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 […]

5-Step Program to Eliminate Chronic Sinusitis (and 1 more)

We know that chronic sinusitis is the result of biofilm-forming bacteria. How can we use that information to treat sinusitis? Here is a 5-step program to eliminate biofilm and sinusitis – for you or your child.

Biofilms and Chronic Sinusitis

Bacteria in “Biofilms” have properties that make them difficult to kill, both with antibiotics, and by our immune system. These properties of biofilms help explain the clinical features of chronic rhino-sinusitis, or CRS. Here are the facts.

TESTING – What to Expect For Your Child’s Sinus CT Scan

Your child’s sinus CT scan should not be a scary or traumatic experience, and there are things you can do at home before it to ensure that it goes smoothly. Here is what to expect, and how to prepare your child for a great outcome.

TESTING – CT Imaging the Sinuses (Sinus CT Scan)

Another family just came to see me, referred for “sinus headaches”. They bring a computer disc with them containing the CT scan of their 4-year-old’s sinuses. The child has had many CT scans. As we review them, it quickly becomes clear that no one has ever reviewed ANY of the scans with them. So I gave them a short course in “Reading Sinus CT Scans”. Here it is …

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 […]

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 …

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 […]

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.

What is the Unified Airway?

In practical terms the Unified Airway Model predicts that challenges affecting one anatomic area of the aero-digestive tract will also likely affect one or more of the other components. Here is the evidence for he UAM, and how to use it to get your kids better.