Tag Archives: Asthma

Understanding the difference in Complementary, Alternative and Integrative therapies.

Ever wondered what Complementary, Alternative and Integrative therapies mean and how they can be used? Based on the article written by Dr. J.E. Gellis, MD and published in Pain Medicine in 2017. Looking at what has been experimented on and scientifically tested around the world, the author compiled several studies that can provide scientific support to beneficial effects […]

Black Currant Not Just Another Berry

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By: DALLAS CLOUATRE, PHD In this age of marketing of new fruits of every stripe—“super,” “exotic,” “rainforest,” etc. — it is easy to overlook the fact the best of the fruits for many purposes may be those long known. Bilberry is a good example. Black currant is another. Also called the cassis berry (Ribes nigrum), […]

Allergies and Asthma

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At the lung level, an “asthma attack” occurs with the flow of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) to the site of inflammation. When a person has an allergic reaction, there is an overflow of eosinophils to the lungs, which causes mucus cell hyperplasia (swelling). The excess mucus blocks the alveoli (Figure 1), thus […]

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