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Jill A Poole, MD
(402) 559-6266
985300 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jeffrey Scott Nelson, MD
(402) 354-1315
10060 Regency Cir
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mem Hosp, Omaha, Ne; Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Midwest Allergy & Asthma Clnc

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Nigar S Nair
(402) 391-7684
2801 S 88th St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Brett Kettelhut
(402) 391-1800
2808 South 80th Avenue
Omaha, NE
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Wallace Edward Duff, MD
(402) 393-1454
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 205
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Mid America Ear Nose & Throat

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Russell J Hopp, DO
(402) 955-5570
8200 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1975

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James M Tracy
(402) 391-1800
2808 S 80th Ave
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James M Tracy, DO
(402) 391-1800
2808 S 80th Ave Ste 210
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1984

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Roger H Kobayashi
(402) 391-1800
2808 S 80th Ave
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Brett V Kettelhut
(402) 391-1800
2808 S 80th Ave
Omaha, NE
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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