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Doctors of Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Naturopathy Discussed Natural Ways to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

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Yesterday on the Holistic Health Show Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Dr Murray Grossan, M.D., Dr Steven Morrissey, O.M.D., and Dr Bianca Garilli, N.D. about natural ways to deal with seasonal allergies. Dr Grossan is board certified by the American Board of Otolarngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles. More information is available on an earlier blog on this website or at www.ent-consult.com

Dr Steven Morrissey has more than 25 years experience in oriental and herbal medicine and has two joint companies with others in China to undertake research on safety, efficacy and quality of botanical medicine. More information is available on an earlier blog and on www.plantiva.com

Dr Bianca Garilli, a naturopathic physician, practices in Orange County, California. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at www.ocnmp.com and www.allergyeliminationdiet.com

Enjoy the interview below.

Dogs, Cats, Dust Mites May Increase Allergic Reaction to Hay Fever

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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A recent study published in the Annals of Allergy. Asthma & Immunology reported that year round allergies to dogs, cats, and dust mites seem to pre-prime the immune system so that symptoms appear earlier or are more severe when confronted by rag weed. In the study researchers wanted to determine why some individuals develop symptoms during ragweed season earlier than others. Testing several perennial allergens they found that being allergic to dogs, cats or dust mites set those suffers up for a quicker onset of hay fever symptoms when exposed to ragweed. In the study 123 people were allergic to ragweed and of these 66% were positive for cat allergies, 63% were allergic to dog allergies and 73% were allergic to dust mites. All were exposed to ragweed for 3 hours and completed symptom questionnaires every 30 minutes during exposure. In general, those who tested positive for dog, cat, and dust mite allergies developed symptoms either faster or to a greater degree than those who tested negative to these. This difference seemed to disappear after 3 hours so that once the hay fever season is in full swing, the differences between the two groups no longer existed. It was suggested that to avoid the overload at the beginning of the hay fever season, sufferers with perennial allergies (dog,cat, dust) should avoid them beforehand or treat their perennial allergy symptoms before hay fever season.

Three Doctors Discuss Natural Ways to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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Guests of Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, the Holistic Health Show on Saturday will be Dr Murray Grossan, Dr Stephen Morrissey, and Dr Bianca Garilli.

Dr Grossan, is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles. He completed Medical School at the University of Georgia in 1949 and completed his Residency in the early 1950’s at NYU-Bellevue (At that time, I was a Staff and later Head Nurse at Bellevue although we did not know each other at the time). He has held various positions in his field of practice including Medical Examiner, and medical staff at different hospitals, and served as consultant to the Los Angeles District Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Freemont Insurance, Los Angeles City and others, and was awarded a Certificate of Merit for the Scientific Exhibit “Nasal Mucocilliary Flow” by the American Medical Association. Dr Grossan is author of numerous articles in professional journals in the areas of nasal function, throat scuba diving, tinnitus, headache, and temperomandibular joint disease and has published an ebook and most recently a book titled Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems Permanently
He is also the inventor of the Grossan Hydropulse System
that effectively cleanses and cleans your sinuses without drugs. More information is available at www.ent-consult.com

My second guest, Dr Steven Morrissey has a doctorate in Oriental Medicine and more than 25 years of clinical experience with herbal medicines, homeopathy, and nutrition. He has made over 30 trips to China where he established two joint venture companies to undertake research on safety, efficacy and the quality of botanical medicines and GMP botanical manufacturing. Additionally, he has established comprehensive supply chain management practices for medicinal plants, undertaking numerous research collaborations with Universities and Institutes, and has developed more than 40 professional and consumer health products, including Plantiva (R) brands Aller Dx, Immune Dx, and Vira Dx for Allergy and Immune Response and Recovery.
DR Morrissey has taught TCM pathology and was the Chair of Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle in the early 1990’s. He served on the board of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and was Chair of AHPA’s Botanical Extract Committee while it developed its white paper on the Standardization of Botanicals. More information is available at www.plantiva.com

My third guest is Dr Bianca Garilli, a naturopathic physician practicing in Orange County, California at the University of California, Irvine (Susan Samuell Center for Integrative Medicine) and in Mission Viejo. She specializes in adults with chronic conditions and children with autism and ADHD/ADD. She received her Naturopathic Medical Degree at Bastyr University and prior to that time was a United States Marine serving 5 years in the Intelligence Field as an Arabic and Spanish linguist. She then received a baccalaureate degree in biology before attend Bastyr University.
Dr Garilli is the founder of the Allergy Elimination diet eclinic
(www.allergyeliminationdiet.com) as well as the author of the Allergy Elimination Diet ebook. She is also the creator of the 6 Week Wellness and Weight Loss Course that is run several times a year (www.ocnmp.com) and co-creator of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine’s Live Longer, Live Better program.

