Allergies & Autoimmune Disorders

allergies

A surprising number of problems that you might not associate with allergies are caused by allergic reactions:

  • Headaches
  • Mood disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson's
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat and laryngitis
  • Lyme disease
 

All these conditions can be effectively treated with a specific immune therapy treatment called Low-Dose Allergen Therapy (LDA) and a variation of LDA known as Low-Dose Immunotherapy (LDI). These therapies turn off the body’s reaction to any allergen, including inhalants, foods, chemicals, or living organisms. You can find details about both LDA and LDI here.

Allergies and Autoimmune Disorders

Most doctors treat allergies by prescribing antihistamines or nasal sprays to suppress the symptoms. They treat autoimmune disorders with immunosuppressive or immunomodulating drugs.

I believe that both allergies and autoimmune disorders occur when your immune system becomes hypersensitive and starts reacting to inappropriate triggers. I explore with you these possible triggers, in your home and workplace, in your diet, and even in your own gastrointestinal tract.

allergies

Treatment

My first order of business is to teach you how to remove allergic triggers from your environment and from your diet. I put you on an immune-balancing diet that minimizes foods that are allergic triggers for you. I also advise you on lifestyle changes such as stress reduction (see Calming Techniques, below) and improved sleep.

Beyond these basic interventions, I treat you with LDA.

Chronic and Recurrent Infections

When an infection like sinusitis or sore throat becomes chronic, it is more than just a cold. It can involve an allergy to inhalants, foods, or chemicals. Therefore my approach to this type of infection involves addressing immune system issues.

Treatment - Low-Dose Allergen Therapy
I treat these chronic infections with Low-Dose Allergen therapy (LDA).

Immune supplements
I also prescribe Humacel and other immune-boosting supplements to take at the first sign that an infection is recurring, in order to wipe it out before the reaction gets started.

Calming techniques

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Meditation
  • Coherence breathing, a method that slows down the breath in order to calm your nervous system
  • Cranial electrical stimulation (CES), provided by Alpha-Stim AID, a small device that I prescribe for you. It stimulates the brain to produce calming neurochemicals.

Lyme Disease

Lyme is an extremely complex disease that is usually treated by various antibiotics. I have found that Lyme patients can also be treated with Low-Dose Immunotherapy (LDI).

Instead of eradicating the Lyme organisms with antibiotics, LDI stops the immune system from reacting to them. Joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms are relieved, and with each successive treatment the patient feels better longer.