Posts Tagged ‘allergies’

Caroline Blazovsky/Healthy Home and Vanita Lott/Nurse Midwife

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

My first guest, Caroline Blazovsky, is a national healthy home expert with over 18 years of experience working with the public and physicians to create healthy living spaces and improve wellness. Her certifications and education include knowledge of mold, indoor air quality, chemicals in the home, green building, healthy homes and allergies. Caroline was featured in AARP in 2016 as a leading health and safety expert, is a regular guest on Sirius XM radio and works with leading physicians all over the country. She is a public educator in the media, radio, television and print. She is also President of MY HEALTHY HOME®, a green company that offers testing services, products and consultations for homes throughout the US.:

Caroline is a certified mold Remediator (CMR), certified indoor environmentalist (CIE), healthy home specialist (HHS) and has sustainable design certification (SDC) from Boston Architectural College and Philosophy/Political Science degrees from Muhlenberg College. She is currently a graduate candidate in Preventative Medicine & Public Health at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  More information is available at: http://www.healthyhomeexpert.com/

 

My second guest, Vanita Lott, RN, BSN, CNM a Certified Nurse-Midwife  with high risk experiences. She has attended births  and “delivered” babies in medical centers, hospitals, an independent birth center and had a 10 year homebirth practice.

  • Called to be midwife at the age of 16 while reading about the U.S. Air Force’s CNMs.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from William Patterson College in New Jersey in 1981. Cum Laude (with Honors).
  • Frontier School of Midwiferygraduated with GPA of 3.87 in 1997.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives board certified.
  • Hospital experience including high-risk in N.J., N.Y., Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
  • Professional & community lecturer, seminar leader and researcher.
  • Avid student of alternative holistic healing practices, including naturopathy, herbal medicine, sound and spiritual healing.
  • Certified yoga teacher and Reiki (hands-on-healing) practitioner.
  • Loves kayaking, hiking, ecstatic dance, yoga, meditation, being in nature, being with family & friends.  More information at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanita-lott-a4a76761/

Enjoy the Interview Below:

 

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad, Dr Thomas O’Bryan, Dr Carl O Helvie now Available for Listening.

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad,  Dr Thomas O’Bryan,and  Dr Carl O Helvie  follow. Dr Moyad occupies an endowed position -at the University of Michigan, is internationally known for his work in cancer and immunology, has published 9 books and over 10 articles and traveled around the world lecturing to health care professionals and others. More of his extensive biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Thomas O’Bryan is an international recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  More of his biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Carl O Helvie, a registered nurse with a doctorate in public health and 60 years experience, is author of 8 books, over 100 articles and international presentations, and host of the Holistic Health Show.

The interviews follow:

Is There a Relationship Between Allergies and Brain Tumors?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

New research published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute  concluded that there may be a link between allergies and a reduced risk of a serious type of cancer starting in the brain and  known as glioma and the relationship may be stronger among women than men. Researchers have noted this relationship  previously but have  not known whether the reduced risk was a result of the allergies or whether the tumor  preceded the allergies.

Analyzing stored blood samples taken from patients decades before a diagnoses of glioma researchers found that men and women whose blood samples contained allergy-related antibodies had an almost 50 percent lower risk of developing glioma 20 years later than those without signs of allergies. The authors said “The longer before glioma diagnosis that the effect of allergies is present, the less likely it is that the tumor is suppressing allergies. Seeing this association so long before tumor diagnosis suggests our antibodies or some aspect of allergies is reducing tumor risk.”

Results also suggest that women whose blood samples tested positive for specific allergy antibodies had at least a 50 percent lower risk for the most serious  and common type of these brain tumors called glioblastoma but this was not seen in men. However, men who tested positive for both specific antibodies of unknown function had a 20% lower risk of this tumor than men who tested negative.

Blood samples from 594 people diagnosed with glioma (374 of these diagnosed with glioblastoma) between 1974 and 2007 were matched with blood samples by date of sample, age and sex of participant with 1,177 people who were not diagnosed with glioma for comparison and analysis. Further analysis of the samples is planned. More information is available at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248629.php

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.

Seasonal Allergies-Avoiding Pollen

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Some suggestions for avoiding pollen offered by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology include:

1)Keep your windows closed to prevent pollens from entering your home.
2) Minimize outside activities early in the morning when pollen is
usually emitted-between 5-10 a.m.
3) Keep your car windows closed when traveling.
4) Stay indoors as much as possible when the pollen count is high,
and on windy days when pollen may be more abundant in the air
5) Vacation in more pollen-free areas during the height of the
pollen season.
6) Avoid mowing the lawn and avoid freshly cut grass
7) Machine dry bedding and clothing instead of hanging outside
where pollen may attach to it.