Allergy

By
Earl Mindell, RPh, MH, PhD
Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH

Course Description

When most people have allergies, they know it. Symptoms comes quickly and can range from mild reactions like sneezing and itching to severe, often debilitating effects like anaphylaxis. Millions of others, however, suffer from allergies and don't even know it. Allergies and intolerances are often the hidden culprits that lie at the heart of number of health conditions. If you are an allergy sufferer or have a recurring health issue that you can't seem to resolve. What You Must Know About Allergy Relief is the book for you. Written by a pharmacist and medical doctor, it provides important answers to the most common questions about allergies - what causes them, how they can affect you health, most important, what you can do to overcome them.

Written in a clear, reader-friendly style, this book is divided into three parts. Part One presents an overview of the causes of allergic conditions as well as their most effective treatment methods - both conventional and alternative. It also addresses the growing epidemic of food and environmental allergies, especially among children. It also offers sound advice and practical tips for dealing with asthma, allergies to latex and chemicals, skins conditions. Part Two provides helpful tips for allergy-proofing your home, your workplace, minimizing allergic reactions to pets, and knowing how best to prepare when travelling. In Part Three, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to anti-allergy and anti-asthma medications, supplements and other treatment options.

Beautifully written, easy to understand, and up-to-date, What You Must know About Allergy Relief offers the tools to identify hidden allergies as well the means to relieve their symptoms. With this book in hand, you can make the informed decisions you need to restore your health.

About the Author

Earl Mindell, RPh, MH, PhD is a registered pharmacist and college educator. He is also the award winning author of over twenty best selling books. Dr. Mindell was inducted into the California Pharmacists Association's Hall of Fame in 2007, and was awarded the President's Citation for Exemplary Service from Bastyr University in 2012. He is on the Board of Directors of the California College of Natural Medicine and serves on the Dean's Professional Advisory Group, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University.

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, MS, is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and co-director of the Master's Program in Medical Sciences, with a concentrations in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. Dr. Smith is also the founder of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Currently, she is the owner and director of the Center for Personalized Medicine, with locations in Michigan and Florida.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss misconceptions about allergies.
2. Describe the leaky gut syndrome.
3. Describe the antibody and antigen response.
4. Compare an allergy with asthma.
5. List several reasons for the increase in allergies.
6. Compare allergy treatments.
7. Define cross-contamination.
8. Describe the three types of food intolerance.
9. Discuss the seven common foods that cause allergies.
10. List several suggestions you can use if you are allergic to milk or lactose intolerant.
11. List alternatives if you are allergic to eggs.
12. List several foods that contain wheat.
13. Discuss peanut and tree nut allergies.
14. State why corn is a difficult food to avoid.
15. Describe genetically modifies food.
16. Define asthma and list several triggers.
17. Discuss the study from the University of California regarding smog and the incidence of asthma.
18. Describe how stress affects asthma.
19. Discuss latex allergies among health care workers.
20. List several latex products in the home and office.
21. Describe several skin allergies.
22. List several symptoms and treatment of allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and conjunctivitis.
23. Describe the common types of mold in the United States.
24. Discuss how a bite of the Lone Star tic results in an allergic reaction to red meat.
25. State the chemical in poison ivy, poison oak and sumac that causes the allergic reaction and precautions to take.
26. Describe ozone, soot, and glutathione.
27. Define eczema and list causes and treatment.
28. List the fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are effective for treating eczema.
29. Define hypoallergenic.
30. List several allergies in the workplace.
31. Discuss how to create a healthy workplace environment.
32. Describe the dust mite and how to decrease them.
33. State ways to rid your home of mold.
34. Define multiple chemical sensitivity and list several symptoms.
35. Describe several pet allergies.
36. List several tips on how to live with a pet in an allergic household.
37. List several tips to consider when traveling with allergies.
38. Discuss the advantages of taking supplements.
39. Define the three types of amino acids and give examples.
40. Define enzymes, coenzymes and herbs.
41. Compare trace minerals and essential minerals.
42. Compare fat soluble and water soluble vitamins.
43. Discuss how supplements should be taken and stored and when you will see results.
44. Compare the transfer factor and growth factors of colostrum.
45. List the benefits of garlic and considerations.
46. State the uses and considerations for licorice.
47. Discuss the uses for probiotics.
48. Describe several types of anti-allergy drugs.
49. Compare anti-inflammatory medicines and bronchodilators.
50. Discuss acupuncture.
51. Define the “Law of Similars.”
52. Describe hypnotherapy and yoga.

 

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