The Allergy Epidemic

The Allergy Epidemic

The Allergy Epidemic

As an internationally renowned specialist in childhood allergy and immunology, Prof. Susan Prescott takes us on a journey into the science behind the allergy epidemic. As both an allergy specialist working in a busy children's hospital and as a cutting edge research scientist, Prescott is perfectly placed to explore how and why we are experiencing an epidemic rise in allergic diseases, as well as the practical side of dealing with these potentially serious conditions. With clear, no-nonsense explanations and a very personable style, Prescott informs, assures, and educates in this book.

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in Western cultures? Over four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are no reported cases in India, a country where peanuts are the primary ingredient in many baby food products. Where did this allergy come from, and does medicine play any kind of role in the phenomenon? After her own child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, historian Heather Fraser decided to discover the answers to these questions. In The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Fraser delves into the history of this allergy, trying to understand why it largely develops in children and studying its relationship with social, medical, political, and economic factors. In an international overview of the subject, she compares the epidemic in the United States to sixteen other geographical locations, finding that in addition to the United States, in countries such as Canada, the UK, Australia, and Sweden there is a one in fifty chance that a child, especially a male, will develop a peanut allergy. Fraser also highlights alternative medicines and explores issues of vaccine safety and other food allergies, making his book a must-read for every parent, teacher, and health professional.

The Allergic Pet

The Allergic Pet

The Allergic Pet

Dr. Deva Khalsa, a pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, shares her effective, integrative approach to permanently eliminating dog allergies in this invaluable book. Dr. Khalsa shows how to strengthen your pet’s immune system without the use of surgery or pharmaceutical drugs, and presents holistic health therapies for keeping your dog as healthy as it can be. Developed over decades of practice and study, Dr. Khalsa’s methods combine traditional veterinary medicine, wholesome nutrition, and holistic therapies, such as alternative methods, herbal remedies, and botanical medicine. The Allergic Dog features a detailed explanation of the author’s allergy elimination technique—a new approach for dealing with pet allergy problems. This inspired book offers useful advice for dog owners on food sensitivity, hot spots, ear infections, ringworm, scabies, intestinal parasites, vaccinations, and more. Inside The Allergic Dog: Holistic Therapies for an Allergy-Free Dog An inspiring new approach for dealing with pet allergy problems. Holistic health therapies for keeping your pets as healthy as they can be. How to strengthen your pet’s immune system without the use of surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. The secrets of Dr. Khalsa’s positive, life-changing allergy elimination technique. Useful advice on food sensitivity, hot spots, ear infections, ringworm, scabies, intestinal parasites, vaccinations, and more.

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic Third Edition

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic  Third Edition

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic Third Edition

Essential reading for every parent of a child with peanut allergies—third edition with a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in western cultures? More than four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are few reported cases in India, a country where peanut is the primary ingredient in many baby food products. Where did this allergy come from, and does medicine play any kind of role in the phenomenon? After her own child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, historian Heather Fraser decided to discover the answers to these questions. In The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Fraser delves into the history of this allergy, trying to understand why it largely develops in children and studying its relationship with social, medical, political, and economic factors. In an international overview of the subject, she compares the epidemic in the United States to sixteen other geographical locations; she finds that in addition to the United States in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Sweden, there is a one in fifty chance that a child, especially a male, will develop a peanut allergy. Fraser also highlights alternative medicines and explores issues of vaccine safety and other food allergies. This third edition features a foreword from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a new chapter on promising leads for cures to peanut allergies. The Peanut Allergy Epidemic is a must read for every parent, teacher, and health professional.