Adolescents Using Acetaminophen (in Tylenol) Have Increased Risk of Asthma

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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Research to be published in the American J of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and identified in Science Daily concluded that the use of acetamineophen even on a monthly basis will more than double the risk of asthma, and yearly use may increase the risk by 50% when compared to those who do not use it among 13 to 14 years old adolescents.

Two written and a video questionaire were administered to over 300,000 thirteen and fourteen year adolescents in 113 centers throughout 15 countries. They were asked to quantify their use of acetamineophen as none, medium or high depending upon using none, using once a year, or at least once in the past month. They were also asked to identify their asthma and eczema symptoms. Results show that the risk of asthma and eczema for medium users was 43% higher than non-users and for high users was 251 times the risk of non-users. In addition, the risk of rhinoconjunctivitis was 38% higher for medium users and 2.39 times higher for high users. The risk for eczema were 31 percent and 99 percent respectively. Another study to be published in the American J of Respiratory and Critical Care medicine showed similar associations. Further studies are needed to confirm this association.

Dr Allan Stillerman, Dr Terrawong Kasiolarn, and Mr Daniel Chapman Discuss Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed three guests who talked about natural solutions to seasonal allergies on his show yesterday.

Dr Allan Stillerman joined the Allergy and Asthma specialists, P.A. in 1998 and lectures regionally and nationally in the fields of asthma, food allergy, anaphylaxis and allergic Rhino-conjunctivitis. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at Http://www.allergy-asthma-docs.com
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Dr Terrawong Kasiolarnis a certified naturopathic physician with certification in acupuncture and is on the staff of the NOVA Medical and Urgent Care Center. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at www.novamedgroup.com

Mr Daniel Chapman is founder and CEO of Redd Remedies with origins dating back to 1961. They recently received the Best of Expo 2010 Gold Award in the vitamin/supplements category at the National Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California. More information was presented earlier and can be found at www.reddremedies.com

The interview follows.

Dr Allan Stillerman, Dr Teerawong Kasiolarn, and Mr Dan Chapman to Discuss Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

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Guests for the upcoming Holistic Health Show left to right are: Dr Allan Stillerman, Dr Terrawong Kasiolarn, and Mr Dan Chapman.

Dr Stillerman grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg and came to the United States in 1977 where he completed his internship and residency in pediatrics, and fellowships in allergy and clinical immunology, pediatric pulmonary disease and pediatric clinical pharmacology. He joined the Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.A. in 1998. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; a Fellow in the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, a member of the American Thoracic society; and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, U of Minnesota, and Department of Medicine: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care and frequently instructs medical students and residents on clinical management of asthma and allergy diseases. He also lectures extensively both regionally and nationally in the fields of asthma, food allergy, anaphylaxis and allergic rhino-conjunctivitis. He serves on an advisory board of pharmaceutical companies on these conditions.
Dr Stillerman conducts research at the Clinical Research Institute, Inc of Minneapolis and Plymouth as a Principal Investigator in the fields of asthma and clinical rhino-conjunctivitis. He is a medical advisor to the Board of Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota and has testified in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representative.
Dr Stillerman received the Minnesota-St Paul Magazine Top Doctor Award in the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. More information is available at http://www.allergy-asthma-docs.com/allanstillermanmd.cfmle at:

Dr Kasiolarn is a Certified Naturopathic Physician with additional certifications in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. He received his baccalaureate degree with honors in biochemistry from Arizona State University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine and masters in acupuncture in 2005 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
Currently he is on the staff of the NOVA Medical and Urgent Care Center (www.novamedgroup.com)
in virginia. Prior to working at NOVA, Teerawong served as the naturopathic resident at the University of Bridge[port College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut, Yale Prevention Research Center, and the Integrative Medical Center at Griffin Hospital, a teaching facility affiliated with Yale University. He continues to integrate conventional and naturopathic medicine for acute and chronic illnesses and provides frequent talks about health promotion and natural treatments to the general public at the Integrative Medical Center.

Mr Daniel Chapman is Founder and CEO of Redd Remedies with origins dating back to 1961 when his family opened their first Sunrise Health Food store in Roseland, Illinois. Redd Remedies has evolved as a leading natural health supplement provider and an advocate for a holistic approach to wellness. Today they have six retail outlets and a nationwide distribution. Redd Remedies is a sponsor of the nonprofit American Botanical Council and is distributed to independent health food stores nationwide.
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Natural Solutions for Seasonal Allergies Discussed by Dr Dobri Kiprov and Dr Ann Lovick on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, host, interviewed Dr Dobri Kiprov and Dr Ann Lovick on the Holistic Health Show yesterday. Both talked about natural solutions for seasonal allergies.

