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George S Devins, MD
(816) 363-0787
6724 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
Business
Devins Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Kevin Joseph Kelly, MD
(816) 234-3370
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Froedtert Mem Lutheran Hosp, Milwaukee, Wi; Childrens Hosp Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Asthma Allergy Ctr

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Jay Matthew Portnoy, MD
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo

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Lynn I DeMarco
(816) 404-1000
2301 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Christina E Ciaccio
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Chitra Dinakar, MD
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1993

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Steve Warren Handoyo
(816) 983-6431
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mercedes Caridad Amado, MD
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy South, Overland Park, Ks; Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo; Baptist Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: University Physicians Associates

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Paul Joseph Dowling, MD
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1982

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Bridgette L Jones
(816) 234-3097
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
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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