Category: Autoimmune Disorders

You Can Walk the Talk

Naturopathic Lifestyle: Read labels! All the following negatively impact your health: hydrogenated oils, Splenda, Equal, nitrites, nitrates high fructose corn syrup (GMO), sodium benzoate, or anything you can’t pronounce.  Topically avoid: sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, and aluminum. Adopt a whole food diet, organic when possible, locally grown and in season. Aim for ...

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Naltrexone is a medicine that antagonizes/blocks various opioid receptors on cells. Naltrexone belongs to a family of opioid like compounds called endorphins. In large doses, it has been used to treat alcohol and opioid dependency. The immune system is regulated by endorphins such as naltrexone. Naltrexone used in low doses balances the immune system. Immune ...

FOOD ALLERGIES: A SUBSTITUTE FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS!

Finally, a dream come true.  Who doesn’t love cheesecake?  That wonderfully delicious treat that makes dessert or snack time so special! This indulgent treat does not have dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, or peanuts.  Finally, you can be happy and healthy and stay within your allergy free diet! Look for Daiya cheese and cheesecakes at your ...

A New Alternative to Allergy Treatment: Sublingual Immunotherapy

After diagnosis of inhalant allergies via a scratch or blood test we offer sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT).  SLIT treats the cause of allergy by giving small doses of the allergen to the patient.  SLIT is given as drops under the tongue.  Research shows that when an allergen is presented this way, the immune system learns to ...

Gardener’s Joints Need Love Too

There’s two components to osteoarthritis joint pain. First, is degeneration of the cartilage between the bones and joints and the laxity of the ligaments surrounding the joint. Second, there is an inflammatory component and this causes pain, swelling and deformity. The inflammation is due to hyper-reactivity of the immune system responding to the degenerative changes at ...