Posts Tagged ‘asthma’

Interviews with Dr Jamie Koufman (chronic cough and reflux) and Michelle Lewis (emotional eating) non on Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Dr Jamie Koufman is a physician and researcher on the topic of acid reflux and founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York. She has written two books including The Chronic Cough Inigma (2014) and is listed in Wikipedia. More information can be found earlier on this site and on http://www.VoiceInstituteofNewYork.com/about

 

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Michelle Lewis has been in the mental health field since 2001 with a masters in social work and specializing in emotional barriers to weight loss, More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: http://www.SLWeightCounseling.com

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Dr Jamie Koufman (chronic cough) and Michelle Lewis (emotional eating) to be Next Guests.

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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My first guest, Dr Jamie A. Koufman,  is a physician and researcher on the topic of acid reflux.  She coined the terms “laryngopharyngeal reflux” and “silent reflux”.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, a comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cord) reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cords)  reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery.

Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association.   She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the  American Academy of Otolaryngology,  as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a “Top Doctor” every year since 2001.

Koufman is the principal author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, which provides information on healthy eating for people with acid reflux  She is also the author of The Chronic Cough Enigma (2014) and is listed in Wikipedia. More information at: http://www.voiceinstituteofnewyork.com/about/

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My second guest, Michelle Lewis, has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology  from Weber State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has spent her career working with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Michelle is skilled at treating a variety of mental health issues, but specializes in emotional barriers to weight loss, emotional eating, binge eating, food addiction, codependency, self-esteem and stress management. She has also worked as a health and wellness coach helping clients achieve their health goals.

Michelle is a contributing expert for GoodTherapy.org,  writing articles about  weight loss, , relationships, motivation and self care. She has had the opportunity to appear on several local television programs to discuss eating disorders and barriers to weight management.

When she is not working, Michelle enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog. More information at: http://www.slweightcounseling.com

Vitamin D and Allergy Prevention and Treatment to Common Mold

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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In a report published early online that will appear in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation researchers concluded that vitamin D may be an effective treatment for preventing or treating allergy to a common mold, Aspergillus Fumigatus, that can complicate asthma. Although this fungus is one of the most prevalent it usually is not associated with diseases but in asthmatics and patients with Cystic Fibrosis it may cause significant symptoms. Focusing on patients with Cystic Fibrosis who more often develop severe allergic reactions Studying two groups of patients with cystic fibrosis they found that when colonized with A. Fumigatus only one had the severe allergic response. The difference was in the level of vitamin D in the blood. By adding vitamin D they were able to substantially reduce the production of proteins driving an allergic response and also increased the protein that promoted tolerance. A clinical trial is planned to see if vitamin D can be used to treat or prevent the allergic complications of asthma and Cystic Fibrosis.

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.

Reduced Risk of Cancer for Sufferers of Asthma and Eczema

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Research published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology concluded that men who suffered from eczema had a lower risk of lung cancer and those having a history of asthma had a lower risk of stomach cancer. The researchers believe the hyper-reactive immune system of these sufferers may have enabled the elimination of the abnormal cells more efficiently.

Data were collected on 3,300 men ages 35 to 70 between August 1976 and March 1986 who had been diagnosed with cancer and a control group of 516 people who did not have cancer. Using group data researchers determined whether there was a link between allergies such as asthma and eczema and the incidence of eight most common types of cancer. Although they were unable to identify which factors related to asthma and eczema were responsible for reducing the risk of cancer, the findings offered new possibilities for research involving immunological and molecular mechanisms that may eventually provide opportunities for prevention.

Asthma Diagnosis Improved Using Genetic Ancestry Data

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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In a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine this month the researchers concluded “Our findings show that accounting for genetic ancestry improves prediction of normal lung function over the simple race-based classification. ” They continue on to say this may result in reclassification of the severity in many lung diseases including asthma. In the study of more than 3,000 patients ranging in age from 18 to 93 they found the precise genetic background was more useful than the self-identified racial profile commonly used in determining lung function and lung damage. Such knowledge is useful for diagnosing the severity of asthma and eligibility for various treatments.

Air Pollution May Heighten Asthma Attacks

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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A new study published online in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology concluded that the tiniest air pollutant particles incite inflammation deep in the lungs and may cause asthma flare ups. Because these tiny particles are primarily derived from vehicular emissions and found in high concentrations on expressways the researchers subjected half of a sample of mice to ultrafine pollutants from near a freeway in downtown Los Angeles and the other half breathed filtered air following exposure of both groups to surrogate allergens that would be similar to pollen exposure of humans. They found that exposure to air containing the untrafine particles for a few hours daily over 5 days significantly increased airway inflammation that correlated with changes found in the immune system and genes expressed. They observed the most profound inflammation deep in the lungs.
Previously believed that asthma is dominated by a specific initial immune response this study showed that ultrafine pollution particles may also play an important role in triggering other paths of inflammation that increase the intensity of asthma. The researchers believe the organic chemicals coating the pollution particles released into the lungs may generate free radicals that incite the immune system of the lungs through oxidation that is known to contribute to allergic inflammation in the lungs of those suffering from asthma. Further research is planned on the particular chemicals boosting the effects of particular pollutants on the allergic inflammation and the immunological mechanisms.

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