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Wendell E Petty
(208) 529-9292
250 S Skyline Dr
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Idaho Allergy & Asthma Clinic
(208) 529-9292
250 S Skyline Dr Ste 3
Idaho Falls, ID

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John D Jeppson, MD
(208) 888-6587
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 1209
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joseph J Callanan, MD
(208) 377-4000
1000 N Curtis Rd Ste 303
Boise, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Boise Valley Asthma & Allergy

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George William Palmer
(208) 378-0080
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Wendell Eugene Petty, MD
(208) 529-9292
250 S Skyline Dr Ste 3
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Richard Eugene Henry
(208) 734-6091
800 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Joseph J Callanan
(208) 377-4000
1000 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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David E Parry
(208) 233-0801
500 S 11th Ave
Pocatello, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Wendell Eugene Petty, MD
(208) 529-9292
250 S Skyline Dr Ste 3
Idaho Falls, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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