Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT): The Scientific Facts and Comparison with Allergy Shots/Injections

1. Is sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) as effective as subcutaneous injection immunotherapy (SCIT) ie. Allergy shots? Comparison of SLIT and SCIT reveal both give significant reductions of both allergic symptoms and allergy medication usage (1). Another study compared SLIT and SCIT in patients with nasal allergies with and without asthma. The study found that both therapies were equally effective (2). 2. Sublingual Immunotherapy is much safer than subcutaneous injection immunotherapy in … [Read more...]

How Important is Detoxification Really?

Detoxification and Purification Dr. Williamson The necessity to facilitate detoxification and depuration is becoming more and more obvious as chronic disease continues to explode in this country. Envision an empty bucket. Over top of that bucket is a leaky faucet. At the bottom of the bucket is a very small hole. The leaky faucet drips water into the bucket slowly over time filling the bucket with more and more water. The hole at the bottom of the bucket cannot keep up with the input … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Disease. Can the Course be Altered?

Parkinson’s Disease, Can its Course be Altered? Dr. Williamson What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive degenerative disease of the neurological system. It involves continuous degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. In simple terms, a portion of the brain begins to degenerate and atrophy causing dopamine (a neurotransmitter and hormone) to become deficient. As more and more neurons begin to die less dopamine is produced leading … [Read more...]

To Vaccinate Against the Flu or Not To?

“To Vaccinate Against the Flu or Not To” By: Dr. Williamson It’s that dreaded time of the season again. That which we fear has returned again to claim all those who are susceptible. We hear the media’s view whose sole purpose is to transcend fear into the hearts of all individuals. We hear our doctor’s telling us that it is unwise to forego such a simple procedure. But what is the truth? Is the flu vaccine as safe and effective as our society has deemed, or is it a mere action mediated … [Read more...]

Autism and Integrative Medicine

Treating Autism Dr. Williamson Autism. Few words strike more fear in a parent. Yet more and more children are diagnosed with this mysterious illness everyday. Autism is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder with varying degrees of impaired social communication, repetitive behaviors, and mental retardation. Autism symptoms are variable ranging from a minimal to severe presentation. The CDC estimates that 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with an autistic disorder calculating out to > … [Read more...]

Gastric Bypass causes Malabsorption and Nutrient deficiencies

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Post-Operative Care with IV Nutrient Therapy and Injection Nutrient Therapy By Dr. Susan Williamson NMD With the rise of obesity in the U.S., more patients are turning to gastric bypass surgery to produce fast and dramatic weight loss. According to the Mayo Clinic, gastric bypass surgery is the most popular weight loss surgery in the United States. With gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is made smaller by reducing it to a thumb-sized pouch (15-30 mL or 1-2 … [Read more...]

Cancer

Conditions Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal, “renegade” cells in the body leading to the annihilation of the surrounding healthy tissue.  Cancer is diagnosed through biopsy and pathological examination.  The American Cancer Society estimates that over 150 people are diagnosed with cancer per hour and that more than 1,500 Americans will succumb to this disease each day. The most common cancers affecting women today are breast, lung and colon cancer. The most common cancers … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's, the second most common form of dementia, is a chronic and progressive degenerative disease of the neurological system. Parkinson’s is induced when a portion of the brain begins to degenerate and atrophy causing dopamine (a neurotransmitter and hormone) to become deficient. As more and more neurons begin to die, less dopamine is able to be produced leading to a dopamine deficiency. In addition, other neurotransmitters are affected such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some … [Read more...]