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Robert S Rapp, MD
(541) 754-1260
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1964

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Roland Solensky
(541) 754-1150
3680 Nw Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Stephen Ray Stewart, MD
(503) 371-3512
830 Saginaw St S
Salem, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Louis Jeffrey Picker, MD
(214) 987-4731
Oregon Health And Science University 505 North Wes
Beaverton, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1982

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Thomas J Saddoris II, MD
(503) 262-7273
169 NE 102nd Ave
Portland, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Portland Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Adventist Med Ctr -Portland, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Willamette Valley Immunology

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Roland Solensky, MD
(541) 754-1260
3680 NW Samaritan Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1995

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George James Schunk, MD
(503) 364-8786
Salem, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or

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Alice Hsing-Fen Chou, MD
(541) 673-7979
1813 W Harvard Ave Ste 220
Roseburg, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Eugene, Or; Mc Kenzie-Willamette Hospital, Springfield, Or
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Robert S Rapp, MD
(541) 754-1260
950 29th Ave SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1964

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Kursteen Salter Price
(503) 223-6480
233 Nw 16th Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Fight Fire with Food

Fight Fire with Food

Chronic inflammation causes no outward symptoms such as swelling or pain.
Instead, it creates an insidious slow burn that can set the stage for heart disease and
other health disasters. The good news is that watching what you eat and adopting
an anti-inflammatory supplementation program may help cool this hidden flame—
before it seriously singes your well-being.

by Lisa James

November 2008

When Shauna first showed up at her practitioner’s office, she was in sorry shape: 55 pounds overweight, exhausted, depressed. Her troubles had begun six years earlier, when she starting taking artificial hormones to fight menopausal hot flashes and wound up on blood pressure medication to deal with the hormone’s side effects.

Her practitioner ordered blood tests and was shocked by the results for an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Anything over 3.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) would be considered high—and Shauna’s level was 22.0. Meta­bolically, Shauna was on fire.

Two years later, Shauna’s blood pressure is normal and her CRP is 1.8 mg/dL. She’s managed to lose those 55 extra pounds. What’s more, “she looks ten years younger,” says Mark Hyman, MD, Shauna’s practitioner and the author of UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Atria Books). “The importance of finding the source of, and treating, inflammation cannot be overstated.”

Finding inflammation may not be easy, since low levels may produce no symptoms. Or, as in Shauna’s case, a person may feel miserable—and never suspect inflammation as a possible culprit.

Internal Arsonists
Turn an ankle and your immune system creates pain, heat and swelling to keep you from moving it. This reaction, called acute inflammation, shuts itself off after the crisis passes. The problem starts when the immune system is always irritated, like someone swatting repeatedly at a persistent mosqu­ito. This results in a similar reaction that causes low-level chronic inflammation, which affects the entire body.

One cause of chronic inflammation can be found in what’s called toxic overload. “We’re so bombarded with toxins from an early age—heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides,” says Jessica Black, ND, co-founder of A Family Healing Center in Portland, Oregon and author of The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book (Hunter House). “It sets off an imbalance in the immune system.”

Inflammation and Arthritis

While low-level inflammation often creates no symptoms, the same cannot be said of osteoarthritis (OA), which is present in just about everyone over age 60. Joint inflammation causes cartilage damage that in turn may lead to pain and stiffness, especially in the morning—think of the “morning shuffle” that can make getting out of bed an adventure. The damage accumulates as time goes on, which can result in diminished range of motion, swelling and even deformity.

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is the first ...

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