Top 15 Posts So Far

This is’s first birthday, so I thought it might be a good time to review what you thought were the best articles here. I recently thanked y’all for making my first ever blogging experience a good one. I have met many friends through this blog, and according to emails and comments, have helped some […]

Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Otitis, Laryngitis, Adenoiditis, Tonsillitis Are All Connected

Cut From the Same Cloth The Unified Airway Model helps explain why children who have rhinitis also get more than their share of otitis (ear infections) or adenoiditis or tonsillitis or sinusitis or asthma exacerbations, etc. All these anatomic regions have a similar lining, and when one area becomes inflamed or infected, they can all […]

Reflux in Children – Causes and Treatments

Review of Reflux in Children: Causes, and Treatments / Remedies. Without medications – natural remedies.

Is REFLUX Causing Your Child’s Asthma?

About 75% of those with asthma have reflux symptoms. For adults, that means heartburn, burping. For children, they often don’t have classic symptoms. In fact, asthma or other respiratory disorders may be the symptoms in children. This brief post describes how to tell whether you should consider reflux as the cause of your child’s asthma.

Quit Smoking: Do It For Your Kids

For my adult patients over the years, only 2 methods have worked CONSISTENTLY to quit smoking: hypnosis and acupunture. Here is a step-by-step guide to your success.

Eliminate Your Smoke Exposure

Smoking … Bad … We’ve heard about the harm from tobacco smoke these days – the number of cancers related to smoking or chewing tobacco, the cost of respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, or emphysema).  We hear about the addictive properties of tobacco smoke, and we see the advertisements […]

Some Facts About Your Air Quality From the American Lung Association

From the American Lung Association, here are some facts about our air quality for 2010. Some of them are encouraging, like improved air quality in most of the worst-polluted cities compared to last year’s list. Some discouraging, like just how bad our air quality remains. The list provides some tips on improving our air quality. Continue reading to check it out …

Dust Mite Dust-Up

That image is a scanning electron micrograph photo of a group of American House Dust Mites having a party.  These little guys are the most common indoor allergen and trigger for asthma, and they contribute to rhinitis and eczema. Here are some facts, and 12 STEPS that you can take put a damper on their […]

Chronic Airway-Digestive Inflammatory Disorders: do YOU have CAID?

Allergic Rhinitis: 40 – 50 Million in USA with allergic rhinitis 10-30%  of adults have allergic rhinitis Almost 40% of children miss some school each year due to allergies! 12 Million doctor-visits per year for allergic rhinitis! 55% of those with sinusitis have history of allergic rhinitis. Sinusitis: estimated 20-30 Million in USA with sinusitis […]

13 Startling Facts About Asthma

The number of us (Americans) who will be diagnosed with asthma during our lifetimes is expected to be 100 Million by the yr 2025. The cost, in dollars, in trouble, and in lives, is staggering. Here are the details …

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: 8 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Cleaners

Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are ubiquitous – they are all around us, and in us. In addition to allergies, rhinitis, asthma, alterations in our immune systems, and neuro-toxicity, these toxins have been linked to cancer, diabetes, and birth defects. We have recently reviewed how to reduce them in our water and our food. Here are some small steps that will make a BIG difference in your life.

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: Our Food

Despite being banned in this country in 1972, the pesticide DDT can still be found in many foods in this country. Even “safe” pesticides that are allowed and widely used, are proven carcinogens and have other horrifying effects on our children. This post brings you the GOOD NEWS – some of our food seems to be relatively free of these poisons. Here is how to eliminate 90% of the pesticides from your food!