagnosed with EDS to both inform them about the healthcare team needed to properly treat them as well as to guide both the physical therapist and their patient with EDS through the Muldowney exercise protocol. This book will cover such topics as: how joints sublux in this population, how to find the right physical therapist, how to exercise without injury and what physical therapy techniques works best. By the end of this protocol people with EDS should be better informed about what is going on with their body and how to make it better.

Lyme Savvy

Lyme Savvy Author B. Robert Mozayeni
ISBN-10 0983086826
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 601
Language en
Publisher
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Life-changing help from a medical doctor who has redefined Lyme literacy and from a woman with Lyme Disease mastering life. Lyme Savvy shines a bright light into a world of misinformation, in which sufferers have been stumbling, desperately grasping for help and answers. In these pages, they may finally find what they are hoping for.

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

The Driscoll Theory

The Driscoll Theory Author Diana Driscoll
ISBN-10 0984847235
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher Warnick Publishing
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The Role of External Communicating Hydrocephalus, Mast Cell Disease and CCSVI as the cause of POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment

New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment Author Connie Strasheim
ISBN-10 0988243784
Year 2016-07-06
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Biomed Publishing Group
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In this new Lyme book, Connie Strasheim interviewed 10 leading Lyme specialists: one from Germany, one from Canada and eight from the USA. They all agree that certain treatment steps are essential for recovery, but all have a unique treatment approach and provide their own pearls of wisdom. Read the book to get inside the minds of 10 top doctors!