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David Thomas Plaxico, MD
(478) 743-9376
2076 Ingleside Ave
Macon, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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William John O'Shaughnessey, MD
(912) 477-2597
460 Pine Vista Dr
Macon, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Central Geor, MacOn, Ga

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Richard Lynn Griffith, MD
(678) 797-8200
695 Lakeside Cir
Warner Robins, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga

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Rahul Vangala, Md
(478) 477-1777
3964 ELNORA DR
Macon, GA
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology

Jaya M Therattil
(706) 855-6130
3630 J Dewey Gray Cir
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David T Plaxico
(478) 743-9376
2076 Ingleside Ave
Macon, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mokhtar Hacena
(478) 918-0770
2054 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Rahul K Vangala, MD
(478) 745-8123
300 S Houston Lake Rd
Warner Robins, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Allergy & Asthma Clinic-Macon
(478) 743-9376
2076 Ingleside Ave
Macon, GA

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Dennis Allen Robinson, MD
(912) 438-7100
105 Spanish Ct
Albany, GA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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