Dr Kiprov a physician and pioneer in the field of immunology is chief of immunology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is world renown for his work. More information is available on an earlier blog and at: www.lifestyleinmotion.com and www.dobrikiprov.com

Dr Lovick is a naturopathic physician who is on the staff of Integrative Health Care in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been a lifelong sufferer of allergies. More information is available on an earlier blog and also at: Http://integrativehealthcare.com/drlovick.htm

The interview follows:

Dr. Dobri Kiprov and Dr. Ann Lovick to Discuss Seasonal Allergies on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, will interview Dr Dobri Kiprov and Dr Ann Lovick on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday.

Dobri Kiprov, M.D. is a pioneer in the field of immunology and Chief of Immunology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He is a world renown immunologist and one of the first physicians in the United States to complete a formal fellowship program in Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School). He has numerous publications on immunology and published the first description of new immunological related syndromes.
Utilizing his background in immunology and apheresis, he has been part of the first trials of immunotherapy (cell therapies) and is currently involved in several projects involving cell vaccines and stem cell therapies.
Dr Kiprov has served on numerous local, state and national professional leadership positions, served as a consultant, held positions on editorial boards of several medical journals, and presented papers nationally and internationally. More information is available at: www.lifestyleinmotion.com or www.dobrikiprov.com http://integrativehealthcare.com/DrLovick.html

Seasonal Allergies Discussed by Dr Fred Pescatore and Dr Lauren Feder

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

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Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Fred Pescatore and Dr Lauren Feder about seasonal allergies. Dr Pescatore is an internationally known physician who is recognized as a health, nutrition, and weight loss expert, has hosted his own radio show and appeared on major radio and television programs, authored several books including the best seller Thin for Good. and and the Allergy and Asthma Cure, and Founded the Dr Pescatore’s Health for Good products. More information on Dr Pescatore and his activities was identified on an earlier blog and can be found at: www.Hamptomsdiet.com

Dr Lauren Feder, a nationally known physician is in private group practice in Los Angeles, has appeared on national programs including Oprah and Friends with Dr Mehmet Oz, and is author of Natural Baby and Child Care and The Parents Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccines. More information appeared on an earlier blog and can also be found at www.drfeder.com

Seasonal Allergies to be Discussed on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host will interview Dr Fred Pescatore and Dr Lauren Feder on Saturday. Dr Pescatore , M.D. is a traditionally trained physician who also holds a Masters of Public Health and who practices nutritional medicine. He is the author of the best selling book, Thin For Good, and the number one best selling children’s health book Feed Your Kids Well. His latest book is The Allergy and Asthma Cure released in February 2003.

For five years, Dr Fred was the Associate Medical Director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine before starting his own medical center with extremely busy and popular practices in New York City and Dallas, Texas.

Dr Fred is internationally recognized as a health, nutrition, and weight loss expert who often travels around the world lecturing in such exotic locales as India and Japan-usually returning with some new medical techniques to share with his patients. He also lectures across the United States and is actively involved in clinical research.

After medical school, Dr Fred studied in Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa, and Europe. The techniques he gathered have become part of his broad knowledge of healing. He delights in adding to his knowledge and then sharing it with patients and colleagues.

Now, Dr Fred is often called upon by major television and radio shows to be the medical expert on all things nutritional. His work has been featured on such shows at The View, The Today Show, Day and Date, The O’Reilly Factor, Extra and many more,. He has spoken on hundreds of radio shows across America. In fact, for years he was heard daily as the host of the number 1 health radio show in New York City called The Logical Alternative. He is now featured regularly on the radio show, Healthy by Nature a radio show in Dallas, Texas.

Because of the respect he has earned in the nutritional supplement industry, Dr Fred is a consultant for many firms and has been instrumental in developing and clinically testing many of the leading nutritional products. He is president of the AHCC Research Association, President-elect of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, member of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters, and belongs to many more professional organizations.

Dr Fred is the Founder of Dr Pescatore’s Healthy For Good product line and wanted products that could live up to his high standards. Consequently he started his own company. MacNut Oil is the first product to bear his brand. More information can be found at:

My second guest, Dr Lauren Feder, is a nationally recognized, Los Angeles based physician who is in a private group practice specializing in primary care medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, pregnancy, natural childbirth, homeopathic medicine, holistic health, natural parenting, and chiropractic care. Known for her holistic approach and combining both traditional and homeopathic medicine with a holistic approach she is a frequent lecturer for parents and professionals.

Dr Feder has been seen nationally on various health-oriented television and radio programs including most recently Oprah and Friends interviewed by Dr Mehmet Oz. She is the author of Natural Baby and Childcare and The Parents Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccines that was selected as book of the month by the Holistic Moms Network. More information can be found at: www.drfeder.com