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Understanding Allergies and Asthma
By Doctors Tim Arnott, David DeRose and Teresa Sherard
Understanding Allergies and Asthma
About this Presentation
  • Since 1980 asthma rates have risen 75 % and among very young children, 160% in the last two decades.
  • In about 60% of asthma sufferers, there are also other allergic symptoms. Why this growing problem?
  • Allergy triggers – including pets, dust, mould.
  • Asthma explained: two major components of asthma - inflammation and bronchial restriction.
  • Asthma triggers – including smoking.
  • How to stop smoking – should patches or medication be used?
  • GERD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is more likely when nicotine is used, this is a pre-cancerous condition – changes you can make to overcome GERD.
  • Obesity, toxins, occupational hazards, challenges in the workplace and medication therapies for asthma are discussed.
About this Doctor

Tim Arnott M.D. is a physician at the Lifestyle Centre of America in Oklahoma, where he helps treat the major diseases in the western culture and treats those through lifestyle.

He is board certified, having completed his residency at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Doctor Arnott is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr David DeRose M.D. MPH is a board-certified specialist in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Public Health degree with an emphasis on Health Promotion and Health Education.

Dr DeRose is a published scientific researcher, who is also known for his ability to take complex subjects and explain them in lay terms. He is President of CompassHealth, Inc. and a faculty member at Weimar College with Weimar's NEWSTART program.

Dr DeRose is currently heard on over 50 stations as host of the nationally syndicated health radio program, American Indian Living on LifeTalk Radio.

His medical research emphasizing lifestyle connections with health and non-drug strategies for illness has been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Annals of Epidemiology, and Preventive Medicine.

Dr Teresa Sherard M.D. earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1999 and completed her internship and residency at Loma Linda University Hospital in 2002.

Two years later, she completed one of the only fellowships in Lifestyle Medicine at LCA, where she now educates patients to recapture their health and successfully achieve weight loss.

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