Should Every Family Have a Dog?

Being an avid dog lover (just not really a cat person, although I would still put my car in a ditch before I’d even hit a rat on the road), I’ve always felt that there are a lot of lessons to be learned from having an animal for children.  Love, compassion, loss, what to do […]

Ascaris Lumbricoides Infections Evoke Polarized Cytokine Response – (11-09-00)

Ascaris Lumbricoides Infections Evoke Polarized Cytokine Response This is a very, very important article for two reasons. First, it brings to light to high numbers of parasites present in humans (some labs suggest numbers as high as 20% of their samples have parasites). And, it demonstrates an effect of these parasites on Th1/Th2 ratios, a […]

Allergies and Asthma: Dogs, Bacteria and Dust, Oh My!

The first 2 years of your child’s immune system are the most critical. Breast feeding, pets in the home, antibiotics, vaccinations–all these play a roll in the rest of your little one’s life. Let me amend that–the prior 9 months before the two years start are equally as important. Either way, the immune system does […]

Simple Approach Cuts Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis: 3 Key Factors

Rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating as well as disfiguring. The heavier duty treatments try to reign in critical elements of the immune system. When it comes to the immune system, balance is key. You may also hear this balance called “immune tolerance.” In other words, we want the immune system to attack the invaders that […]