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Robert J Perin, MD
(856) 845-8300
630 Salem Ave
Woodbury, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1974

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Steven Andrew Litz, MD
(856) 845-3100
600 Jessup Rd
Paulsboro, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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Frederick Charles Cogen
(856) 795-5600
213 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Paresha S Shah
(856) 227-5700
901 Route 168
Turnersville, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Walter A D'Alonzo, MD
(215) 627-0988
1439 S Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1939
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa; St Agnes Med Ctr, Philadelphia, Pa; Graduate Hosp, Philadelphia, Pa

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Karin Flynn Rodden, MD
(215) 467-7318
620 N Broad St
Woodbury, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Min Jung Ku
(856) 795-5600
213 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Karin Flynn-Rodden
(215) 467-7318
1629 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Joseph Paul Cotropia, MD
(215) 592-9988
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1973

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Paul J Berlin
(856) 262-9200
188 Fries Mill Rd
Turnersville, NJ
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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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