Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Holistic Treatment Options For America's First "Environmental Epidemic" -- Respiratory Disease

Date:
October 16, 2000
Source:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Summary:
Respiratory disease (including sinusitus, environmental asthma and related conditions) has become America's first environmental epidemic, with nearly one-third of Americans afflicted with sinusitis, allergies, asthma or bronchitis. Mary L. Hardy, M.D., director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Integrative Medicine Medical Group, is available to discuss holistic treatment options.

According to Mary L. Hardy, M.D., director of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Integrative Medicine Medical Group, respiratory disease (including sinusitus, environmental asthma and related conditions) has become America's first environmental epidemic, with nearly one-third of Americans afflicted with sinusitis, allergies, asthma or bronchitis. Dr. Hardy is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, and a member of the American Botanical Society and the American Holistic Medical Association.

"While conventional medicine can often effectively treat the symptoms, most chronic respiratory sufferers are told that they simply must learn to 'live with it,'" says Dr. Hardy. "However, extending conventional medical therapies to include integrative approaches can be highly beneficial to many sufferers," she adds.

Paul Steier, D.O., one of the physicians in the Integrative Medicine Medical Group, notes that respiratory problems are particularly prevalent in the greater Los Angeles area. "There has been a substantial increase in all respiratory diseases in urban Southern California," he says. The Oct. 30 presentation will provide participants with information on the basics of addressing these issues holistically. "There's no magic bullet," he says, "but sometimes making some very simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference. The key lies in knowing what changes can benefit you."

For example, some people are sensitive to fungi and yeast, both of which thrive on sugar. So, says Dr. Steier, avoiding sugar may be helpful in improving the well-being of the individual. Another measure that is appropriate for some individuals is diet rotation. Sometimes the immune system can be become "hyper vigilant," identifying even naturally occurring elements as foreign entities and attacking them. By rotating one's diet, it is sometimes possible to identify - and then avoid -- specific items that cause a reaction.

In addition to dietary modification, the presentation will include information on other techniques such as vitamin and herbal supplements, aromatherapy, the use of ionizers and filters, nasal irrigation and saline nasal sprays, and more.

# # #

For media information and interviews, call 310-423-4767.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Holistic Treatment Options For America's First "Environmental Epidemic" -- Respiratory Disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 October 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001008150750.htm>.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2000, October 16). Holistic Treatment Options For America's First "Environmental Epidemic" -- Respiratory Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved August 29, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001008150750.htm
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Holistic Treatment Options For America's First "Environmental Epidemic" -- Respiratory Disease." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001008150750.htm (accessed August 29, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Friday, August 29, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Killer Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System

Killer Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System

AP (Aug. 28, 2014) State health officials say testing has confirmed the presence of a killer amoeba in a water system serving three St. John the Baptist Parish towns. (Aug. 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Who Could Be Burnt by WHO's E-Cigs Move?

Who Could Be Burnt by WHO's E-Cigs Move?

Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 28, 2014) The World Health Organisation has called for the regulation of electronic cigarettes as both tobacco and medical products. Ciara Lee looks at the impact of the move on the tobacco industry. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
CDC Director On Ebola Outbreak: 'It's Worse Than I Feared'

CDC Director On Ebola Outbreak: 'It's Worse Than I Feared'

Newsy (Aug. 28, 2014) CDC director Tom Frieden says the Ebola outbreak is even worse than he feared. But he also said there's still hope to contain it. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Amid Grave Ebola Estimates, US to Test Vaccine

Amid Grave Ebola Estimates, US to Test Vaccine

AP (Aug. 28, 2014) The National Institutes of Health will start the first human safety trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine next week, amid a grave estimate from the World Health Organization that Ebola cases in West Africa could top 20,000. (Aug. 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins