Are you suffering from anxiety? Maybe asthma, headaches, fatigue, leaky gut syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or even psoriasis? Do you experience more than one of these health-sapping symptoms? You may have gone to your family doctor, an environmental specialist, a rheumatologist, a gastroenterologist or some alternative practitioners to seek treatment. Are you still suffering these symptoms despite seeing all these professionals? Unbelievably, you may be suffering from a chronic inflammatory immune system response to mold (and the contents of a water damaged building).
Dr Rothman discusses the genetic and immunologic causes of mold related illnesses. He then reviews the diagnosis and treatment of these chronic, health destroying conditions known as chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), following the Surviving Mold Protocol.
Let us compare skin aging to the deterioration of the paint on your car. Imagine you just bought a brand new car, the paint is smooth and beautiful, and unblemished, without any lumps or bumps or uneven areas of color. However, over time, bird poop, road debris, scratches, extreme weather conditions, and general wear and tear begin to affect your paintjob.
As I scrolled through this article written about ADD, I soon found the obligatory advertisement for the drug to treat this alleged disease. Will taking the recommended drug treat the symptoms of ADD? Possibly. Will ingesting this powerful, stimulant drug actually fix your underlying problem? Absolutely not.
High levels of Insulin, cortisol, and estrogen, are all prevalent substances in your body, which can increase your risk of cancer. All of these hormones are associated with your parasympathetic nervous system. On the other hand, low levels of thyroid hormone, progesterone, and testosterone will also contribute to cancer. It just so happens that these three hormones are associated with your sympathetic nervous system.
Most headaches are caused by excessive blood flow to your brain. These are the steps: inflammation in your body can stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. This excess parasympathetic nervous system stimulation resulting from this inflammatory process can lead to vasodialation (dilated blood vessels) resulting in too much blood to flow to your brain.
If you suffer from dysautonomia then you may be experiencing a myriad of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) related symptoms, one of them being digestive problems, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS). Below are some quick use facts about IBS, but if you would like a more comprehensive discussion, please feel free to read our IBS and IBD pages, or a recent blog entitled A Holistic Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
With the recent launch of the Affordable Care Act, both supporters and detractors alike are watching to see how Obamacare will play out among the public. Dr. Rothman has written a letter to President Obama outlining an alternative domestic healthcare reform that will truly make an impact on the people.
Dear Tom Hanks, I am writing to you as a huge fan, but also as a concerned holistically oriented Doctor of Medicine. I recently read an article stating that you, Tom Hanks, were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. From what I understand, you had been suffering from the signs and symptoms of subclinical Type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetes) for almost two decades, but were just diagnosed.