Climate Change and Allergy An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America E Book

Climate Change and Allergy  An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America  E Book

Climate Change and Allergy An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America E Book

This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Jae Won Oh, is devoted to Climate Change and Allergy. Articles in this issue include: Climate change and air pollution: Effects on respiratory allergy, Climate change and its direct and indirect effects on the allergy epidemic, Climate change, aeroallergens and allergic disease: the view from the southern hemisphere, Allergenic pollen season variations in the past two decades under changing climate in the United States, Climate Change and Pollen Allergy in India and the other South Asian Countries, Climate change: extreme weather events in Australia and their impact on allergic diseases, Climate change, air pollution and biodiversity in Asia Pacific and impact on allergic diseases, The Role of Extreme Weather and Climate Events on Asthma Outcomes, Insect migration and changes in venom allergy due to climate change, The impact of climate change on pollen allergy and sensitization rate to pollen, Effect of Climate Change on Allergenic Airborne Pollen in Japan for people with pollen allergy, Forecast for pollen allergy, and more.

The Allergy Detective

The Allergy Detective

The Allergy Detective

Allergy cases are on the rise, and are often frustrating for lack of understanding and for lack of knowledge about how to properly treat them. Rhinitis, or inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes, can lead to postnasal drip, chronic and recurrent sinus infections, sinus pressure, headaches, and even asthma symptoms of chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. The bulk of rhinitis cases are treated by primary care health care providers, or are handled by patients who self-treat. However, many health care providers do not have a deep understanding of the biological mechanisms of rhinitis symptoms. Also, many patients who self-treat use over-the-counter medications that can actually prolong nasal symptoms - and can even pose further, more serious health risks. Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Secrets Your Doctor May Not Tell You, the first book in the Allergy Detective series by Benoit Tano, M.D., explores the origins of childhood and adult-onset allergy epidemic and the most effective ways to correct these symptoms. This guide, drawn from Dr. Tano's practice experience as an allergist, reveals the mechanisms behind nasal symptoms and shows how using an optimal combination of medications is necessary for effective treatment of nasal symptoms to help allergy sufferers take better control of their allergies.

Allergies

Allergies

Allergies

Allergies are recognised as a modern epidemic. What can sufferers do to improve their quality of life? How should you respond when the food you enjoy, your cherished pet, or the plants in your garden seeming to be turning on you and making you sick?This book addresses these questions, looking at why allergy related problems have become such major health issues in the developed world. This book offers perceptive, compassionate common-sense advice and solutions designed specially for allergy sufferers in New Zealand. A foreword by Penny Jorgensen of Allergy NZ states "We believe this book is a must for every allergic household in the country."

Climate Change and Allergy an Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America Volume 41 1

Climate Change and Allergy  an Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America  Volume 41 1

Climate Change and Allergy an Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America Volume 41 1

This issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Jae Won Oh, is devoted to Climate Change and Allergy. Articles in this issue include: Climate change and air pollution: Effects on respiratory allergy, Climate change and its direct and indirect effects on the allergy epidemic, Climate change, aeroallergens and allergic disease: the view from the southern hemisphere, Allergenic pollen season variations in the past two decades under changing climate in the United States, Climate Change and Pollen Allergy in India and the other South Asian Countries, Climate change: extreme weather events in Australia and their impact on allergic diseases, Climate change, air pollution and biodiversity in Asia Pacific and impact on allergic diseases, The Role of Extreme Weather and Climate Events on Asthma Outcomes, Insect migration and changes in venom allergy due to climate change, The impact of climate change on pollen allergy and sensitization rate to pollen, Effect of Climate Change on Allergenic Airborne Pollen in Japan for people with pollen allergy, Forecast for pollen allergy, and more.

Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Allergy is developing into one of the most prevalent diseases affecting individuals in the very early days of life. While the cause of this epidemic is still unclear, it appears that the westernized life style is playing an important role, which includes nutrition, possibly air pollution as well as hygienic conditions. While epidemiologic studies were able to narrow down these factors, basic research discovered novel mechanisms that control the organism ́s tolerance against allergens. Particularly interesting is the role of microorganisms that colonize or infect a host and thereby cause damage and immunological activation followed by sensitization or exacerbation of already existing sensitizations. However at the same time microbial activation of the immune system can help to generate a protective immunity that prevents allergen sensitization. The current book is collecting these evidences and connects epidemiologic and clinical mechanistic knowledge. Only the synthesis of this knowledge will help to find solutions to the ongoing allergy epidemic in terms of public health activities, prevention and therapy.