are on the rise
'50s, 15 percent of Americans were estimated to have allergies.
In the mid '80s, statistics said that this number was about
33 percent. These days, estimates say that this number may
have risen to a whopping 60-75 percent.
people associate the term "allergy" with hay fever,
hives, asthma, eczema. These are common and widely recognized
forms of allergy. Unfortunately, there are other symptoms
that are not always recognized or suspected. Many traditional
allergists believe that only certain substances (dust, pollen,
pets, etc) cause an allergy and it can only affect limited
and specific parts of the human body: the nose, eyes, lungs,
studies, however, show that brain function, behavior and
learning abilities, sleep quality, digestion and even bladder
function can be impaired by allergies, especially to food.
Specialists in environmental medicine and open-minded physicians
believe it is possible that ANY area of the body can be
affected by an allergy or food or chemical sensitivity.
At the U-OK Optimal Health Center, we have treated many
children with attention deficit, behavior and learning problems
who greatly benefit from following elimination or rotation
patients, adults as well, special blood testing should be
performed. Traditional allergy skin tests are simply not
sensitive enough to fully assess the allergy profile of
an individual. Our body reactions produce different types
of antibodies against allergens. Only one type -IgE - is
tested traditionally. This allergy, however, could be suspected
even without skin testing: a patient gets all the classical
symptoms of allergy - itchy eyes, coughing, runny nose,
and skin rash. All other types of allergy may present themselves
differently in different people. Often, we don't even suspect
the allergic trigger of our sickness. Next time you get
a headache or muscle pain, or your child wets his pants
or cannot get sleep, make a note what you or he had for
a meal that day. Don't eat the same food for a week and
then try it again. If symptoms return, you have found the
only problem is that in our toxic world we might have more
than one trigger and a very accurate search for your food
and environmental enemies is required. It takes effort and
time, but you will be surprised the benefits you and your
family members get.
allergy occurs when there is an adverse reaction to the
ingestion of a food. Any food can produce this reaction.
Usually, foods consumed every two to three days are to blame.
Most food allergies are caused by an immune reaction to
food-specific antibodies (immunoglobulins -Igs). This abnormal
response can lead to tissue and organ injury and different
diseases, which are some times not directly connected to
digestion, suc as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hyperactivity,
insomnia and so on. These numerous illnesses have a basis
in allergy to specific foods, elimination of which can bring
marked relief. In addition, many adverse reactions to food
are triggered by inflammatory mediators (histamine, serotonin,
etc.) that also have neurotransmitter functions causing
multiple adverse reactions in different sites of the body,
including the brain.
we can help:
an immunologist, Dr. Koles is particularly qualified
to evaluate, diagnose and treat the immune system
- which plays a central role in allergy responses.
She keeps up with the latest research and news. This
can mean a better natural and physiological treatment
plan for you.
the U-OK Optimal Health Center, we use a variety of
tests and therapies to create your comprehensive and
individualized testing and treatment plans:
environmental-oriented medical history and
testing to determine the extent
and severity of your allergies and sensitivities
testing with provocation neutralization techniques,
in selected cases
for various immunoglobulins -IgG, IgE, etc
tests for 90 IgGs
kinesiology testing (BioSet)
medical and allergy testing with
samples of blood, urine, stool and saliva
elimination/rotation diets based on test results
treatment with individualized formulas
Kinesiology treatment (BioSet,
nutritional counseling and orthomolecular
diet design for severe food sensitivities
principal testing methodologies we use are called serial
dilution end point titration and provocation neutralization
dilutional testing is intradermal testing of sequential
and incremental dilutions of a single antigen. The endpoint
is determined by intradermal testing with the use of approximately
0.1-ml of generally serial five-fold dilution extract. It
is the weakest dilution that produces a positive skin reaction
and initiates progressive increase in the diameter of the
wheals with each stronger dilution. In a guideline of the
American Academies of Environmental Medicine and Otolaryngic
Allergy (AAOA) screening tests with relevant antigens are
recommended to determine which to use in subsequent intradermal
dilutional testing and further immunotherapy.
Kinesiology (Muscle Testing)
Kinesiology, developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964,
uses bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength
of various muscles in the body. This highly individualized,
in-depth sytem of analysis, allows the doctor to assess
various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating
and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular
and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement,
acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a
highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole
is an allergic disorder characterized by spasm of the airways,
swelling of the mucous lining and excessive mucus production.
The most prominent clinical feature is inability to breathe.
Extrinsic asthma is an allergic condition with an
increased level of IgE antibodies due to environmental causes.
Intrinsic asthma is associated with bronchial reaction
to other factors cold air, emotions, exercise, etc.
asthmas are triggered by the release of chemical mediators
(histamine, leukotrienes) from tissue cells. Studies showed
that in sensitive persons 70% of this release is triggered
by food, in 20% by food and inhalant combinations, and in
10% - only by inhalants themselves. In addition, gastric
acid secretion has been shown to be below normal levels
in asthmatic patients, leading to defective digestion, mineral
salt imbalance and a deficit in some amino acids. An overgrowth
of the common yeast Candida in the intestines also has been
implicated as a causative factor in asthma.
we can help:
treat asthma, we offer a comprehensive dietary and
supplementation design to get to the very root of
your immune responses.
sensitivity profile to 36 region-specific common
pollens and environmental irritants. Comprehensive
antibody assessment is available with the addition
of 88 combined or vegetarian foods.
Elimination and rotation diet with vitamins B and
C, selenium and magnesium special dose design supplementation.
At the same time, we offer metabolism and medication
balancing with circadian cycle adjustment.
treatment with custom formulas
Breathing techniques (yoga, Buteyko, karmic yoga,
kinesiology testing and treatment (BioSet,
approach to self-personality with imaging techniques